We’re hearing your feedback about last night’s 2020 Mardi Gras Party, with extended waiting times to get into the Hordern Pavilion when it reached capacity.

We are deeply disappointed and apologise that this has occurred. 

It’s no secret that this year we lost the Royal Hall of Industries as a venue for the annual Mardi Gras Party. We recognise significant changes are required for the smaller party footprint to be successful.

After exploring a range of other options across the city, it was determined the Hordern Pavilion and surrounding areas were still the best venue for The Party. There just isn’t another inner city space that is big enough for our audience that would allow an all-night dance party.

Our challenge this year has been to evolve the Party, bringing to life more areas with entertainment, introducing more bars and extended outdoor spaces. We also provided big screens in outside areas so the shows could be seen and heard by as many partygoers as possible.

We’ve received some valuable feedback this year, which will help us continue to develop and evolve the Party experience.