20 November 2021

Enjoy a steam-powered celebration with food and music.

To mark the 155th birthday of the grandfather of science fiction, H.G. Wells, the National Space Centre is hosting a steam-powered celebration with food, music and more!

Enjoy a Gin Fizz cocktail under giant rockets upon arrival, take time to enjoy the exhibition galleries before taking a seat for a sumptuous three-course meal, cooked by our in-house award-winning team.

Your meal will be accompanied by live entertainment thanks to Count Rostov, Alice Strange, Thomas B Wild Esq. and followed by an evening dancing the night away to Victor and the Bully.

Due to the nature of the event, it is suitable for 16+


Tickets – £45 including all entertainment, four course meal and cocktail upon arrival

• 19:00 – Doors Open (cash bar available)
• 19:30 – Take your seats for dinner (live entertainment begins)
• 22:00 – Victor and the Bully take to the stage
• 23:30 – Bar closed
• 00:00 – Building closed

— Special Guests —

Count Rostov

Compère, Comedian, producer, writer and presenter of Steampunk Entertainments. Count Rostov Presents has become a firm favourite at events, with radio plays in the style of the Goon Show and Round the Horn wowing audiences throughout the UK.

Alice Strange

“Blessed with the natural stage presence of Siouxsie Sioux, the vocal command of Björk and the dark phrasing of Concrete Blonde’s Johnette Napolitano, [Alice] is a rare and singular talent.” —LOUDERTHANWAR

Formerly Alice’s Night Circus, Alice Strange is classically trained and started her journey in classical music before venturing into her own style of music which encompasses influences from a wide range of musical genres and literature. She now performs her own original songs.

Thomas B Wild Esq.

With banjolele in hand, Thomas Benjamin Wild Esq. has been delivering his own brand of musical humour since 2016. His performances charm audiences with a unique mix of original material, singalong classics and a sharp vintage wardrobe.
After the video for his original song I’ve No More F***s To Give went viral, clocking up over 100 million views across various social media platforms, he has been performing at various venues, festivals and cabaret events across the UK.

Victor and The Bully

“Victor & The Bully have smashed onto the British steampunk scene in the last few years with a raucous live show and an album so tight it hangs teabags on the washing line.” —Steampunk Journal

They use a ‘carnival blend’ of live ukulele and acoustic guitar with a twist of orchestral instruments to provide a very theatrical and cabaret-like sound. Inspired by steampunk, swing, mariachi, classical, electro-swing and punk to bring a very different vibe.

— Menu —


Cream of Butternut Squash, Apple and Smoked Paprika Soup (V/NF)

Butternut squash, apple and smoked paprika soup topped with rustic croutons

Chicken Liver Pate

Chicken liver pate with a red onion confit and balsamic dressed watercress salad


Braised Daube of Beef (GF/NF)

Braised daube of beef, wholegrain mustard mash, roasted root vegetables, finished with a redcurrant and port sauce

Sweet Potato, Cranberry and Red Leicester Filo Parcel (V/NF)

Sweet potato, cranberry & red Leicester filo parcel with a lightly curried roast tomato sauce, wholegrain mustard mash and roasted root vegetables


Help yourself to fresh tea or coffee

Raspberry Ripple Cheesecake (V/NF)

Chocolate and Orange Bomb (V/NF)


— FAQs —


Does my ticket include entry to the National Space Centre during the day?
No, your ticket includes entry to this event only.

Can I cancel my ticket?
No, all tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable (if government guidelines change and the event is cancelled, a full refund will be given)

Can I change my menu?
We can accommodate specific dietary requirements if informed at the time of booking.

I need a Carer to attend.
Not a problem, please email marketing@spacecentre.co.uk with your booking details and we can allocate a space at the table (please note, food and drink will not be included).

Who is the event suitable for?
Due to the nature of the event, it is suitable for 16+

Can I park my car overnight?
Yes, however, they are left at the owner’s risk.

What is the dress code?
Splendid! We ask for no jeans, trainers or casual attire, please.

I want to sit with friends.
Please make sure you select the same table when booking, then you will be placed together. Due to food ordering, we cannot move people on the night.

Can I stay in the Centre from 17:00-19:00 to wait?
No, I’m afraid our team have a very tight time frame to set up for the evening event, so we are not able to offer this facility.