The Goblin Ball is the longest-running Masquerade ball in Australia, celebrating inclusion, creativity and fantasy with a fairytale open ending.
Australia's dreamers, costumiers, and artists come together annually to give life to mythologies and creatures for a once-in-a-nighttime experience. The Goblin Ball is an exclusive night open to all who dream of a surreal fantasy. Become your own main character or enter a fantasy world like no other to dance the night away to music fit for a creautre of dance magic!
What is The Goblin Ball?
The Goblin Ball manifests in Melbourne’s event spaces to provide a safe space for all to enjoy an evening of entertainment. From Role Players to fantasy enthusiasts, Melbourne's premium fantasy event can’t wait to share our moments of mystery and magic.
The Goblin Ball is a 4-hour+ event that includes entertainment, performers - and occasionally a little murder. Burlesque performers and DJs entertain while you drink the night away. We encourage you to create characters or a fantastic costume.
The Goblin Ball is a fantasy world allowing you to explore your true self. The venue is chosen to elicit the wakening of your most dormant dreams in our annual celebration of imagination and creativity. Each year our merrymaking celebrates influences of fantasy themes, including 80s fantasy and Goblin mythology.
Everyone is welcome. Our creatures and guests ensure you will make new friends... or foes. Whoever you are, you are always welcome in our magical world. The Goblin Ball is a safe space for all to express their inner personas. All variations of Gender Expression and sexualities are welcome. This is a safe space.
Costumes or Formal wear with masks are required. The night is magical, and this requirement ensures you will enjoy your evening. Read our code of conduct before attending. Information is available for those who wish to prepare for the evening. However, if you want to dive in - you will still have a marvellous time.
Consent is Important!
When interacting with other guests and our magical creatures, consent is essential. We always foster a safe space, so unwelcome interactions are not tolerated. If you want to challenge or play out conflict, please ensure all parties agree on the play-acting beforehand and make no aggressive or sexual contact with our hard-working performers. Keep the magic, and keep to yourself.
Who Runs The Goblin Ball / Events?
The Goblin Ball family is a group of artists and enthusiasts who volunteer time, money and talents so we can bring these magical events to Melbourne. We invest funds raised into future events and are a group working for passion and not profit.
What is Inclusion in The Goblin Ball?
The Goblin Ball is inclusive of all genders, races or sexuality. If you encounter a situation where you feel unsafe, you can alert our team, and we will ensure you are looked after. We ensure all of our team are educated in gender diversity and inclusion. All guests and performers are encouraged to live authentically in our magical worlds.
Copyright © 2023 The Goblin Ball - All Rights Reserved.
Our Policy on Inclusion can be accessed Here
The Goblin Ball acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which we perform.
We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present, emerging, and the Aboriginal Elders of all communities.