VAULT Festival welcomes over 200 new shows in 2017

UK: VAULT Festival will return to London from January 25 – March 5 2017, both at its expanded tunnel home beneath Waterloo Station and, for the first time, at satellite venues Network Theatre and Morley College. Boldly diverse, the programme features a myriad of shows exploring many themes via many more mediums. New bars and a fresh food offering, plus an array of late night parties complete a must-do destination event for the New Year.

For all six weeks at VAULT, award-winning company The Flanagan Collective will immerse audiences in decadence and excess at The Great Gatsby, performed across multiple spaces, providing every audience with a unique experience and rewarding those who dive deepest into Jay Gatsby’s world. Following on from Jurassic Park, their hit 2016 comedy, Superbolt Theatre return to VAULT with Mars Actually, which features in Proxima V, a new pulse of space and sci-fi themed events.

In collaboration with UCL Institute of Neurology, Thought To Flesh explores motor neurone disease (MND) in a spoken word, multimedia and movement interpretation of this complex subject. A sell-out at Jackson’s Lane, the contemporary circus spectacular, Becoming Shades, heads up a wide circus programme.

Every week, VAULT Film Festival is premiering numerous shorts and features, including are dark_net – starring Johnny Vegas – and Love Comes Later, a London premiere starring Sarita Choudhury of Homeland fame. Meanwhile the VAULT Comedy Festival also promises a fresh line-up stepping up to the mic.

Every weekend VAULT will host huge themed parties including the Valentine’s Ball, London’s favourite Mardi Gras party, Jay Gatsby’s own party weekend and more. Time Out will present the opening and closing parties of the festival with music specially curated by its team.

Food at VAULT Festival will arrive in the form of Balkano, a kitchen inspired by chef Martin H Shaw’s exploration of Eastern Europe. Shaw has worked for the Conran Group, alongside Tom Aiken and at the award-winning Cake Shop Bakery, Woodbridge. At Balkano he offers up small dishes including Hungary Hot Potato and Smoky Serb Salsa, plus larger plates such as Chicken or Courgette Soulvaki with Labneh.

Two new themed bars presented in collaboration with Meantime & Campari will provide ample space to enjoy craft beers and cocktails. Spaces for any occasion, whether joining the party or seeking a secluded spot, will be available. Entry to VAULT Festival’s bar spaces is free so guests are welcome to simply go and enjoy the ambience.

VAULT Festival’s directors said: “VAULT 2017’s limit is beyond the skies and into the stars. We’ve crafted six weeks of entertainment for London: the artists you see here are the big names of tomorrow. VAULT finds inspiration in the future. That’s why we’ve made PROXIMA V – a carefully selected strand of sci-fi and space experiences designed to make you think about where we’re all headed, and if we really are all in it together. We’d like to be – so beam down beneath the surface and be part of it with us.”

Tickets are available now via the festival’s official website.