In the three years since the last Christ Church Ball, the House has been preparing to go bigger, better, and more beautiful than ever. You will find something for everyone throughout our four stunning quads, where, for one night only, everything is in season. See Tom Tower like never before, with Spring in full bloom, before dancing all night in our festival-inspired Summer playground. Find food, drink and entertainment as the leaves fall in the Autumnal air before retiring to a Winter wonderland to relax in style.
Experience a full year in one night with a trip through the Four Seasons.
Musical entertainment is the jewel in the crown of the Christ Church Commemoration Ball 2017. With three stages and over ten acts offering a range of stylistic genres, we can promise that both your ears and eyes will be indulged. We are composing a night to remember, combining diverse talent from across the university with highly sought-after headline acts. Having previously played host to artists such as Tinchy Stryder, Laura Mvula and The Wombats, you can expect an exceptionally high calibre of artists. Cue the releases.
There may only be four seasons, but there are endless thrills to be found at this year’s Christ Church Commemoration Ball. Carnival rides and the famous fireworks of Christ Church will join the dreaming spires to improve the spectacular Oxford skyline. Expect entertainment ranging from comedy, silent disco, roving entertainers and ice bars to shisha and igloo marquees. The only thing missing from our ball is a dull moment.
Tickets for the Commemoration Ball 2017 will be released in several stages. In the first stage current members and alumni will be able to purchase one extra ticket per person for guests. Further guest tickets may be available in Hilary Term. More details to be confirmed.
Tickets for current and past members of Christ Church will go on sale at
12pm on Friday 25th November 2016
(Friday of Week 7, Michaelmas Term)
The base price for tickets is £185 for members of the university.
We are pleased to offer a select number of members the opportunity to arrive at the ball by punt. Treat yourself by making a spectacular and quintessentially Oxford entrance, and enjoy a relaxing evening trip down the Cherwell before docking in Christ Church Meadow to join the other non-dining guests. Delicious snacks and refreshments will fuel your chauffeured punting journey.
Savour the definitive ball experience with a four course banquet prepared by our award-winning chef, in the lavish hall of Christ Church. Every dish will be a multi-sensory expression of each season, paired with fine wines and the dulcet tones of the Cathedral Choir. Tickets for this exclusive occasion are highly limited; join us for a unique start to an unforgettable evening.
The Ball Committee cordially invites all Old Members to the Commemoration Ball for the opportunity to relive their days at Christ Church. In order to purchase alumni tickets instructions will be sent to your alumni-registered email address in the week preceding the ticket release. If you do not receive this e-mail, please contact us.
Stage 1 tickets are on sale now!
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We are proud this year to be supporting two fantastic charities that have close links to Christ Church in the first ever charity Christ Church Commemoration Ball. Some proceeds from our ticket sales will be going towards IntoUniversity and Ovalhouse, both brilliant charities that support young people in different forms of education.
Since 2004, IntoUniversity has provided local learning centres for young people from Britain’s most deprived backgrounds. They offer academic support and mentoring across 22 centres in seven cities, and have seen a huge success in boosting university acceptance rates for their students. Oxford’s IntoUniversity centre was opened in partnership with Christ Church in 2014 and will benefit hugely from any donations from the Ball.
Ovalhouse Theatre in South London was founded by Christ Church graduates in the 1930s. It provides a vital performance space for experimental, radical, and overlooked artists. It pursues an agenda for a positive artistic, political, and social change by undertaking tangible creative work with children and young people, and sheltering fringe social and political movements.