FAQs
How many guest tickets can I buy?
On Launch Night (in the Bar) and for the first 72 hours that tickets are on sale online, Jesuans will be able to buy their own ticket and two guest tickets. From 13:00 on 22nd February, the guest limit will be extended to a total of four guest tickets. Tickets then go on sale to the rest of the university on the 26th February 1pm.
Please note: You will need the email addresses of guests that you wish to buy tickets for.
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!). We may also have a waitlist of people who are looking to buy a ticket from someone, please contact us at [email protected]
We strongly discourage guests from selling tickets for a profit, and would like to urge those who are looking for a ticket to apply through the waitlist first to avoid high markups.
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.
Can I change the name on my ticket?
Name changes on tickets can be done here, for a fee of £40, however this fee will increase to £50 after the 22nd April. Changes will be made to the tickets after payment confirmation. The deadline for all name change requests is the 6th June.
When will I get my e-ticket for the ball?
All e-tickets will be sent out by email on the 8th June.
Where do I go on the night?
Information regarding where to enter for the ball will be sent out with e-tickets closer to the time.
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 a wide range of dietary requirements, 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] Additionally, allergen information will be included in electronic program sent out with tickets on the 8th June.
I put a dietary requirement on my ticket - will this limit what I can eat?
The menus for the night has been selected with the utmost care to cater for a wide range of dietary requirements, 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] Additionally, allergen information will be included in electronic program sent out with tickets on the 8th June.
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 slightly raised from the ground. Additionally, there is a staircase up to the Hall area which sadly we are unable to provide a stair-lift 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 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.
Do you offer any bursary tickets?
We offer discounted bursary tickets available to Jesus College students only. These tickets are for anyone in receipt of any level of the Cambridge Bursary as well as anyone in financial difficulty known to the Tutorial Office. Please contact the Ticketing Officer at [email protected] for more information about these tickets.