Jive Party @ The Rivoli Ballroom

The Rivoli Ballroom

Description

Saturday 18 November 2017 and Saturday 16 December 2017
20:00 - 01:00
£17
Live Music, Something A Little Different, Activity, Date Night
Live Music, Rhythm and Blues, Jazz
Over 21. 18-20? Contact us first via jiveparty.com

Fancy putting on your glad rags and dancing in the fabulous retro Rivoli Ballroom – with a live band, DJs and a beginners’ jive lesson to kick the evening into swing? Our ever-popular monthly Jive Parties have a lively buzz, and the best jive, swing and original R&B music around. Jive Party is for beginners and experts alike. Or you could just come along as many do and soak up the atmosphere, enjoy the music, watch the dancing and drink at pub prices in one of the most iconic venues around. No pressure to dance - but you’ll probably want to.  

The Rivoli really is such a wonderfully nostalgic blast from the best of the past and when combined with the authentic 40's and 50's sounds of live bands and amazing djing between the sets at Jive Party it really does turn into a magical night. If you don't believe us check out our recent customers' comments.

Bands coming up are

October 21 -     Laura B and Her Band   
November 18    Oobopsh'bam
December 16    Sugar T & The Swells

A bit about Laura B and Her Band

Another night of brilliant rockin’ and honkin’ rhythm and blues from Laura B and her superb septet, in the upbeat style of Ruth Brown, Big Maybelle and Lavern Baker.

This eight-piece good time, Rhythm and Blues/Swing band features the extraordinarily talented Laura B on vocals and some of the best authentic sounding rhythm and blues players in Europe whose credentials speak for themselves. Comprised of members from many bands who have played the circuit across the UK, Europe, USA and even Japan. Laura’s all-star band includes members of Ocean’s Seven, Juke Joint Jump, Sugar Ray’s Flying Fortress, The Big Six, Alabama Slammers, The Mike Sanchez Band and Jools Holland’s R’n’B Orchestra, to name but a few. Also featuring the amazing Chris Corcoran on guitar, Lady Laura and the guys guarantee a big beat sound and performance to match many of the great R’n’B artistes of the fifties. Why not check them out at www.laurab-music.co.uk

The Rivoli Ballroom is one of the few remaining original decor ballrooms remaining in London. 

For fuller details please visit www.jiveparty.com

Tickets will stop being sold on this site at 8pm on the day of the event but remaining tickets will be available on the door for £20 

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Location

The Rivoli Ballroom
350 Brockley Road, London, SE4 2BY



Nearest station:
Crofton Park (Rail)

Terms

1. The ticket holder voluntarily assumes all risks and danger incidental to the event for which the ticket is issued, whether occurring prior, during or after the event. The ticket holder voluntarily agrees that the management, venue, event participants, DesignMyNight (WFL Media Ltd) and all of their respective agents, officers, directors, owners and employers are expressly released by the ticket holder from any claims arising from such causes.
2. Tickets are issued subject to the rules and regulations of the venue.
3. Please check your tickets, as mistakes cannot always be rectified.
4. Occasionally, events are cancelled or postponed by the promoter, team, performer or venue for a variety of reasons. If the event is cancelled, please contact us for information on receiving a refund from the responsible party. If the event was moved or rescheduled, the venue or promoter may set refund limitations. It is your responsibility to ascertain the date and time of any rearranged event.
5. The venue reserves the right to refuse admission and may on occasion have to conduct security searches to ensure the safety of the patrons.
6. Every effort to admit latecomers will be made at a suitable break in the event, but admission cannot always be guaranteed.
7. We regret that tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded after purchase.
8. Tickets are sold subject to the venue or promoter's right to alter or vary the programme due to events or circumstances beyond its control without being obliged to refund monies or exchange tickets.
9. If this ticket is re-sold or transferred for profit or commercial gain by anyone other than the promoter, venue management, DesignMyNight or one of their authorised sub-agents, it will become voidable and the holder may be
refused entry to or ejected from the venue.
10. The venue may operate a No Smoking Policy.
11. The promoter, venue management and DesignMyNight accept no responsibility for any personal property.
12. The event listed on the purchased ticket is strictly for ticket holders who are over 18 years of age. Identification may be required.

Organiser

Jive Party

Graham and Ken at Jive Party

http://www.jiveparty.com

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Large good quality floor and drinks are at pub prices, and not expensive pubs. Doormen are very polite and professional as are the bar staff, ticket seller on the door, and the iconic owner of the Rivoli, Bill, who is now in his eighties. The place is often used for location shoots for movies about the forties and fifties, and is located immediately opposite Crofton Park Railway station, so it's easy and only fifteen minutes to get to from the Elephant and Castle or Victoria. The bands are always good, and the beginners dance lesson is competently run.

Reply from Jive Party @ The Rivoli Ballroom

George, thanks for stopping by to leave a review - we appreciate it and are so glad you enjoy out Jive nights so much. We're gunning for that 5th star though, what do we need to do to get it?
16 Oct 2017 by
4

Great venue and atmosphere!! The friendliest crowd in London. Don't miss the dance lesson at the bigging great ice breaker to meet new friends. Dress retro or you' ll feel out of place.

