Returning for a third year after two sell-out spectaculars, A Vintage New Year's Eve Party is back.
Celebrate the New Year in style with exclusive access to Southbank Centre and a glamorous extravaganza of live music, DJs, dance tuition, entertainment, dining, period cocktails and fireworks.
In a night curated by Wayne, Gerardine and Jack Hemingway and the Vintage Festival team, Southbank Centre transforms into five floors of set-dressed entertainment including six pop-up Vintage nightclubs, stylish dining, a hair and beauty parlour, photo studios and a private terrace overlooking the Thames, which allows guests to get up close and personal with London's world-famous NYE fireworks.*
Here's a taste of what to expect:
The Torch Club
For one night only, The Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall transforms into The Torch Club for an evening of the finest 1930s and 1940s entertainment, curated by Snowboy, and featuring Benoit Viellefon & His Orchestra, the scene's premier DJs and expert dance tuition including light-hearted period party dances like the 'Lambeth Walk'.
The Torch Club Dining Rooms: Dine in style
For an extra special New Year's Eve, you can dine in style with a delicious three-course themed meal without missing any of the entertainment taking place in The Torch Club. Dinner and drinks are served in a reserved seating area, including a dedicated bar, for you and your friends to enjoy all night long. View the menu.
Plus great food and evocative cocktails are available throughout the building for those who have standard rather than dining tickets. Watch this space for more details.
Let It Rock
The finest 1950s rock 'n' roll live bands and DJs including the legendary Keb Darge play bopping rockabilly and shuffling rhythm and blues as expert dance tutors, Kav Kavanagh & Suzy Q, keep the floor moving with jive and stroll lessons.
The Soul Casino
The Soul Casino dance floor reverberates to a string of DJs including Dr Bob Jones and Eddie Piller, playing deep funk to northern, rare groove to classic soul, disco, authentic R&B mod sounds and boogie.
The Pick-Up Joint
Outrageous fun, sing-a-longs and unashamed dancing to pop hits that you just shouldn't love in our kitsch themed bar for singles, couples or groups of friends up for letting their hair down. Glide up to the 4th floor of Royal Festival Hall in our Lift of Love, and lose your inhibitions.
The Tiki Bar
'Ready, steady, pop!' Frug, Limbo, Watusi and Twist while looking out over the River Thames on the fifth floor of Royal Festival Hall with the swingingest 1960s pop party on the planet. Martin Green (The Sound Gallery and Smashing) and Martin Karminsky (Karminsky Experience and Blow Up) spin groovy classics, sitar cover versions and boot-fair discoveries while host Count Indigo awards prizes to the most agile, inventive and energetic dancers in the Strictly Go-Go competition.
A space honouring Britain’s distinctive dance culture and joining the dots between the eccentric fashions, performance art and eclectic music that soundtracked the original 1980s warehouse scene. Travel from the flamboyance of the New Romantics style to the ‘Hard Times’ ethic via bebop berets, zoot suits and Acid House smiley culture. Expect a playlist ranging from Kid Creole to Tom Tom Club and Soft Cell to Depeche Mode that culminates with a full-on hands-in-the-air rave. Just announced: Electronic pioneers Coldcut revisit the sounds of their eclectic KISS FM mix show that soundtracked the original '80s warehouse scene.
Vintage Hair and Beauty Salon
The Vintage Salon provides hair and beauty makeovers to keep you looking and feeling fabulous throughout the night. Decade-specific looks from the 1920s to the 1980s, iconic styles and glamorous touch-ups are available from our dedicated hair stylists and beauticians.
London's Famous NYE Fireworks
Shortly before midnight, the party moves outside to an exclusive terrace overlooking the Thames, where, weather permitting*; you can enjoy the best view of London's world-famous New Year's Eve fireworks away from the crowds.
Vintage Photo Studio and Vintage Photo Booth
Get a portrait taken by the Vintage photography specialists in their specially constructed studios or simply get a memento of the night from our Vintage photo booth.
Glamour and Head-Turning Style
Oh - and don't forget... The dress-up is just as important as the get down so pick a decade and dress glamorous.
Standard Ticket (no dining):
Super early bird: £77.50 SOLD OUT
Early bird £97.50 SOLD OUT
Standard party ticket: £117.50
There are only a limited amount of early bird tickets available. Early booking is strongly recommended.
Ticket includes a three-course meal (drinks not included) and entry to the party. By booking a table beside the main ballroom floor of Royal Festival Hall, you and your party have a reserved space for the whole evening as well as access to a dedicated bar.
Please note there is only one sitting for dining which begins at 7.30pm. There are only a limited amount of early bird tickets available. Early booking is strongly recommended. Dinner tickets are non-returnable after 6pm Thursday 18 December. Pre-ordered drinks are no longer available.
View the menu
£77.50 Super early bird party ticket + £75 dinner £152.50 SOLD OUT
£97.50 Early bird party ticket + £75 dinner £172.50 SOLD OUT
£117.50 party ticket + £75 dinner = £192.50
Please note, the dinner cannot be bought by itself.
Other Food and Drink
Food and drink is available throughout the night at Central Bar, Riverside Terrace Café, Level 4 Bars, Level 5 Bar and the Level 6 Members Bar (open to Southbank Centre Members only), serving everything you need to keep you dancing into 2015.
*Please note that access to the terrace to view the fireworks is not guaranteed and may be limited due to adverse weather conditions. This is at the direction of Jack Morton Ltd and is not under the control of Southbank Centre or its staff.