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Are you coming to the Whitby Steampunk Weekend?

Join us for the Whitby Steampunk Weekend! Steampunk events will be happening throughout 27th, 28th and 29th July 2018 and you won’t want to miss out.

The town is transformed by the Whitby Steampunk Weekend. Steampunkers come from all over the UK to get together, show off their latest costumes and enjoy themselves. It’s fun to be involved even if you’ve not got your own steampunk outfits.

What’s on?

You’re spoiled for choice over the Steampunk Weekend here in Whitby. There are loads of different activities and events to keep you entertained.

Ticketed events

There are several events that you’ll need to book your tickets for before you arrive.

Friday 27th – Alice in Wonderland Themed Masquerade Ball

Your tickets for this event cost only £15. The Met Ballroom doors open at 7pm, and the show commences at 7:45pm. You’ll be partying until midnight!

Get your tickets here

Saturday 28th – Steampunk Summertime Evening

Your Saturday night will be filled with fantastic music, comedy and high jinks. In the past, this event has been so popular, this year they’re bringing back lots of the acts Steampunkers already know, love and have actually requested!

The entertainment will feature: Victor and The Bully, Alice’s Night Circus, Captain of the Night Waves, Lady Violet Hugh. It’ll be hosted by M.C. Lord Montague Jacques Fromage.

You’ll find it in the Whitby Pavilion. Doors open at 7pm and the show will begin at 7:30pm.

Tickets are only £18. You can book them from the Whitby Pavilion website or by calling the Box Office on 01947 458899

People in costume dressed up and walking at the Whitby Steampunk WeekendImage credit: Whitby Steampunk Weekend and Neal Rylatt Photography

Photo opportunities

On Saturday, join in with the Steampunk Seaside Summertime Stroll and take a preamble along West Cliff for a photography session under the famous Whitby whalebones. Meet at the Met Ballroom at 5:15pm and head over together in true Steampunk style for your photoshoot. It’s all free!

Steampunk retail emporium

There’s free admission to over 100 vendors in the Steampunk Emporium in the Whitby Pavilion. It’s open from 10am – 5pm on the Saturday and Sunday and covers four different retail rooms.

In the Pavilion and the Met Ballroom, you’ll also find:

  • Live music
  • Workshops and tutorials
  • Victorian freaky sideshows
  • Hot rods, rat rods and bikes
  • Bartitsu and Antagonistics
  • Spiritualism and mesmerism
  • Tea and pistol dulling
  • Steampunk guest panels

It will be a weekend packed full of Steampunk fun! Get your tickets for the Alice in Wonderland Themed Masquerade Ball and the Steampunk Summertime Evening, and enjoy the rest of the weekend’s events for free.

What is Steampunk?

For those of you who don’t know, Steampunk is a science fiction and fantasy inspired style. It’s all about mixing the new with the old and combining a Victorian aesthetic with modern technology. Steampunk loves brass, copper, glass and wood, and being able to see the mechanical workings of things.

Steampunk is about having fun, charming the senses and enjoying what’s around you. Done your goggles, hats, pocket watch and put on a smile, you’re good to go. The Whitby Steampunk Weekend is waiting to delight you.

Got questions or want to talk about your last time at the Whitby Steampunk Weekend? Get in touch.

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