2017 Aurora Ball Theme Announced

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Don’t be late for this very important date!

Come with us, dear friends, and take a trip down the rabbit hole to an elegant world of glamour and intrigue, at this year’s Annual Aurora Ball. We’ve just lifted the lid on the theme for this year’s spectacular – A Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.


This year’s theme is full of possibilities. Be as elaborate or simple as you like. Bring your own contemporary spin to the classic imagery, in the uber-cool vein of Tim Burton perhaps. Above all, think elegant and Aurora Ball 2017 Theme Postersophisticated.

“You could delve into Lewis Carrol’s wild world for your inspiration, or simply don some truly stylish millinery,” Aurora Group chairperson Alison King said.

And while it’ll feel like an elaborate, decadent tea party full of wonderful characters, we’ll have something a bit fancier to pour in those cups. The spread will be quite scrumptious too.

Get lost in a world of wonder in our spectacular new home, the Sydney International Convention Centre. It’s a modern and chic venue offering spectacular 270-degree views of the sparkling city skyline, the very best in event technology and state-of- the-art facilities, and a superior entertainment experience.

“The International Convention Centre is new, grand and conveniently located to public transport and parking,” Ms King said. “It’s an important part of Aurora’s continued growth and success. We can’t wait for people to see the Grand Ballroom in all its glory on June 24.”

The story of Alice and her Mad Hatter is a true coming of age tale, about a young girl who tumbles into the unknown and emerges a strong and fearless person.

“We like to think Aurora has a bit in common with that,” Ms King said.

“Eighteen years ago, this organisation began as the ambitious idea of a group of friends, full of hope and promise. Now we find ourselves on the cusp of change and better placed to serve the LGBTIQ community than ever before.

“We’re growing up, and so too is the Annual Aurora Ball. We’re moving to an exciting new home, we’re upping the ante and heightening the stakes, and as a result we’ll be able to continue our work in the support of important LGBTIQ initiatives.”

Most importantly, the night is about giving back to the community where so many of us have found our feet, discovered acceptance and flourished. As a community we’ve experienced significant steps forward over the years. To reflect on where we were almost two decades ago when Aurora was born is staggering. But for all the achievements we’ve made together, there is still much to do.

The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party embraces our philosophy of supporting the LGBTIQ community through events of celebration.

You can help support our work and important beneficiaries by joining us for this night of wonder.

“We’re excited to help as many important LGBTIQ community organisations as we can through funds raised at this year’s Aurora Ball. That this fantastic event continues to grow is both wonderful and a testament to the possibilities of community engagement.”

The important date you need to remember is Saturday June 24, and you won’t want to be late to book tickets.

And they’re on sale. Now.

WHERE: Sydney International Convention Centre, 14 Darling Drive, Sydney
WHEN: Saturday June 24, 6.30pm
PRICE: $245 per person, per ticket plus booking fee
BOOK: http://www.auroragroup.com.au/events/2017-aurora-ball/