The 2018 Festival will be our Silver Jubilee as we celebrate 25 Years of Wit & Wisdom.
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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. …Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
"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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »