Chances are you binged the first season of Bridgerton on your couch, but now it’s time to swap those sweats for a flowing dress or velvety coat worthy of Queen Charlotte.
The Queen’s Ball: A Bridgerton Experience brings a Regency-era pop-up to Downtown L.A. through late May for an event that’s part immersive photo op and part classical music and dance show.
As in the Netflix series, the disembodied voice of gossip columnist Lady Whistledown will guide you through the evening at the Millennium Biltmore. All in the name of impressing Her Majesty, the Queen, you’ll have a fitting at Madame Delacroix’s modiste and pose at the painting studio before visiting with the Queen herself to make your case for why you should be the diamond of the season. In addition, you’ll find dancers and a string quartet tackling the show’s classical covers of contemporary songs, plus actors recreating some of the series’ key moments.
Tickets cost $49 to $70 depending on the day and time you visit the pop-up’s debut (the Netflix, Shondaland and Fever pop-up will also appear in Chicago, Washington, D.C. and Montréal before it tours globally). You’ll need to be 18 to visit (and 21 if you wish to imbibe in some booze), and timed reservations are required for 90-minute sessions from Tuesday to Sunday.