Christ's May Ball 2024

The theme of the 2024 May Ball is 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream'. The Committee is partnering with three charities for this event: Home-Start Cambridgeshire, Crisis UK, and SolidariTee. See the for more information.

Read a Q&A with 2024 May Ball Presidents Adanna and Amelia.

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The May Ball

The May Ball is organised by a committee of current students every other year. It actually takes place in June (at the end of the academic year), and is an all-night party with food, music and entertainment in the College buildings and grounds.

There is normally a theme for each ball, and the College Art Society and May Ball Committee create and organise decorations to fit this.

Musical acts are invited to perform live on stage, though the line-up is normally a secret until the ball starts! Past Ϻ balls have included , , , , , , Soft Crunchy Landings, and The Carnabys as well as samba bands, DJ sets and Cambridge-based artists (including some from Ϻ!).

Ϻ May Ball 2022

In her profile, Emma says (about the 2022 May ball): 'The theme was Mythos (perfect for a classicist!) and the atmosphere was electric! We had live acts in the Fellows’ Garden, food places everywhere and even a ball pit! It was such a good time and a great way to cool down after the year ended.'

Nina says (about the 2022 May ball): '...ending with the Ball was absolutely marvellous: the food was delicious, the thematic decorations amazing, and I literally danced all night. Celebrating being done with my friends could hardly have been done in better style - I’m looking forward to next year’s ball already.'

Sam writes about his experience as president of the 2022 Ϻ May Ball Committee in his profile.

May ball with statue

a large crowd dancing in front of a stage


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