May ball handbook

Our May ball handbook [PDF, 665KB] assists organisers of May balls and June events in:

  • making their entertainments run smoothly for the benefit of those attending
  • ensuring adequate public safety
  • ensuring unreasonable disturbance is not caused to local residents

The organisation of a May ball is complex and time consuming. The handbook comprises general advice with a series of appendices on specific areas.

The law on licensing has changed. This means that colleges will need to hold a premises licence that includes the ball.

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