The Guild of Students invites you to celebrate the end of the year in style at Grad Ball 2019 on Thursday 13th June

For one night only campus will be transformed to bring you:

  • DINNER: Get on your glad rags and get ready to enjoy a delicious three course meal
  • THE EVENT: A BIG night of live music (line-up TBA), fairground rides and much more!
  • AFTER PARTY: Head back to the Guild for one last big night out. Grad Ball 2019 will be a night to remember!

ALL TICKET TYPES NOW SOLD OUT.

GradBall 2019 Ticket Information

VIP Ticket - £77*:  This ‘Golden Ticket’ will grant you full access to a 3 course sit-down meal, as well as the event itself; complete with amazing live music and fairground rides. You also get access to the oh so exclusive Grad Ball After Party here at the Guild!

VIP table plan submissions:  Please read the form carefully, fill in all sections and return to gradball@guild.bham.ac.uk by Monday 20th May. The form can be downloaded here.

Grad Ball & After Party - £47*: This ticket will give you all the music and fairground rides that your heart desires, minus the 3 course meal. Plus, you’ll also have access to our famous After Party at the Guild for one last big night out! 

Grad Ball - £40*:  This ticket doesn’t include the sit-down meal or After Party, but with our Grad Ball ticket you’ll be able to join us for an amazing line-up of live music (acts TBA), fairground rides and more!

Want to bring a guest who isn’t at UoB?

You can bring a guest; just purchase an additional ticket once they go on general sale. Guests must attend with the ticketholder/UoB student, as tickets are purchased with your Student ID.

When can I use my Priority Pass?

If you have won a Priority Pass you can use this to purchase your GradBall ticket from 12pm on Thursday 2nd May. You will have a 24 hour window to buy your ticket ahead of the general sale, so remember to get your order in quickly as tickets sell out super-fast, and once they’re gone, they’re gone!

Want to bring a guest who isn’t at UoB?

You can bring a guest; just purchase an additional ticket once they go on general sale. Guests must attend with the ticketholder/UoB student, as tickets are purchased with your Student ID.

Frequently Asked Questions

Ticket Collections

You will need to collect your physical ticket in order to access the Grad Ball event. All tickets must be collected by the person who purchased the ticket. Please make sure you bring you University of Birmingham student card. Ticket collections are taking place from the Pod (outside Spar). The collection times are:

  • Friday 7th June: 2pm-6pm
  • Saturday 8th June: 2pm – 6pm
  • Sunday 9th June: 2pm – 6pm
  • Monday 10th June: 2pm-8pm
  • Tuesday 11th June: 2pm-8pm
  • Wednesday 12th June: 2pm-8pm
  • Thursday 13th June: 2pm-8pm
What are the event timings?

VIP ticket holders

5.00pm: Arrive at Joe’s Bar for a complimentary drink

6:00pm: Arrive at the Grad Ball site for complimentary drink

6:45pm: You will be seated in the Great Hall for dinner

 

Grad Ball event ticket holders

7.00pm: Arrive at Joe’s Bar for a complimentary drink

8:30pm: Grad Ball doors open! This gives you access to the full Grad ball site, bars, attractions and stages

10:00pm: Last entry to the Grad Ball site

1:00am: Funfair rides and attractions close

2:00am: Grad Ball closes and after party opens

3:00am: Last entry to after party

What time should I arrive for the Grad Ball dinner?

Arrive at the Grad Ball site between 6pm-6:15pm. You’ll find the entrance in Chancellor’s Court. If you haven’t already submitted your meal request, don’t worry, you will still be able to attend the dinner! You will be seated on the night and given a meal choice to order from. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic table drinks will be provided.

What do I need to bring with me?

You will need to bring along your event tickets (which you should collect in advance from the Guild) and your student ID. Guests will also need to bring photo ID with them as proof of age. The bars will be accepting card payments but you may wish to bring along some cash as a back-up. Please bear in mind that there will be no cloak room for Grad Ball, so don’t bring any items with you that you aren’t able to keep with you all evening. There will, however, be a cloak room for the after party.

When does the afterparty start?

The after party opens at 2:00am, with last entry at 3:00am. 

Grad Ball Performers

Line up coming soon

What will the Grad Ball site look like?

Grad Ball 2019 will transform Chancellor’s Court into an unrecognisable festival site packed full of live music stages, bars, funfair rides, food stalls and more. Any passing birds looking down on the site will be treated to a view a little like this: Download Site Map

If you have any questions about the event or ticket collect, please contact the GradBall team at: website@guild.bham.ac.uk