"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?"
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.
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.
Trinity members and students from other Colleges may apply for Double Tickets to the Ball. Internal applications will be accepted for one week from 12pm 13th February while external applications will be accepted for one week from 12pm 20th February.
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.
With the VIP experience, guests enter the Ball an hour before our regular guests to attend a sumptuous champagne reception.
Monday 19th July, 9pm-6am — Trinity College, Cambridge, CB2 1TQ
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.
We have currently filled all positions for this year’s ball. If you would like to be added to the waiting list for contact if a position becomes available, please email our Personnel Officer at email@example.comSee Positions
Alex Butcher & Raniyah Qureshi
Tom Herbert & Joe Ciardiello
Isabel Vallina Garcia
Richelle George & Jack Eastwood
Prof. Hugh Osborn
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!