Dance performances – Hall of Mirrors : Malandain Ballet Biarritz
Ball hosting – Gallery of Great Battles: Carnet de Bals
Piano and singing concert – Attique du Midi(South Attic) :Musicians and singers from the Royal Opera Orchestra
Actors – The Queen's Grand apartments and room 1792: Midnight Première
Actors – Attique du Midi(South Attic): Compagnie Baroque
Fireworks: Fêtes et Feux
Afterparty: DJ iD!R
The Ball of the Century
From Offenbach to Mistinguett
Experience a unique evening at the Château de Versailles for the first edition of the Ball of the Century.
On June 30th 1923, the Château de Versailles hosted an exceptional evening to celebrate the end of its restoration, the Fête Merveilleuse (the Marvellous Celebration)… 100 years later, we invite you to journey from the end of the 19th century to the start of the 20th century, from Offenbach to Mistinguett, during a Ball (3 hours) in the magnificent Gallery of Great Battles.
This ball will put the spotlight on partner dances that everyone can dance, from the "tempête" (tempest or Tom Pate), "American jig", "fantasies", "Pol Jones", "Ragtime dances", Charleston and other ballroom dances that will be explained at the evening itself just before the dance starts... to the most expressive and romantic, like waltzes, the Tango, Foxtrot...
Come and dance at the Château de Versailles from Vienna waltzes to the roaring twenties.
This evening will offer you many other surprises... After you have gone through the King's Grand Apartments, dancers from the famous Malandain Ballet will welcome you for a dance performance in the Hall Of Mirrors.
In the Queen's Grand Apartments, you'll meet actors who will invite you to take part in activities like a lesson to keep your body balance, tarot readings, card games…
The musicians from the Royal Opera Orchestra will perform a short musical programme in one of the most beautiful rooms in the Château, promising to be a truly delightful interlude!
Ruby and Diamond tickets will enjoy the privilege of visiting the Attique du Midi (south attic), that will be open to the public exceptionally, where actors will guide them as they walk through the rooms.
A celebratory event at the Château de Versailles would not be one without a firework show! You will be able to admire the wonderful show from the Hall of Mirrors, surrounded by the gilding in the most beautiful room in the château.
After midnight, the Ball of the Century will start dancing to the beat of modern music in the Gallery of Great Battles for an unforgettable afterparty.
The Ball of the Century is the unique opportunity to discover the Château de Versailles as you will have never seen it!
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DIAMOND ticket :
Welcome glass of champagne.
Entrance to the Ball of the Century in the Gallery of Battles.
Entrance to a private space with tables and chairs, next to the Gallery of Great Battles.
Activities that can be freely enjoyed, entrance to a dance performance, a classical music concert and theatrical tour of the Attique du Midi, which are generally closed to the public.
Prestige buffet and unlimited champagne (afterparty included for beverages only).
Parking and priority access to the cloakroom.
For groups (from 10 people), please contact the ticket service directly on 00 33 (0)1 30 83 74 44.
Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
No duplicate will be provided, even in the event of loss or theft.
In the event you encounter a technical problem, the ticket team is available to provide assistance by telephone on 00 33 (0)1 30 83 78 89 (from Monday to Friday from 11 am to 6 pm) or on site in the ticket office and shop (3 bis rue des Réservoirs, 78000 Versailles; from Monday to Friday from 11 am to 6 pm, as well as the Saturdays of performances, excluding the Musical Fountains Show, from 2 pm to 5 pm) to help you make your reservation.
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Dress code :
Men: Black tie dinner suit, dress shoes.
Women: Ball gown or formal evening dress.
For costume enthusiasts, outfits from the 1850s (Second Empire) to 1920 (the roaring twenties) are accepted.
Baroque costumes are not accepted; please reserve them for the Fêtes Galantes or the Grand Bal Masqué.
Masks are not accepted.
No changing facilities are provided on the spot.
Guests who do not respect the dress code could be denied entry.
You will potentially be filmed or photographed during this event. Château de Versailles Spectacles consider you abandon every appeal in case of use of those pictures for promotion of the Ball of the Century.