This is the Halloween Party we’ve been waiting for. The one we’ve been dreaming of but hadn’t realized it until it confronted us in real life. We love when that happens.
And, truly, only the folks behind the infamous swooning nightmare of Sleep No More and more recently, our new favorite rooftop escape, Gallow Green, could make it happen. Friends! The Carnival is in town — and you’d be a fool to miss it!
The Carnival des Corbeaux begins on Friday, October 26 and runs for six consecutive nights, each night having its own costume theme to which guests will be asked to strictly adhere. The grand finale will take place (appropriately) on Oct. 31st. Last year’s Halloween party at the McKittrick has now become a thing of legend, and this upcoming string of evenings is sure to leave us breathless. Choose between a whole night of dark dreaminess and attend a Sleep No More performance, followed by the Carnival, or attend the Carnival alone. Either way, you will be treated to the bizarre, the beautiful and the open bar.
Get your tickets fast, as two nights have already sold out!
The schedule for Carnival des Corbeaux is as follows:
Friday, October 26: “Le Charmeur de Serpent”
Let the animal kingdom inspire your dress for the evening. Feathered, furred, or scaled attire required.
Saturday, October 27: “La Contorsionniste” [SOLD OUT]
Throw modesty to the wind and flaunt your flesh. Come in your most glamorous and provocative attire.
Sunday, October 28: “La Femme a Barbe”
Unleash your alter ego of the opposite sex. For this night, dress in your gender-bending finery.
Monday, October 29: “La Clairvoyante” [SOLD OUT]
Conjure the spirits of the dark side. Dress as sorcerers, witches, fortune-tellers and other bohemian creature of the night.
Tuesday, October 30: “Les Sœurs Siamoises”
On this night, bring along your identical twin. And make sure you stay side-by-side. Triplets, quadruplets, quintuplets and beyond are most welcome.
Wednesday, October 31: “Le Sorcier”
On All Hallows Eve, the choice is yours. Come dressed as the carnival denizen of your choice.
Please note: Costumes are strictly enforced for all patrons attending Sleep No More and/or Carnival des Corbeaux on these evenings. Patrons who do not arrive in costume will not be admitted.
Entry times for the week are as follows:
7:00pm SNM/10:15pm Carnival only/12:15am Late night carnival only Friday, Saturday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and 6pm SNM/9:15pm carnival/ 11pm late night carnival entry on Sunday
See you there!
Photos by Jamie Watts