Saturday 26th October 2019

8:30pm - 3am

Doors open at 8:30pm
Walkabout entertainment will start at 8:30pm
Stage entertainment will start at 9pm
Disco-Party will end at 3am

The Ballroom
Sheffield City Hall
Barker's Pool
S1 2JA

Advance Tickets: £25.00 (+ £2.50 booking fee)
Door Admission: £30.00

Tickets only available from & SIV Tickets

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A devilish & dangerously decadent Hallowe'en party - fun, frolics, & dancing into the early hours!

Disco - Dancing – Cabaret – Circus – Sideshow – Vaudeville – Burlesque – Trade Stalls – Face & Body Painting – Souvenir Photographers & much more!

Demonic dancers, madcap magicians, sideshow shenanigans, comedy capers, and ferocious freaks will delight and entertain you throughout the event, with the whole evening centred around a very eclectic and energetic mix of music which we hope will make you get up and shake your bones on the Ballroom's funkadelic light-up dance-floor for this extravagant Hallowe'en DISCO PARTY!
If you have a music track request, then please contact us in advance, and we'll do our best to play it.

Dress Code/ideas:

Masquerade - Hallowe'en - Horror - Fancy Dress - Evening Attire - Gothic - Fetish
 Rocky Horror - Steampunk - Cosplay - Alternative (etc.)
Get dressed-up to the nines for this fabulous party night, or please just dress smartly - totally up to you!

Stage, stall and walkabout entertainment appearing at The Grand Hallowe'en Ball:

Host: Mister Meredith
(Photo: Ayesha Hussain)

Mister Meredith is a very naughty compère and should be spanked for best results.

His piano singalong nights at Norman’s Coach and Horses (as seen on BBC), The King William IV in Hampstead and
The George Tavern in the East End have become quite the party on the London scene with many a celebrity guest getting their knees up round his instrument.
For the last ten years he’s been playing for the Inside Soap Awards.

Bringing years of experience in theatre and hosting grand events (he is officially vintage himself, bordering on the antique), he has had residencies at
Proud Cabaret, Madame Jojo’s and Hester’s Hideout and frequently compères for Gin House Burlesque, guesting at many other nights.

Like The Master himself, his songs are often lewd and biting, so come prepared.

Bruise Violet

(Photo: Shot by StAn)

Bruise Violet, also known as The Emerald Inferno earned her name through her high energy routines which have been thrilling the UK burlesque scene since 2009.
A World Burlesque Games winner (British Crown 2013) her style has evolved through the classic into the contemporary and comedic.

Hailing from Sheffield and now residing in Henley on Thames,  and a firm fixture on the South East Burlesque circuit.
A whirlwind of passion and colour!

Avdotia - The Russian Doll
(Photographer:  V's Anchor Studio)

 Russia's finest export.

Scintillation, titillation and sass are just a few weapons of choice for this delicate doll from Mother Russia.
Avdotia's intricate choreography not only displays her stunning physique, but tips its rhinestone toes into the eternally glamorous golden age of striptease.
With precision and poise worthy of a world class ballerina, our Russian doll will thaw even the coldest of hearts.
A force to be reckoned with, Avdotia is rapidly conquering the burlesque scene with titles already adorning her trophy cabinet.
Her burlesque stands alone and is instantly recognisable for its crystal clear direction, high class sensuality and world class execution.

Avdotia has over 20 years of experience in performing, choreography and producing.
She began her professional dancing career in 1998 after she's graduated from the University of Culture with a Masters degree in Choreography and Performance (Belarus).
Trained in classical ballet, jazz, & contemporary dance, she formed her own group and toured all over the world for 5 years.

Continuing her dancing career, she was touring in Europe for a couple of years where she impressed her audience with elegant performances and elaborately made costumes.
A few years ago Avdotia began her adventure into burlesque.
Her first appearance was at Madame Jo Jo's in London. Since then she is on high demand to show her talent on various stages and venues.

Avdotia pays attention to every movement and detail in her routine. Combining old-school glamour and modern twist, her performance oozes femininity and charm.
She finds her inspiration from the Hollywood Golden Age movies, jazz music, musicals and art.

