The Great Wizard’s Ball – all your questions answered

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

Dressing up is encouraged and almost anything goes! Wear a ball gown if you like, or your finest wizarding robes. You could come dressed as an elf or some other magical creature. Why not a dragon, a Niffler, a mandrake or even a piece of the Quidditch stadium! The best thing about Harry Potter is that you can come as your well-dressed good self and still be a Muggle!  There will be a costume parade with awesome prizes, including a free wizard portrait session. You can also drop in to Quizzic Alley in Fyshwick because we can help you find the perfect costume and accessories. We will also have a limited range of accessories etc. at the ball for those last-minute purchases and finishing touches. So, get your outfit sorted! It’s time to dress up for The Great Wizard’s Ball.

IS THE GREAT WIZARD’S BALL SUPPORTING A CHARITY?

Yes it is. Quizzic Alley is committed to creating cool events and using them to raise funds for worthy causes and this year partner for fund-raising is The Smith Family’s children’s literacy program. Some of the fun and magical activities will have a cost associated. Others will be free but we ask you to consider making a gold coin donation. Representatives from The Smith Family will attend both balls to take donations and answer any questions you have.

CAN CHILDREN COME TO THE BALL?

Children 13 years and over can attend The Great Wizard’s Ball but, as alcohol will be served, they must be accompanied by an adult and parents/guardians must ensure underage attendees comply with all relevant rules, regulations and licenses. Please note that proof of age may be required at entry and prior to service of alcohol.

So families with young children don’t miss out, we have created a Small Wizard’s Ball in the afternoon before the main ball. It won’t be as long as the evening ball, we will be serving afternoon-tea-style food instead of a full meal and only some of the entertainment from the main ball. As a result, the ticket price is lower to make it more affordable for families.

It’s important to note that this event is intended for children and their accompanying parents or adult carers. Unless you are accompanying a child, you really should be purchasing tickets for The Great Wizard’s Ball later in the evening.

IS THE VENUE WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE?

Yes, The Abbey is wheelchair accessible… except for the stage. The costume parade will be held on the stage but, if you are in a wheelchair, you are welcome to parade on the dance floor at the front of the stage. Wheelchair users will be seated at the end of the table towards the back of the room but The Abbey is not that big and visibility etc. from those seats is fine.

CAN I SIT WITH MY FRIENDS?

Of course! Whether you book a table of 8 (or a family of 4 for the Small Wizards’ Ball) or you and your friends just want to sit together, we can make it happen. Note that seating is trestle format which means that you should arrive together if you want to sit together. Once you are seated, there will be no opportunities to move. Agree on an arrival time with your friends and, once you are all there, we will escort you inside.

WHAT IS YOUR REFUND POLICY?

Tickets are sold on a non-refundable basis. However, you can gift your ticket to someone else as long as they can present your ticket upon entry. All attendees must have a valid ticket to enter.

WHAT ABOUT DIETARY REQUIREMENTS?

All meals will be served banquet style so you should be able to find something suitable to eat. If you have special dietary requirements, please make sure you specify them at booking and, when you arrive, please make yourself known to the person at the registration desk.

Any more questions that we haven’t answered here?  Send us a quick email to magic@quizzicalley.com.

HOW MUCH DO TICKETS COST?

EarlyOwl tickets are limited. Individual tickets for The Great Wizard’s Ball are currently offered at $165 (save $45). Discounts apply for groups of eight. EarlyOwl tickets for the family-friendly ball are $70 each for adults and children (save $10 per ticket), with a discount for a family of four. Note that all children must be accompanied by an adult and vice-versa. The Small Wizard’s Ball is not for adults without accompanying children.

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