Night Shift: Dark Circus

This Halloween, allow yourself to be seduced by the dark side at our adult-only after-hours party. Night Shift: Dark Circus will be an evening like no other. Surrender to your sinister side and follow the ringmaster into a mesmerizing night of aerial art, illusion, live music and more… in Victoria’s original cabinet of curiosities.

Explore the themed galleries and enjoy nibbles and delectable drinks at multiple cash bars provided by Truffles Catering.

Run away with the circus for a night.

Check out our Facebook event page for updates, photo galleries and to invite your friends.

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19+. Two pieces of ID required.

Evening Schedule

Time Activity Location
8:00 pm Follow the ring master for a mesmerizing night…  
8:00 pm—12:00 am DJ Yeezy Yee and Ronny B live music First floor
8:00—10:00 pm Button making craft activity First floor
8:00 pm Body painting artist begins  Train Station, 3rd floor
8:00 pm—8:30 pm DJ Daniele Mereu live music Forest, 2nd floor
8:15—9:15 pm DJ Joshua James live music Old Town, 3rd floor
8:30—8:35 pm Dance performance First floor
8:30—9:15 pm Labs live music Forest, 2nd floor
8:40—9:00 pm Circus act Forest, 2nd floor
9:00—9:20 pm Mixologist Solomon Siegel Gold Rush, 3rd floor
9:15—10:15 pm Bučan Bučan performance Old Town, 3rd floor
9:15—10:15 pm DJ Daniele Mereu live music Forest, 2nd floor
9:20—9:40 pm Circus act  Delta Diorama, 2nd floor
9:30—9:45 pm Mentalist Travis Bernhardt performance Our Living Languages exhibition, 3rd floor
9:40—10:00 pm Mixologist Solomon Siegel Gold Rush, 3rd floor
10:00—10:20 pm Mixologist Solomon Siegel Gold Rush, 3rd floor
10:15 pm Aerial act performance First floor
10:15—11:00 pm Labs live music Forest, 2nd floor
10:15—10:35 pm Circus act  Forest, 2nd floor
10:15—11:00 pm DJ Joshua James live music Old Town, 3rd floor
10:15—10:30 pm Mentalist Travis Bernhardt performance Our Living Languages exhibition, 3rd floor
10:30 pm The Bay Centre Costume contest First floor
10:40—11:00 pm Circus act  Delta Diorama, 2nd floor
10:40—11:00 pm Mixologist Solomon Siegel Gold Rush, 3rd floor
11:00 pm—12:00 am DJ Daniele Mereu live music Forest, 2nd floor
11:00 pm—12:00 am Fortune Killers live music Old Town, 3rd floor
11:00 pm Body painting artist finishing touches  Train Station, 3rd floor
11:30 pm Last call  
12:00 am Event ends  
     
Ongoing
Activity Location
Photo Booth Climate Change, 2nd floor
Creepy circus character craft activity Totem Gallery, 3rd floor
Sideshow of curious collections activity Ocean Station, 2nd floor
Ouija board activity Captain Cook ship, 3rd floor
The Circus, Silent Movie Majestic Theatre, 3rd floor
DoubleTree Hilton Hotel & Suites Victoria haunted hotel and photo booth Upper Hotel, 3rd floor
Driftwood lounge and carnival games Next to bar, 2nd floor

Food & Drinks

Truffles Catering bars and food located on each floor. There will be 7 bars (5 full bars and 2 top-up bars).

Due to our liquor licence, drinks are not allowed to be taken between floors. Food and drinks not allowed on the escalator or elevator. We apologise for the inconvenience.

Food & Drink Menu

Costume Contest

Dress to impress for The Bay Centres Costume Contest!

  • Best Individual Costume - wins $200 GC to the Bay Centre
  • Best Couple costume - wins $300 GC to the Bay Centre
  • Best Group - wins $500 GC to the Bay Centre

Criteria

Costume related to our theme of “Dark Circus”
Costume is unique (not store bought, or if store bought, it has been modified)

Consideration will be given to costumes that are funny/sexy/scary/cool

Procedure

During the evening, tickets for best costume will be handed out by the Ring Master and museum staff. Only participants who receive a ticket can take part in the costume contest.

Contestants should gather 10 minutes prior to the costume contest in the main hall on the first floor. 

Best Individual, then best couple then best group costumes will parade. Each category will be narrowed down to a top three by museum judges. Audience applause will determine the final winner in each category.

Plan Your Evening

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Please note that most of our event venues are intimate spaces with limited capacity. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis, so plan your evening accordingly.

Due to our liquor licence, drinks are not allowed to be taken between floors. Food and drinks not allowed on the escalator or elevator. We apologise for the inconvenience.

Remember not to drink or drive. Call 222-555-8888 or Dial-A-Driver. Need us to call for you? No problem. Ask at the Security Desk or Staff member for assistance.

Past Events

October 29, 2016  |  Night Shift: Haunted Hollywood
February 11, 2017  |  Night Shift: Wild Romance

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This is a 19+ only event. Valid photo ID is required for entry. To ensure the safety of our guests and museum collections alike, Security will conduct ID, bag and spot checks at the entrance. Prohibited items include any controlled substance, alcohol (not purchased at the event) and dangerous items. Any items not permitted at the event will be collected at the door prior to entry. The Royal BC Museum will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items.

Security and Royal BC Museum staff reserve the right to refuse or revoke entry to guests. These decisions will be made to ensure the safety and security of other guests and the Royal BC Museum.

Please be advised that the Royal BC Museum will be taking photographs at this event for use in materials in support of the Royal BC Museum’s mandate.

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