VAULT closes its triumphant doors!

We shut our doors last Saturday (Tim’s Birthday) after six magnificent and extraordinary weeks of festival. What a time we had! We were incredibly proud to have curated and commissioned this years VAULT to the standard that – across the board – impressed and inspired over twenty thousand guests.   Our favourite events from the line up included Move To Stand (link) whose show The Collision of Things was utterly breathtaking, and wonderfully performed by a small ensemble. We have to say, Yve Blake‘s Then was also one of our favourites – we wish both of them the very best as those shows go on to fly in other places. It would be impossible to list everything we enjoyed about the programme here, so you’ll just have to peruse the VAULT website to see it all.   Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas, directed by Lou Stein, managed to utterly divide the critics. Two four star reviews, two two star reviews, a five AND a one – so who was right? Well, nearly five thousand people came to see the show, so I’m sure you know one of them. Why not ask them – if they can remember it! Lots of totally immersed audiences for that show…   The Cement Garden was a real gem, and David Aula really created something that we, as Creative Producers, were proud to help with. George Mackay and Ruby Bentall led a spectacular cast, with David Annen, Victoria Gould, Georgia Clarke-Day and Chris Webster receiving standing ovations on many nights of their sellout run. There might even be a future for this show…...

VAULT 2014: Tickets Live

Tickets for our very own VAULT Festival in 2014 are now on sale!   The million-handed machine that whirs deep within VAULT is coming to life.   You won’t find any other festival for 6 continuous weeks, in Central London, offering this range of attractions, at this price, anywhere else – surprisingly! It’s unique and it’s made for you.   We are so proud of our headline shows: Hunter S Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and The Cement Garden, an adaptation of Ian McEwan’s first novel. The tickets are available here and the productions are shaping up to be really special. Join us in the first week and be the first to see these landmark shows!   Mat and I are really pleased to announce that Andy George joins us as Head of Production. He’s worked with us a good few times now and we trust him totally to deliver almost anything that our hosted companies can throw at him – and with a credit list that includes You Me Bum Bum Train and Secret Cinema, we’ve got one of the best new names in the business.   VAULT is our largest enterprise ever. It’s slightly terrifying to be aiming this high, and taking this much risk on, but at the heart of it remains a real belief that we’re doing something magic, and something difficult. To offer a platform to this many people, and in a way that strives at every turn to be egalitarian and open and fair, is hugely rewarding. Even if we fall flat on our faces.   Book your tickets here. You...

VAULT 2014

We’re extremely proud to announce the return of the VAULT Festival in 2014.   VAULT is a six week all-arts festival in central London starting in late January 2014. With thousands of tickets onsale over a broad range of attractions, the festival builds on the enormous success of the first Vault, in February 2012. With top-name attractions, drama, comedy and late-night gigs, right down to one-night-events, the program promises to be thrilling and varied.   VAULT Festival is a magical playground right in central London. No other Festival or major venue has ever been able to compete with the incredible atmosphere and geography of the venue, combined with our close relationship and history with the space. Last VAULT we sold over 80% of our tickets. With attractions like Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas topping a multi-disciplinary and diverse playbill, we think we should be able to outdo that in 2014. Praise for VAULT 2012: “AMAZING” – TIME OUT LONDON “WHEN SOMETHING AS ENTERTAINING AS VAULT COMES ALONG, YOU SHOULD BE THERE.” – SHORTLIST “A PANOPLY OF ALTERNATIVE ARTS DELIGHTS” – THE GUARDIAN GUIDE “ALICE’S RABBIT HOLE WASN’T NEARLY AS PROLIFIC AS THIS… A HEADY BREW OF THE SWEETLY INVENTIVE AND BRAZENLY ORIGINAL.” – METRO “A FULL AND VARIED PROGRAMME… AS WELL AS ENTERTAINING, A LOT OF THIS WILL TEACH, EDUCATE AND DEVELOP PEOPLE TOO BECAUSE THERE’S NOTHING MAINSTREAM, ABOUT ANY OF IT.” – THE STAGE Watch this space and www.VAULTFESTIVAL.com for line-up announcements and more in the coming...

Silent Opera – To Hell And Back!

“Startlingly well sung and theatrically inventive” – Evening Standard We were Executive Producers for Silent Opera: L’Orfeo over the last six months and now the show is closed. We raised a budget of £140,000 to deliver our largest scale project to date. With a team of hundreds of talented singers, musicians, craftsmen and technicians, we put on a show that was nothing short of spectacular. Under the creative direction of Silent Opera founder Daisy Evans, the show took place 17 times in February at Trinity Buoy Wharf (in some of the coldest weather we’ve had over a very cold winter!). “Audiences enraptured by this vital new setting” – whatsonstage More press quotes and production photos can be found on their website, but our interest in the piece was universally recognised – Silent Opera, which employs digital technology to revitalise opera, and to reconnect a great art form with a public interest, is an exciting company. We are proud to say that under our guidance for their last three shows, Silent Opera have retained their place as one of the most innovative companies working in opera. And what’s more, our Creative Producership has ensured that over half the audience are under 30, and the same ratio are attending their first ever live classical experience. We have been examining the next routes to go down with Silent Opera and will stay updated here on our...

Secret Cinema: Shawshank

After long months of secrecy, we can reveal to those unlucky enough to have missed out that we’ve been hard at work since September on the latest Secret Cinema production: a live theatrical experience inspired by Frank Darabont’s critically acclaimed movie The Shawshank Redemption, which is set to run for an unprecedented seven week extension until March 2013 We’re contributing over a dozen actors from our ranks to the central cast, and a performance director in the form of Mat Burt, as well as continuing to work closely with The Ink & Paint Club – an immersive performance bar company to provide event logistics within a seamless creative world. A huge thank you to all those who have attended so far, and to all those working with us, especially the Secret Cinema production team. If you’re producing or sourcing for other theatrical or arts events, drop us a line at info@heritagearts.co.uk and find out who, or what, we can provide from our experienced team to help make your event a...

Silent Opera: L’Orfeo Tickets Live

It’s with tremendous pride we can announce that tickets for Silent Opera‘s latest production, Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo, are officially on sale. We’re lucky enough to be producing the show, which is supported by the Sky Arts: Ignition Futures Fund, the Arts Council, IdeasTap and Silent Cinema. There’s so much that’s unique about Silent Opera it’s hard to know where to begin. Personal headphones for every member of the audience for an immersive live music experience like no other; a brilliant, brand-new English translation; a newly recorded live score; audience-driven narrative and so much more. The best thing to do (other than grab your ticket quick before they sell-out) is head over to Silent Opera‘s website and read all about it. As a final word: members of the brilliant IdeasTap network have an opportunity to buy discounted tickets for the duration of the run. Head on over to IdeasTap website to find out more. See you in the...