Bait create strange parties in unexpected places

The Office Party (For Those Without an Office) is an immersive cabaret club night. We were resident at legendary queer venue VFD in Dalston in 2018/19 until covid made up shut up shop. We return. Bait returns with the Office Party in 2023 at Vaults Festival. Expect high energy anarchic shredding, sadomasochistic appraisals and off-planet away-day vibes – everyone is an employee, so suit up, tie down and get ready to party into the next financial year. Club Kids meets The Office in this trading floor of late-night queer trash mayhem. Visit the water cooler for gossip, stationary cupboards for illicit rendezvous, scan privates into the photocopier all while you get down to guillotine-sharp beats and acts from the best of London and Berlin’s drag/cabaret/comedy underworld.


Dust off your lanyards, spruce up your dancing shoes and come and get down with us, you filthy animals! 

Business in the back, party in the front!


After a two-year Covid hiatus, Bait brings its night of anti-capitalist, anti-corporate satirical immersive performance debauchery to the Vaults Festival, featuring the best artists from Berlin and London’s live art/drag/queer cabaret scenes.



Shryl Kole (Michelle Madsen) @mishlepoet Berlin-based office bog witch/dominatrix/Global VP of Appraisals and Affairs – hard on the inside, hard on the outside

Danly Steele (Lizzy Shakespeare) @lizzyisaclown Just your average recruitment business overlord. Enjoys kebabs on the X5 bus on the way to Milton Keynes Oceana and dissolving your pension plan.


Angel Hodgson aka Pegasus Boy (Berlin) Berlin’s premier amateur trash techno DJ delivering a delicious mix of pop remixes and superschnell bass for the queers in the back.

Beth Sitek aka DJ Name? (London) Keeping the beats going til late and managing health and safety for all office risk takers in the house. 


Miss Hernia aka Lolly Adams @misshernia “The Fatberg Princess” was excavated from the Whitechapel fatberg in 2017. She’s serving corporate trash at her hot desk and keen to give you the team building experience you’ve always dreamed of.  

Ella Golt aka Richard Melanin The Third @ifindoubtaskella ‘Master of the art of visual comedy” will be inviting employees into a world of possibilities where no two encounters are the same

Aidan Sadler @aidanksadler “Demonic David Bowie” – gifting employees with queer chaos

Mariam Olayiwola aka Amazi @amazihoops Head of Performance, Guinness World Record Holder and East London hula hoop goddess.

Plus special guests:

Lisa Ullrich

Ash Willison

Liz Bacon