Roll up, roll up to the House of Fun! Homerton May Ball 2017 will kick off May Week in style, with a full night of dazzling entertainment. Magnificent music, delicious food and drink, and the unrivalled spectacle of the fair will transform our beautiful college grounds—prepare for a night like no other. Come one, come all!
  • Friday 16th June
  • 9:00pm–5:00am
  • Black Tie


All tickets for the Homerton May Ball have now sold out. However, in the event of cancellations, tickets will be re-released to individuals on the waiting list. You can join here:

Join the waiting list


Standard: £115
A Standard ticket provides each guest with full access to all areas of the event, with entry beginning at 9pm.
Queue Jump: £130
A Queue Jump ticket provides each guest with priority queuing, with full access to all areas of the event from 9pm onward.
Dining: £155
A Dining ticket provides each guest with an exclusive private drinks reception beginning at 6:30pm followed by a sumptuous three-course dining experience, with full access to all areas of the event from 9pm onward.


Would you like to be part of the biggest and best Homerton May Ball yet? In order to make it as spectacular and brilliant as it will be, we need your help! If you are interested in working at Homerton May Ball 2017, please check out the roles we have available and find out how to apply here. If you have any queries, please feel free to contact the Personnel Officers via email. Also, make sure to visit and like our Facebook page.

Ents & Food

Experience a night filled with fantastic food and drink at Homerton May Ball. All catering has been specifically selected to complement the theme, allowing you to indulge in style while enjoying the music and entertainment on offer. We will be offering up an inclusive variety of food catering to all dietary requirements, and plenty of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks to suit every taste.

Those who choose the dining upgrade will be treated to a champagne reception, followed by a lavish three course meal and early entrance into the May Ball itself!

Amidst the feasting, guests are invited to experience the magic of the fair. With a wide array of entertainment we can assure that you will be spoilt for choice. However you wish to spend your evening, there will be myriad choices of entertainment, carefully tailored to the theme. Whether it be dancing 'til dawn or trying your hand at traditional funfair games, there won’t be any danger of running out of entertainment to enjoy!


Homerton May Ball would not be possible without the generosity of our sponsors:

  • KEF, a leader in loudspeaker design & technology, has a reputation as the ultimate loudspeaker manufacturer. From class-leading, hi-fi stereo speakers to state-of-the-art portable wireless speakers and headphones, KEF is introducing a fresh generation to the possibility of experiencing sound in a whole new way—exactly as the original artist intended. Get the most out of your music with KEF’s award-winning models which combine state-of-the-art industrial design and class-leading sound performance.

  • Teach First is a social enterprise which aims to address educational disadvantage in England and Wales. Teach First coordinates an employment-based teaching training programme whereby participants achieve Qualified Teacher Status through the participation in a two-year training programme that involves the completion of a PGCE along with wider leadership skills training and an optional master's degree.

  • Barnes Construction is a family-run organisation, started by David Barnes in 1978; it is the construction division of the Barnes Group Ltd.

    Barnes Construction offers a comprehensive, professional, construction service throughout both the eastern region and the wider UK. It has always worked hard to maintain a reputation as a highly knowledgeable, non-adversarial, effective and friendly contractor, establishing itself as a client-focused building contractor, completing a wide range of prestigious contracts for blue chip and repeat business clients; many of which have been undertaken for the colleges and universities of Cambridge.

    The business continues to develop through managed growth, whilst retaining its core family values of honesty, respect and tolerance. It prides itself on the support it gives to the local community and was one of the first businesses in the UK to receive the Trading for Good Responsible Business Award.

Interested in sponsoring Homerton May Ball 2017? Please get in touch with our Publicity and Sponsorship Officer via email.


The Homerton May Ball Committee 2017 has chosen to support the following charities:


Wintercomfort is a local, Cambridge-based charity that has been supporting homeless men and women for over 25 years. The charity offers a safe haven and provides access to basic amenities such as meals, showers and laundry facilities. They also provide a number of opportunities for learning and training, as well as access to health services and legal advice.

Schistosomiasis Control Initiative

SCI aims to help those who suffer from, and are at risk of, neglected tropical diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa. The charity assists Ministries of Health across the region to control and eliminate schistosomiasis and other diseases in children and adults, utilising the World Health Organization’s Drug Donation Programme. SCI has been included in the GiveWell list of top charities since December 2014.