Mad Monk's Masquerade - A New Year's Eve Eve Masked Ball



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Friday 30 December 2016
21:00 - 03:00
New Years Eve Party, Cabaret/Burlesque, Live Music, Theatre/Arts, Clubbing
Party Mash Up, Retro, Electro
Elephant & Castle
Over 18

Join us in the faded grandeur of the Coronet Theatre for an evening of revelry to commemorate the grisly events that took place in Russia exactly 100 years ago, on the night of December 30th 1916: the murder of Rasputin.

Grigori Rasputin - wandering mystic, psychic healer, spiritual adviser to the Tsar and Russia’s greatest love machine - was rumoured to be a member of the Khlysti, an underground religious sect who reportedly indulged in flagellation and orgies. They believed that salvation was could only be attained through repentance, which meant the more you sinned the more you were able to repent.

It was Rasputin’s enthusiastic embracing of the first part of these teachings that led to him being poisoned, shot and have his body dumped in the Neva river by a group of nobles in one of the most notorious murders in history.

So come and indulge yourself in an evening of the drinking, dancing and debauchery with which the Road to Redemption is paved.


Relive the decadent dying days of the Romanov dynasty where the weak-willed Tsar and his domineering wife the Tsarina are under the hypnotic thrall of the dissolute monk Rasputin. With the Great War raging and revolutionaries gathering on the streets outside join the beleaguered aristocracy as they party on the edge of oblivion.


Trans Siberian March Band - a panoramic music travelogue from Moscow to Vladivostok with our stomping eleven piece brass orchestra.

Buffo's Wake - a heady brew of death waltz, urban skank & gypsy punk.

Bishi - Anglo-Indian singer, pianist and sitarist will take to the decks to mix Eastern and Western avant-garde sounds.


Come and attain salvation from the Rasputnitsi, the female adherents of Rasputin - peasant women, society ladies, whores and fallen novices - in the floor show that purifies as it degrades. With wantonness and lewd antics our performers will take your mortal sins onto their own souls, permitting you to depart in a state of primordial purity.

Among those sinning for their supper will be:

Rubyyy Jones - a force of nature: an all singing, all dancing, comedic shock Divaaa.

TeTe Bang - bad bitch of burlesque and angle grinder, striking sparks off metals and audiences alike.

Smashlyn Monroe - the Mephistopheles of masochism will unleash all torments of Eternal Damnation upon herself.

Dinah-Might - a burlesque bombshell who will bewitch you with innocence and seduction all in one.

Marnie Scarlet - deviant Diva, fire fetishist and couturier, writhing in her latest latex creation.

Thy Last Drop - Victorian murderpunks evoking the spirit of Jack the Ripper with songs of Bedlam, death and gravedigging.

Marcella Puppini - will vamp the vinyl with her blend of rockabilly, electroswing, R&B, garage and rock n' roll.


Join MISTRESS BEATRIX and her apostate Sisters of Salvation in the Ark of the Khlysti. the mysterious abode of this secret Siberian gnostic sect. Baptism is by immersion in the waters of sinfulness and absolution comes through mortification of the flesh. At our blissful consummation you will spontaneously speak the language of Jerusalem as you dance yourself into a frenzy of spiritual ecstasy.


The Many Deaths of Rasputin with ART MACABRE.

What’s your poison? Take up your pen and sketch the final hours of the meddling monk as he is lured to the Yusupov Palace by a group of scheming patricians with the promise of the favours of the beautiful Princess Irina. Here he is drugged with cyanide-laced petits fours and dessert wine before being shot and drowned.

THE DRESS CODE: Monks, nuns, novices, priests, heretics, holy fools, hussars, boyars, whores, black tie, ball gown, frock coat, imperial finery, or anything else that you fancy really. Masks obligatory.

* Footnotes

In 1916 Imperial Russia was still using the Julian Calendar, which was by then lagging 13 days behind the Gregorian Calendar in use by the rest of Europe, so Rasputin’s murder took place on December 17th (Old Style). But we’re holding our New Year’s Eve party on December 30th, so who are we to criticise?

The Coronet theatre had been set, like Rasputin, to meet its end on December 30th, but has now been granted a whole year’s stay of execution from the developers. So we’ll see you there again in 2017.

The Mad Monk's Masquerade will feature a wondrous cast of London's most eerie, exotic and eccentric performers. Visit for an up to date performer list.

