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Saturday Evening 

The Grand Asylum Ball

The Engine Shed
doors 7pm | event start 7:30pm | age 14+

After the meal we will have music from the incredible Wight Hot Pipes who you may have seen perform previously at The Town That Never Was at Blists Hill or at The Asylum in 2019.


The Wight Hot Pipes are a five-piece celtic rock band who play awesome covers from all genres and are guaranteed to help you burn off a few calories on the dance floor after your meal.

Did someone just mention burning? They're called the Wight 'Hot' pipes for a reason; if you dont know why already, prepare to be blown away on the night. 

Important meal information

When you book for the Asylum Ball please note carefully your meal choice and seating preferences. You will be choosing your meal for the event AT THE TIME OF BOOKING and that will also be your opportunity to indicate the table where you would like to sit.  


Breads and Flavoured Butters


Burrata Mozzarella*, Inca Tomatoes, Basil & Balsamic Glaze


12 Hour Slow Cooker Feather-Blade of Beef, Fondant Potato, Roasted Carrots, Fine Beans & Oxtail

Wild Mushroom Risotto, Crispy Spinach, Truffle Oil & Vegan Cheese


Lemon Tart au Citron, Raspberry Compote, Vanilla Shortbrea & Fresh Raspberries

* Vegan Mozzarella available option available on request at time of ticket purchase

You will also find a range of wines available to pre-order - you can see details here

This button will take you to the Ministry of Steampunk's Asylum Ball page on Ticket Tailor

Please note Ball Tickets are no longer available for this year - but please scroll down to see details of the other two shows which are still on sale.

Last year's Asylum Ball was a sell-out. We have arranged to increase the capacity a little for this year, but we don't recommend waiting around too long before you buy your tickets for 2023!

The Ball will include a three course meal prepared and served by the in-house team at the Engine Shed. 

Oh Dear! What would the Major say?! - The Asylum Burlesque Show is Back!!

The Drill
doors 7:30pm | event start 8pm | age 18+

'The Major' says (cough, cough) it's been far too long since we hosted one of his favourite 'folk singing' evenings at The Asylum, so please brace yourselves for an evening like no other.

If you identify as 'The Major', please scroll past the following information as it definitely is not for your eyes. You have been warned...

If you do NOT identify as 'The Major' then just in case you don't already know, when we say 'folk singing' we actually mean an evening of Burlesque performances to blow your socks off. Well someone's socks off, anyway.

This year we are delighted that the fabulous Scarlet Butterfly will be curating an evening of the most sumptuous talent on the Drill Hall stage. Scarlett Butterfly will be joined by your host for the evening Miss Bambi Bang Bang! an elegant glamazon with a sultry, smoky voice. Don't be fooled by her bubblegum smile and silver screen charms, however, as this diva has more bad jokes than your drunk uncle at a wedding!

This button will take you to The Drill's ticket site

Asylum Introducing

The Assembly Rooms
doors 7pm | event start 7:30pm
age 14+ after 9 pm

Over the years the Asylum Steampunk Festival has hosted many fantastic steampunk musical performances - from previously unheard artists to global stars such as Steam Powered Giraffe and Abney Park. 

This event will showcase a number of performers who have never played The Asylum before in the beautiful surroundings of the Assembly Rooms and will be compered by The Cogkneys.

We were delighted to have many applications from artists wishing to perform at this event and are now thrilled to be able to identify the six successful acts who will be performing on the night. In no particular order they are...  

The Hagley Wood Vampires

The Hagley Wood Vampires are a gothic rock duo featuring Kate Southall on vocals and Jonny Zygen on guitar. Working with elements of darkness and light, we use a variety of ethereal themes and concepts, to invite listeners on a journey into other worlds; through our carefully crafted lyrics and music. 

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The Antipoet

'The Antipoet’, Paul Eccentric and Ian Newman, are together the Steampunk world's finest exponents of beatrantin' rhythm 'n views! Having become somewhat successful over the last fifteen years, they have tirelessly toured the Steampunk, poetry, comedy and music circuits appearing at countless festivals including, Glastonbury, Camp Bestival, The Edinburgh Fringe and Whitby Steampunk Weekends.


I am Nonah, the dancing robot maid from Maid in Scotland. Bringing a mix of steampunk and j-pop dances from the land beyond the wall! A fun fusion of japanese culture and steampunk fun!


Ullalele is a progressive ukulele rock quartet, purveyors of the finest Steamplunk since the last years of the nineteenth century. Our music is inspired by early historical scientific romance, science and magic: blending lyricism with great harmonies, and maybe darkly humorous but always highly entertaining.

Think Horrible Histories, only more highbrow.

Missy K

Missy K is a time travelling songstress who picks and chooses songs from everywhere and shares them in a cabaret style performance.


From operatic classics through to TV theme songs - all delivered with a jazzy punch!

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Rock Paper Science

When a scientist and a stonemason got together to make music, there was only one choice of (non-transitive) name for this band! Formed in lockdown and now unleashed on the world, this acoustic duo covers rock songs from Led Zeppelin to Ed Sheeran.

Each member of the audience will be given a voting paper and at the end of the event will be asked to place a cross next to their favourite act and post the paper into a box. The winner will be announced during the closing ceremony on Monday and invited to play at the Major's Soiree next year! 

This link will take you to the Ministry of Steampunk's Ticket Tailor page

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