With more than 70,000 tickets sold to over 350 individual shows, 16 glittering late night parties and more than 3,000 individual performances across eight weeks, VAULT Festival celebrates its most successful year to date. The 2018 festival spanned eighteen venues and increased tickets sales by over 22,000 from last year, with sixty shows playing to sold out crowds.
Many companies have the Edinburgh Festival in sight and are set to enjoy UK tours and West End transfers including Naomi Sheldon’s Good Girl which immediately transferred to Trafalgar Studios following critical acclaim at VAULT. The Guild of Misrule’s Neverland and Chivaree Circus’ Becoming Shades both playing to packed out audiences, running throughout the entirety of the festival.
LIPSINK’s Brilliant Jerks enjoyed national acclaim with a multitude of further shows including Hermetic Arts’ Unburied, House of Blakewell’s I Have a Bad Feeling About This… and Blackboard Theatre’s Stardust, leaving VAULT with prestigious five star reviews.
Festival Directors Andy George, Mat Burt and Tim Wilson comment: “We’re overwhelmed by the response to this year’s festival and are extraordinarily grateful for the trust of the artists, the commitment of those we work with, and the support of ever-growing numbers of audiences we’ve received. We want to continue making meaningful improvements to the festival and the industry; we want to be fairer and more representative, and are looking forward to announcing some exciting developments soon.”
Championing new writing, immersive experiences, comedy, film and late night entertainment with over 350 individual shows, the 2018 edition of the festival additionally included the inaugural VAULT New Writers Award, round-tables on gender equality and a special programme in partnership with UN Women for HeForShe Arts Week. For more information click here.