Reply from Jive Party @ The Rivoli Ballroom

Thanks Laura! Hope you enjoy our bands and music too - and thanks for the 5 stars!!
23 Jul 2017 by
5

Great night in an amazing venue. Good priced drinks and a great band. I am not an experienced dancer but there were many there who were very helpful and happy to take me for a spin and show me some steps. Just a pity that there were less men that women during the dance class as it would have been nice if everyone could have had a partner. Invite your male friends everyone! Olivia visited The Rivoli Ballroom on 15 Jul 2017

Reply from Jive Party @ The Rivoli Ballroom

Yes - come on guys! Dive in! (Not literally!) To be fair it's usually pretty well balanced male- female. Thanks for leaving a 5-star review Olivia, much appreciated.
17 Jul 2017 by
5

Good band. Dj: improvement needed visited The Rivoli Ballroom on 15 Jul 2017

Reply from Jive Party @ The Rivoli Ballroom

Hi Gilles - what would you like the DJ to play? We'll see what we can do.
17 Jul 2017 by
3

Great as always, been going regular for over 4 years. But I feel that numbers attending have dropped gradually over time due to the increase in the ticket cost. Fairer cost , I feel would be £12 on line, £15 on door. Also the marjority of guests cannot dance, so I feel that when the band is off stage, the music should change tempo to slower jive as taught in the taster class. Its can be very hard to dance all night to a fast rock and roll or fast swing beat when you try to dance with beginners. Hopefully these comments will be taken note of as I genially feel it would improve the experience of those attending , and they will come back. leslie visited The Rivoli Ballroom on 15 Jul 2017

Reply from Jive Party @ The Rivoli Ballroom

Hi Leslie, so glad you enjoyed the night. The numbers do tend to drop as we go into and through the summer months, partially due to other attractions like Wimbledon and BBQs etc! We take your point about slower numbers from the DJ - last Saturday we had a guest DJ who is used to playing to a crowd of experienced dancers and so played his usual up-tempos set - however we'll take your point into consideration when we are there next. You ticket price suggestions unfortunately would have us running at a loss and so would be unsustainable, but I don't see why we shouldn't run a special offer now and then to certain people such as our regular customers - leave it with us, we'll have a think about that,
17 Jul 2017 by
4

A great fun night with brilliant dancers and a great band (Miss Annie & the Night shift) All set in such an amazing dance hall. Myself and my wife will definitely be back again for more. Stephen visited The Rivoli Ballroom on 15 Jul 2017

Reply from Jive Party @ The Rivoli Ballroom

Thanks Stephen your remarks are much appreciated.
17 Jul 2017 by
5

Great night - fab band and great DJ (JC from France!) Derek visited The Rivoli Ballroom on 15 Jul 2017

Reply from Jive Party @ The Rivoli Ballroom

JC is always popular - shame we couldn't get that 5th star from you but come back and see if we deserve it next time!
17 Jul 2017 by
4

very hot and no aircon. - so more fans would have been good.... visited The Rivoli Ballroom on 17 Jun 2017

Reply from Jive Party @ The Rivoli Ballroom

We have two large fans either side of the stage great for cooling off, and fans in two of the bar doorways, but you're right it does get hot in the summer. Spare shirt recommended...
19 Jun 2017 by
3

It was great! the music was really nice and i had a great time. Rachele visited The Rivoli Ballroom on 20 May 2017
30 May 2017 by
5

DJ sets slightly too loud visited The Rivoli Ballroom on 20 May 2017
23 May 2017 by
4

Excellent night as always, thank you for making this happen Rivoli :) Cezar visited The Rivoli Ballroom on 20 May 2017
22 May 2017 by
5

Great band and great dancing Alanya-Jessica visited The Rivoli Ballroom on 20 May 2017
22 May 2017 by
5

Great as usual love coming to the Rivoil visited The Rivoli Ballroom on 20 May 2017
22 May 2017 by
5

Only my second time there but I love it, the music was brilliant, had a great time dancing and it felt like a great environment Holly visited The Rivoli Ballroom on 20 May 2017
22 May 2017 by
5

The evening was such a happy and positive time. My partner and I had not danced together in this kind of way before and we had no previous jive experience so it was wonderful not to feel intimidated but rather to enjoy a lovely freedom to have a go! visited The Rivoli Ballroom on 20 May 2017
22 May 2017 by
4

Brilliant night! Great band and fantastic party atmosphere. visited The Rivoli Ballroom on 20 May 2017
22 May 2017 by
5

Fab night! Great band and lots of classy dancers .... Derek visited The Rivoli Ballroom on 20 May 2017
22 May 2017 by
4

Always a perfect night, with great music and a birlliant atmosphere visited The Rivoli Ballroom on 20 May 2017
22 May 2017 by
5

A brilliant night as always. A fabulous band and great dancers in a gorgeous venue. The only thing that could improve it would be air conditioning! Sophie visited The Rivoli Ballroom on 20 May 2017
22 May 2017 by
5

Keeping the jive alive! It's fabulous and one of my favourite venues for dancing with probably the best live band acoustics. People make the effort to dress for The Rivoli Ballroom and the bands are top notch. Even bar prices are reasonable. As Jackson Sloan says "Keeping the jive alive". Never stop.

Reply from Jive Party @ The Rivoli Ballroom

Thanks for your lovely comments Iain. The Rivoli Ballroom is indeed a special venue. The band tonight is particularly suited for the Rivoli too.
16 May 2017 by
5

Amazing venue and night. Been to this place twice and always leave with a smile on my face and an unforgettable experience. Looking to book my 3rd time now, jive on.

Reply from Jive Party @ The Rivoli Ballroom

Hi Cezar I'm sure you won't be disappointed tonight either. Juke Joint Jump always bring the house down. See you later. All the best Graham
15 May 2017 by
5

An incredible venue and an amazing night. Even the security staff are friendly. Love the music love the ballroom

Reply from Jive Party @ The Rivoli Ballroom

Totally agree :-)
18 Jan 2017 by
5

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