AT Ranelagh House on Friday the 12th May, will be a Jubilee Ridotto, or Bal Pare.
The Company are desired to come in fancied Dresses ord dressed as at the Ridotto, or another Assemblies. No persons will be suffered to wear Masks.
Besides the usual entertainements there will be Country Dances and Cotillons, and a new Music Entertainment in the Manner of the Italian comic Serenatas will be performed about Nine o'Clock.
There will be Music and Illuminations on the Canal and on the Temple, and in other Parts of the Garden.
The best French and other Wines, with Variety of Sweetmeats, are provided for the Sideboard, and Beaufets in the Amphitheatre, which will be opend at Eleven, and shut up at Two.
The Company are desired to come early. The Doors will be opened at Six, and the Music in the Gardens begin at Seven.
There will be Horse Patrole and an additional Number of Lights on the Road.
The Footway from Buckingham Gate is lately mended and enlarged, so as to make it very safe and easy for Chairs.
Tickets will be delivered at Arthur's, Smyrna, St. James's-Street; Almack's, Boodles, and the Star and Garter, Pall Mall; the Mount Governor Street; the London Tavern; Nando's Temple Bar; Tom's Russel-Street, Covent Garden; and at Ranelagh House, at One Guinea each, to admit one Gentleman or two Ladies.
The Amphitheatre will be lighted with Wax for that Night.
At Ranelagh House on Friday the 12th May, will be a Jubilee Ridotto, or Bal Pare.
It is left to the Nobility and Gentry to come in fancied Dresses, without Masks, or dressed as at the Ridottos.
There will be an Officer's Guard, and the same Number of Men as at the Ridottos in the Haymarket, and every Entertainment given, as at that Place on such Occasions.
There will also be a new Musical Entertainment in the Amphitheatre, in the Manner of a Burletta, with Music and Illuminations on the Canal, in the Temple, and in different Parts of the Gardens.
The Company is desired to come early. The Doors will be opened at Six, and the Entertainments will begin at Seven.
A certain Number only of Tickets will be printed, which will be delivered on Friday next, the 5th of May, at the following Places, viz. The London Tavern; Nando's Coffee-House, Temple Bar; Tom's Coffee-House, Russell Street, Covent Garden; the Smyrna Coffee-House, St. James'-Street; the Mount Coffee-House, Grosvenor Street; and at Ranelagh House, at One Guinea each, to admit one Gentleman or two Ladies.
There will be Horse Patroles, and an additional Number of Lights on the Road. The Footway from Buckingham Gate is lately mended, and enlarged, so as to make it very safe and easy for Chairs.
Besides the usual Days (by Particular Desire), the House will be opened this Evening and Thursday next.
First advertisement taken from Public Advertiser ( May 10, 1769). The same was published in Gazetteer and New Daily Advertiser (May 8, 1769), Public Advertiser (May 8, 1769), Public Advertiser (Tuesday, May 9, 1769).
Source of the second advertisement: http://www.victorianlondon.org/publications/pleasuregardens-3-ranelagh.htm
Image: John Bowles, Ranelagh Rotunda (1751). British Library Shelfmark: C103k.11