General FAQs

The Summer Ball will run from 5pm-12am on Saturday 22 June 2024 at the South Kensington Campus. The afterparty will run from midnight-5am at Beit Quad.

The entrance will be on Imperial College Road, past the gatehouse. Please arrive from the Exhibition Road side.

· Wristband / ticket.
· Suitable ID (i.e. passport or driver’s license) on the door.
· You student ID.
· A payment card to make food or drink purchases. We are a cashless event.

We are ensuring the event enables access to all. We strongly encourage all attendees who have accessibility requirements to inform us as soon as possible of their access requirements so we can ensure the smoothest event for all as possible. To inform us, please email:

Whatever you’re comfortable in. The headliners and fireworks will be watched from Queen’s Lawn so ensure you bring appropriate footwear. Keep an eye on the weather, summer in the UK can be unpredictable and you may want to adjust outfits accordingly.

Yes, the Senior Common Room (SCR) will have a cloakroom costing £1. Any belongings not collected at the end of the event will be handed over to College Security.

All lost property will handed over to College Security at the end of the event, so if you think you’ve lost something then please contact them the following day.

There will be three stages, the Main Stage on Dangoor Plaza, the second stage in the Great Hall and the Silent Disco stage in the Queens Tower Rooms.

Yes! The fairground rides  are included in the cost of your ticket, and you can jump on as many times as you want throughout the night.

The Summer Ball is a licensed event which means you can’t bring your own food and drink. However, we have taken care to provide a wide selection of food and drink, including an extended range of non-alcoholic options across the site, as well as some of London’s best food traders for you to buy from.

We will have an information point in the middle of Dangoor Plaza and have Welfare situated in the foyer of the Sir Alexander Fleming building. Moreover, feel free to speak to a member of bar or security staff who will be able to assist with any enquiries.

We cannot allow re-entry to the event, so please ensure you have everything you need with you before entering.

Yes, there will be an afterparty at Beit Quadrangle from midnight – 5am. Click here for tickets.

We have lots of exciting activities at Summer Ball to be enjoyed whether you drink alcohol or not! Plus, we will be serving non-alcoholic options and mocktails across our bars.

We have been working hard all year to ensure we make our venues safe for everyone. We will be running the ‘Ask for Angela’ and ‘Ask for Clive’ campaigns and drink spiking testing kits and drink lids will be available at all bars. We will also have a first aid space and first aiders on site for the entire event should you need them.

We cannot guarantee it will not rain on the day so suggest you dress appropriately. We will not cancel the event unless there are severely adverse conditions which mean it is not safe for the event to run.


All ticket types are now on sale. 
General Release tickets will be sold in tiers: second release: £40, third release: £50, fourth release: £60.
After Party tickets are £7+BF and are only available to those who are also purchasing a Summer Ball ticket.
Guest tickets are £70 and are only available to those who are also purchasing a Summer Ball ticket. One Guest ticket per Imperial College student.
There will be no tickets on the door, all ticket purchases must be made in advance.
There will be ticket collections in Metric, Beit Quadrangle at the following times:
  • Friday 21st June 10am-6pm
  • Saturday 22nd June 10am – 3.30pm

We recommend arriving early in the day to avoid queues.

Our terms and conditions state that we will only guarantee refunds if you notify us more than 2 weeks in advance of the event. See our Terms and Conditions below.

Unfortunately, we are unable to transfer tickets to other people.