The Bleeding Heart Ball

By Shotgun Carousel & Gypsy Disco

At this dreary, dark and dreadfully romantic time of year, London’s underground creatures bring an ode to the lonesome, a call to the companionless, a song to the solitary sinner.

Gypsy Disco & Shotgun Carousel, two of London’s leading immersive event extraordinaries, have joined forces once again to produce one super giant of a party full of passion, enchantment and risk! Having gone underground, they return with a new Anti-Valentine’s event ‘The Bleeding Heart Ball’ which consists of devilry and debauchery in the underbelly of the capital, The Vaults!

Their party will be a refuge for the unrequited lovers of London, aching over absent Valentine’s, they ask you however to not drown your sorrows in solitude but do so dancing, surrounded by the decadent and the damned.

Expect to hear the wildest gypsy folk and brass heavy bands, seeking to captivate your feelings with their heart wrenching blues and blood-curdling ballads. With gender-bending cabaret, awe-inspiring interactive theatre performances and jaw-dropping circus acts! We present wicked walkabouts and roaming puppetry, menageries and masked revelers, costumes and characters, naughty nooks & secret lairs for absinthe fueled hedonism. This is the Bleeding Heart Ball!

Room 1: The Pleasure Palace

Live Music / Tropical DJ’s / Cabaret & Circus Performances / Immersive Characters

Room 2: Den of Iniquity

Confession Booth / Love Roulette / Sex Magic Tarot / Interactive Sensory Games / Massage Parlour / Story Telling / Roaming Illusionists / Stalls / Face & Body Painting

Room 3: Life Drawing Salon

London’s finest nude life drawing models

Our events are friendly and welcoming spaces for LGBTQ and non-binary individuals.
We try to make all spaces within our events entirely accessible, please don’t hesitate to drop us a message if you’d like to know more details about access within the venue.

Shotgun Carousel & Gypsy Disco


£11.50 Super Early Bird | SOLD OUT
£16.50 Early Bird | SOLD OUT
£18.50 Advance | SOLD OUT


4hr 00m
The Vaults
17 Feb 22:30
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About the company

Shotgun Carousel & Gypsy Disco


Shotgun Carousel is a multi-disciplinary performance collective. Working out of London, we create bespoke performances and dazzling spectacles across the UK. From Walkabout acts, hand-made puppetry of large-scale immersive performance, we let our imaginations lead as we explore magic and escapism in the Modern world. In London they hold regular late-night parties as inclusive platforms for emerging young talent, performances, bands and DJ’s, with a goal to bring together communities of young artists, performers and theatre makers.


Gypsy Disco is a circus and event production company who for the past 6 years has been creating unusual and invigorating experiences for thrill seekers at venues, festivals and quirky spaces across the UK and Europe. They aim to engage our audiences by producing wonderful spectacle shows that incorporates Circus Performance, Immersive Theatre and Interactive Set Design all in tune to the sound of Live Gypsy, Klezmer & Latin music! From the depths of London nightlife, to the main stage at the Brit Awards, from Vivienne Westwood’s catwalk, to big top tents in Croatia, Portugal & Romania – you can find Gypsy Disco in many odd and obscure locations!