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28 New Kent Road London, London, SE1 6TJ

South London

Nearest station:
Elephant & Castle (Tube)


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Loved this! Cheeky, fun and excellent value Naomi visited Coronet on 30 Dec 2016
13 Jan 2017 by

Was a great event, with full of surprises ;) could have been busier than this, but I still had so much. Hacer visited Coronet on 30 Dec 2016
04 Jan 2017 by

My wife and I attended for the first time the masquerade ball and found it, awesome! Great venue, very good performers and singers, excellent choice at the bar, and also the people attending made a great effort in masquerade outfits. All in all, impressed, we will definitely attend the next one. Well done organisers and all participating, in creating this great event! :) Gheorghe visited Coronet on 30 Dec 2016
03 Jan 2017 by

The venue was nice, but quite cold and windy. Bands and cabaret all great, cheers for that! On the nudity part overall, though, I think you guys have seriously overdone some of it :-) some parts were even creepy (maybe for just my taste) but a few friends have agreed with me. Also, people came quite dressed up, which was a very nice sight. ID request should have been on the invite, I didn't have any ID on me, had to allow scanning of my credit card, which is quite a dodgy solution. Natalia visited Coronet on 30 Dec 2016
03 Jan 2017 by

My girlfriend and I had a great night at the Masquerade Ball, but it wasn't without its hurdles. The door security asking for (and photographing - why?!) photo ID was intrusive and as pointed out elsewhere quite dystopian. Tickets should CLEARLY state that photo ID will be required - we didn't know and nearly had serious problem. Great venue. Bands were both excellent - high point of the night really. Some good tunes between bands too. DJs after the bands unfortunately couldn't mix and were playing some really random stuff - is it too much to ask for a *professional* DJ, rather than someone's mate?! There's hardly a shortage these days. Seriously, I can recommend if you're stuck... PA was quite poor, but this is probably also a factor of the amateur DJs - the bands sounded fine. We danced anyway and had a lot of fun on a nicely spacious dancefloor. GF enjoyed dancing in the cage ;) Nice alternative crowd, who'd mostly made an effort, and a good vibe. Evening was made by the crowd and the bands, rather than necessarily the organisation. And seriously guys, hire a proper DJ next time! x Gavin visited Coronet on 30 Dec 2016
03 Jan 2017 by

It had all the ingredients to be a really memorable night - so alternative! However unfortunately for me it was ruined by the fact that the venue was absolutely FREEZING! Hope there are a few more in the summer because then it would probably be a really good night P visited Coronet on 30 Dec 2016
02 Jan 2017 by

What an amazing event! Could have carried on as time flew. People are stupendous and there is a wonderful vibe here. Thank you for making my night a memorable one! Can't wait to come back! :) Hadinet visited Coronet on 30 Dec 2016
02 Jan 2017 by

An amazing, out of this world party in a very interesting club! Loved it!!! The music, the performances, the atmosphere was fantastic! The staff was very lovely and helpful too. Elena visited Coronet on 30 Dec 2016
01 Jan 2017 by

You really should write that this is a swinger Party in the discription. As a normal Person we thought it's a normal masquerade Ball. Got a shock for my whole live. So disgusting! Sarah visited Coronet on 30 Dec 2016
01 Jan 2017 by

Great night, well done all involved. Security were on point and I suppose it's necessary because of licensing etc. . . but the passport scans and/ or emails were pretty dystopian. Forbes visited Coronet on 30 Dec 2016
01 Jan 2017 by

Sadly I couldn't make it on the night, so can only give a midling rating. Based on having attended in previous years, I would have happily given another star or two. Dominic visited Coronet on 30 Dec 2016
01 Jan 2017 by

Security was very effective, which was good but why confiscate chewing gum? Musically I found something missing. Too much of the same and it got irritating. A separate dance floor with more disco music style, funk, soul, anything danceable from 70s onwards would have been very appreciated. The concept is nice, the masks, the dress code works, I also enjoyed the naked waiters, however, I thought the ladies got a hard deal from some disgusting customers who could not help themselves and it looked like harassment going on to me. I think the naked ladies should have bodyguards so they can't be taken advantage of! Well organised event but music and performance style was not varied enough. Anne visited Coronet on 30 Dec 2016
01 Jan 2017 by

I love the concept of A Curious Invitation party and the acts were a riot, but this time the party felt empty and it was bloody freezing everywhere!!! The DJs seemed completely random with their music selection which was also a shame. yuichan123 visited Coronet on 30 Dec 2016
01 Jan 2017 by

Highly enjoyable, great performances in a great venue. Jay visited Coronet on 30 Dec 2016
01 Jan 2017 by

Great venue, Well organised . Jam packed with entertainment and never a dull moment! Clarice visited Coronet on 30 Dec 2016
01 Jan 2017 by

The best event I've ever been to on DesignMyNight. Everyone was into the theme, which I had been worried about beforehand. Great time, my gf and I will surely be attending the next event! We thrive on the unique, but this event was truly one of of a kind. Colin visited Coronet on 30 Dec 2016
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