The Cocoa Butter Club pose in front of the ice rink at Somerset House. They are a group of cabaret performers, each wearing ornate, stunning gowns, feathers and sequins in bold bright colours.

New Year's Eve with The Cocoa Butter Club

Sun 31 Dec 2023
19.00 – 02.00
£60 - £80 + booking fee

A one-off booking fee of £2.95 per order applies. Please note, this is an 18+ event.

The Edmond J. Safra
Fountain Court

Count down to 2024 with the ultimate New Year’s Eve celebration with award-winning cabaret collective The Cocoa Butter Club, ice skating, DJ sets and fireworks.

Be captivated by performers from The Cocoa Butter Club as they roam Somerset House’s stunning courtyard and River Terrace throughout the night. The first company of its kind, the club’s spellbinding shows ‘where the melanated are celebrated’ specifically showcases cabaret performers of colour.

You can skate your way into 2024 on our beloved ice rink, with specially curated mixes from acclaimed DJs amplifying the party atmosphere. Just off the courtyard, our exhibition Makeversity: Designing for the Real World will also be open for you to explore. 

The Cocoa Butter Club will also takeover the Lancaster Rooms for limited, first-come, first-served performances bursting with song, circus, burlesque, pole, drag and extravagance led by the warm and witty, velvet-toned Sadie Sinner The Songbird. Featured performers include Zaki Musa, Donna Divine, Sunny The SnakeBoy, Darkwah and The Cocoa Butter Club Kittens, Miss Cocoa Amore & The Goddess Gina

As the clock approaches midnight, go arm in arm with loved ones to watch London’s New Year’s Eve firework display on Somerset House’s River Terrace. Set back from the crowds along the riverside, you can enjoy an exclusive view of the dazzling display before heading back to celebrate the new year with a DJ set from Bushbby, who explores the sounds and roots of Latin American music. 

Food & drink

Wine and dine at our New Year's Eve event with delicious food and drink upgrades.

Transporting guests to the Swiss mountains, Chalet Suisse by Jimmy Garcia, in partnership with Switzerland Tourism, will offer a special set menu of comforting festive favourites, from traditional and vegan fondue feasts with all the trimmings to indulgent desserts, with a glass of bubbly and canapes to be enjoyed on arrival (pre-booking essential). For a more casual bite to eat guests can head over to Jimmy’s alpine hut, Little Suisse, serving delicious Swiss Raclette as well as hot chocolate and mulled wine. 

Head to the Skate Lounge by Whispering Angel to toast the New Year with Whispering Angel rosé and cocktails, including a Mulled Angel rosé and Angels Margarita available to buy, or grab a drink at one of the pop-up bars around site on the evening.

General Admission £60.00
General Admission + Skate £80.00
Plus a one-off booking fee of £2.95 per order.

Wheelchair users please call 0343 208 1497 to book Skating and General Admission tickets. We want to make sure you have the best experience to start the new year, so please contact with your access requirements in advance.

Please note, this is an 18+ event.

19.30 - 20.15
20.30 - 21.15
21.30 - 22.15
22.30 - 23.15


Please note, our New Year's Eve event takes place across different spaces throughout the night. Access to any given space will be on a first come, first served basis. Line-up subject to change.

Lead image: The Cocoa Butter Club at Somerset House. Photo by Corinne Cumming.