The announcement by Torture Garden of its new Pearl Necklace nights has finally pierced the gloom that has been hanging over London fetish events since spring.
in the absence of knowing when nightclubs will re-open, TG will, from late September, exploit the transformation of its popular party location Electrowerkz into a dining venue to host a series of fetish supper club nights there.
The Pearl Necklace will be a “sinfully sumptuous” supper club set across three “ravishingly adorned” rooms, featuring a selection of the accoutrements TG regulars are accustomed to from a full-scale Torture Garden night.
There’ll be familiar TG hosts, a mix of resident and guest performers, dungeon equpment (to be used within your social bubble only!), cage seating and (of course) plenty of hand sanitiser.
Resident performers announced so far include Cynth Icorn, Matt Skully, Anselme Lenga, Rosy Pendlebaby and Andromeda Circus. TG is also currently talking to Marie Devilreux about a resident spot, while confirmed guest performers include Skinny RedHead.
All bookings for these nights are per table, not per person, with tables of two, four or six seats only being available.
Social distancing measures will be in force, and tables can be booked with other members of your household or bubble only.
TG says that as dinner is served, its guests will be guided through the surreal world of The Pearl Necklace by a variety of the “fabulously eccentric characters” that inhabit this salacious salon.
Entertainment will include main stage shows in two of the three rooms, installations throughout, and potential for some truly wicked (socially distanced) audience participation.
Ticket prices will include a bread platter for the table, three dishes per person (with plenty of vegetarian and vegan choices) and an arrival drink of your choice (excluding Champagne).
TG adds that once you have booked and received your confirmation email, you’ll be asked to complete a pre-order form for the three dishes included in their ticket price. You will be able to order extra plates, sharing boards and desserts on the night!
Tables must be booked within social bubbles, and arrival times will be staggered across the three rooms so that everyone can be seated in a “safe and socially distanced manner”!
“Make sure that you speak with friends you want to be seated near, before you book,” advises the club. “This is like booking a restaurant, not a club ticket, so we won’t be able to swap rooms once you have selected your chosen slot.”
Six-seat tables are the largest available due to current restrictions, and only one table can be booked per person. Once tables of each size are gone, no more can be added.
However, since Torture Garden we will be hosting Pearl Necklace dinners throughout the autumn (dates below), there’ll be more opportunities to book for your group if you don’t get your first choice date.
There are two different styles of regular Pearl Necklace night, depending on whether you choose a Thursday or Friday date.
On Thursday nights, a cabaret, avant garde or fetish dresscode will apply. A full suit/
tails (to which you can add such extra touches as hats, masks and accessories) and glamorous evening dress will also be permitted.
Friday Nights at The Pearl Necklace are strictly full fetish dresscode. Only purchase for Friday if you are seeking the most extreme of evenings, and are willing to dress for the occasion.
Casual/street wear is not permitted, and TG will refuse entry to anyone not in appropriate attire for their chosen night! You can contact TG prior to the night if you need to check that your outfit meets dresscode requirements.
Tickets are on sale now for Thursday September 24 and Friday 25 at Electrowerkz.
Tickets for Peal Necklace Supper Club events for the rest of the year (see dates below) go on sale from September 29.
Note that TG still has some regular club nights pencilled in for Oct-Dec 2020. These are listed further down under Provisional Club Nights 2020.
If, by the time tickets go on sale on September 29, it becomes possible to host its Halloween or NNYE events as club nights, these would replace Pearl Necklace events. But at time of writing this is considered extremely unlikely.
Thursday 8 Oct 8; Friday Oct 9.
Wednesday Oct 28; Thursday 29; Friday Oct 30; Saturday Oct 31 (Halloween Supper Specials, except Sat 31 – Afternoon Tea).
Thursday Nov 5; Friday Nov 6 (Bonfire Night Supper Specials)
Thursday Dec 3; Friday Dec 4; Thursday Dec 10; Friday Dec 11 (Christmas Supper Specials)
Tuesday Dec 29; Wednesday Dec 30 (Not New Year’s Eve Specials)
Main stage performances take place in Rooms 1 and 2 only. Staggered arrival times for the three rooms are as follows:
Room 1: arrive 7.00 – 7.30pm
Room 2: arrive 7.30 – 8.00pm
Room 3: arrive 8.00 – 8.30pm
Standard prices for tables on September 24 and 25 in any of the three rooms are, for two: £120; for four: £240; for six: £360 (equal to £60 per diner).
In addition, Room 2 offers waltzer booths for couples at £140, while Room 3 offers one table for two in a cage with exclusive use of one piece of dungeon equipment.
There might be some variation in table prices between standard and special Pearl Necklace nights. Any differences should be clear when tickets go on sale.
On the TG website, and reproduced below, you will also find a list of provisional club night dates for Oct–Dec 2020.
These are dates for which TG has contracts with its club venues, and on which club nights could be held if future changes in regulations permitted.
If, by September 29, club nights were allowed again, some Halloween and NNYE club dates listed below would replace Pearl Necklace events listed above. But at time of writing, the likelihood of this happening is considered remote.
Oct 23: Halloween Ball 1 @ Electrowerkz (TBC)
Oct 30: Halloween Ball 2 @ Electrowerkz (TBC)
Oct 31: Halloween Ball 3 @ Scala (TBC)
Dec 11: Xmas Ball @ Electrowerkz (TBC)
Dec 11: NNYE @ Ministry of Sound (TBC)
In addition to its London dates for 2020, Torture Garden has published three international dates for Saturdays in 2021. These are:
February 27: TG Berlin
May 29: TG Rome
June 26: TG New York
It should be noted, however, that while these dates have been announced by their local hosts, covid-related rules in force nearer the time could still cause cancellation or rescheduling. So best to treat them as only provisional at this stage.
Our links below include the new TG pages on Facebook and Instagram that have replaced the club’s original social media accounts that were unexpectedly deleted by FB and IG earlier this year.