Night Shift: Mythical Monsters

We are thrilled to announce the return of Victoria’s most anticipated Halloween party, Night Shift. Experience an evening filled with incredible costumes, live music, DJ’s, special performances, photo-opts and so much more! Get decked out and invite your friends for a party like no other.

Tickets on sale Friday, September 20 at 10:00 am. There are two ways to get tickets—online and in person.


1,000 tickets will be available online through our third party ticket provider Ticket Rocket.


100 tickets will be available in person at the Royal BC Museum box office, 675 Belleville Street, Victoria, BC.

Box office ticket sales begin at 10:00 am. The line-up for box office tickets will be located outside, in front of the museum main entrance (Belleville Street). Signage, stanchions and staff will clearly separate the line-up for Night Shift tickets from the line-up for general museum admission.

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Event Schedule

Time Activity Location
8:00 pm Doors open  
8:00 pm Bar and food service begins All floors
8:00–10:00 pm DJ Ronny B Main floor
8:00 pm DJ J Feud and Natty Postashnick Second floor, Forest
8:00 pm Maya exhibition opens Second floor
8:00–11:30 pm Craft station Third floor, Totem gallery
8:30 pm It’s All Here talk Third floor, Our Living Languages
8:45 pm Monster Mash dance lesson Main floor
9:00 pm Drag performances Main floor
9:00 pm Welcome to Sasquatch Park talk Third floor, Our Living Languages
9:15 pm Bučan Bučan Third floor, Old Town
9:30 pm Creatures of the Night talk Third floor, Our Living Languages
10:00 pm Astrocolor (DJ set) Main floor
10:00 pm Grimm Tales talk Third floor, Our Living Languages
10:30 pm Maya exhibition closes Second floor
10:30 pm The (Spooky) Ties that Bind talk Third floor, Our Living Languages
10:15 pm Island Circus Aerial Performance Main floor
10:45 pm Costume Contest Main floor
10:45 pm Johnny Gr4ves Third floor, Old Town
11:00 pm Do Sea Monsters Really Exist? talk Third floor, Our Living Languages
11:30 pm Last Call All floors
12:00 am Time of Death All floors
Ongoing Activities Location
Photo booth Second floor, Climate Change
Fearsome footprints Second floor, Mammoth
Monster mashups Second floor, Delta diorama
Movie – Nosferatu Third floor, Majestic Theatre
Self-guided party games Third floor, HMS Discovery
Craft station Third floor, Totem gallery
DIY Mythology Third floor, Totem gallery

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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.

The Royal BC Museum hosts events where everyone is responsible for maintaining space that is safe for all participants. Safer space means everyone at the event is free from all forms of oppression and anything that can harm or limit our well-being. This includes expressing opinions in a respectful manner and respectfully accepting others’ rights to do the same.

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.

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