General Questions

Friday 15th March 2024, 9pm-5am at Girton College, CB3 0JG.

Tickets include access to unlimited food and drink, as well as music and entertainment across Girton.

Tickets will be released in three waves. Girton students will be able to buy their tickets on Sunday 19th November at 12PM, guest tickets will be released on Thursday 23rd November at 6PM, and alumni tickets will be released on Monday 27th November at 6PM.

This wave is for current members of Girton only. The following waves will open up sales to guests and alumni.

For Girton students, fellows, and staff, standard tickets are £145 and queue jump tickets are £160. For alumni and guests, standard tickets are £160 and queue jump tickets are £175. For more information, refer to the terms and conditions

Alumni tickets will be handled in conjunction with the development office, please look out for an email from them!

Your ticket and a valid form of ID. Your university card is NOT a valid form of ID.

Tickets are not re-sellable and non-refundable.

Yes, but no later than a week before the Ball. There is a £20 administration fee. To request a name change, email it@girtonspringball.com with the email you used to purchase the ticket. It is not possible to change ticket types.

Unfortunately, no. All attendees must provide a valid ID on entry.

For any queries, please contact our IT & Ticketing officers at it@girtonspringball.com.

Accessibility Questions

  • Yes! Girton Spring Ball 2024 has signed up to the brilliant scheme launched by the Cambridge SU, DSC. The scheme has three main aims:
  1. Reduce the number of students who are excluded from May Week (or similar) events due to access requirements
  2. Increasing the transparency of May Balls, June Events and Garden Parties (and similar)
  3. Embedding access considerations and protocols into the mindsets of committee members, so that they can better provide accessible events in the future.
  • You can find more information here

Please find the pledge below. Please note that whilst Girton Spring Ball 2024 is not a May Week Event, we will still be following the pledge as other Balls do:

“As President of my College’s May Week Event (Girton Spring Ball 2024), I pledge to integrate improving accessibility into all parts of the planning experience such that as many people are able to enjoy the event as possible. I pledge to provide for the access needs that we can anticipate, as guided by the Access-a-Ball workbook. When an unanticipated access need or a specific request is raised, we will do everything we can to accommodate and make that person feel welcome, getting advice from DSC if unsure how to proceed. We will allocate a role on the committee that is fully or partially dedicated to the Accessibility of the Event, and the individual fulfilling this role will attend the ‘Introduction to Event Accessibility’ meeting and ‘Access Statement Training’ held by ‘Access-a-Ball’. ”

Allergens will be very clearly signposted. Main allergens and dietary requirements will be accommodated but please get in touch to let us know if you have any specific requirements, so that we can make sure you are catered for.

Yes! We will have both accessible and non-gendered toilets available on the night; these will be clearly signposted and available on a map, but please feel free to ask any member of staff on the night, or contact our accessibility lead via email if you have any questions or concerns.

We are putting arrangements in place to make the ball wheelchair friendly and step-free. Please get in contact if you have any concerns or requirements so that we can help alleviate any concerns.

Yes! This will be clearly signposted and available on the map, but please feel free to ask any member of staff on the night, or contact our accessibility lead if you have any questions or concerns.

Hearing loops are installed in all public rooms, including the Fellows’ rooms and the Chapel. A portable loop is also available, but please let our accessibility lead know as soon as possible via email.

Arrangements for the Ball are still in progress, and whilst we don’t want to reveal too much, we will make guests aware of any strobe lighting or fireworks via social media, information handed out on the night, and upon arrival. Please get in contact if you have any questions or concerns about these arrangements.

Yes! We will release both a smaller preliminary statement, before ticket sales, followed by a full access statement, as guided by resources from the SU/DSC. If you have any questions or concerns then please do get in contact!

For any queries, please contact our accessibility officer

Diversity and Sustainability Questions

We are taking special care to partner with local companies, to promote local growth, and reduce our carbon footprint. We are also utilising waste in creative ways through repurposing and up-cycling, to prevent usable items going to landfill and reduce purchases of single use resources and materials.

Absolutely. We are committed to a fair selection process, ensuring good working conditions, equal pay and paying our staff the national living wage. If you are interested in working for Girton Spring Ball, keep an eye out on our social media through December for more information on how to apply! If you are struggling to find any information or have specific questions, please contact our Personnel Officer, Hattie Maddock, at committee@girtonspringball.com.

Accessibility Information

We are dedicated to making Girton Spring Ball 2024 as accessible as possible! We are engaging with the Cambridge SU Disabled Student’s Campaign’s Access-a-Ball scheme again this year, and strive to maintain our platinum award. A full access statement, which contains detailed information on different access needs, will be available on this page soon. We will be providing:

  • Step-free/wheelchair access to all areas of the ball

  • Wheelchair accessible, priority access, and non-gendered toilets

  • Seating available in all areas of the ball, including the Marquee in Woodlands Court

  • Menu options to cater to dietary requirements

  • A designated quiet space.

  • A hearing loop available in all public rooms of the Ball

  • If you have any concerns or require support in advance of, or on the night of the Ball, please speak to any member of staff or committee, or email gsb24accessibility@gmail.com