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"This one is strictly an adults-only affair, and it sounds terrifying"




Saturday & Sunday

11am - 12.30pm

Shows start every thirty minutes


Tuesday - Sunday during half term & summer holidays

11am - 12.30pm

Shows start every thirty minutes


50 minute show with no interval


CHILDREN & ADULTS tickets - £15 plus £1.50 booking fee

One adult to accompany no more than two children

AGES 5 - 11


Group rates available: or 0844 412 4650


Box office enquiries SEE Tickets: 0871 220 0260 (calls cost 10p per minute plus network charges



Entrance to The Crystal Countdow is via our Leake Street entrance



Tuesday - Sunday

7pm - 9.30pm

Shows start every thirty minutes


Saturday & Sunday Matinees

1.30pm - 3.30pm

Shows start every thirty minutes


90 minute show with no interval


ADULTS tickets - from £32.50 plus £1.50 booking fee

From £25.00 plus £1.50 booking fee during previews

12+ ONLY


Group rates available: or 0844 412 4650


Box office enquiries SEE Tickets: 0871 220 0260 (calls cost 10p per minute plus network charges



Entrance to The Crystal Countdow is via our Leake Street entrance

London’s newest immersive experience is about to crawl out from beneath your feet...


Step into the beautifully haunting world of Goosebumps Alive, a chilling modern update of the 90’s cult horror series. Equal parts terrifying and riotous, the hottest ticket in town puts you in the centre of chilling macabre tales.


Given a terrifying makeover from the fiendish minds behind Accomplice (Director), Alice’s Adventures Underground (Designer), and The Tiger Lillies (Music), find out what happens when your childhood fears become your adult nightmares.


Journey through the dark, abandoned vaults under Waterloo and walk the knife’s edge of fright and fun in this spine-tingling promenade show, brilliantly reimagined from the classic tales of R. L. Stine. The only way out is through 19 rooms populated by the denizens of your darkest dreams.  Will you meet a killer scarecrow, face the haunted mask, escape from a deranged scientist, or be buried alive—or will you find the real horror lurking deep inside your head?


Go with friends, go with colleagues, or brave the adventure alone, but leave the kids at home—this is the Goosebumps of grown up fears.



A Tango Opera

Music by Astor Piazzolla

Libereto by Horacio Ferrer

OSKAR McCARTHY and A CURIOUS INVITATION present MARÍA DE BUENOS AIRES - a surreal operita tango with music by the creator of tango nuevo Argentinian bandoneonist ASTOR PIAZZOLLA and words by Uruguayan poet HORACIO FERRER.


Descend into the Vaults and mingle with the lowlife of old Buenos Aires: thieves, card sharps, pimps and whores. The Narrator will relate the story of the maestro of the bandoneon, Piazzolla's muse, María, a prostitute born in the slums “one day when God was drunk … with a curse in her voice.” Maria is seduced by the rhythms of the tango and soon becomes “the most sorcerous singer and lover” in Buenos Aries. But her “fatal passion” arouses the wrath of the languishing Piazzolla, who, driven to madness by Maria’s unrelenting freedom, conspires with a group of robbers and brothel madames to murder her. After her death, her Shadow returns to haunt the sordid streets she once walked, and only then does Piazzolla realise the error of his ways: “Maria is music!” A modern day Passion Play, full of religious allusions and black humour, set to a soundtrack of tangos, milongas and waltzes.


This intimate 90-minute masterpiece featuring an 11 piece orchestra will be presented in the setting of an abandoned carnival. After the performance guests who, like María herself, refuse to depart the scene will be invited to tango into the small hours at our after show party.


6th & 7th May / 13th & 14th May / 3rd & 4th June 
Doors at 10:00 pm - Performance starts at 10:30 
For those who would like to tango into the wee hours there will be an after party till 2 am





Entrance to Maria de Buenos Aires is currently via

our LeakeStreet entrance

10th June - 11th July - THE OTHER BREXIT: EUROS 2016

This Summer, the heavy weights of Europe will do battle and we want to make sure you don't miss a minute. Underground at The Vaults, we'll be screening selected games of Uefa Euro 2016.


And, we'll be screening live coverage of the Brexit referendum as the results come in!! Thankfully, Europe decided not to put a game on the same day as the poll.


Join us underground to cheer on your favourite Euro team, whether that's "IN" or "OUT" or England or Wales.


Remember either way, if it all goes Pete Tong, underground no one can hear you cry.


