15th June 2016
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Ticketing System
Waiting List
Tickets will be available to:
  • Sidney students, fellows and staff from Saturday 16th January at 4pm
  • Alumni of Sidney from Monday 18th January at 4pm
  • The rest of the university from Thursday 21st January at 4pm
For the full details, click here.
Ticket TypePrice
Fellows and Staff£90.00
Upgrade TypeAdditional Cost
Queue Jump+£15.00


MAIN STAGE - Master’s Garden

The centrepiece of the ball will take you on a tour through gorgeous grooves guaranteed to warm the heart. Live bands will range from high energy rhythms to soulful sounds before we come together for a transcendent headliner. Some of the most talented international DJs around will take over to provide you with good vibes and positivity so leave your inhibitions at the door and swing till sunrise.


Satisfy your dancing desire from the sounds of South America to the energy of Africa with funk, disco and pop classics in between. A diverse array of genres selected with the sole intention of getting your feet moving and hips swaying. Not to be missed.


Prepare to be intrigued and awed at a stage overflowing with unique live bands before ending the night with a Silent Disco.


Serenity’s the word in this area of harmonious relaxation as acoustic, jazz, and all else peaceful will transfix your attention with mellow tones. Cambridge’s finest comedy and alternative entertainment will be interspersed here throughout the evening. Find your favourite artists you haven’t yet heard from our pool of precocious talent.

Food and Drink

Dining Menu

Experience food and drink out of this world at this year's May Ball. Designed specifically to complement the ball, enjoy the wide range of flavours that will be on offer whilst indulging yourself in the night's events - all set within the majestic grounds of Sidney Sussex College. A variety of options are available to cater for all needs, including nut and gluten free, and vegetarian options.

A lavish 3 course meal awaits those who select the Dining upgrade. Hosted inside the Grand Hall, with complementary champagne reception and an early glimpse at what awaits for the night, it is not to be missed!


Apply to Work
Positions Available

We are excited to announce that the applications to work at the Sidney Sussex May Ball 2016 are now open!

Working at the Ball is a great chance to gain invaluable experience, be part of and contribute to creating a truly special, large-scale event, at the same time boosting your holidays budget. Apart from competitive pay we will reward you with a great atmosphere of work - Sidney May Ball Committee aims to deliver an enjoyable experience not just for guests but also for all involved, especially our workers.

We are looking for a range of motivated individuals for a variety of roles, from area managers to stewards, from attraction assistants to general workers. No prior experience is required but will obviously help your application, particularly if you apply for managerial positions like area manager, bar manager etc.

Please note that we do not offer half-on / half-off option. The Sidney Sussex May Ball 2016 will only be paying workers to work for the whole duration of the Ball.

If you have any questions, please contact our HR officer.




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