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The Dark Circus Party Halloween Special
Sat, 29 Oct 2016, 21:00 – Sun, 30 Oct 2016, 03:00 BST
The Dark Circus Party – Day of the Dead Special
Prepare to be thrilled, enthralled and enraptured as the Dark Circus Party returns for a special Day of the Dead fright night on Saturday 29th October 2016.
On entering the haunted big top, guests will be submerged in a dark and thrilling world where they become part of the entertainment, literally letting them run away with the circus for a night. The party’s entertainment follows a traditional circus bill, but with a twisted Day of the Dead theme; awe inspiring aerial acts, treacherous trapeze artists and ethereal silks performances are married with traditional Mexican rituals and a Mariachi-lead masked death procession dancing through the festivities.
Follow the trail of incense and the soft glow of candlelight, past the empty animal cages and traditional Ofrenda shrine making tribute to lost ones, and enter the sepulchral El Jimador Cantina. Quench your thirst with tequila cocktails served in sugar skulls by mysterious painted faces as the gates of heaven open and the departed are guided back to earth for an agave-fuelled fiesta. Tequila fans can choose to start the party early and join the El Jimador savants for a pre-party tequila master-class, learning about the history of this Mexican tipple and the crucial part it plays in time-honoured Day of the Dead celebrations.
The dress code for the evening is strict, but stretches the limits of your imagination. Tattooed Ladies, Sideshow Freaks, Queens of the Flying Trapeze, Animal Masks, Clowns, Snake Charmers, Lion Tamers, Strong Men, Ring Masters, Burlesque Showgirls, Leopard Print Leotards, Venice Carnival Masque Ball, Berlin Kabaret, Steam Punk, Top Hat and Tails, Feathers and Corsets, Decadent Dandies, Ball Gowns, Cocktails Dresses, Dashing Vintage Suits. Denim doesn’t dazzle, no one swears by sportswear and smart casual definitely has no place in the divinely decadent surroundings of The Dark Circus Party.
Anyone wearing jeans, trainers or t-shirts will be refused entry and fed to the lions.
Tickets are priced at £35 and available by advance purchase only.
Please note that tickets are non refundable.