LATE event: 'A Midsummers Night's Fete' at the Royal Academy of Arts
See the exhibition that everyone's talking about at an exclusive one-off LATE event with Time Out
Float from one dream-like world to the next at the Royal Academy of Arts' exclusive 'Midsummer Night's Fete' LATE event in association with Time Out on Saturday June 21.
Once you step into the courtyard, you'll be handed a complimentary cocktail (courtesy of Fever-Tree) and be transported to a village fete from a bygone era as the Vintage Mafia unveil stalls, yarn bombing installations, and a takeaway van manned by a crack team of poets who will write, perform and hand deliver your very own verse. And that's before you venture inside.
Within the galleries, The Gabby Young Trio will perform a unique mix circus swing surrounded by 1,000 works of art from the Summer Exhibition, and you'll be left to roam free among the oversized flower installations and see art brought to life with live performers wandering around the exhibition space. You'll also get the opportunity to make some art of your own in the 19th century Life Drawing Room before you venture into the normally hidden Victorian vaults of the Academy, where you can party the night away at a silent disco.
Terms and conditions
- Voucher valid for one ticket to 'Midsummer Night's Fete' at the Royal Acadamy of Arts on Saturday June 21 including one drink from Fever Tree.
- Event runs from 6.30pm - 10.30pm with Keepers House open until midnight.
- Please print your voucher and present it on arrival.
- Drinks and bar snacks are available for purchase from Keeper's House.
- You must be over 18 years of age to receive your free alcoholic cocktail. Under 18s will receive a free non-alcoholic drink.
- Tickets cannot be cancelled, exchanged or refunded, or used in conjunction with any other offer.
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