UPDATE: May Ball Guide 2012
Peterhouse, King’s, Clare, Caius and Trinity have stepped into the frame. All the info, all in one place.
Friday 15 June
Theme: Red Planet.
Tickets: SOLD OUT £85 (standard), £100 (queue jump), and £120 (dining).
Saturday 16 June
Tickets: SOLD OUT £300 (standard), £350 (champagne reception), and £400 (dining) per double, with a £10 discount for Peterhouse students on their first double ticket.
Fun fact: Peterhouse is this year’s only white tie ball.
Theme: The End of the World
Tickets: £92 (standard) and £173 (double). Dining SOLD OUT
Fun fact: So certain of their theme are the committee that they advise punters there’s “No point paying for tickets to other balls that will not happen…”
Sunday 17 June
Tickets: SOLD OUT £72 (standard) and £82 (VIP) including an optional £2 charitable donation.
Fun fact: In the past, the June Event has played host to Chase and Status and Artful Dodger.
Monday 18 June
Theme: The Divine Comedy – Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradisio.
Tickets: SOLD OUT £130 (standard) and £150 for guests from outside the university. VIP is £40 extra.
Fun fact: Clare’s Old Court lends itself well to design, with last year’s Alice in Wonderland theme seeing the Cellars turned into a rabbit hole and the Mad Hatter’s tea party in the Fellows’ Garden.
Theme: World of Festivals.
Tickets: SOLD OUT £122 (standard), £138 (priority), and £157 (dining) including an optional £2 charitable donation. Available to Jesus students from 8am on 31 January and general release from 12.01am on 6 February.
Fun fact: This year’s entertainments include a casino and a nine-hole Jesus Open Crazy Golf Course.
Tickets: APPLICATIONS CLOSED £310 (standard), £370 (VIP), and £430 (dining) per double with a £20 discount for Trinity students. Applications now closed.
Theme: Metropolis – Two Tales, One City.
Tickets: SOLD OUT £77 (standard), £88 (queue jump) with 2% of ticket sales going to charity.
Clare bridge looking sufficiently glamorous
Tuesday 19 June
Theme: La Cidade Maravilhosa (Rio Carnival).
Tickets: SOLD OUT £122 (standard), £138 (VIP), and £157 (dining).
Tickets: Price TBA. Available from 7 March.
Launch party: 8pm on 6 March at River Bar.
Theme: John Milton’s Paradise Lost.
Tickets: APPLICATIONS CLOSED £140 (standard) and £180 (dining). Currently open for Caius students only.
Theme: A Night in Neverland.
Tickets: £70 (standard) and £80 (queue jump).
The survivor’s photo – will you make it?
Wednesday 20 June
Theme: The Four Elements.
Tickets: SOLD OUT £79 (standard) and £89 (queue jump).
Fun fact: Read about the recent controversy surrounding Wolfson June Event picking the same theme.
Tickets: SOLD OUT £74 (standard) and £84 (queue jump). £5 discount for King’s students.
Fun fact: Sporting the motto “Beats not Bollinger”, King’s Affair is definitely the alternative May Week event. Swap your black tie for fancy dress and skank it up to bands, DJs and MCs on their 7 stages.
Theme: El Dorado – The Lost City of Gold.
Tickets: SOLD OUT £67 including an optional £2 charitable donation. Available now for Pembroke students and general release from 12 February.
Theme: Cinco de Mayo
Tickets: SOLD OUT £120 (standard) and £140 (dining).
READ about last term’s May Ball ticketing controversy.
King’s Affair in full swing
Friday 22 June
Theme: Fire and Ice.
Tickets: SOLD OUT £47 (standard) and £52 (priority) with a 10% discount when buying 8 or more.
Theme: The Great Gatsby.
Tickets: £89 (standard) and £119 (dining).
Let St. Eddie’s take you back to New York in the roaring twenties
Tickets: Early bird prices until 22 February are £64 (standard), £70 (queue jump), and £86 (dining) including an optional £2 charitable donation.
Fun fact: Ladies – get £10 off your ticket when you hire a dress from Girl Meets Dress.