The Goblin King's Masquerade Ball


Friday 29 April 2016

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Friday 29 April 2016
21:00 - 04:00
Festival, Fun Time Partying, Something A Little Different, Themed Nights
Elephant & Castle
Over 18

Come celebrate the 30th anniversary of Jim Henson's cult film Labyrinth and an unmissable tribute to the late David Bowie!

The Goblin King's Masquerade Ball is a themed costume ball that explores the weird and wonderful darkside of fantasy. Join a cacophony of London's greatest underground circus, music and cabaret performers at this immersive ballroom party, infamous for having made even the mighty Dionysus blush! A night of mischief and revelry awaits you amongst the strange and beautiful creatures of the night. Let us dance the magic dance and toast the hallowed night until we render the moon a prude and set the sun ablaze!

Lords and Ladies of Misrule, you are hereby invited by Chancellor Lerkbor & Skraybor to The Goblin King's 5th Annual Masquerade Ball.


This evening sees the World Turn'd Upside Down; Where Fools become Princes for one night. Where Nymphs, Bad Faeries, Goblins and other Creatures of the Night, beyond the realm of human vision, are free to dance, tempt, seduce, carry out acts of foolishness and wanton merrymaking. Dearest revellers cast aside thoughts of the next day and abandon yourselves to excesses and skullduggery, the time is upon us to witness of The Fall of The King.


Check out the star studded array of the most exotic and bizarre acts from across the many enchanted realms! A wondrous cornucopia of acts to delight and revolt!

Live Music from the near-eastern sounds of The Turbans, Tim Burton inspired Parisians' La Mouche and medieval speed folk from PerKelt.

Circus & Cabaret presented by Knightmare Life host Paul Flannery, with aerial performances by Josie-Beth Davies, Betty Madimi and Hauk Pattison. Cabaret shows by firey Snake Fervor, Syban, Pearl Grey, The Man of A Thousand Farces, Bambi Blue, Arthur Foxaque & Carmen Mon Oxide. Monsterous puppetry by Twice Shy Theatre and Curious Oddities.

DJ sets from The Roustabouts, Troy Savoy [Austria], Rockit Riyad, Duncan DeMorgan & Jamie Moon.

Other curiosities include goblin life drawing by Art Macabre, Tarot reading by House of Daath Tarot, Faery Slave Traders by The Myth Heads, join the rebellion with our cast including Dread Falls Theatre, meet Goblin Shaman Honiki, giant creatures from Razor Pariah, exotic goblin ladies of the night from The Creature Shop, Magical Forest Photo Theatre by Out of Order, dancing from Shell L'Amour and Skyler, and make up artists Squiggles and Wiggles. Plus an interactive cast featuring members of the Goblin King's Royal Army and underdog upstarts The Tusk Rebellion.

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28 New Kent Road London, London, SE1 6TJ

South London

Nearest station:
Elephant & Castle (Tube)


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I enjoyed it immensely. That being said, I believe as a Labyrinth themed occasion - and especially after David's tragic passing - there should have been more Bowie music, including the tracks he sung in Labyrinth. I would've happily danced to "Magic Dance", and "Chilly Down". Not to mention "As The World Falls Down" would've been a perfect slow dance for the couples! I look Forward to next year, but I expected perhaps games or other activities. Anneka visited Coronet on 19 Apr 2016
03 May 2016 by Anneka

I had a fantastic time, make sure you go in costume and embrace the weirdness! Definitely an event I would like to visit again, with good music all night if a little folk-sy Jamie visited Coronet on 28 Apr 2016
02 May 2016 by Jamie

Interesting entertainment. Attendees had amazing costumes and masks which added to the immersive experience. Great djs later in the evening. The venue was cold but not the fault of the organisers May visited Coronet on 24 Mar 2016
02 May 2016 by May

Was my second time to goblin king. Loved the different activities (hot tub cinema, theatre acts, fetish shows) the weirdness and over the top in all the floors and rooms made me stay the whole night. This year I wasn't really impressed. they were paying tribute to David Bowie, but only things mentioning him was the host for the cabaret show and masks with lighting bolts on the stairs as decoration. There were two performers dressed up as the doors from Labyrinth which is were the out there vibe of 2016 goblin king ended. The courtyard where hot tub cinema and live theatre was used as smoking corner and cloak room. Most of the night was dj's and live music. Seeing Perkelt live a second time was a really good moment, think they were the highlight of the evening. I left about 1am, I stayed the whole night last time but this year there was nothing interesting to see. For my second time at Goblin King I was extremely disappointed. I don't know if I would go again. Martin visited Coronet on 28 Apr 2016
01 May 2016 by Martin
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Really disappointed, my friends went last year and raved about all that it had to offer- hot tubs, quests, countless activities and acts, so much so that they felt like they couldn't fit it all in one night. I was so excited that i could go this year, but now feel like the money i spent on the tickets and making my costume has been somewhat wasted and I ended the night feeling let down. Harriet visited Coronet on 24 Mar 2016
01 May 2016 by Harriet

Overall I enjoyed the evening, so much effort was put in costume wise and the decor was very cool too. But I enjoyed the music upstairs a lot more than the live stuff that was on when we came at 12ish. The music was very folkie and I could not really dance to it, just sway like a sad hobbit at a hobbit prom. Then we discovered upstairs which played Bowie and then Prince in succession! It was busy in there and I think the music played in the small upstairs room should have featured a lot more in the downstairs big room! Also the drinks were stupidly expensive, I swear they put less than a unit in mine...aside from all that would still come next year. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE play more dancable hits in the big room next time! Chloe visited Coronet on 23 Mar 2016
01 May 2016 by Chloe

Absolutely amazing!! Everyone put in a huge amount of effort into their costumes which is very refreshing to see. The sax player was brilliant. Will be going again next year. KATRINA visited Coronet on 19 Apr 2016
01 May 2016 by KATRINA

I loved the spectacle & the vibe - really lovely. The music was a bit patchy tho & techno mixed with cheesy classics didn't really do it for me - straight techno (the harder the better) for me (& my friends) all the way! The acts were good tho - just felt the upstairs room coulda been better. Security a bit full on too. But over all a lovely night for my bday. Ros visited Coronet on 11 Apr 2016
01 May 2016 by Ros

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