Spectacular street-dance and breathtaking circus combine to bring Kipling’s classic tale crashing into the 21st Century. Fresh from its international tour, award winning Metta Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of Jungle Book will delight the whole family. Mowgli is finding her way in the urban jungle. With a beat-loving bin man Baloo, graffiti artist Bagheera and a skateboarding Wolf crew, this heart-warming coming of age story will astonish and amaze. 🌴🐒
Spectacular street-dance and breathtaking circus combine to bring Kipling’s classic tale crashing into the 21st Century. Fresh from its international tour, award winning Metta Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of Jungle Book will delight the whole family.
Mowgli is finding her way in the urban jungle. With a beat-loving bin man Baloo, graffiti artist Bagheera and a skateboarding Wolf crew, this heart-warming coming of age story will astonish and amaze.
Choreographed by Kendra J Horsburgh (BirdGang Dance Company, Into the Hoods, Sadler’s Wells and Blaze, International Tour) and featuring jaw-dropping tricks from an extraordinary cast of international performers, this is a show for everyone from 8 to 108.
A group of performers from acclaimed theatre company Cardboard Citizens is squatting in The Bunker to present a playful exploration of housing from the slums of Victorian London to the madness of London today.
An immersive multi-story speculation on need, greed and good intentions, Home Truths is revealed through the world premieres of nine short plays by some of the UK’s most exciting playwrights: Sonali Bhattacharyya, Lin Coghlan, EV Crowe, Anders Lustgarten, Nessah Muthy, Chris O’Connell, Stef Smith, David Watson and Heathcote Williams with Sarah Woods.
Home Truths will look back at the history of UK housing, from the Victorian housing crisis through to squatting in the 1970s, the ravages of Rachmanism in the 1950s and white flight in the 21st century. The nine plays will be split into three Cycles. Each Cycle can be seen as a stand-alone production, or alternatively audiences can take part in a theatrical sit in and watch all nine plays over the course of a day in one of two special Tri-Cycle performances.
Slummers by Sonali Bhattacharyya
The Ruff Tuff Cream Puff Estate Agency by Heathcote Williams with Sarah Woods
Back to Back to Back by Stef Smith
The Table by Lin Coghlan
Put The Schwarzes Into De-Stat by Nessah Muthy
The House With the Yellow Front Door by Anders Lustgarten
Henrietta by David Watson
Nostalgia by EV Crowe
Grip by Chris O’Connell
Cycle 1 (red)
17th April preview 19:30
20th April 19:00
24th and 27th April 3rd, 6th, and 10th May 19:30
Cycle 2 (blue)
18th April preview 19:30
21st April 19:00
25th and 28th April, 4th, 8th, and 11th May 19:30
Cycle 3 (yellow)
19th April preview 19:30
22nd April 19:00
26th April 2nd, 5th, 9th, and 12th May 19:30
Saturday 29th April 12:00
Saturday 13th May 12:00
Vault is back at Waterloo’s Leake Street tunnels with performances, live music, discussions and one-off late night events.
– Six week festival
– Free entry on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings with music by The Kansas Smitty’s
– Ticketed performances
– Free shows
– Late night parties Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays (supported by Time Out Live)
To mark the end of the Lord Mayor’s Show and the beginning of a new mayoral year, London’s newly confirmed Lord Mayor will launch a magnificent fireworks display over the river.
It’s one of London’s most spectacular annual displays and you’ll be able to see the fireworks for miles, but for the best view of all head down to the riverside between Waterloo and Blackfriars Bridges, either on Victoria Embankment or on the South Bank. All the roads and both bridges will be closed to traffic so there’s plenty of room.
Well the years might have gone where we attended Summer Camp erghh wrong its back!
After the sell-out success of Easter Holiday Camp, The Old Vic Tunnels returns with a bigger and even better underground Summer Holiday Camp this June.
Get competitive with our indoor crazy golf, badminton & basketball courts and ping-pong table. Be a big kid and take a ride on a real life donkey, have your face painted & enjoy the bounce of our trampolines!
For those wanting to chillax why not enjoy a jug of Pimms on our Summer Meadow. Indulge in our Circus Tent with some traditional popcorn and ice-cream, while lounging around in our deck chairs. There’ll also be live music from the retro Tootsie Rollers and a host of acoustic musicians (Live and Unamplified) playing around the campfire. Later in the night, our special guest DJ Anna Greenwood (Guilty Pleasures) will be spinning old disco beats. The full line up of DJ’s is subject to change.
Amy Grier, Features writer at Stylist magazine said: ‘There was something magical about seeing a subterranean vault transformed into a vintage Easter camp! It made me want to roll my hair put on a polka dot dress and dance until the small hours.’
Spend a little more and you could take advantage of our VIP package which includes access to our Clubhouse with face painting, summer cocktails, ice cream and exclusive live entertainment.
Don’t be the one to miss out this time. Grab your sunglasses, your mates and join us for some underground fun.
For all you foodies out there, and those of you not feeling as patriotic as the rest, we’ve got a tasty treat for you over the bank holiday, courtesy of the Southbank World Street Food Festival. Head down to the buzzing square and enjoy live performances from singer/songwriters while you indulge in street food from worldwide market stalls.
Cooked in front of you while you wait, street food is not about snobbery, fine dining and pretension but about sharing in a communal experience of affordable, great value, exciting, ‘fresh as you can get’ food. There will be something for all tastes with an overwhelming smorgasbord of sights, smells and flavours from all corners of the world!
@ The Vault, Old Vic Tunnels
Leake Street Entrance (North side)
Waterloo, SE1 7NN
Full programme listing and tickets can be found here
the flicker club presents Hammer: classics and cutting edge.
… something wicked this way comes…
We are thrilled and slightly scared to announce that the flicker club has formed an unholy alliance with the mighty Hammer, Britain’s legendary house of horror.
the flicker club at The Vault will be resurrecting bloody classics likeThe Reptile, Frankenstein Created Woman and The Vampire Lovers and bringing them face to face with their 21st century counterparts: Wake Wood, Let Me In and the eagerly awaited The Woman in Black.
As if that wasn’t enough, screenings feature surprise special guests reading from the source material …Who are they? Well, that would be telling. The flicker club and Hammer are a perfect fit as Hammer has been the champion of Gothic literature for decades with their magnificent adaptations of novels such as ‘Dracula’ and Frankenstein’ and now, resurrected and reinvigorated, they keep that tradition alive with the marvelous ‘Let Me In’ and ‘The Woman in Black’.
Tonight’s film will be The Lost Continent (HD screening)
Guest reading: Daisy Beaumont reading from Uncharted Seas by Dennis Wheatley
After worldwide acclaim in The Queen, Frost/Nixon and The Damned United, Michael Sheen returns to the London stage in one of the most anticipated performances of his career.
Ian Rickson, director of multi-award-winning Jerusalem, gives us his view of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.
The Tragical History of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, or more simply Hamlet, is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1599 and 1601. The play, set in the Kingdom of Denmark, recounts how Prince Hamlet exacts revenge on his uncle Claudius, firstly for murdering the old King Hamlet and secondly for then succeeding to the throne and marrying Gertrude (the King Hamlet’s widow and mother of Prince Hamlet). The play vividly portrays real and feigned madness – from overwhelming grief to seething rage – and explores themes of treachery, revenge, incest, and moral corruption.
Running time: 3 hours and 20 minutes (approx), including an interval.