VAULT Festival | The Great Gatsby

The Vaults


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Activity, Theatre/Arts, Something A Little Different, Pop-Up, Date Night, Festival, Food & Drink, Live Music
Background Music, Jazz
Over 18

  My dear friend,

The honour would be entirely mine,

if you could attend my little party

Yours sincerely,

J Gatsby 


The nationally acclaimed immersive smash hit transfers as the largest show at Vault Festival 2017

It’s the roaring 1920s – an era of bootleg liquor, red hot jazz and some of the most swinging parties in town and Jay Gatsby has invited you to one of his infamous shindigs. Step into a heart-racing adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald’s seminal jazz-age story as immersive theatre company the Guild of Misrule in association with The Immersive Ensemble bring his beautiful novel to life. 

Slip on your most glittery swing dress or best dandy suit and watch the story of Daisy and Gatsby unfold around you in this unique performance using some of London's best immersive theatre actors. You can play cards with Tom Buchanan, dance with Jordan Baker and help the unlucky lovers enjoy a fleeting moment. There will also be a Prohibition-style bar open throughout the evening serving moonshine and dangerously delicious tipples. On weekends, the party continues after the show with a swing party soundtracked by live music and jazz singers.

The cocktails will be flowing, the music will be loud, one of Jay Gatsby’s infamous parties is in full swing. Over two hours you will dance, chase and infiltrate your way through one of the greatest stories of the 20th Century.


Come and join the party. 

1920's dress encouraged, bring your dancing shoes


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The Vaults
Leake Street, London, SE1 7NN

South London

Nearest station:
Waterloo (Tube)


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The Guild Of Misrule & The Immersive Ensemble

The Immersive Ensemble

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Good, Have seen quite a few I.T performances. This being the second from this company. Too much audience : actors and disjointed. Go if you like I.T. Acting is great. Got to help Jordan Baker, which led us into secret areas.... Visited The Vaults on 2017-03-02
by on March 3rd, 2017

Truely dreadful. Far too immersive for my liking. Left within an hour.
by on February 18th, 2017

A really great and immersive experience! The sets were fantastic and it was wonderful being led through all the different rooms and hearing snippets of conversations. The Nudge party afterwards was also fantastic with the Charleston dancers!
by on February 6th, 2017

Spectacular! Charming! Exceeded all my expectations, the set up, the way the play cleverly immersed the crowd, moving to different rooms, dancing, getting individuals from the crowd directly involved, it was very clever and great fun. The cast of actors were all stellar, fabulous experience to be so close to great acting, the tension/passion in the scenes was palpable. 10 out of 10 Visited The Vaults on 2017-01-28
by on January 30th, 2017

Really enjoyed it... Love the way they make u part of the show... felt a bit smaller than other things I've seen at the vaults as most was in one room but great value for the price. Nice and intimate - thanks J for the glass of bubbly :) Visited The Vaults on 2017-01-27
by on January 29th, 2017

It was really brilliant, a lot of fun! It was just the right amount of debauchery for a Thursday night ;) I wrote a blog at stageaficionado dot com ... When I left one of Jay Gatsby’s famous parties held at “The Vaults” Theatre last night, I felt fantastic. I had helped Jordan Baker twice up and down the table she danced on and she told me that she “loves big parties as they are so intimate”. Later I had danced the limbo with Daisy Fay Buchanan after having settled an argument between her and her second cousin Nick Carraway regarding marriage. Prior to that Nick had shaken my hand during his welcome speech, only to vouch to forget me immediately. I was now Jay Gatsby’s business partner – he had taken me into his private room for champagne and a very special business proposal – ahem – poker game. As I had followed his instructions precisely, come World Series finals, I will take his business card and shall follow through on our little arrangement. It was just right amount of debauchery :) See my full review at stageaficionado dot com. Visited The Vaults on 2017-01-26
by on January 28th, 2017

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