Excited about 2018?

Date: Sunday 28th January

Time: 19:45-22:00

Location: Central Cambridge (exact location to be revealed on the day)

To mark the release of the 2018 theme and as a prelude to ticket sales beginning the following day, we bring to you the Clare May Ball Launch Party. We'll begin the build-up to the biggest night in the Clare year with drinks for all tastes, nibbles, and live music. This promises to be an unmissable evening! Watch this space for further updates.

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How old are you anyway?

A small taster of Clare May Ball 2017...

Last year, guests were taken through the story of a lifetime: a birthday party never before been seen in Cambridge. With a focus for every age group Clare May Ball 2017 offered a host of treats for the perfect celebration.

Clare May Ball

A Legacy Of Excellence

Clare May Ball is an annual event dating back around 120 years. As a farewell to the academic year, guests are treated to an all-night, all-inclusive experience featuring world class entertainment, food, and drink. For the entire night, the iconic Old Court and gardens of Clare will transport over 1000 students and alumni to an enchanting world of class, glamour and sophistication.

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Tickets will be released for Clare students, staff and alumni at 7pm on 29th January and for University of Cambridge students at 7pm on 1st February.

For pricing and more information about the application process, please see our ticketing policy.

Download ticketing policy »

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Student Performers

We're looking for a wide range of musical and non-musical acts to perform at the Ball - sign up to avoid missing out on being a part of this amazing event!

Performers will have the option of being paid directly or receiving a discounted ticket to the Ball, although the number of discounted tickets available may be limited.

Sign up »

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Student Workers

Clare May Ball will take place on Monday 18th June 2018, and is set to be a spectacular night. Working at the Ball will be a great way to experience the event whilst getting paid and enjoying yourself.

All roles available for the night of the ball will be for the full duration of the event.

Roles »

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Become part of our tradition.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, we would be delighted to talk to you to form a partnership. We offer many exciting publicity opportunities for your company through exposure to the thousands of Cambridge students and alumni.

Please see our sponsorship brochure for further information. Any correspondence should be directed to our Director of PR and Sponsorship, Dan Benson, at

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2018 Committee


Catherine Clark

Vice-President (Operations)

Ben Williams

Vice-President (Creative)

Holly Holt


Alex Ridley


Siling Zhang


Anna Tindall


James Price


Anna Warden


Elly Cockman

PR & Sponsorship

Dan Benson


Zoe Tan


Philippa Slay

Main Ents

Kam Sohi

Student Ents

Matt Nixon

Non-music Ents

Aish Machani


Nancy Wilson


Jess Lindley

Design Team

Helen Llambias Maw

Denicia Bernard

Isabelle Picard

Margarita Kobrina

George Baker

Bryan Hwang

Adhvik Shetty

Maureen Good

Joy Gingell