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Summer Pleasure Garden 2018

RA Late

● Fully booked

Saturday 21 July 2018
7 — midnight

This event has now ended

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Part of our

250th Summer Exhibition

events programme
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Inspired by the fantasylands of Georgian London, the RA transforms into a re-imagined pleasure garden for a magical summer’s night.

Find out about the RA Lates: Summer Pleasure Garden 2019

Georgian pleasure gardens were extraordinary spaces for entertainment, art and music. These magical gardens with tree-lined avenues glowing with lanterns, music concerts in elegant rotundas, masquerade balls, al fresco dining and natural spring water believed to have healing properties, gave ordinary Londoners a chance to escape city life for the night.

We invite you to spend a summer’s evening in our re-imagined Pleasure Garden and experience the magical nocturnal amusement parks of Georgian England.

Explore the RA’s historic spaces, gardens and newly unveiled building at Burlington Gardens to discover spectacular illuminations, live music, DJs, soundscapes, moonlit dancefloors, gin grottos, artist installations, creative activities, secret bars and a summer ball.

See photos from RA Lates: Summer Pleasure Garden 2018

See below for programme highlights…

● Fully booked

● Cancelled

Saturday 21 July 2018

7 — midnight

Royal Academy of Arts