An Alice in Wonderland-inspired cocktail tea party is coming to the Trafford Centre

You'll dive down the rabbit hole (... The Trafford Centre)

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 7th April 2024

A cocktail experience inspired by the fantastical world of Alice in Wonderland is heading to Greater Manchester this summer.

The Alice Cocktail Experience will invite people into a colourful, spellbinding tea party setting, complete with The Mad Hatter orchestrating the whole thing.

Guests will create their own cocktails which will get ‘curiouser and curiouser’, the organisers say, while enjoying a 90 minute live show.

Themed cakes and a venue decorated with bright flowers, teapots and neon signs will add to the illusion that you’ve taken a trip to Wonderland.

The Alice Cocktail Experiences comes from Once Upon A Bar, who have run similar events at venues across the globe already.


And for their trip to Manchester, they’ll be creating a fully themed bar at Broadway, the diner where staff serenade you with musical hits.

You’ll dive down the rabbit hole (… The Trafford Centre) to experience the magic of Wonderland, with the experience including themed activities like painting and eating ‘Eat Me’ sweet treats.


There’ll be a carefully created menu of cocktails and mocktails, with an element of magic to all of them.

Each ticket includes one free drink, with plenty more to choose from throughout the 90 minutes.

Organisers say: “Indulge in an interactive tea party like no other, designed for those who possess an insatiable thirst for wonder.


“The Alice Cocktail Experience guarantees to be the ultimate tea party, leaving you mesmerised and spellbound. This experience has been a global hit and each city’s venue is uniquely decorated.

“Create your own liquid concoctions under the watchful eye of The Mad Hatter and expect things to get curiouser and curiouser. Dive down the rabbit hole into a fantasy world where you will experience firsthand the magic of Wonderland, paint the roses red and devour an ‘Eat Me’ sweet treat!

“Come and explore the magic in the heart of Manchester and join the tea party to end all tea parties.”

The Alice Cocktail Experience will take place on Mondays and Tuesdays between 20 May and 20 August at Broadway at the Trafford Centre.

You can buy tickets here.

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