Trinity May Ball

18th June 2018. Celebrating 152 years of excellence.

1866

Founding of the Ball

"The Trinity Boat Club May Ball held at the Lion Hotel was a grand success. The only drawback being 'the room', which was certainly too small for such a large and brilliant assemblage... Julien's Band, a handsome supper — what more could be wanted?"

1910

History

Dating back over a century and a half, the First and Third Trinity Boat Club May Ball has undergone a startlingly dazzling transformation. Interrupted only by the death of a Monarch and World War II, the legacy of a very humble beginning lives on to this day. What was once a low-key celebration with 38 guests in the honour of a successful May Bumps season has now become a world-class affair with approximately 2000 guests.

2016

The 150th Anniversary

A night to remember — our wonderful guests attending the 150th anniversary event partook in a celebration of delightful music, inspiring fireworks and enchanting cuisine. The 151st event will participate in this rich tradition.

2018

Internal applications will be accepted for one week from 12pm Monday 12th February while external applications will be accepted for one week from 12pm Monday 19th February

Dining Ticket

A Dining ticket includes a champagne reception, followed by a lavish five course feast with wine pairings in the unrivalled setting of Trinity’s Great Hall before the Ball.

  • A Lavish Dining Experience
  • Champagne Reception
  • Dinner Entertainment
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Standard Ticket

One of the most sought after tickets to be had in May Week. Attend Cambridge’s best Ball with hundreds of other excited guests for a night not soon to be forgotten.

  • Exquisite Entertainment
  • Unparalleled Setting
  • Unmissable Food
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VIP Ticket

With the VIP experience, guests enter the Ball an hour before our regular guests to attend a sumptuous champagne reception.

  • Classical Entertainment
  • Champagne Reception
  • Early Access to the Ball
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Trinity May Ball 2018

Monday 18th June, 9pm-6am — Trinity College, Cambridge, CB2 1TQ

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Work at Trinity

Our workers are the backbone of this large scale operation, and we are looking for charismatic and motivated people to join our team. Workers are instrumental in ensuring the smooth running of the Ball and we take pride in treating our staff well.

There are a variety of roles available, from general workers to team leaders and managers. So make sure you apply now, whether it’s the first time you’re applying to work at a Ball, or you’re a May Week veteran

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Presidents

Neil Cunningham & Isabel Vallina Garcia

Vice President

Jovan Powar

Ticketing

Keval Haria

Personnel

Peter Andreev

Entertainments

Tianyu Wang & Adam MacNaughton

Food

Fiona Garrahan

Scene & Graphics

Hannah Grace Taylor & Joe Ciardiello

Security

Lalana Songra

Technical

Jordan Lawrence

Senior Treasurer

Prof. Hugh Osborn

IT

Raphael Taylor-Davies

The Poster

We have carefully designed an exquisite poster for this year’s ball so you can reminisce the night long after the Ball has come to close. Below you can see a selection of our incredible posters from the year’s gone by. Make sure you grab one of this year’s posters when purchasing your ticket!

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2017