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. 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 (no-host) coat check service at the door, a drink ticket good for any Edwardian drink special, and admission to our Daytime Vendor Bazaar during Saturday daytime hours. 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 - 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. We also offer ADA-only reserved seating areas on the main floor. If you have specific ADA requirements, please email us at access@edwardianball.com 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 - reduced 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! 

Is the food at the event?

We are pleased to work with The Regency Ballroom and Best Beverage Catering to create a special food menu for both The Edwardian World's Faire and The Edwardian Ball 20th Anniversary! Our menu is available all night to order at the Vendor Bazaar Bar. Below is a sample of our 2020 menu. Bon appetit!


Wherever shall we rest our heads?

Why fuss with your motorcoach after such revelry when you could be so close to your weekend home? For your San Francisco Edwardian weekend stay, we suggest the Calista Organic Hotel - 1485 Bush Street, SF - a mere block from The Regency Ballroom. The rooms are really quite lovely, reserve yours while they last! Book your reservations here.


Are kids allowed at the Edwardian Ball?

The San Francisco Edwardian Ball is open to all ages. We even offer a Young Edwardian ticket for 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, Karin Conn, to discuss and, if approved, complete a media release form.


Are there in’s & out’s at the venue?

Sorry, but due to venue regulations, no in’s & out’s are allowed. We do take care, however, to provide everything you might need for a comfortable evening of revelry, including hot food and beverages.

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