The Magic Ball Man

(Photo:  Shot By Stan)

The Magic Ball Man specialises in the art of manipulation.
A combination of skill, precision, timing and movement combine to create the illusion that the balls are defying gravity.
There are no magic tricks though it just might be “the closest thing to real magic” that you'll ever see.

He has been amazing audiences at at festivals and street shows across the UK and Europe, as mesmerising guests at corporate events and private parties all over the country for numerous years.

“Fascinating the crowds over the weekend with some virtuoso contact juggling. It had to be seen to be believed. Excellent stuff.”
- Barrie Dimond, Festivals For All

“Thank you so much for teaching me some of your magic last night! It was so much fun!”
- Emma Louise Jones, Viking FM

“The act is mesmerising and holds people of all ages spell-bound”
- Nathan Mansbridge, The Eden Project

Aurora Starr
(Photo: John Paul Bichard)

Circus, burlesque, aerial artist meets sword wielding pyro mistress: Specialising in aerial, fire and a variety of circus skills.

Aurora loves to incorporate danger and decadence, merging her love of circus, burlesque and variety to create unique and spectacular stage shows.
Mesmerising audiences all over the globe in over 20 countries with her killer moves and daredevil stunts;
her unique sultry style and flair for the unusual are not to be missed.

Arran Shurvinton's Nosferatu
(Photo: Erin Considine Photography)

Lovable monster-maker and creepy creature impersonator, spooky strutter and costume conjurer.

Nosferatu is the name, tragic humour is the game.

Talulah Blue
(Photo: Nicole Klein)

Talulah Blue specialises in burlesque, classic circus and eras gone by.
With an obsession for 1920's to 1950's glamour & the mystery of  the Bohemian arts, she transcends into a sensual performance.
This vaudevillian showgirl has graced stages from Europe to the Middle East.

This fire-eating follie not only performs, but her creations are worn by performers all across the globe & have been seen on programmes such as ITV's "Mr. Selfridge", "Britain's Got Talent", Channel 5's "Big Brother", and in Marie Claire magazine.

John Celestus
(Photo: Andreas Simopoulos)

Cabaret’s Darkest Darling, John Celestus is an international headliner.

This chameleon performer juggles with different forms of art; as an MC; Boylesque Dancer; Contortionist, Charleston performer, and Drag Artist.

Being the first ever Greek Boylesque performer, John has graced many stages throughout Europe and America, including Greece, Austria, Sweden, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Netherlands and more.

Claudia Contortionist
(Photo: Phasera LTD.)

Claudia Contortionist, proclaimed 'Britain's Bendiest Woman' (This Morning ITV, Daily Mail Online, The Sun Online), is one of the most highly skilled contortionists performing in the UK today, having trained at The National Centre for Circus Arts where she was awarded a first class honours degree. Her performances include amazing handstands combined with unbelievable moves such as the triple fold, and scorpion no hands.

Claudia was the contortion body double for The Mummy (Sofia Boutella), and for Nagini (Claudia Kim) in The Crimes of Grindelwald.
Her TV work includes Michael McIntyre’s Big Show, This Morning, TFI Friday,  Officially Amazing, Extraordinary Bodies, Extraordinary Humans, and Culture Shock.
She has appeared in many commercials and advertising campaigns. Her contortion work has also led her to work with many fashion designers, including Vivienne Westwood.
She has performed at many top venues and at numerous nightclubs, hotels and private parties both in the UK and abroad.

Guiness World Record for: “fastest time to put six eggs in egg cups, using the feet, whilst in a contortion chest stand”!  

Luke Robson
(Photo: Ian Spooner)

Sheffield based conjurer Luke Robson is delighted to bring his magic to the Grand Halloween Ball.
Close up and intimate illusions with a Halloween twist guaranteed to amuse, bemuse and confuse.

Luke is an active member of Sheffield's magic community and a regular face at public events across the City and beyond.
His tricks are often based on historical effects; a result of many hours of research, practice and generally just being a geek!
He has performed regularly at Brighton and Edinburgh Fringe festivals as part of the street events as well as with his own shows; 'Escape' and 'First Aid for Wizards'.

Don't be perturbed by this Victorian gent with an RBF as he weaves his way around the tables.
Invite him over, watch closely and enjoy!

