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Summer Ball Tickets on Sale

Jan 09 2008 11:06
Ashley Brown
Tickets for the ICU Summer Ball at the end of June have gone on sale nearly six months in advance.
Guests enjoy the champagne reception

Those people desperate to reserve their place at Imperial's Summer Ball, taking place on 21st June 2008, can do so right now, with tickets on sale online. Ticket prices remain the same as last year and follow a similar trend, with prices increasing closer to the event.

Last year's ball was rare in recent years in that it actually turned a profit, even after the auditors had been through the books (something which usually results in a declared profit becoming a loss). It did not make as much as originally planned, however the four-tier ticket system will continue this year with normal and VIP versions of dinner and entertainments-only tickets.

No line-up has been announced yet, however the event is expected to follow the campus-wide format seen in the last couple of years. Ticket prices are as follows until 19th March:

  • Ents: £25
  • Dinner & Ents: £50
  • VIP Ents: £50
  • VIP Dinner & Ents: £65

After 19th March prices for standard tickets will rise by £5, with a further rise from 16th May to:

  • Ents: £35
  • Dinner & Ents: £60
  • VIP Ents: £60
  • VIP Dinner & Ents: £85
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Discussion about “Summer Ball Tickets on Sale”

The comments below are unmoderated submissions by Live! readers. The Editor accepts no liability for their content, nor for any offence caused by them. Any complaints should be directed to the Editor.
Jan 09 2008 18:16

I take it someone in beit towers is busy trying to sign X- Factor's finest rejects & a 2 minute budget fireworks display again... great way to make a profit, 'every little helps'!

Jan 10 2008 20:40

Is that a relevant observation to this particular article?

Get a life, balls are fun!

I'm really excited, surprised they're up for sale so early, but excited nonetheless!

Jan 10 2008 22:14

Has anyone in the know let slip about how many to a table, if we book them now, and whether for large amounts of bookings whether we can get any sort of a discount?

Jan 11 2008 18:43

Does anybody know whether there will be a chocolate fountain this year? There wasn't one last year, but there was one the year before. No wonder it made a profit last year, they cut so many things out from the year before that people expected would be there.

I don't understand how they can set prices so early without even knowing what is being planned. Maybe they're going for a even bigger profit this time around.

Jan 12 2008 11:54

"With great acts and DJs, formal dinner, fireworks, funfair, casino, marquees, light shows and more" is what is stated on the unions website. However, I believe it is a bit cheeky to try and get you to buy tickets before they can really say what will be there with any detail.

6. hmmm   
Jan 12 2008 13:22

I wouldn't buy an ents ticket now, they are practically unlimited (wait until just before the first price rise)... but seeing as there was a dinner waiting list of a couple of hundred last year... it might not be a bad idea to buy it sooner rather than later...

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