RA Lates: Summer Pleasure Garden

  • What is it?

    Tickets to an evening of magical, after-hours fun at the RA – exclusively for Time Out readers.

    When is it?

    Saturday 21st July.

    Why buy?

    In a city full of cool museums and even cooler late events, the Royal Academy’s rank among the best. And we’re super-excited about their midsummer instalment, as Burlington House takes a turn towards the fantastical.

    This Saturday-night late event will hark back to the days of Hanoverian London, when Georgian pleasure gardens were all the rage. These were magical spaces for art, music and entertainment – filled with musical concerts and masquerades among tree-lined avenues dotted with glowing lanterns. The RA will deliver their very own twenty-first-century take on these dreamish soirees of yesteryear – expect illuminations, live music, DJs, moonlit dancefloors, gin grottos (a personal favourite among the staff at Time Out), installations, creative activities, secret bars and a summer ball. And to top it all off, it's their 250th anniversary, and accordingly this is going to be their biggest ever RA Late. 

    And guess what? We’ve got a load of Time Out-only tickets, and early bird tickets have now sold out, so get booking pronto!

    What are the programme highlights?

    Misted Tea-House | Large-scale installation by Loop.pH
    Pop Art Parachute | Games by artists Chris Ilankovan and Flora Bradwell
    Multi-sensory summer ball | Alice Phelps, Shelley James and Bittersuite
    Cabaret Performances | Pecs Drag Kings
    Voguing workshop and party | Jay Jay Revlon
    Parlour Games | Georgian Dining Academy
    Garden Creature Sketching | Wild Life Drawing
    Theatrical Marionettes | Art Macabre
    Film Screenings | Collective.Iz
    Gin Grotto
    Espresso Martini Cocktail House

    ...plus more to be announced

    Who are the food and drink vendors?

    The Libation Station,  Christabel’s,  The Rum Runner,  Smith and Sinclair, Oyster Boy,  Club Mexicana

    ...plus more to be announced

  • Need to know
    • This booking is valid for one ticket to Summer Pleasure Garden at the Royal Academy.
    • Please present your voucher on arrival.
    • Under 18's are able attend the event bue will not be able to purchase alcohol. 
    • There is no discounted ticket price for under 18s.
    • All ticket tiers include access to Lates programmed activities plus after-hours entry to their 250th Summer Exhibition coordinated by Grayson Perry and The Great Spectacle. 
    • The Royal Academy is proud to be working with Time Out as official ticketing partner. 
    • This voucher cannot be cancelled, exchanged or used in conjunction with any other offer.