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The Masquerade Magazine

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The mask is lifted on

London’s favourite venue


The Masquerade Ball on Tuesday 1st April was a huge success for Madame Tussauds. Working in partnership with Square Meal Venues & Events, 350 specially invited event organisers joined the masquerade and saw Madame Tussauds at its best – in full party mode. In the style of the infamous Venetian Masquerade Balls of the seventeenth century, Rachel Dugmore from my events team created a spectacular event with stunning entertainment providing an indulgent, mysterious evening full of intrigue, illusion and surprise. The award-winning caterer Dish provided delicious food and drinks, inspired by the cuisine of Northern Italy, which worked perfectly. The showcase demonstrated perfectly the full potential of Madame Tussauds for parties, networking events, awards dinners and product launches. If you would like to find out more about Madame Tussauds or other venues in the Merlin Events portfolio, including Lake View at THORPE PARK, The London Dungeon, and Chessington World of Adventures & Zoo please call the events team. Michael Aldridge – General Manager of Events

Merlin Events offer event organisers access to a unique portfolio of award winning venues suitable for any event, whatever it might be, including Chessington World of Adventures & Zoo, The London Dungeon, The London Eye, Lake View at THORPE PARK and, of course, Madame Tussauds. Perfect for parties and networking events that stand out from the crowd, conferences where business is certainly not as usual, dinner dances and awards ceremonies that sparkle, or for corporate family fun days with the emphasis on fun, Merlin Events has something unique to offer you. 020 7487 0224 events@merlinvenues.com www.merlinvenues.com


BALL OF WAX The Masquerade Ball on Tuesday 1st April was an exclusive showcase specifically designed for event organisers to demonstrate the full potential of Madame Tussauds for parties, networking events, awards dinners and product launches. Working in partnership with Square Meal Venues & Events, 350 specially invited guests joined the masquerade. In the style of the infamous Venetian Masquerade Balls of the seventeenth century, the stunning entertainment provided an indulgent, mysterious evening full of intrigue, illusion and surprise. With delicious food and drinks, inspired by the cuisine of Northern Italy, provided by the award winning caterer Dish.

Above Left: Graham Hill, Head of Venues and Events at Square Meal. Below Right: Graham, are you earwigging?

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Above Left: Charlotte, Kylie, Belinda, Michelle and Victoria. Right: “Excuse me Mr. Jackson… there’s a snake on my plane!”

Above Left: Apparently, Julia is going to Orlando for her holidays. Right: Nick, make sure you finish your dinner before sampling the chocolate fountain! This Special Edition has been produced by Totally Media Ltd. For more info or to receive a brochure contact blythe.storysmith@totallymedia.net


The world renowned Madame Tussauds has been developed with you, the event organiser, in mind. Constantly evolving and always forward-thinking, no two events are ever the same. Continued investment ensures Madame Tussauds remains London’s most popular venue and can accommodate 1,000 for a party, and 350 for an awards dinner.

Above Left: We know Sarah likes muscley men but this is ridiculous. Above Right: Michael Aldridge, General Manager of Events at Madame Tussauds. Below Left: Girls, can you leave Brad alone‌ Angelina’s right behind you.

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Above: My spidey sense is telling me that Georgie is having a great night. Below Right: Bev, Grant, Catherine, Siobhan and Angela decided to sit with the intellectuals. Bottom Left: “I predict you’re going to have a great night.” Bottom Right: “Courtney… how does it feel to win Big Brother 2008?”

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The World Stage Ballroom is equipped with a large stage, lighting rig, integrated sound system and back projected screen. LED lighting allows you to choose from a full spectrum of colours, and pin-spot lighting is fully adjustable. Five fully immersive and interactive themed areas are fully adaptable for formal and informal events depending on your exact requirements.

Top Left: OOOHHH!... Is that Caroline behind Jim Carrey? Above Right: Tammy and Gabriella have some food for thought. Right: Masqueraders masquerading. Below Right: Rachel and Jo.

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Top Left: Marlin and Chris from The Original Chocolate Fountain. Top Right: Claire and Carlene were commandeered trying to take Mr. Sparrow home. Above Right: Edward Fuller, General Manager of Madame Tussauds, with a colleague. Below Left: Fiona Stewart-Brown and Nick James with Gus.

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Above Left: Providing the soundtrack to the evening. Below Right: Ryan Crewe, from Vinopolis, with Frikkie making a move on Nicole Kidman.

The five themed areas include: the spectacular Spirit of London ride, which offers the perfect curtain-raiser to your event, the cool reception room Blush together with the Hollywood-inspired Premiere Night, and the magnificent World Stage Ballroom. At the end of the evening the infamous Chamber of Horrors provides a spine-chilling finale.

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Madame Tussauds remains one of the UK’s favourite venues and has twice been voted the UK’s number 1 by readers of RSVP Magazine. The events team from Madame Tussauds organised over 200 events last year for clients that included some of the biggest names in banking, telecommunications, advertising, retail, the music industry and television. From Christmas parties, cocktail parties and networking events to awards dinners, product launches and even a Chinese New Year celebration.

Above Left: For some reason Nicola was very popular. Above Right: Anna Longmore, Holly Barnett, Annica Wainwright, Eugenie Tham and Suzanne Archer posing with Samuel L. Jackson. Below Left: Jacqui, Elsa, Emma, Hayley and Sarah from Partridge Events.

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