Statement from the May Ball Presidents’ Committee, 19th March 2020:
The May Ball Presidents’ Committee have been closely monitoring the advice given by the central Government, City Council and College officials with regard to large-scale public events. With the recent move into ‘red phase’ by the University, the May Ball Presidents’ Committee regret to announce that May Balls and June Events scheduled for June 2020 must be cancelled or postponed until further notice. All ticket-holders will be emailed with further details.
As per our previous statement, all May Balls will release their respective refund policies within the coming days and weeks. While Ball Committees prepare to release these, please refrain from emailing your ticketing officers unless urgent. All Committees are working within different constraints and timeframes and are working as fast as they can.
We would like to thank you all for bearing with us through this uncertain time. These cancellations come as a blow to all Committees and College officials that have worked hard to make these events happen. We very much look forward to celebrating with you at events in the years to come.
Stretching back to 1888, the annual St John’s College May Ball is one of the most lavish end-of-year parties around. Spanning the enormous grounds of the College, the ball features dozens of musical performers, comedic acts, all you can eat food & drink and a world class firework display. Famously, the theme is kept a closely-guarded secret until the night itself and so will for all our 2020 guests.
Vice President - Guest Experience
Vice President - Operations
Ticket applications are now closed. Ticket applicants can check their allocation on the ticketing portal.
If you are an organisation interested in sponsoring St John’s College May Ball, please contact our treasurer, Tom Gray at [email protected].
For specific enquiries, please contact the relevant committee member listed above. For general enquiries, you may contact our President who is always happy to help at [email protected].