The 2018 Festival will be our Silver Jubilee as we celebrate 25 Years of Wit & Wisdom.

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January 2018

Book Discussion

January 13, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - February 3, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
Arlington Library, 9556 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92503 United States
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$20.00 49 tickets left

Sponsored by Riverside Dickens Festival and Provident Bank Great Expectations In a lonely churchyard on Christmas Eve, a young orphan boy is visiting the graves of his parents, when suddenly he is grasped and threatened by a terrifying escaped convict. …

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February 2018

Mock Ball

February 3, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
First Christian Church, 4055 Jurupa Avenue
Riverside, CA 92501 United States
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$15.00 50 tickets left

Are you prepared for Mr. Fezziwig’s Ball! The Mock Ball is a great way to be sure you are ready for an elegant evening at Mr. Fezziwig’s Ball.  Will this be your first time dancing in a hoop?  Experience maneuvering…

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Pickwick’s Pub Night Fundraiser

February 23, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Christian Church, 4055 Jurupa Avenue
Riverside, CA 92501 United States
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$45.00 - $55.00 250 tickets left

New in 2018 – “Mr. Pickwick’s Predicament!” An interactive Murder Mystery Mr. Pickwick invites you to join him for an exciting evening featuring the world premiere of “Mr. Pickwick’s Predicament”, an interactive murder mystery.  Strange happenings are afoot in the…

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The Trial of Jack the Ripper

February 24, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Saturday and Sunday
Riverside County Historic Courthouse, 4050 Main Street
Riverside, CA 92501 United States
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$10.00 400 tickets left

You’ve asked for one more encore! Who murdered five London prostitutes in the fall of 1888? Who confounded the best efforts of the Metropolitan Police, the London Police, and Scotland Yard to discover the identity of the Whitechapel Murderer? Who…

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Seance – Dialogue with The Dead

February 24, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Saturday and Sunday
$10.00 198 tickets left

Dialogue with The Dead: Break on through to the other side!   Professor Tango, medium extraordinaire, leads audience members to watch and participate in a humorous séance featuring magical illusions and comedic performance elements. Aunt Sally. . . Aunt Sally? Is…

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The Royal Victorian Tea Room & Music Hall

February 24, 2018 @ 11:00 am - February 25, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
First Congregational Church, 3755 Lemon Street
Riverside, CA 92501 United States
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$15.00 - $25.00 748 tickets left

Prepare to have your eyebrows raised, your funny bones tickled, and your bellies filled as the Royal Victorian Tea Room presents another chapter of our musical comedy “A Dickens of a Time: Una Famiglia Dramatica”. Written, directed and starring Christopher Marsh as the Music Hall host, Mr. Treacle.

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Escape from Miss Havisham’s Attic!

February 24, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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First Congregational Church, 3755 Lemon Street
Riverside, CA 92501 United States
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$10.00 223 tickets left

You are wards of Miss Havisham and you have heard strange noises coming from the attic of Satis House. Whenever you ask about the muffled cries, she says it is just the pipes and you should avoid that part of…

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Soirees Mystique

February 24, 2018 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
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Saturday and Sunday
First Congregational Church, 3755 Lemon Street
Riverside, CA 92501 United States
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$10.00 160 tickets left

 A Delightfully Diabolical Deception! A new event that features 19th century Victorian prestidigitation and legerdemain inside one of the most significant Spanish Revival structures existing in Southern California, the historic First Congregational Church of Riverside.  Soirees Mystique combines magic, mind-reading…

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BrassWorks

February 24, 2018 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
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Riverside County Historic Courthouse, 4050 Main Street
Riverside, CA 92501 United States
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$10.00 500 tickets left

BrassWorks, a Riverside-based brass quintet, is delighted to return to the Riverside Dickens Festival and is especially honored to help celebrate the Silver Anniversary of one of the city’s most popular, colorful and educational events. Our Dickens Festival repertoire is…

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Victorian Fashion Show

February 24, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Riverside County Historic Courthouse, 4050 Main Street
Riverside, CA 92501 United States
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$10.00 98 tickets left

"Family Fortunes" This year the models’ characters will answer the question: How did you acquire your fortune? Did you inherit it, marry it or kill for it? Once again, the Fashion Show will be in the beautiful ceremonial courtroom in…

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Mr. Fezziwig’s Ball

February 24, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Riverside Municipal Auditorium, 3485 Mission Inn Avenue
Riverside, CA 92501 United States
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$10.00 - $45.00 444 tickets left

Mr. and Mrs. Fezziwig will be on hand to welcome you to their beautiful, Victorian ball. Once again this very popular event will be held at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium with its fantastic hardwood floor made for dancing. Be among…

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Steampunk Travelers’ Checks

February 25, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Riverside County Historic Courthouse, 4050 Main Street
Riverside, CA 92501 United States
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$10.00 100 tickets left

Featured characters will travel from different times and places to share their fantastic creations with you.   Their unique and creative designs are only limited by the model’s own imagination. Steampunk as inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery continues to grow…

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Evensong

February 25, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
First Congregational Church, 3755 Lemon Street
Riverside, CA 92501 United States
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$10.00 250 tickets left

Many of our British friends have described how much they enjoyed attending Evensong after a leisurely afternoon tea. Evensong provides a relaxing and spiritual end to another successful and exciting Dickens Festival.

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