Applications are now open for VAULT Festival 2023

VAULT Creative Arts’ flagship event, VAULT Festival, will return in February – March 2023 for the first time since the festival was cut short back in 2020, with more bold and original work from new and established artists across theatre, comedy, immersive experiences, cabaret, pop-up events and late night entertainment.

VAULT Festival is back after the 10th anniversary festival edition was cancelled due to the Omicron variant.

We’ve been working hard over the past few months to make sure VAULT Festival survives, and we’re delighted to open applications once more, as we look towards an exciting future filled with new possibilities.

We welcome applications from artists of all backgrounds and experiences where applications are open to both UK-based and international creatives. As usual, there is no application fee to apply to VAULT Festival, and no set artistic criteria – applicants are encouraged to propose daring, challenging and entertaining work across a range of genres and live performance types. We are also seeking “hybrid” work that uses digital technologies to push the boundaries of live performance.

Applicants can choose from a range of bespoke pop-up venues including atmospheric tunnels, studio theatres, and site-specific spaces. Capacities range from intimate immersive spaces, midscale spaces of 75 seats, up to larger-scale 180 seaters, catering for most budgets and sizes of production. Audio and video applications are welcome in order to make the application process as accessible as possible.

The deadline for applications is 8pm, Monday 18th July 2022.

Click here to learn more and apply.