Trinity Ball Guide 2013

All the info you need, all in one place.

Before making a decision about which ball to attend this Trinity, make sure you check out your options with the Tab’s handy guide…



‘We promise to bring you a night to remember.’

Date: 21st June

Theme: 750th Anniversary Commemoration Ball

Details: Balliol Ball Committee promises ‘a night of pure decadence and extravagance.’

Tickets are now sold out, but more tickets are being released to those on the waiting list sometime in the near future..






Brasenose Ball 2013: A garden of ice and fire





Date: 4th May

Theme: A Garden of Ice and Fire

Details: You should ‘prepare to be astounded by the graceful Ice Garden, and the contrasting hedonistic Fire Garden.’

Tickets are available here.





‘The Orient Express Ball will take you on the most unforgettable journey of 2013.’


Date: 20th April

Theme: The Orient Express

Price: £59

Details: The Ball Committee have promised to take attendees on a journey through London, Paris Munich and Istanbul in the 1920s.

Tickets are still available and can be purchased on the website








St Hilda’s

Date: 4th May

Theme: A Day at the Races (Commemoration Ball)

Price: £60

Details: There will be a gambling area, cucumber sandwiches and ‘original cocktails’. Attendees are also in with the chance of winning tickets to Ascot.

Dining tickets have all sold out, but there are still non-dining tickets available.






Keble Ball

Date: 4th May 2013

Theme: Forbidden fairytales

Price: £85

Details:  According to the commitee it’s going to be ‘Oxford’s premium black tie ball is back once again, more mysterious and enchanting than ever before…’

Sold out, but there is a waiting list for which tickets might become available in the future. 




‘Here at LMH, we know how to throw a party.’



Lady Margaret Hall

Date: 4th May

Theme: Cirque du Siècle.

Price: £125 Dining, £90 Non-dining

Details: ‘Sure to be the biggest and best ball of the year.’ say the Ball Committee… With entertainment including a reptile handler, a fire-breather and stilt-walkers.

Tickets sold out, but those on the waiting list have been told to keep their fingers crossed…





‘New College Ball will be one of the largest and most prestigious of this year.



New College

Date: 22nd June

Theme: Commemoration Ball

Details: Very little has been given away as of yet, but we have been assured that there will be ‘fabulous food, drinks and entertainment.’

Tickets go on sale to college members on the 10th Feb and guest tickets will later be allocated by a random ballot. Tickets will not be available to members of other colleges.


‘Pembroke’s biennial ball will take you to all four corners of the globe on an unforgettable journey. ‘




Date: 10th May

Theme: Around the world in 80 days.

Details: Mission Burrito will be making an appearance, alongside a champagne reception.

Tickets are available on the website, at £85 each. 









‘let yourself be transported back to a decade of splendour and flamboyance’





St Peter’s

Date: 27th April

Theme: The Roaring Twenties

Price: £80 for non-dining tickets and £105 for dining

Details: The Ball Committee has said ‘It’s sure to be an absolute humdinger of an evening with all of the comestible delights of multi-cultural 1920s.’

Tickets are available on the website.







‘Breathe in the air filled with excitement, and watch the Forbidden Palace come to life.’




Date: 21st June

Theme: The Forbidden Palace

Details: The ‘Forbidden Palace’ cocktail will make its debut, alongside ‘exotic gourmet cuisine’ and ‘the finest wines.’

Tickets sold out. 






‘One last night of decadence, debauchery, and indulgence.’



Date: 4th May

Theme: The Last Ball

Price: £110 for current students

Details: ‘The Last Ball will begin at eight o’clock in the evening, and the last
guest will walk out the gate of Somerville at six o’clock in the morning.’

Buy tickets here.


‘The University College Ball will be a night of contrasts.’



Date: 21st June

Theme: Jekyll and Hyde

Details: The website states that ‘Aristocratic, prim, and proper Victorian society will be juxtaposed with the curious, the mysterious, and the bizarre’…

Price: £80

You can purchase tickets from the website


‘ A long and luxurious celebration of the quint-essentialities of the Grand British Summer.’



Date: 21st June

Theme: Summer Solstice

Details: The Committee has said that there will be dancing ‘through the longest day and darkness falling, through the shortest night and sunlight rising.’ Little else has been revealed…

Price: £160 Dining and £120 non-dining.

Buy tickets here.