You're Invited: Netflix's Official 'Bridgerton' Ball Experience Is Finally Making Its Australian Debut

Calling all dukes and duchesses: this immersive event will take you back to the regency era with live performances, tunes, themed cocktails and a visit with the queen.
Sarah Ward
Published on April 24, 2024

Unofficial Bridgerton balls have already popped up in Australia, but now it's time for the real thing: The Queen's Ball: A Bridgerton Experience, which comes with the backing of Netflix and Shondaland. After bringing regency-era vibes to Los Angeles, Washington DC, Chicago, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Denver and New York in the US, and also to Toronto and Montreal in Canada, the event is finally letting Down Under fans unleash their inner duke and duchess.

For a month between Friday, May 24–Sunday, June 23, Melbourne will be doubling for London high society in the early 1800s, in The Queen's Ball: A Bridgerton Experience's exclusive Aussie stop. Step inside Fever Exhibitions Hall on Dawson Street in Brunswick and you'll feel like you're stepping back in time — or into the huge Netflix hit series, at least.

Lady Whistledown aficionados will be able to head along every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening to promenade around an immersive setup where a string quartet will be playing live tunes inspired by the show, dancers will accompany the music and live theatrical performances will keep you entertained. You'll also go for a spin in the ballroom yourself at the afterparty. Before then, you'll also hit up Madame Delacroix's modiste and an underground painting studio, then visit with the queen.

Actors in period costumes will be wandering around, helping to set the mood — and yes, if you'd like to dress to fit the occasion, and the series, that's obviously heartily encouraged.

The drinks list, including cocktails, will be Bridgerton-themed. While your sips aren't included in your ticket, a full bar will be available, as will snacks such as chips and lollies to purchase.

The Queen's Ball: A Bridgerton Experience will unleash its lavishness just after the show's third season arrives, with the first four episodes dropping on Thursday, May 16, then the next four on Thursday, June 13.

It also pops up after the New South Wales town of Bowral just scored a week-long Bridgerton-themed makeover, complete with stars Nicola Coughlan (Barbie) and Luke Newton (The Shape of Things) — aka Penelope Featherington and Colin Bridgerton — in attendance.

The Queen's Ball: A Bridgerton Experience runs from Friday, May 24–Sunday, June 23 at Fever Exhibitions Hall, 62 Dawson Street, Brunswick, Melbourne. For more information or to join the waitlist for tickets — with presales from 6pm AEST on Monday, April 29 and general sales from 6pm AEST on Tuesday, April 30 — head to the event website.

To watch Bridgerton in the interim, head to Netflix.

Published on April 24, 2024 by Sarah Ward
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