WHAT IS A SPEAKEASY?
MELT is Stockholm's first Speakeasy. But what exactly does it mean?
Prohibition in the United States was a nationwide constitutional ban on the sale, production, importation, and transportation of alcoholic beverages from 1920 to 1933. In New York during this time there were over 30 000 illegal bars operating in secret. These bars were called Speakeasies.
Speakeasies were located everywhere! Entrances could be found in basements, back alleys, through telephone booths, and even funeral homes! These clubs were opening anywhere that they could be hidden. Most clubs required a password to enter and the term “speakeasy” suggested everyone must talk softly so as not to catch the attention of the police!
Once inside there was live music, performances and most importantly alcohol! Many clubs served drinks in coffee cups or teacups just in case the place was raided [found by the police] no one could tell who was drinking alcohol or just an innocent cup of tea or coffee!
WHEN DOES THE SHOW BEGIN?
We have pop up cabaret acts every night, open to close, from our rotating cast of international performers including singers, burlesque dancers, acrobats, jugglers and so much more! So what does that mean exactly?
Well, it means you never know when someone will suddenly burst into song and dance beside you. We have many talented performers from all over the world so the show will vary depending who is working that night. Sometimes we don’t know exactly who will be performing (guest performances from staff on their day off) or what what will happen until it’s happening - that’s the beauty of live performance!
We cannot tell you in advance who will be on stage or when they will perform, but we can tell you there are approximately 2-4 numbers per hour and we can promise you it will be a great show! Come see for yourself!
THE HOUSE RULES:
BE A GOOD AUDIENCE!
The beauty of live entertainment is that you as an audience have an effect on the show! If you are a great audience you will get a great show! Cheer, clap, whistle, have fun, and let the performers know if you like what you see!
HANDS TO YOURSELF!
We know the desire to get involved in the show can sometimes be tempting, but please keep your hands to yourself unless you’re asked to participate! It’s disrespectful and dangerous to grab at performers or props during a show! We don’t want anyone to get hurt!
NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY!
We love when you take pictures (especially when you share them using #meltstockholm) but please do not use flash! We know it can be dark inside but flash makes it hard for performers to see what they are doing and difficult to perform! We want to give you a good show and we don’t want anyone to get hurt, so please, no flash!
HOW DO I TIP PERFORMERS?
Golden birdcage located at the coat check for cash or SWISH : 123 613 92 57