The 18th Annual Edwardian Ball

Event has passed (Sat Jan 27, 2018 - Sat Jan 27, 2018)
The Regency Ballroom
Doors: 8:00 PM (ends at 2:00 AM)
$85 - $250
Art, Theater / Performance Arts


PARADOX Media & Vau de Vire Present
18th Annual Edwardian Ball

Saturday, 27th 2018, 8pm-2 am, All Ages!
Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

Fanciful costumes greatly admired but not required. Have fun, Have a Ball!

PARADOX Media & Vau de Vire proudly present The 18th Annual The Edwardian Ball. Born in the darkened hallows of a San Francisco nightclub, this multi-night, multi-city, multi-media extravaganza has grown over the past eighteen years into an internationally recognized festival of the arts, now presenting a uniquely wonderful Edwardian world with the blessing of The Edward Gorey Charitable Trust.

The Edwardian Ball is an elegant and whimsical celebration of art, live music, riveting theatre, fashion, literature, ballroom dancing, DJs, circus spectacular, technology new & old, and the beloved creations of the late, great author and illustrator Edward Gorey. Set in a romanticized, gilded and gentile Neo-Victorian and Edwardian-era, a gothic and steampunk-tinged distant past intertwines with an elegantly imagined future. The 2018 season is proud to announce the featured Gorey story of the season, The Raging Tide: or, The Black Doll's Imbroglio: — a one- of-a-kind interactive tale by the beloved Edward Gorey.

Peruse the haunted grounds of the 1909 Masonic Ballroom. Shop and delight in the artisan crafts of the Vendor Bazaar. Capture a moment of history in the Portrait Booth. Sip a locally- distilled absinthe cocktail, and dance the night away. Lose yourself in the Museum of Wonders, located in the opulent Regency Lodge, an “Edwardian Odditorium” filled with curiosities, natural wonders, sideshow performances, fortune telling, tarot reading, live painting, and many more surprises waiting in the gilded wings.

The 18th Annual Edwardian Ball SATURDAY, JANUARY 27th Doors: 8:00 PM
All Ages
$85 - $250
Following the World’s Faire, return to the Ballroom for the most decadent night of the season! This is the night that started it all, The Edwardian Ball, presented by co-hosts Rosin Coven and Vau de Vire Society. Ballroom dancing leads way to stunning performances both on and offstage in a collage of fashion, theatre, music, circus performance, and dance. Each year, The Edwardian Ball presents a featured Edward Gorey tale in an original stage performance. 2018 features The Raging Tide: or, The Black Doll's Imbroglio.

Get thy tickets here: The 18th Annual Edwardian Ball (Saturday, January 27)

Two-Day tickets (includes the famous Edwardian World’s Faire on Friday, January 26th)



  1. The Regency Ballroom 1290 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA