Saturday 31st October 2020

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
Sheffield
S1 2JA

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


Tickets only available from www.VelvetBurlesque.co.uk, Sheffield City Hall Box Office &  SIV/Ticketmaster & Skiddle Tickets



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


Disco - Dancing – Cabaret – Circus – Sideshow – Vaudeville – Burlesque – Trade Stalls & 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 to 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/inspiration:

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!


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

Please join our MAILING LIST for all show news/updates and special ticket offers!

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

Host: Joe Black
(Photo: Greg Bailey)

Gin drinking cabaret darling, musical comedy misfit, drag clown and acid tongued ringmaster.
Living somewhere between the stages of music, theatre and comedy, Joe Black takes an audience firmly by the hand and guides them into a place where the strange and unusual reign supreme.

No stranger to the absurd, Joe Black creates a world where the shocking is the sublime and the ridiculous is the beautiful.

One of the leading figures in the dark Cabaret genre, Joe Black has toured extensively across the UK, Europe, Australia and America.
He has raised the roof at the British Library in London, astounded the Rock elite at the 'Kerrang!' Awards and headlined music and arts events worldwide.
He has also toured and performed alongside the likes of Eddie Izzard, The Tiger Lillies, David J, Voltaire, Toyah Wilcox and Duke Special (by whom he was invited to headline an evening in Belfast at a week long curated event by Duke Special himself).  
Joe Black is also a regular performer for the infamous 'Torture Garden' nightclub and hosts and curates a sell-out residency in the opulent and lavish Edwardian 'Kings Theatre' in Hampshire.

Joe Black is a constantly evolving Cabaret chameleon, blurring the lines of decency within entertainment and continues to drive music and performance into strange new realms.

We're very concerned.

"The King of Cabaret Noir"
- The Metro

"His show is like nothing I have ever encountered before – it is absurd, terrifying, and brilliantly original and I desperately want to go again, and again.
If this is the future of modern British Cabaret then I am 100% behind it. Go, order yourself a large gin, take a seat, and be taken on a musical journey you hadn’t even dreamed was possible"
- Scotsgay - *****

"Amazing!"
- Jonathan Ross

Aurora Starr
(Photo: Binks Photography)

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.

Jamie Double
(Photo: Tim Booth)

International Strongman, Acrobat, and moustached Hand-balancer, Jamie Double brings one of the U.K’s only contemporary chair stacking handstand acts.

Trained at Circomedia in Bristol, his work ranges from traditional aerial acts to gender-bending feminist burlesque.

There’s more than meets the eyes behind this moustache.

Coco Deville
(Photo: Shot by StAn)

Award winning, international, critically acclaimed cabaret chameleon Ms Coco Deville, stands as one of the most unique, established and beloved performers in the circuit.

With over a decade of professional stage experience, armed with her BA Honours degree in contemporary theatre and choreography from Dartington (Institute for Performing Arts) Ms Deville holds an eclectic repertoire suited towards novice and seasoned cabaret crowds.

Trademarked with her innovative and refreshing twist on the burlesque genre, fusing body positivity, sharp wit, dynamic dancing and theatrical manner: Ms Deville is consistently a favoured addition to many entertainment line ups all over the UK and Europe.

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

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”!  

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!

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.

More performer announcements coming soon!

Mystery Performer #1


We are currently confirming a booking with the first of our 'Mystery Performers'!
An Internationally booked act, this artiste will not fail to delight you with their skills!

(A full update and performer profile will be published as soon as possible.)

Mystery Performer #2


We are currently confirming a booking with the second of our 'Mystery Performers'!
An Internationally booked act, this artiste will not fail to delight you with their skills!

(A full update and performer profile will be published as soon as possible.)

Mystery Performer #3

We are currently confirming a booking with our third 'Mystery Performer'!
An Internationally booked act, this artiste will not fail to delight you with their skills!

(A full update and performer profile will be published as soon as possible.)

Mystery Performer #4


We are currently confirming a booking with the fourth of our 'Mystery Performers'!
An Internationally booked act, this artiste will not fail to delight you with their skills!

(A full update and performer profile will be published as soon as possible.)

Mystery Performer #5


We are currently confirming a booking with the fifth of our 'Mystery Performers'!
An Internationally booked act, this artiste will not fail to delight you with their skills!

(A full update and performer profile will be published as soon as possible.)

Mystery Performer #6


We are currently confirming a booking with the sixth of our 'Mystery Performers'!
An Internationally booked act, this artiste will not fail to delight you with their skills!

(A full update and performer profile will be published as soon as possible.)

Mystery Performer #7


We are currently confirming a booking with the seventh of our 'Mystery Performers'!
An Internationally booked act, this artiste will not fail to delight you with their skills!

(A full update and performer profile will be published as soon as possible.)

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

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!

MORE TRADERS ANNOUNCED SOON!
ARCHES BAR & Pop-Up Bars - CASH ONLY
(Bars provided & staffed by the venue; Sheffield City Hall/SIV)


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



 

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


Tickets only available from www.VelvetBurlesque.co.uk, Sheffield City Hall Box Office &  SIV/Ticketmaster & Skiddle Tickets

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

* We reserve the right to refuse entry or remove anyone from the venue who is displaying aggressive or unwanted behaviour.


ARCHES BAR & Pop-Up Bars - CASH ONLY
(Bars provided & staffed by the venue; Sheffield City Hall/SIV)


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/disabled 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.




 
Should there be any generous philanthropists out there who wish to offer some kind of financial support towards
The Velvet Burlesque's ongoing projects to keep the arts alive, we have a PayPal donation link available:  
paypal.me/TheVelvetBurlesque
Thank you in advance!


     


 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 ...!"