24 June 2022


Peterhouse May Ball promises to be one of the premier events of the 2022 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.

Are tickets sold as pairs?

Tickets are sold as single tickets.

Will I receive a refund if the ball is cancelled?

Please see our ticketing policy for more information.

Can I change the name on my guest ticket(s)?

Yes. The deadline to do so is 13 May 2022. Name changes will be free until 25 March, from which point it will cost £50 until 22 April, and then £65 until 13 May.

What are the COVID-19 policies?

The Peterhouse May Ball Committee will follow any governmental guidance, regulation or legislation pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, refer to our COVID-19 statement.

Will the event be accessible?

Please refer to our accessibility statement.


Kevin Li

Markus Swift
Vice President

Alex Dalton

Paddy Russell
Head of Infrastructure

Ellie Breeze
Infrastructure Officer

Louis Chambers
Personnel Officer

Serena Wang
Social Responsibility

Caitlin Farrell
Publicity & Sponsorship

Toby Satterthwaite
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. £200 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. Peterhouse alumni 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