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RA Lates: Summer Pleasure Garden

RA Lates: Summer Pleasure Garden
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Burlington House, Piccadilly
RA Lates: Summer Pleasure Garden
Burlington House, Piccadilly
RA Lates: Summer Pleasure Garden

VIP tickets to this evening of fantasy and magic – only 40 pairs left!

What is it? Tickets to an evening of magical, after-hours fun at the RA – exclusively for Time Out readers. When is it? Saturday 21st July. Why buy? In a city full of cool museums and even cooler late events, the RA's rank among the best. And we’re super-excited about their midsummer instalment, as Burlington House takes a turn towards the fantastical. This Saturday-night late event will hark back to the days of Hanoverian London, when Georgian pleasure gardens were all the rage. These were magical spaces for art, music and entertainment – filled with musical concerts and masquerades among tree-lined avenues dotted with glowing lanterns. The RA will deliver their very own twenty-first-century take on these dreamish soirees of yesteryear – expect illuminations, live music, DJs, moonlit dancefloors, gin grottos (a personal favourite among the staff at Time Out), installations, creative activities, secret bars and a summer ball. And to top it all off, it's their 250th anniversary, and accordingly this is going to be their biggest ever RA Late. Early birds have now sold out, but we've got a limited number of VIP tickets left, so get booking pronto! As a reminder the VIP experience includes: • Private curator-led tour of Summer Exhibition 2018 • Complimentary glass of champagne • A goody bag of gifts from the RA • Access to the VIP and members’ lounge with artisan wine and cocktail bars • Access to the VIP-only art studio with floral crafts and botanical illustration workshops What are the programme highlights? Misted Tea-House | Large-scale installation by Loop.pH Pop Art Parachute | Games by artists Chris Ilankovan and Flora Bradwell Multi-sensory summer ball | Alice Phelps, Shelley James and Bittersuite Cabaret Performances | Pecs Drag Kings Voguing workshop and party | Jay Jay Revlon Parlour Games | Georgian Dining Academy Garden Creature Sketching | Wild Life Drawing Theatrical Marionettes | Art Macabre Film Screenings | Collective.Iz Gin Grotto Espresso Martini Cocktail House ...plus more to be announced Who are the food and drink vendors? The Libation Station, Christabel’s, The Rum Runner, Smith and Sinclair, Oyster Boy, Club Mexicana ...plus more to be announced This booking is valid for one ticket to Summer Pleasure Garden at the Royal Academy. Please present your voucher on arrival. Under 18's are able attend the event but will not be able to purchase alcohol. There is no discounted ticket price for under 18s. All ticket tiers include access to Lates programmed activities plus after-hours entry to their 250th Summer Exhibition coordinated by Grayson Perry and The Great Spectacle. The Royal Academy is proud to be working with Time Out as official ticketing partner. This voucher cannot be cancelled, exchanged or used in conjunction with any other offer.
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