Despite early enthusiasm for the Royal Gala Performance Ball and an early rush for tickets, this early momentum was not sustained.

In short, the Ball has failed to sell sufficient tickets to make it a viable proposition. Therefore, it is with great disappointment that we have to cancel the Ball and, consequently, to refund sold tickets.

Dame Shirley Bassey, Dusty Springfield, Tom Jones, Cilla Black, Engelbert Humperdink, the Supremes, Kiri te Kanawa, Sir Cliff Richard, Cher, Peter Allen, Madonna, Lady Ga Ga, Joanna Lumley, Rod Stewart, Elton John, Patricia Routledge (my favourite) and so many more divas and devos and not quite divas or devos haunt my fading memories of Royal Performances.

One performance stands out however. That was when Dame Edna Everage joined the pre king Charles and Camilla in the Royal Box. That was in 2013 I believe. That act would be hard to top.

Gin played a part in some shenanigans amongst the older royal set. Sibling rivalry tantrums was, is, on public show. A royal princess was renowned for foot fetishes as a progression from nightclubbing and inappropriate men. Of course Australia’s adopted royals are caught in an infidelity romp.

Which got me thinking; royal performances are not restricted to the stage. We have our own royals that perform with, well, royal abandon.

So much to consider as inspiration for a Royal Gala Performance.


Ticket Purchase

Tickets will be sold through IWannaTicket for $230+bf from 1st February.

Tickets are virtual and guarantee you a place at a table. We will not be issuing actual tickets, paper or digital. You can view the seating plan at the venue to identify your table.

Sitting with Friends

When you purchase tickets, you will be asked the name of your host or the table name. Please nominate one person in your group as host or enter the name of your table. This will enable friends to be seated together. It would help if you have a host/table nominated before you purchase tickets. Tables will accommodate 10 guests.

Going Solo?

Ticket buyers that do not nominate a host or table will be seated in sparkling and fantastically welcoming company by the Sisters.


As a costume ball you are encouraged to wear a costume that is in theme, the theme being Royal Command Performance. If you would rather not wear a costume please come dressed in black tie.

Hospitality at the Palais Royale

Predinner Drinks

The Hotel Lounge becomes the festival of colour as the assembled show off their finery to appreciation of their fellow guests. Pre ball is the time to greet old friends, gaze upon the most amazing costumes and praise the creativity and skills and beauty in that our rainbow community excels.

Dinner and Wine

Hospitality during the ball consists of a delicious three course meal and a wine and beer drinks package.

Table Decoration

Keeping with our 43-year tradition, guests are invited to decorate their tables. Time has been set aside from 1pm until 3pm on the day of the ball to enable table to be decorated. Again, in accordance with our tradition, the Palais Royale staff will judge the “Best Decorated Table Award”. Please email Terry before the day of the ball to ensure you will have access to the room at

The Awards and Parade

It wouldn’t be a Three Sisters Ball without giving everyone an opportunity to show off their fabulousness, their creativity and their superb style.


  •           Best Couple in Costume
  •           Best Female Costume
  •           Best Male Costume
  •           Belle of the Ball

For the enjoyment of everyone, parade entrants must be in costume to participate.


  • Best Decorated Table
  • Best Group in Costume
  • Best Male Costume
  • Best Female Costume
  • Best Couple in Costume
  • Belle of the Ball

The Entertainment

Once again, the Three Sisters have pulled out all stops in the fabulousness department and secured the marvellous talent of Frock Hudson. Frock will host the evening and employ her immense talent to entertain you in royal style.

Frock Hudson describes himself as a “fabulous, furry and a whole heap of fun.” Frock is a talented cabaret performer, a stalwart of the LGBTIQ community. Frock is multi-talented and is guaranteed to inject a specialness into the Royal Gala Performance Ball, whether it be as hostess with the mostess on the ball or entertainer par excellence.

More on Frock here: Frock Hudson

Accommodation Packages

We have acquired the following special rates. Guests may elect to stay at one of these two properties:

Belgravia Guest House is associated with the Palais Royale and offers a whole cottage. Sorry, no special rates for Belgravia. Please contact Reservations to arrange your stay on 02 4784 6300 or

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