In the three years following the previous Christ Church Ball, the House prepared to go bigger, better, and more beautiful than ever. And so it did. Following an afternoon of perfect weather, the sun set slowly over Tom Quad. Stunningly decorated, with Spring in full bloom, it was the perfect backdrop for the start of a fabulous night. Dancers and fireworks concluded the reception which was followed by a high calibre of performances across the three stages. Sustained by seasonal food and drink in copious amounts, we danced through the night. It was a wonderful trip through the Four Seasons.
Professional photos can be found on our facebook page.
For more information about Artists, Timings, Entertainment, Food, Drink, and Ticketing, please visit a previous version of this site as it appeared on the night.
We were proud 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 went 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.