The Jesus College May Ball Committee invites you to an evening of light, shadow and spectra on the 17th June. Explore the illuminated orchard, wander through the radiant courts and find yourself in a maze of mirrors. With delicious sweet and savoury dishes from all across the globe and a sparkling spectrum of cocktails, enjoy dazzling entertainment as you dance the night away on a different wavelength.


There are three types of ticket; standard, priority and dining, priced at £155, £175, and £195 respectively.

Standard tickets allow you to enjoy the ball from 8pm, while priority tickets give you the chance to skip the queue and enjoy a champagne reception, and entrance to the ball before everyone else. If you are looking for a VIP experience, our luxury dining package includes a champagne reception and a grand three-course meal in hall.



Standard tickets entitle holders to enter the ball at 20:00.



Priority tickets entitle holders to enter the Ball for a Champagne reception at 19:15.



Dining tickets entitle holders to enter the Ball at 18:30 for a Champagne reception before a three-course meal beginning at 19:00.
Sorry, but all tickets have now sold out. Click the link below to join the waiting list.

Terms and Conditions


I'm on the waiting list… now what?

If any spare tickets become available (e.g. from people not paying for their tickets), we will contact people on the waiting list in the order they went on. You'll stay on the waiting list until a few weeks before the ball, to give you the best chance of getting a ticket.

I've bought a ticket but I can't make the ball anymore - what should I do?

The Jesus May Ball doesn't offer refunds - however, it is possible to transfer the ticket into another name, although there is a fee for this (some of this is donated to charity!). If you believe you should be exempt from this fee, contact the Ticketing Officer at [email protected], but don't be surprised if your request is rejected.

What should I wear?

The only acceptable attire is black tie, white tie, national dress or dresses of a comparable standard. Sports blazers are not allowed.

I have specific dietary requirements - will these be catered to at the ball?

The menus for the night has been selected with the utmost care to cater for as wide a range of dietary requirements as possible, so we hope there will be something for everyone. If you have purchased a dining ticket, an email regarding dietary requirements will be sent to you. If you have any more specific questions, feel free to contact the Food Officer at [email protected].

I have specific accessibility requirements - will these be accommodated?

The Ball will be based around several college courts, with an accessible entrance to the Ball via the Chimney. Whilst most of the Ball can be navigated using paved paths, there are some woodchip paths, uncovered grassy areas and cobbled floors, ramps over electrical cables, and carpeted grass areas are slightly raised from the ground. Additionally, there is a staircase up to the Hall area which sadly we are unable to provide a stairlift for. We will be publishing an accessibility map before the ball, and hard copies of this will be available on the night at the entrance. If you should require any more information in advance, or need any special provisions made, please email [email protected]. Additionally, the Chapel will be open all night with gentle acoustic music and a calm atmosphere for those who may need to take a few minutes away from noise or bright lights. This is a spacious area with an accessible entrance via a permanent ramp.


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