Under Waterloo station, there’s a cavernous network of tunnels. Dark, dank and mysterious, they’re now a venue for underground (in both senses) cultural events. The Old Vic Theatre acquired them earlier in the year and has put the space to fantastic use. The Old Vic Tunnels, as they’re known, have echoed to a screening of Banksy’s film, Exit through the Gift Shop, and experimental gigs and theatre.
Next up is a Dark Carnival on Friday 20 and Saturday 21 August. It’s a ‘festival celebrating the theatrical experience and the possibilities therein. Showing a range of artists who are crossing boundaries and play with the very form of art itself. Whose projects are constructed in the liminal frameworks between aesthetics and utility, object and the operative, architecture and performance. Wondrous art and artists to be found in the village of vignettes, bringing you a night never to forget.’
If you go along, look out for the lavishly graffitied underpass on your way out. It’s quite something.