Venice Carnival “The Doge’s Ball”- 10 February 2024

The Carnival of Venice 2024 is getting ready and many events are waiting for you! Visiting Venice during Carnival is a very special experience: the streets and st mark’s Square are full of events, parades of costumes and masked faces, music and parties…

And the parties take place not only in the streets, but also in the most beautiful Palaces of the city with the traditional Carnival masked balls!

The Doge’s Ball is one of the most sought-after and exclusive Carnival festivities and one of the most popular worldwide. 2024 is the 31st edition and we are sure it will amaze even more. Take part in the most illustrious evening of the Venice Carnival and experience the magic of an extraordinary event!



  • You can participate in one of the most exclusive parties in the world with many guests arriving in Venice from all corners of the globe!
  • Every year a new theme develops into a breathtaking spectacle. This year, on the occasion of the XXX edition, it will surprise us even more!
  • You can wear a dream period costume designed and created by a great stylist!



Entrance fees with dinner (from 8 pm)

  • Section Supreme: € 5,000.00 per person
  • Section A: € 3,500.00 per person
  • Section B: € 2,500.00 per person (Tickets sold out)
  • Section C: € 2,000.00 per person (Tickets sold out)
  • Section D: € 1,500.00 per person (Tickets sold out)

Admission after dinner (from 11.30 pm)

  • After Dinner Party: € 800 per person

Additional services:

  • Costume hire: from € 350.00 per person
  • Make-up and/or hairstyle: from € 180.00 per person
  • Delivery and collection of costume at hotel or other residence: € 100
  • Photo service: € 250 up to 4 people

Other practical information

To request additional services available, please make your request at the time of booking.

Collection of invitation: on the day of the event, with the booking voucher, you must go to the venue of the organising company to collect your invitation, designed and personalised by hand by the organiser, which must be shown at the entrance to the party.

Historical costume hire: If you do not choose costume hire, you will need to send a photo of the costume you will be wearing at the event for authorisation by the organiser.

Photo Release – with the purchase of the ticket:

  • you authorise the organising company and all those acting on its behalf to take your image on television, photographic or film media with the right to use it for editorial, promotional or any other publication purposes;
  • you renounce your image rights without limitation of time and without any consideration in your favour; this renunciation does not, however, permit the use of the images in contexts that are detrimental to personal dignity and decorum and in any case for use and/or purposes other than those indicated above;
  • you hereby declare that you aware that the use of personal video cameras, cameras and photographic equipment is not permitted during the event.

Spoken Languages

  • Italian
  • English

Included / Excluded

Included :

Tickets with dinner include:

  • entrance to the party from 8 p.m.
  • the welcome show & cocktail
  • the placé dinner accompanied by fine wines
  • entertainment shows during dinner
  • the main show with over 100 artists
  • the after-dinner party & disco until 3 a.m.

After-dinner tickets include after-dinner:

  • the entrance to the party from 11.30 p.m.
  • the after-dinner party & disco until 3 a.m.

Excluded :

  • what is not explicitly listed in the “Included” section.

Sales Conditions

Once a reservation is confirmed, there will be no refunds. Due to the high number of requests for the event in question, we are forced to establish very strict cancellation policies, with no refunds in case of cancellation. Any reason for cancellation (inability to travel to the country/region of origin) will not be recognized. We therefore recommend that a private insurance policy be taken out at the client’s expense.

In case of cancellation of the event by the organizer (e.g. for COVID reasons), 90% of the ticket will be refunded or a voucher of EQUAL AMOUNT valid for one year will be issued. The organizer and VivoVenetia will not be held responsible for any damage or financial loss related to the organization of the participants’ stay.


10 February, 2024


Until 3.00 a.m.


    “the most dazzling, most refined and most exclusive event in the world”

    The Doge's Ball Show - Venice Carnival

    The most exclusive party of the Carnival of Venice: Il Ballo del Doge

    The Doge’s Ball, “Il Ballo del Doge”, was first staged in 1994. It takes place every year during the Carnival of Venice and each edition is dedicated to a new theme. Its creator, Antonia Sautter, is a stylist and organizer of exclusive events.

    You will immerse yourself in a fantasy world of luxurious decorations and designs created according to the theme of the year. Get ready to enter the most luxurious party of Venice, and be one of the lucky guests of this venetian carnival party! Expect the highest level of entertainment !

    31st edition of The Doge’s Ball: Yesterday, Today … Forever

    The theme of the 2023 edition was The Greatest Dream

    “Following the traces that the Jolly will draw between the salons, staircases, vaults and lintels and escorted by a parade of Pulcinella, you will resurface in a paradise between gift tables, extraordinary decorations and floral decorations in an explosion of joy and confetti, which will delight all your senses…”

    The 2024 edition is the 31st edition of this iconic event and we can’t wait to find out what it will give us; it will certainly amaze us as it does every year and even more!

    The Doge’s Ball: party programme

    Artistic performances, fine food and drink, music and dancing will accompany the programme of a dream evening.

    • entrance to the party
    • welcome show & cocktail
    • placé dinner accompanied by fine wines
    • entertainment shows during dinner
    • main show with over 100 artists
    • after-dinner party & disco

    The Doge's Ball - Performance

    Venice Doge’s Ball: tickets and costume hire

    The Doge’s Ball is a unique event and as such there are several ways to participate and many useful services to prepare and experience it at its best.

    Admission Tickets

    • Section Supreme: € 5,000 per person
    • Section A: € 3,500 per person
    • Section B: € 2,500 per person
    • Section C: € 2,000 per person
    • Section D: € 1,500 per person
    • After Dinner Party: € 800 per person

    All Sections (Supreme, A, B, C, D) include the full ‘Il Ballo del Doge’ experience. The difference lies in the position of the tables in the sections, with the ‘Supreme’ section offering the best position.

    Dress code and costume hire

    At this masquerade ball, a costume is compulsory. You can hire it directly from the organiser’s atelier. The costume fitting is itself a real event and a moment you will not forget. You can choose from more than 1,500 unique costumes, handmade with passion.

    • Elegant: from € 350
    • Luxury: from € 450
    • Super Luxury: from € 650
    • Over the Top: from € 850
    • Private and artist’s collection only on request

    The Doge’s Ball: additional services and location

    The 2024 edition will take place at the majestic Scuola Grande della Misericordia, located in the Cannaregio district at the end of the fondamenta.

    To add a bit of magic to this very special and exclusive evening, you can benefit from some additional services:

    Additional services

    • Costume delivery to the hotel and pick-up: € 100
    • Photo service: from € 250 for up to 4 people
    • Make-up and/or hairstyle: from € 180

    If you wish to add any of these services, please let us know at the time of booking.

    A unique venue: Scuola Grande della Misericordia

    This unique building dominates the northern part of the historic centre of Venice.

    The “Scuola Grande di Santa Maria della Misericordia” was the seat of a school of Battuti di Venezia that was among the richest and most active between the early 14th and early 19th centuries.

    Today, great restoration work has made it an ideal location for Venice’s most sumptuous events.

    The Doge's Ball 2023

    Join the most iconic evening of the Venice Carnival

    and experience the magic of an extraordinary event!

    scuola della misericordia

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