21 June 2024


Peterhouse May Ball promises to be one of the premier events of the 2024 Cambridge social calendar. As Cambridge's only white tie preferred ball, our May Ball offers a unique yet elegant experience.

We look forward to welcoming you to Cambridge's oldest college for a night to remember.


What is the dress code?

The dress code is white tie preferred. This means that black tie or national dress are also acceptable, though many prefer to come in white tie given the opportunity to!

What time does the Ball end?

The Ball runs until 5 AM, at which point a survivors photo is taken of all the guests who have made it until the end.

What time is the last entry to the ball?

Last entry to the ball will be at 22:30, so make sure you’re not late!

What kind of identification will I need to enter the ball?

To enter the ball you will need to present a valid form of photo identification verifying you are over 18 years of age. This can be a drivers licence, passport or proof of age card, photos of ID will not be accepted.

How many tickets can I buy?

Current Peterhouse students and Alumni will be able to initially buy your ticket and 1 guest ticket. After the second release on January 31st you will be able to buy an additional 2 guest tickets. At general release you will be able to buy your ticket and 3 guest tickets.

How do I transfer my ticket to another member of the University of Cambridge?

Tickets may be transferred to other members of the University of Cambridge from the 19th February 2024 to the 17th May 2024. Before 19th April 2024, the administrative fee associated with this will be £50. After 19th April 2024 this will rise to £65.

I have special dietary requirements and/or allergies, what should I do?

We’ve worked hard to ensure there is a variety of food available at the ball, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. When purchasing your ticket fill out the ‘Dietary Requirements’ questionnaire to help us get the numbers right! If you have any queries or a serious allergy please contact or consult our ticketing policy.

For further information please consult our ticketing policy


Beatrix Huissoon

Paddy Russell

Ellie Breeze
Vice President

Kieren Smith

Robert Bell
Head of Infrastructure

Chloe Kwan
Infrastructure Officer

Audrey Tan
Head of Personnel

Oliver Richards
Personnel Officer

Molly Kiniry
Publicity & Sponsorship

Willem de Mol van Otterloo
Publicity & Sponsorship

Hibiki Yasuda
Legal Officer

Dylan Hunter
Web & Ticketing


All attendees must be at least 18 years of age on the evening of the ball



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Unlimited food, drink, and entertainment. Queuing starts from 20:30. £240 for non-Petreans


Queue Jump

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Full May Ball experience with the bonus of queue jump. Queue jump begins at 20:00 and gives priority until last entry at 22:30



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Start the evening early with a drinks reception of the finest bubbly at 19:30 in Old Court prior to entering the ball



Alumni only!

Begin the evening with drinks in the Master's Lodge and have access to a VIP room with Nyetimber on tap for the rest of the ball. Peterhouse alumni and guests only.



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An exquisite four-course dinner beautifully paired with wines at 18:00 before entrance to the ball at 20:00

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until tickets are released to Petreans