Gala Nocturna

World-famous dark romantic costume ball

Friday February 9, 2018

Gala Nocturna – Ascension

More than 10 years ago, Viona decided to bring the magic of Venice to the North and created something for herself and, by now, for her faithful friends, fans and followers. Although inspired by the Venice carnival, Gala Nocturna has a spirit of its own. It is as elegant and extravagant as one would expect from the most outstanding balls in Casanova’s beloved city, but at the same time it brings a touch of darkness to spice up the event.

Today however, the time has come for the “Carnival of the north” to move back to its roots! Gala Nocturna will be something completely different for Venice, but she is ready to embrace its northern cousin.

Together with our local partners (which we will introduce soon), we are very much looking forward to next year! Needless to say that you can expect a spectacular edition of Gala Nocturna, starting a new chapter with a maximum of 300 nocturnals! 🙂

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Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista

The Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista is a confraternity building located in the San Polo district. Founded in the 13th century by a group of flagellants, it was later to become one of the five Scuole Grandi of Venice. These organizations devoted themselves to religious practices to honor their patron saint. They were patrons of the arts and provided a variety of charitable functions.

The Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista is notable for housing a relic of the true cross and for a series of paintings it commissioned from a number of famous Venetian artists.

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Strict dress code

The theme for Gala Nocturna 2016 is “Ascension”.

We encourage all guests to follow the dress code of the evening.
For costume inspiration, take a look at our moodboard images.

Note: this is a costumed event, we do not allow formal evening dress or tuxedo.

Find inspiration for your very personal and unique costume in these images.


Out of respect for our guests, we do not allow entry to casually dressed people!

Photo archive

Over the years, countless pictures have been taken of our beautiful guests.
We’ve made a small selection, to give you a nice impression of what to expect during the ball.

Photo impressions

Amazing photo impressions from past editions!

Photo studio

Wonderful portraits made in our photo studio.

Real time video impressions

These 2 videos are un-edited footage and were randomly filmed by guests who attended Gala Nocturna. They give a realistic impression/ view on the dancefloor area of our balls. As you’ll notice, we do not play regular dance music but immerse our guests in atmospheric, sometimes dark, sometimes dreamy soundscapes. Enjoy watching or scrolling through these videos 😉


Gala Nocturna tickets

Your Gala Nocturna ticket includes:

– a luxurious invitation gift box sent to your home address.
– an exquisite multi course dinner with free drinks all night long.
– art performances and installations worthy of the Venice Art Biennale.
– elegantly and extravagantly dark entertainment during the entire evening.
– a unique audiovisual experience at an outrageously beautiful location.
– dark enchanting dance music brought to you by a set of multi-talented DJ's.
– a magical photo and video corner that will keep you mesmerised.
– a legendary night to remember!

Buy your ticket here

Regular entry tickets for Gala Nocturna 2018 – “Ascension” cost 450 euro and are sold through our online shop.

There are a limited amount of Early Bird Tickets (offering a 100 Euro discount) available for the Gala Nocturna Blog Members. Follow our blog to receive special discounts, early bird ticket prices and get an inside view of our preparations for the next edition. Be the first to hear every update! Sign up here

Your ticket(s) will be sent to your physical address, so double-check your data before confirming your order!

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