The Vault is a unique entertainment and educational experience venue located in Berlin, NJ (Camden County).
Part intimate, world-class entertainment venue and part official archive for the master recordings, and artifacts of the legendary Victor Talking Machine Co./Victor Music Group and associated record labels- The Vault at Victor Records was formed in 2015 as a means of establishing an education and research facility catered to the study and appreciation of the art techniques and development of sound recording, the history of the recording industry, & music performance. The collection focuses on the birth of the music industry with Victor Records – and traces its establishment and association to music giants EMI, Deutsche Gramophon, JVC, Radio Corporation of America, and HMV (His Master’s Voice) until the modern day. From Caruso to Coldplay and Louis Armstrong to The Beatles – visitors to Victor’s headquarters at “The Vault” will uncover the historic ties you never knew existed between Victor Records and nearly every major musical event of the last 100+ years.
Contained in The Vault are over 10,000 masters, tests, acetates, and shellacs of the earliest recordings ever made from artists such as Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra, Lead Belly, Enrico Caruso, Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby, Jimmy Rodgers, The Carter Family, as well as historic recordings made of century-old Presidential speeches, the first sounds of war ever recorded, and the earliest comedy recordings. At The Vault, we believe the key to our musical future lay in our past and our romantic and intimate performing arts center features a finely tuned state-of-the-art sound system with a soundstage specifically modified and carefully sound designed to provide to you the best listening experience of any venue in the region.
The Vault at Victor Records is an intimate musical and historical experience like no other; no matter what artist we feature on the night you arrive.
Learn more by visiting The Vault online.