"Solidly Entertaining"
- Fringe Guru

The Brides of Dracula
(Photo: Shot by StAn)

Welcoming you at the door and mingling with the crowd on this tantalisingly devilish evening, will be the Brides of Dracula.

Verona and Marishka, who are Dracula’s Transylvanian consorts, will be flown in by Sleazy Jet.
These ethereal roving stilts characters with a satirical edge will welcome you at the door and invite you to get closer for photo opportunities, or to sample your fine Sheffield claret.
Presenting only for the most fiendish and ghostly events; as the evening unfolds, they will join in your revelry with evil charm; bringing entertainment and visual splendour.
They will love you for ever!

Emily Rose Circus provides multi-skilled circus performers with a theatrical edge.
Specialising in aerial acrobatics, stilt-walking and fire-dancing performance.
The group are also experienced circus workshop leaders and teach high level aerial choreography.
Their work can been seen at cabaret’s, festivals, corporate events and celebrations around the UK and internationally.

Pixie Le Knot & Lydia Norman
(Photo: )

Pixie Le Knot (Kayla - "Game of Thrones") & Lydia Norman

Pixie Le Knot is one of the most flexible contortionists in the UK.
She performs the most extreme and amazing backbends which very few other British contortionists are able to achieve.
Pixie performs contortion and acrobatic acts at venues all over the world, and has appeared in many films, commercials, virals, music videos, documentaries and publicity stunts.

Pixie Le Knot played Kayla in HBO’s "Game Of Thrones".
Appeared in Paramount’s horror movie "The Devil Inside".
On ITV's "Get Your Act Together" teaching Emmerdale's Roxy Shahidi contortion.
Look out for Pixie in new horror thriller "It Never Sleeps",  and touching feature film "My Feral Heart" 2017.
She also appeared in Warner Bros "Mowgli", released 2018.
Most recently played the maid in "The Sidemen Show" on YouTube Originals

Lydia Norman is a professional Circus performer specialising in contortion, aerial straps and aerial hoop.
As a former National Gymnast and Dancer with over 15 years of training, Lydia has excellent stage presence and skills.
She performs in cabaret and corporate events all over the UK and internationally.
Currently, she is providing contortion and aerial acts for advertising campaigns. She is also appearing weekly at the Hippodrome Casino and other popular London clubs.

Other examples of her work are contortion events in Saint Tropez, The Greatest Showman show in London, and the star role in Goodwood Love Bullets events.
In addition to being a performer Lydia is also a qualified coach and teaches gymnastics and circus skills.

The duo have been working together since April and performed on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury this year with "Years and Years".

Cocktail Bar
The Arches Bar at Sheffield City Hall Ballroom will be preparing Hallowe'en themed cocktails.
All are available to purchase by the glass, or by the pitcher.

Food Menu

Three Amigos - Mexican themed pop-up Street Food Bar

Choose your dish from below

Beef Chilli £7.50

Chicken Mole  £7.50

Grilled Vegetable & Bean Quesadilla (Vegan)  £6.50

Pick bread:
Flat bread

Pick your dips:
Sour cream and chive

Top with salads:
Mixed salad leaf
Mixed sliced peppers
Sliced red onions
Tortilla chip crunch
Grated cheese
Sliced red chillies
Dried chilli flakes
Lime wedge

Baked seasoned potato wedges                  
Spiced bean and rice salad (Vegan)

Serving starts at 9pm, but please note: all food is on a "first come, first served basis" - once it's gone, it's gone!

The Pixie Tribe
Come and find The Pixie Tribe at The Grand Hallowe’en Ball, and allow them to make sure you look the part!
With their services including face and body painting, glitter art, basic hair styling, airbrush tattoos and special effect wounds, let your imaginations run wild into the night with endless possibilities!

Since graduating from Iver Academy, based at Pinewood studios, Mazz has specialised in face and body art, coming #2nd at the “Student War Paintopia Championships” at Pro Beauty London, and will be competing in the pro category in October. She will also be painting at the Prosthetics event in November, and has just returned from the “World Body Painting Festival” where she helped get people ready for the ‘Zombie Crawl’ and ‘Body Circus’ side events.

