Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between The Illuminati Ball, New York City and The Illuminati Ball, An Immersive Excursion at a secret waterfront estate?
The New York City Ball is a much bigger event with 1,000 guests. It will be held at the Weylin, the former Williamsburg Savings Bank in New York City. There will not be a dinner and there is a cash bar. The price is $100 per person (or $200 for Inner Circle Initiates). This ball will be held entirely indoors. The Immersive Excursion is even more personal and exclusive. It includes a nine course dinner, luxury limo bus transportation and a continuous stream of exotic cocktails. It is held indoors and on the grounds of a private waterfront estate. The price is $450 per person. They are completely different from one another, although complementary in nature. We recommend seeing both, if possible. It doesn't matter which one you see first. Tickets for The Illuminati Ball, New York City are available here. There is no need to fill out an application for the New York City Ball.
How do I buy tickets for The Immersive Excursion?
Apply and buy tickets here. After your application has been accepted you may purchase your ticket(s) online underneath the application form.
Are we really being considered for the Illuminati?
The Illuminati Balls are immersive theater productions, however, everyone accepted into our society receives a gift. This gift is your official proof of attendance. You will always be a part of our initiated group regardless of what occurs at the ball. Our favorite initiates may receive private party invitations in the future and/or perks at future balls.
Is this a sex party?
No. The evening will be decadent and sensual and the show will contain some nudity, but this is absolutely not a sex party.
Are you worshipping the devil?
Absolutely not! We are not worshipping the devil. We are not sacrificing anyone -- or anything. We are peace loving people who believe in nature and positivity. We want people to find the path to their dreams within themselves and treat all living beings with kindness.
What is an immersive excursion?
It is theatrical travel for the curious who enjoy actively engaging in a performance, rather than passively watching it.
Which animal kinship should I choose for The Immersive Excursion?
Those of you who enjoy bathing and dancing should choose cow. If you like boating, music and wine choose chicken. If you are a voyeur who likes to smoke cigars and skinny-dip choose pig. If you are seeking power you should choose monkey. If you want a bit of everything, mouse is your best bet. There will be time during the show when you can switch kinship leaders and mingle with other candidates and engage in their activities.
Do I choose a kinship animal for the The Illuminati Ball, New York City?
No. Please include your email address when you order your ticket so we can send you the password. There will not be kinship animals for this ball.
Is this a quiet, romantic evening?
Some parts of The Illuminati Balls are romantic, however you will be experiencing power struggles, morality tests and anthropomorphic escapades. Dancing is encouraged, but not necessary. A limousine bus ride (for the immersive excursion) is likely to be more festive than quiet and romantic.
Is this like other New York City immersive productions? I saw a Speakeasy Dollhouse show and loved it. Will this be the same?
This is not Prohibition-era crime investigation. It is a mysterious evening full of intrigue inspired by leaked photographs from The Rothschild's 1972 surrealist ball. If you cross Eyes Wide Shut with Burning Man and mix in a healthy amount of science fiction you'll have something close to The Illuminati Balls. Speakeasy Dollhouse is a series of immersive shows by Cynthia von Buhler. The Illuminati Balls are not a Speakeasy Dollhouse show, however they are both produced by Smoosh & Smoosh Inc. Tickets for Speakeasy Dollhouse : The Bloody Beginning on Friday, May 19th are now on sale.
Is there an open bar for The Immersive Excursion?
Drinking alcoholic elixirs is a important part of the evening and you will be served a constant stream of exotic craft cocktails. Each guest will be given a personal sized bottle of champagne during the limousine bus ride en route. Minors are not allowed under any circumstances. Unruly behavior and drugs of any kind will not be tolerated. The Illuminati Ball, New York City has a cash bar only.
Do you have food options for vegetarians, vegans or those with food allergies for The Immersive Excursion?
Absolutely! We love and respect plant eaters. Please let us know your needs in your application. The Illuminati Ball, New York City is not a dinner.
What is your refund policy?
If we have enough time to resell your ticket we will try. Usually we need at least two weeks and we can't make any guarantees, but we try our best. Oftentimes there is a waiting list and if so, we can refund or exchange tickets up until the day before. If we sell your ticket we will offer a full refund or switch you to another date, if available. There are no refunds or exchanges for The Illuminati Ball, New York City.
Is the show wheelchair accessible?
Possibly. Please contact us with specifics.
Do we need to bring a mask?
No. We will provide you with a unique mask to wear for the evening.
When will I be informed of the pickup location for The Immersive Excursion?
The pickup location will be in Manhattan. You will be given the secret location address one week before the ball.
What is the dress code?
Dress code must be adhered. Come dressed in creative formal attire -- the sky is the limit! We will be providing you with unique masks or hats, but please wear tuxes, suits, suit-coats, gowns, cocktail dresses or dressy slacks. Long capes are always welcome, too. If you enjoy dressing to kill, this is the time to do so. Cravats, bow ties and ties are preferred, but not necessary as long as you wear a suit coat and a dress shirt. We recommend comfortable shoes. Flats, low heels or low-heeled boots will better serve your wandering. The dress code for The Immersive Excursion is the same, however you will be walking up the circular driveway when you arrive and you'll need to walk outside for a fire ritual at the end of the evening, so please wear appropriate outerwear. If you wish to take a milk bath, towels and accoutrements will be provided. Feel welcome to bring a bathing suit if you so desire.
I wasn't accepted to attend The Immersive Excursion. Can my application be reconsidered?
Yes. Please text Pig King at 646-221-5239 and he will ask you some questions. We are looking for certain characteristics in our candidates and a survey doesn't always convey who you really are. He might be able to help you. If you never received a reply to your application ask him to look into it as it doesn't necessarily mean that you weren't accepted. Text only, please.
I was late and missed the limousine pickup for The Immersive Excursion. Can I get a refund?
Think of this as an airplane. The limousine cannot wait for anyone who is late and there will be no refunds if you miss it.
Why do I have to surrender my cell phone and bags?
Cell phones and bags will be collected en route for the privacy and protection of all in attendance. The details of the initiation ceremony must be kept a secret. We reserve the right to check pockets and purses before entry. Everyone will be required to sign a waiver before entry.
If you have further questions please text Pig King directly at 646-221-5239 or use the online link below.