The society papers are once again abuzz with news, but it’s not Lady Whistledown’s latest salacious gossip filling the pages. Instead, it’s something much more exciting. Secret Cinema and Fever have unveiled their next immersive entertainment experience, and they’re inviting you to step into the world of Netflix mega-hit Bridgerton.
The result is a glittering, glamorous Regency ball arriving a few days’ carriage ride away (or a couple of hours on the train nowadays) in London next February, at which you’ll find yourself fully immersed in high society. Each guest will be given a unique character, along with a storyline and quest to fulfil over the course of the evening. As the story unfolds, you’ll encounter familiar faces and scenes from the show — but amidst all the suspense and excitement, there’ll be plenty of time to dance, enjoy canapés, and mingle with your fellow upper class members.
This three-hour immersive experience will transport you to 1813 London, inside a jaw-dropping venue that’s been dressed up to the nines. Here, opportunity lurks around every corner – and so do the secrets. Not everyone is invited to this exclusive affair, so don’t take your presence for granted. To prove your worth to the Queen, you must follow the missions designed to bring glory to your dynasty: The Rabbits, The Stags, The Foxes, or The Cats. As you wander through familiar places like the Artist’s Retreat and Reform Club, you may be asked to help Baron Featherington win at the tables, or secretly deliver a message to Lady Whistledown.
Fret not though; to prepare yourself for the occasion, Lady Whistledown’s Finishing School has organised a refresher course in social etiquette, so you’ll be gliding across the ballroom in no time. After stealing a dance with the beau or belle that’s caught your eye, you’ll get plenty of opportunity to socialise and impress at the afterparty.
No expense has been spared for this lavish ball, with delicious food and tantalising liqueurs laid on for the soirée. As you breeze your way through the spectacular affair, a string quartet will serenade you with their take on pop classics, and there are plenty of other attractions to be found away from the dancefloor, including life-drawing rooms, card games, and more. Oh, and because no Bridgerton ball could be complete without the stars of the show, an enchanting light show will bring your favourite Bridgerton moments to life around you.
It’s all enough to make you feel like the lords and ladies you truly are – although having said that, you won’t be the true star of the show. Rumour has it that the Queen herself will be blessing the ball with her presence, on the hunt for the diamond of the season. Will you be competing for her attention, or whiling away the evening in a game of chance with the cards and rapscallions? This magical night can take you to the stratosphere of high society if you so choose, but you’ll need to grab your tickets here to join this unforgettable adventure…
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