Programming Awards

Each year, VAULT Festival collaborates with partner organisations to offer “Programming Awards”.

VAULT Festival Pick of Pleasance Award

VAULT Festival will award one production in the Pleasance Edinburgh 2019 programme to be part of VAULT Festival 2020. The successful company will receive a guaranteed slot in the programme of VAULT Festival 2020 and a cash investment of £1000 from the Pleasance Theatre Trust.

As part of the partnership between Pleasance and VAULT Festival, a reciprocal award will be made to an artist or company at VAULT Festival 2020 programme to perform at Pleasance in 2020.

VAULT Festival Pick of Summerhall Award

VAULT Festival will award one production in the Summerhall Edinburgh Fringe 2019 programme to be part of VAULT Festival 2020. The successful company will receive a guaranteed slot in the programme of VAULT Festival 2020.

As part of the partnership between Summerhall and VAULT Festival, a reciprocal award will be made to an artist or company at VAULT Festival 2020 programme to perform at Summerhall in 2020.

Staging Change Award

This year, we’re offering the opportunity for one Edinburgh Fringe production to win the Staging Change Award. The winner is programmed at VAULT Festival and recognised as an exemplary environmentally conscious production in both content and delivery. If you’d like to be considered, please fill out the “Staging Change Award” question in the VAULT Festival Application with the environmental credentials of your production, including how you intend to make it. You can read more about Staging Changing and making theatre sustainable here.