Fire Festival 2016 Cancellation Statement

We are deeply saddened to announce that the Fire Festival Vauxhall will no longer be taking place this year. We have been ever so lucky with our funding over the last 3 years. Unfortunately, choices have to be made by Arts Council England and we were unlucky this time.

We are terribly sorry for any inconvenience and disappointment this might cause.

Looking to the future, we would like to put together the ‘Friends of the Vauxhall Trust CIC’ who would be able to help us build a fund for our festivals, so we can plan more strategically and hopefully avoid having to cancel any more in our 10 year plan. If you would like to be involved, please contact us on

We are very much looking forward to the St George’s Festival, which will be taking place on 22nd and 23rd April next year.

Fire Festival 2016


We are extremely pleased to announce that our hugely successful, annual Fire Festival is making a big return this year!

The Fire Festival will take place on 29th October in the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens. This year’s theme is “The Music of Orpheus and the Jealousy of the Gods” (7pm start).

We dare you to find a better way of celebrating Halloween!

Hi, thanks for coming

Our next event is the St George’s Festival on Saturday 23rd April on the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, hit the St George’s Festival tab for more information – here is the poster though.

St George Poster 2016

We are currently planning 2016.  Photos and stuff from 2015 are still being sorted out.  Hit the various buttons on the top right to see what we have been up to at the various festivals.  First though hit, “About”, we have just updated this but can’t make it our landing page (really good at IT, we are) it will tell you everything you need to know about us (obviously).


Below you will just find the various adverts for previous festivals.

Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens Fire Festival 31st October 2015

Fire Festival 15 Poster

Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, Welcome to Vauxhall!

The Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens Fire Festival returns on 31st October 2015 at 6:30 pm.  Last year’s festival was Time Out’s number one thing to do on Halloween and was attended by 5000 revellers on the Historic Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens.

As you exit the world of men, stay on the path, for you do not know what horrors lurk in the night.  You will emerge in Asgaard, the home of the Norse Gods.  A world of fire, light, celebration, beauty and music, an eternal Pleasure Garden.

This year’s incredible show is in three parts. We open with The Legend of the Trickster God Loki and the Dark Elves a new piece of theatre telling how Thor got his hammer.  Our wonderful in house dance company tell this tale with style, grace and some of the punchiest, tightest, most extravagant dance moves you have ever seen.  The whole show takes place in front of the famous Vauxhall Bonfire.

The second act is the Fire Festival Spectacular, Fire performers, set piece dance routines, a fire magic show, the beautiful strains of Elgar’s Cello Concerto and fireworks combine in a Fiery cabaret that will blow your mind.

With the explosions still ringing in your ears, and having purchased suitable refreshments from the various food stalls who will be selling their wares and hearty ale or mulled wine from the Thor’s Hammer pub, the Bohemianauts band will play us into the late evening with their fantastic brand of Gypsy Swing as the bonfire burns behind.

Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens Fire Festival 2015

It is that time of year again folks.  The nights are starting to draw in and it is time to think about the Fire Festival.  This year’s main show on the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens on Saturday 31st October 2015 will be “The Legend of the Trickster God Loki and the Dark Elves”. The story of how Thor got his hammer.  A combined arts spectacular featuring dancers, fire performers, poets, musicians and pyrotechnics told in front of the famous Vauxhall Bonfire.

For the rest of October we are programming a season of fire festival related shows at Tea House Theatre.  Starting with “Immaculate” on 9th-11th October.  We are forming company to populate this festival with fantastic work.  If you want to get involved or are a company with a show that would fit our theme please get in touch and help us make the magic happen.

The Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens Summer Proms

VPG Summer Proms Poster

Vauxhall Trust CIC and The Friends of Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens present…

Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens Summer Proms 2015

11th July 2015, 12:00 – 22:00

Promenading returns to Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens after 160 years!

A festival of music to enjoy with a picnic, a stone’s throw from the Thames and within earshot of Big Ben

Join us from midday for an exciting daytime programme of the best that Vauxhall has to offer in home grown talent! Choral world music and popular choir classics, soul, funk and jazz, music from Poldark, gypsy swing, Spanish guitar, South Connections Carnival Band and contemporary dance care of the National Theatre!

Then, at 8pm be astounded by:




Performing an open-air gala concert of popular classics by composers including Handel, Rossini, Strauss, Bizet and Prokofiev along with Last Night of the Proms favourites Rule Britannia, Land of Hope and Glory and Jerusalem. The evening will culminate with a grand finale of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture with fireworks!

This is a free event, so pack a picnic, come on over and visit the bar for a relaxing day’s entertainment.

For information about the evening programme and what is happening on Sunday 12th July go to the Summer Festival tab above.

St George’s Festival 2015 – Presentation

After the brilliant success that was the St George’s Day Festival we have put together a powerpoint presentation of pictures collected from the day, which you can watch below!

We had a great day and are looking forwards to St George’s Festival 2016! We hope you are too!

Thanks for showing your support, we hope to see you at the Summer Festival on the 11th of July – get those picnic blankets ready!

Vauxhall Trust

OMG that was amazing

Thank you to the 3000 people who turned up to see Battle of the Nations UK Federation competing in the inaugural London  Tournament. John ‘Sharkey’ Quayle was crowned as the London Champion and the English won the Agincourt memorial melee.  For those of you who were not there here is a taste.  They will be back next year, bigger, badder, better!_DSC3116-Edit_DSC3092-Edit

Coming Next:

Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens Summer Festival

Glyndebourne on the South Bank, a classical and folk music extravaganza with contemporary dance thrown in for good measure.  Picnicking is encouraged, champagne essential.