What's the difference between the World's Faire and the Ball?
FRIDAY night's World's Faire marks the opening of each 2 day celebration. The World's Faire presents a grand exposition of art, science, history and wonders of the world. All ages are welcome to this interactive, immersive world often including midway games, bicycle powered carnival rides and authentic steam powered machinery. This year's theme is "The Rose Pedal Garden", featuring a bicycle-powered garden of playful wonders (Friday), and featuring a stage show of Gorey's cranked-up classic, "The Epiplectic Bicycle" (Saturday). On SATURDAY night the World's Fair expo is cleared away to make room for ballroom dancing and the world of Edward Gorey.
BOTH NIGHTS feature unique and riveting stage shows including live music, DJs, circus and theatre, our Museum of Wonders, fine art and installations, a meticulously curated Vendor Bazaar, absinthe and a full bar (21+) and hot food served throughout the night.
What's the difference between GA & VIP Tickets?
While both GA and VIP grant access to the Grand Ballroom, Vendor Bazaar, Museum of Wonders, VIP tickets offer access to the VIP Mezzanine with best views of the stage, plus VIP-only entry, VIP coat check, a drink ticket good for any Edwardian drink special, admission to our Daytime Vendor Bazaar during Saturday daytime hours, and a signed poster. Upgrading to a VIP Reserved Seat ticket includes access to an exclusive VIP area with reserved seating.
Is there ADA access at the Edwardian Ball?
Yes - in San Francisco at the Regency Ballroom, there is ADA access via elevator to all three floors, and ADA-accessible restrooms on all levels. Only the VIP Mezzanine is not wheelchair-accessible, there are six steps between the elevator landing and the balcony level. In Los Angeles at the Fonda Theatre, the main floor is flat and fully accessible, with ADA-compliant restrooms. The balcony and rooftop of this historic building are only accessible by stairs. In both cities we have ADA-only reserved seating areas on the main floor. If you have specific ADA requirements, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to accommodate you.
Is there parking at the venues?
YES and NO. There are plenty of public and private parking lots in the vicinity of The Regency Ballroom. There is also limited street parking. We suggest the Holiday Inn – located at 1500 Van Ness Avenue (Holiday Inn 24-Hour Garage - $25 Flat Rate until 2 AM with Validation from The Regency Ballroom). Don't forget to stamp your ticket at our Box Office on your way out! In Los Angeles, there are several parking lots nearby including SafteyPark that is located just to the right of The Fonda Theatre on Hollywood Blvd. and Gower St. Prices vary depending on the day.
Are kids allowed at the Edwardian Ball?
Both the San Francisco and Los Angeles Edwardian Ball is open to all ages. We even offer a Young Edwardian ticket for San Francisco's Friday night’s Edwardian World’s Faire. While kids are allowed to attend the event, we do advise that some content is not specifically designed for children.
Is photography allowed at the event?
You are welcome to take photos with your phone or pocket camera, to your beautiful heart’s content. Professional cameras, flash photography, and video cameras are not permitted without previous permission. Please contact our publicist, Michelle Barnett, to discuss and, if approved, complete a media release form.
Are there in’s & out’s at either venue?
Sorry, but due to venue regulations, no in’s & out’s are allowed in either SF or LA. We do take care, however, to provide everything you might need for a comfortable evening of revelry, including hot food and beverages galore.