Vault Fest lines up mini event for the kids

VAULT Festival 2014. Photos Jack Abraham
Photo Jack Abraham

The six-week cultural event that makes up the VAULT Festival returns to the Leake Street tunnels under Waterloo this January.

As well as over 70 shows, live music and late night parties, for the first time ever VAULT will present Mini VAULT, a magical world for under 11s.

Mini VAULT will comprise of three festival weekends of spectacular underground shows, events and free activities for families.

VAULT 2015 also presents its biggest ever programme of events and activities for adults. Events will include curated performance installations, a street art tunnel take-over, wall-running classes, essential political debate and panel discussion, masterclasses, workshops, IdeasTap Spas, a permanent gallery space and a partnership with homeless charity The Passage.

Mini VAULT will take place over the weekends of 7/8, 21/22 February and 7/8 March with a programme of free and ticketed family events from 10am.

The programme, designed to encourage audiences to play, dance, make and run wild in the secret tunnels includes circus, theatre, music, comedy, crafts and a family friendly rave.

VAULT Festival 2014 Credit Jack Abraham

The tunnels will be taken over by interactive installations, dancing lights, craft activities and live music for the duration.

This year the festival presents a series of activities and events to stretch the mind and body.

New for 2015, there will be a free gallery at VAULT Festival showcasing a combination of permanent and guest wall art and photography, as well as curated live art performance installations.

There are more than 30,000 tickets available for the festival, more than 500 individual events and over 80 artistic groups.

The line-up comprises of some of the most exciting emerging artists and companies in a programme of music, performance, dance, comedy, discussions, debates and one-off late night events, all taking place in a secret maze of underground tunnels behind a single door.

Full programme listing available at

The VAULT Festival runs from January 28-March 8.

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