With her wide range of experience across film, TV, theatre and fashion, Mazz and her team will be on hand throughout the night to turn your visions into a reality!

Witchy Wynnie - Tarot Reader
(Photo: Rob Houghton)

Witchy Wynnie found the Pagan Wiccan path in her early teens and has spent her life since exploring its myths and customs.   
She soon began experimenting with different divination techniques, before being gifted her current Tarot pack in her early 20’s and knowing she’d found a lifelong partner.  
Starting with readings for family and friends, she soon widened her audience with positive results.  
She gave regular readings for several years at The Handmade Alternative in Bradford, often having days when her bookings began with the shop doors opening and
bidding the final customer goodbye at closing time and building up a clientele of regulars.  

Her favourite pastimes include moon-gazing, protecting wildlife (including a regular garden visitor; Wilbur the hedgehog), Goddess worship, and taking no shit from anyone.

Mesmerize feature an eclectic range of Goth, Rock, Alternative & Pagan essentials and gifts.

(Photo:  Nicola Klein & Threnodyinvelvet)

Dark, Gothic, Black, Alternative Jewellery and Accessories

The House of Trolls
(Photos: gothicimages and leboutiquebazaar)
The House of Trolls shall be bringing a range of cheeky hand made harnesses and latex wear - perfect for burlesque, fetish and festival fashion.
You can purchase bespoke pieces right off the peg or place your own custom order.
This shop is all about colour, mixing textures, and most of all; fun!

Captain Victory's Vicarious Accoutrements
  Steampunk & Gothic style customised/handmade respirators, goggles, masks, artwork, hats.
(Plus other hats, goggles, masks, gothic art, skulls, wrist watches, pocket watches, etc.)

Beams & Bobbins
 Laser-cut acrylic jewellery - designed and handmade in Derbyshire;
Unusual, unique and with a Gothic/Alternative edge

Toxchick Crafts
(Photo:  Toxchick Crafts)

Toxchick Crafts put an original twist on artisan made cards and home decor using a mix of new and reclaimed materials,
creating personalised items for those who like an alternative or sustainable gift.

Fagin's Treasure Box

Quirky gifts and goodies

Miss Samantha's Vintage
Miss Samantha's Vintage will be bringing to the Ball her special, kooky suitcase of tricks ...

Lots of spooky goodies and garments.
Expect dresses, bodices, & stockings for all those well-heeled ghouls amongst you.
From the crypt will be vintage bags & jewellery,  plus, if she wiggles her nose, there might be some petticoats too.

Remember, if you need anything special beforehand, come to her lair (if you dare), and she'll see if she can magic you something up for this fabulous event!

* Please note: This event is predominantly a party with ongoing stage, dance-floor, walkabout & stall-based entertainment throughout the event.
If you wish to see a seated cabaret show, then we recommend that you attend our theatre show (The Velvet Burlesque present Cabaret Gothique) instead or as well as attending the Ball. There are tables and seating around the main dancefloor and halls adjoining the ballroom, but the cabaret section is standing.


Advance Tickets: £25.00 (+ £2.50 booking fee)
Door Admission: £30.00

Tickets only available from & SIV Tickets

* Once purchased, we cannot offer refunds, returns, or exchanges for ticket purchases not used/claimed, etc.

Fully Licensed Bar

Car Parking available nearby
(various NCP`s, on-street parking, plus open car-park areas surrounding city centre)
Sheffield City Hall have a special offer with Q Park for reduced rate parking forall event attendees ... please see the link for full details.

Wheelchair access available.
We also offer Burlesque and Cabaret Birthday/Hen/Celebration Parties/Performances, Corporate & Private Event planning, and various style Dance Workshops
(alongside our regular weekly classes) … please contact Lara Gothique for further details.


 Please note:
Our shows are obviously labelled/billed as an 18+ Cert.
Due to content, some acts/performances will obviously include bawdy/risqué style humour/themes/language, plus there will be some degree of striptease.
We trust that having chosen to come along and see such a show as this, our general adult audience has a broad and inquisitive mind ... if not, our show/event is perhaps not for you.
These shows will also include flashing lights and loud noise - if you have an aversion to either, we suggest that these events are probably not suitable for you.

"It's not the Ballet ...!"