Barbican Halloween Ball

Something Wicked is Coming…

Saturday 31 October 2015, The Guildhall Crypts, London
Starts at the bewitching hour of 7.30pm – pumpkins at 1.30am
Dress code: gruesome, gothic, ghastly or ghoulish

On Saturday 31 October 2015, the inaugural Barbican Halloween Ball will be held in London’s oldest and largest gothic crypts buried deep in the Guildhall in the heart of the City of London. It will be a unique experience and one that will haunt the souls of those attending for eternity.

The evening’s wicked entertainment will combine fun, food, music, dancing, and an endless stream of treats (and tricks)! All net funds raised from the event will be donated to the Barbican Centre Trust, a registered charity to inspire more
people to discover and love the arts.

Supernatural efforts have been made to make the event a devilish treat. Founder Sponsor, Quintessentially Events, has masterminded and managed the whole event collaborating with Future us, the groundbreaking new performance collective, to create an array of immersive theatrical experiences and interactive games that will cause fright and delight. The soul music will be live from The Leo Green Experience and DJ Philly; and the MC for the event will be Chris Holliday.

The evening will kick off with spirit cocktails donated by Whitley Neill part of Halewood International and Transylvanian ‘Shampain’. Canapés and a delicious three-course banquet is being concocted by Rocket. Whilst the event is about fun and fantasy, there is also a deadly serious purpose to the event – to raise money for the Barbican Centre Trust. The highly spirited committee has therefore secured some terrifyingly tempting items for the auction, silent auction and tombola including items from: David Yarrow, Tracey Emin, Robbie Williams and Le Gavroche to entice attendees to part with their groats, notes and plastic.

Tickets cost £500 each with discounts on multiple purchases; 75 tickets have been made available to 19-27 year olds priced at £150 per ticket.

Further information is available on the fangtastic specially created website for the event – donated, along with all other communications materials – by Founder Sponsor, Emperor: or call the Barbican Box Office on: 020 7382 8891 Commenting on the event, Chairman of the Barbican Halloween Ball, Johnny Bergius, said:

“The inaugural Barbican Halloween Ball will be a party to die for. The Barbican is never afraid to be bold and the Ball’s artistic eccentricity, so beautifully curated by Quintessentially Events, with the support of Future us and Emperor, is a perfect backdrop to celebrate this world-class institution and demonstrate the impact we can make together through philanthropy. I am sure that all who attend will have a ‘ frightfully’ good time.”

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