Q: What should I wear? Do I need to dress up in 40’s clothes?
A: Dressing up in 1940’s style clothes is fun! However, we don’t want you to feel uncomfortable or be put off attending if dressing up isn’t your thing. Therefor period clothes are encouraged but not essential. Due to the wooden flooring, no stilettos at The Mansion please.
Q: I am bringing a group of friends - can I reserve a table?
A: We don’t have many tables at this venue so unfortunately tables can’t be reserved. If you really want a table email to make a special request
Q: How much is the admission charge?
A: £20 plus booking fee for advance tickets (which includes a complimentary cocktail on arrival). £25 on the door, cash only no cards.
Q: Do I need to book tickets in advance?
A: Tickets should be purchased online. We prefer it if you buy tickets before the night so we can ensure we are set up to cater for the right number of guests. We will usually have tickets to sell on the door at the start of the night, but it’s possible they may sell out.
Q: Is there a bar?
A: Yes. We are hoping to have a card machine at the bar but please bring plenty of cash just in case we have any issues with this., they didn't have card machines in the 1940s, so cash was king!
Q: How do I get there and back?
A: The closest train station is Beckenham Hill. We recommend using the TfL journey planner. Enter the postcode BR3 1SY and your own. We will have a list of local mini cab companies at the venue. Or try Uber.
Q: Are children allowed?
A: 21 and over is the rule but we will listen to reason if you contact us in advance. Young children will not be admitted under any circumstances.
Q: What about parking?
A: There is a car park on site.
Q: Where is it?
A: Beckenham Place Mansion is inside Beckenham Place Park - see Venue & Times.
Q: Do I have to take part in the dance lesson?
A: No, it’s optional. The idea is to offer guest some moves from the 40’s and give you a feel of how to dance to the music. Come and join in or just prop up the bar!
Q: I am a bit of a 1940’s purist. Am I going to have a good night or not?
A: You’ll have a great night if you’re fairly easy going about other styles of music too. We are trying to keep it as authentic as possible but this is limiting so we will play a variety of music keeping the era and style in mind.
Q: Will you have security?
A: We employ a team of professional licensed door supervisors.
Q. Do you have a cloakroom?
A: Yes, we will have a fully supervised cloakroom for you to use for a small charge of £1