February 1, 2016: (Los Angeles, CA) – The 7th Annual Edwardian Ball returns to Hollywood’s legendary and storied Fonda Theatre on Saturday, February 27, 2016 for ONE NIGHT ONLY. The “epic and elegant yet seductively dark affair that enchants all of the senses,” according to LA.com, is a re-imagined turn-of-the-century world that presents an inimitable, description-defying, whimsical and surrealistic living interpretation and celebration of the late macabre cult author, comic artist, illustrator and cartoonist Edward Gorey.
Gorey is considered a ground-breaking, genre–defying graphic novelist who is credited with influencing Charles “Addams Family” Addams, Lemony Snicket, Neil Gaiman (Coraline and Day of the Dead), Rob Reger (Emily the Strange), Alison Bechdel, (Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama and Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic), and Tim Burton (Nightmare Before Christmas, Edward Scissorhands, and Beetlejuice).
The Edwardian Ball blends live music, theatre, fashion and cosplay, circus, fine art, riveting stage shows, black comedy, science fiction, literature, ballroom dancing, and DJs into a whirlwind and enticing extravaganza set in a romanticized, gilded and genteel Neo-Victorian and Edwardian-era gothic and steampunk-tinged distant past that imagines an elegant alternate reality future. Other delightful attractions include a free portrait booth, rooftop vending, mystical and nonsensical oddities, absinthe cocktails, parlour games, alluring sideshows, and much more. All ages are welcome.
This multi-city, multi-media exposition of the eccentric and esoteric the SF Bay Guardian calls a “Gothic, ghoulish and glorious celebration,” has grown over the past fifteen years from an underground club party into an internationally recognized festival of the arts, drawing attendees from all over the world, operating with the blessing of The Edward Gorey Charitable Trust.
The Edwardian Ball, which has been dazzling San Francisco audiences since it first began in 2000, is described by the San Francisco Weekly as, “Think Vintage Fetish meets circus theatrics meets industrial arts mayhem;” “A surreal atmosphere filled with anachronistic wonders,” by the San Francisco Chronicle and “similar to Gorey’s work, there is nothing quite like this event,” states HorrorWorks.net. 944 Magazine calls The Edwardian Ball, “An over-the-top, colorful, quirky, eccentric, whimsical-yet-elegant costume party doesn’t even begin to describe the event,” and Buzzfeed calls it “the #1 Steampunk Event in the World.”
Saturday, February 27, 2016: The 7th Annual Edwardian Ball Los Angeles The Edwardian Ball is presented by co-hosts Rosin Coven and Vau de Vire Society. Ballroom dancing leads way to stunning performances both on and offstage in a collage of fashion, theatre, music, circus performance, and dance. Each year, The Edwardian Ball presents a featured Edward Gorey tale in an original stage performance. This year’s event takes a unique turn, with Edwardian Ball founders Rosin Coven teaming up with longtime collaborators Dark Garden Corsetry in an operatic presentation of Gorey’s ridiculous tale, “The Stupid Joke.” Expect anything but stupidity as these masters of their craft collaborate in an unforgettable tale of a poorly planned joke gone incredibly wrong… And in the spirit of celebrating all things Edward Gorey, Ball co-hosts Vau de Vire Society present a series of vignettes throughout the evening paying homage to the most controversial works of the (in)famous illustrator… guaranteed to pop corsets and ruffle coattails!
- What: The 7th Annual Edwardian Ball
- When: Saturday, February 27, 2016.
- Hours: 8 pm to 2 am.
- Where: Fonda Theatre, 6126 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028. Box office: 323-464-6269. http://www.fondatheatre.com Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/eB23jhXVPex
- Ages: All Ages Welcome – 21 and over to consume alcohol
- Attire: Creative Period Costumes Strongly Encouraged.
- Ticket Prices:
• General Admission: $55
• VIP Tickets & Packages from $95
- Ticket Prices Increase as Event Draws Near.
- Info: http://www.edwardianball.com
- Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1007423
2016 Edwardian Ball Los Angeles – Ticket Types & Packages
Price $55.00 Includes all performances, art and installations, rooftop garden, vendor bazaar, gaming, tarot, portrait booth, absinthe bar, and limited seating on a first-come, first-served basis.
VIP Balcony – GA Seating:
Price $95.00 Includes access to Seated VIP Balcony with great view of stage performances and main floor, cocktail service, and a drink ticket good for any Edwardian drink special (21+) or non-alcoholic drink, plus all performances, art and installations, rooftop garden, vendor bazaar, gaming, tarot, portrait booth, absinthe bar, and more… Skip the line with our VIP-only Entrance!
All other entry options are no longer available.