Film Fatale, creator of some of Europe’s largest vintage parties, returns with its most extravagant event yet: Masquerade at the RDS. Reimagine the great masked balls of film and literature for one night only as the RDS concert hall is transformed into the epitome of vintage glamour and decadence — the masquerade ball. Pop that bottle of bubbles, don your mask and join us in bringing the greatest themed party in history to life.
Inside the grand hall, the Masquerade ball is in full swing. Bottles of bubbles are popping, dresses shimmer and sparkle, top hats are tipped, cancan dancers are bouncing, fan dancers dazzling and the spectacular Film Fatale Follies are lighting up the stage. Revel in the spectacle. Watch our porcelain-faced ballerinas, flying-swan princesses, troubadours and a unicorn princess, or spin around the dance floor to the strings of the La Fete Quartet at Duchess Spitfire’s dance class.
A fusion of old and new and an up-beat mix of your favourite vintage dance-floor fillers, and modern-era songs with a bygone-era twist, awaits you as we celebrate the most decadent eras in history — from Marie Antoinette to the 80s New Romantics. Hit the dance floor for dance-your-frock-off tunes from the Film Fatale orchestra — combining swing and strings — to play your favourite dance floor hits from Ellington to the Eurythmics. Dance like no one’s watching to Ireland’s most intentionally acclaimed brass band, Booka Brass. Then immerse yourself in the music as retro DJs the Andrews Sisters’ Brothers take to the stage with their troupe of dancers.
This extravaganza has a dress code, so strictly face-masks and your fanciest or wildest attire. Masquerade is for the vintage queens, the retro kings, the counts and courtesans, the flappers, the disco divas, the bold and beautiful, the fantasists and the other-worldly. Join us and party with wanton abandonment because for one night only, you can be whoever you want.
DRESS CODE: Masks and your fanciest attire. Fantasy dress and carnival-themed attire welcomed.