About the May Ball

As the sun sets on Friday 15th June, we invite you to Suspicion, a murder mystery at Robinson College.

Kicking off May Week, the 2018 ball promises to be bigger and better than ever before, with decadent dining, dancing and decorations making you wish the night could last forever.

Remember, a little party never killed nobody...

Applications for workers & performers have now closed.


Tickets will be released to Robinson members and alumni on 19th January at 7pm, and to the rest of the University on 26th January at 7pm.

We are offering the following tickets this year (the first price is for current Robinson members, the second for non-members and alumni):

Standard: £99.99 (£104.99)

Queue Jump: £109.99 (£114.99)

Dining: £124.99 (£129.99)

Purchase Tickets

For Ticketing help, please do not hesitate to contact ticketing2018@robinsonmayball.co.uk


Kicking off Cambridge’s renowned May Week celebrations on 15th June 2018, Robinson College May Ball is one of the biggest and most highly publicised events in the social calendar. Hosting over 1300 guests, Robinson College May Ball offers a unique publicity opportunity to engage with a wide and diverse audience of Cambridge undergraduate students, as well as postgraduates and a large alumni presence.

Through a threefold combination of brand placement, social media coverage and bespoke products, our sponsorship team can tailor a package to meet your marketing needs. We are able to offer an excellent variety of sponsorship packages that you can view in more detail in our Sponsorship brochure.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our sponsorship team at employmentandsponsorship2018@robinsonmayball.co.uk

Sponsorship Brochure

Current sponsors

We would like to thank the generosity of our lead sponsor, Fundsmith equity fund.

Joe & Seph's are a family business who launched in 2010 with a mission to produce the best tasting popcorn in the world. All of their popcorn and caramel sauces are handmade in London by a small team of pastry chefs. They have a range of over 50 flavours of popcorn, from Chilli Chocolate to Salted Caramel and are proud to have won 34 Great Taste Awards!


Robinson May Ball always delivers an extraordinary range of entertainment including music, comedy, fairground attractions and much more! In previous years we have seen the likes of Two Door Cinema Club, Gentleman’s Dub Club, King Charles, Pendulum, Clean Bandit and Black Honey on our main stage and 2018 promises to be no different! Make sure to follow our social media @robinsonmayball and like our Facebook page to be the first to hear announcements of our headliners for this year’s ball.


We are proud to be supporting two charities this year, AMAR Foundation and COCO, and encourage all our guests to make an optional donation alongside their ticket purchase.

AMAR Foundation is an award winning charity working in the Middle East to help vulnerable communities faced by conflict.

COCO is an international charity providing sustainable education to break the cycle of poverty.