This event is suitable for 18+



Selected Screenings until 10th July


Friday 10th June from 7pm


Kick off 8pm


Saturday 11th June from 4pm


Kick off 5pm



Kick off 8pm


Thursday 16th June from 1pm


Kick off 2pm


Monday 20th June from 7pm


Kick off 8pm


Enty: £5

plus booking fee of 50p



Enter via our main entrance on Leake Street

Images and video from The Vaults World Cup Carnival


Weekly, every Monday - DROP IN LIFE DRAWING

Join us for some underground Life Drawing led by our friends at London Drawing.  

Every Monday 7-9pm - Except Bank Holiday Mondays

Expect professional tutors and models in an inspiring and unique space. With poses from 30 seconds to one hour- there will be something for everyone. This will be a general life drawing class with tuition for beginners and advice for those who are more experienced, all designed to encourage you to develop your own style and approach.


No need to book, just arrive and pay on the door.


Suitable for ages 16+


Every Monday

19.00pm - 21.00pm


Tuesday classes returning September 8th 2015


No booking in advance required



Suitable for all levels

Materials available for purchase



Entrance to Life Drawing is currently via our Launcelot Street entrance

All or Nothing

March 31st - April 30th, 2016 - ALL OR NOTHING


ALL OR NOTHING - The 'Mod' Musical is a trans-generational musical experience celebrating the unique sound of the iconic Mod band, THE SMALL FACES. Including an arsenal of brilliant hits like 'Whatcha Gonna Do About It', 'All Or Nothing', 'Tin Soldier', 'Lazy Sunday', 'Here Comes The Nice' and 'Itchycoo Park'. 


In 1964, a new phenomenon exploded on to the dingy British streets. It was the essence of all that was cool. It was Mod. Mods stuck two fingers up at the class-ridden society and its dull redundant culture. They were working-class free spirits who rode sexy streamlined Italian Vespas or Lambrettas. The sharpest Mod of all was known as a ‘FACE’. THE SMALL FACES encapsulated all that is Mod, a unique blend of taste and testosterone, neat, clothes obsessed, and street-wise. But these cult sophisticates shared another passion, their dedication to ‘Rhythm n Blues.’


This exciting, poignant, and bittersweet tale is the stuff of Rock n Roll legend. The story of four charismatic young kids whose humour ‘attitude’ passion and, above all talent, rockets them into the ‘big time’; only to discover the path to fantastic success is heaving with exploitation, corruption, betrayal and ultimately tragedy. Their roller coaster journey in the music business is as vivid and colourful as their music. Their raw, soulful music inspired a whole new generation of stars including; Paul Weller and The Jam, Oasis, Blur, The Verve, Ocean Colour Scene, and The Arctic Monkeys. Not to mention millions of fans.

Written by Carol Harrison

Featuring the music of the Small Faces

31st March to 30th April 2016

31st March to 21st May 2016


Tuesday - Saturday 7.30pm

Saturday and Sunday Matinees at 3.00pm






PREMIUM (includes interval drink and programme) £50.00


Prices do not include Booking Fee.


Ages 14+



Entrance to All or Nothing is via our Launcelot Street entrance

3rd, 10th & 17th December, 2016 - THE DANCE BEFORE CHRISTMAS


The Dance Before Christmas

Be swept away on an adventure to the underground world of

The Midnight Circus


Inspired by Erin Morgenstern's The Night Circus.




As though from thin air, something has appeared in The Vaults. The scent of caramel and cinnamon drifts across me...


We're surrounded by stilitists, acrobaticers and sneaky freaks, they titlate me. It's a concours d'elegance for the eyes.


Room after room opens in front of us. Exquisite zebras dance around us as we sip at our cocktails. A wrinkly madam professes to tell me my propspects, my futures, my dreams. Above the zebras I can see clouds floating down the stairs, we curiously wander up and find ourselves amongst the fluffiest fluff I ever did fluff. I see a door in the distance, it's an amazing maze laid out in front of us. Do we dare?


Minutes, hours, days pass, we'll never be sure. I'm beginning to feel hazy, and suddenly a final door flings open...


I look up and feel dizzy, we're in a dazzling big top! A sea of wild friends are swaying, the room seems to be moving. The music fills my bones with the rhythm of the night.




A theatrical experience, crescendoing in the most wonderful dance to celebrate the festive season in the depths of Waterloo station.


Complimentary Mulled Toffee Apple on arrival for all guests for the first hour.


Suitable for ages 18+


Dress Code - Evening wear with flare

December 3rd, 10th & 17th

20.00pm - 02.00am





All prices exlcude booking fee



Entrance to The Dance Before Christmas is via our Leake Street entrance

The Dance Before Christmas 2015 - The Crystal Ball - trailer

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