Midwinter Ball at Kensington Palace

Midwinter Ball at Kensington Palace

Midwinter Ball 2012 - promo image of performers

Thursday 13 December 2012

A night of unseasonal revels…step into the sinister side of Christmas at Kensington Palace


The evening's entertainments...

Experience a night of music, magic, performance and spectacle in a royal palace 


The Trans-Siberian March Band

Image of Trans Siberian March Band - playing at Kensington Palace Midwinter Ball 
Balkan, Klezmer, Ska, Turkish, Russian and Latin flavoured tunes from 13-piece Balkan brass ensemble - "obscenely infectious brass blow-out” (Time Out)


Julian Gaskell & his Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

Julian Gaskell

From punk accordion, surf klezmer, through romantic piano torch ballads and sweet musette waltzes "an anarchic vaudevillian mix … packed full of energy" (Bright Young Folk)


The Irrepressible Mr Flay

Irrespressible Mr Flay

Dramatic and death-defying stunts from the Escape Artist and Man of Action


Anna the Hulagan

Anna the Hulagan

Fire hula hooping spectacular from “London’s cult hula hooping artiste”  – (The Times), and Triple Crown Challenge winner at the World Burlesque Games 2012



Tickets and dress code

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Dress to Impress: Snow Queens and Jack Frosts welcome, masks expected.

Adults only


Additional entertainments

  • Close up magic and mind reading from conjuror Michael Coffey - The London Magician - as influenced by the dark deceits of Victorian séances…
  • Decadent dancing with The Last Tuesday Society's classical DJ Troylus Searll
  • Latin inspired guitar and violin tunes from Con Fuoco Duo
  • And finally...Eerie tours of the palace at night – hear 300 years of mysterious sights, unexplained happenings and strange stories as you are guided around the darkened rooms and echoing corridors 

Warming winter food offers in the Orangery

Game sausage, mash and onion gravy- £5.00
Sweet potato bubble and squeak - £5.00                                               
Marinated salmon and crab - £6.50
Jaffa cake trifle - £4.00