Official Dinner Show and Ball
The Venice Carnival attracts innumerable visitors from around the world, but only some of them get to enjoy the highlight of the festivities: the Official Dinner Show and Ball at the regal Palazzo Ca’ Vendramin Calergi. Each year, the show has a distinct theme that dictates the evening’s proceedings and creates an unforgettable event in inimitable atmosphere. An international cast of actors, musicians and dancers inject their talents into a unique dinner show that is much more than a fancy five-course meal. Enjoy great food and entertainment in the framework of one of Europe’s most popular events!
The Official Dinner Show and Ball traditionally take place at the lavish Palazzo Ca’ Vendramin Calergi. Overlooking the Grand Canal, this venue is among Venice’s most coveted locations. Being dined and entertained between its storied walls is bound to make you feel like Italian royalty. As you don your Venetian costume and move across the impressive halls of the palazzo, its history comes to life and transports you right to the ball’s immersive theme to make the pleasure of the evening complete.
The dinner part of the evening has something for every taste. It features five exquisite courses, including starters, first course, second helpings, main course and dessert. A modern Italian cuisine selection featuring meat, fish, vegetarian and vegan options is bound to tickle every set of taste buds. A refined selection of Italian wines accompanies each course to fuel the evening’s enjoyment.
The Official Dinner Show and Ball is a staple of every annual Venice Carnival not just thanks to its culinary delights but also to its artistic programme in equal measure. The musical, dance and theatrical numbers, united by a common creative theme, feel right at home on the stage at Palazzo Ca’ Vendramin Calergi and weave the stuff of dreams before your wondering eyes.