It was the night all members of the Ton had been whispering about for months. The Secret Cinema ‘Secret Bridgerton Ball‘ is *the* place to see and be seen this social season… and this writer can report that it more than lives up to expectations.
Secret Cinema: Bridgerton Review
So as not to ruin the surprise for future ball guests, I will attempt to restrain myself from spilling all the secrets of the evening. But suffice to say that the brightest and best of all London society – and, this writer suspects, from further afield too – attended the evening in their very best finery, in high spirits, and prepared for a night to remember.
Once you arrive at the top-secret location, guests are transported back to the Regency era – around 1813 – and embark on a truly immersive three-hour experience centred around a magical ballroom, presided over by none other than the Queen herself.
The rumours are indeed true: a string quartet serenades guests with classical covers of the latest chart-topping hits, while attendees can dance the night away, take their chance with the dice, attend drawing classes or even witness a boxing match. All while feasting on delicacies provided by honourable tradespeople and toasting with cocktails and champagne.
What’s more, guests will need to keep an eye out for familiar figures amongst the crowds – maybe a handsome Bridgerton brother will whisk you off your feet, or Eloise will fill you in with the gossip of the day.
Finally, all those attending the Secret Bridgerton Ball need to put their best foot forward, for at the end of the evening the Queen chooses who she believes to be the Diamond of the season. The winner will be showered in flattery and social success guaranteed.
The experience’s creative director Matt Costain said: ‘Re-imagining the stunning world of the Netflix and Shondaland hit series Bridgerton and conjuring up Regency era London has been a pleasure.
‘From casting and costumes, to soundtrack and set design, Bridgerton has pushed boundaries and we’re excited to take this even further by bringing the scandalous world to life. This is an immersive experience that marries 1800s London with modern day special effects, while characters from Bridgerton move freely through the world, interacting with guests.’
With Bridgerton finally back on our screens for the much-anticipated season 2, there’s never been a better time to embrace the romance and go full Regency-mad with Secret Cinema’s incredible immersive ball.
Tickets are on sale now, starting at £39 – dates have been extended til mid-April due to demand. Hurry hurry! secretcinema.org
Main image photographer: Luke Dyson