Mayball Ents Auditions


For those keen to perform at the 2018 St John’s College May Ball, sign-ups for audition slots are now up!

High-quality student acts are a key component of the Ball’s success. We welcome performers in music, comedy and a wide variety of other forms to apply and showcase your talent. The Ball is a fantastic opportunity to gain exposure and perform at a world-class event.

Whether you’re a solo musician, dance group or something completely different, we’d love to see you audition! Please apply using the following Google Form:

Once you’ve completed this, please sign up for an audition slot:

The deadline is midnight on Friday 12th January, with auditions taking place later that month. Please contact if you have any queries. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Work at Pembroke May Ball

Applications to work at Pembroke College May Ball are now open!

We are looking for enthusiastic, hard-working individuals to help us run our biggest May Ball to date!
All-night shifts are available for both workers and supervisors.
Experience is not essential.
Worker application form:
Supervisor application form:

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Trinity May Ball 2017

Trinity May Ball is one of the most impressive Oxbridge Balls, and is now recruiting for 2017!
Our workers are the backbone of this large scale operation, and we are looking for charismatic and motivated people to join our team. You, as a worker, are instrumental in ensuring the smooth running of the Ball. To be part of such a magnificent event as Trinity May Ball is a unique experience, and we are looking for energetic people to form our team, and to contribute towards creating an exciting atmosphere for workers and guests alike.
Experience is not necessary, but all roles do require diligence and the desire to work as part of a team. Good applicants will be invited to interview, and impressive applicants will be invited to interview for managerial roles. Interviews will be held on the weekends of 19th/20th November and 26th/27th November, so apply now at:

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Applications for the 2017 May Ball Subscene Committee

Applications for the 2017 May Ball Subscene Committee are now open! Fill in the attached application form by 6pm on Monday 14th November. More information is available on posters around college and in an email to follow… Come to our open bar session on Saturday 12th November from 11am to 1pm in the JCR to ask us questions and find out why you should get involved! Please feel free to email us if you have any questions. From Clem (cm784) and Hannah (hfw35) (Heads of Scene 2017).

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Jesus May Ball 2017 Student Ents Auditions

Jesus May Ball 2017 Student Ents Auditions are now open! From 10am-7pm on Thursday 1st December and Friday 2nd December we will be holding auditions in the Picken Room at Jesus College to discover this year’s talent. 

We are looking for anything entertaining, interesting and inspiring. This means that rock, jazz, pop or country artists, stand-up comedians, the next Houdini, mime artists and so many others, WE WANT YOU TO AUDITION. 

All you have to do is sign up for one of the time slots on the link below and fill out a few details for us. If you would like to send any additional footage or recordings to demonstrate your talent please do so to, along with your contact details and act name. 

The sign-up deadline is Saturday 26th November, so hurry and sign up!

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St John\’s College May Ball Applications

Applications for the 2017 May Ball Committee are now open!

Available roles include:

– Creative

– Drink

– Employment (x2)

– Ents (x2)

– Food

– Logistics

– Scene (x2)

– Secretary

– Security

– Ticketing and Technology

Each role requires a wide range of skills, and above all we need people who are committed to making sure the John’s Ball remains one of the best parties in the world. We emphasise that you do not have to have been to a May Ball before to apply. 

If you are considering applying but have questions about what the roles entail, we encourage you to come to our open information sessions in the college bar for the chance to chat informally with our Executive Committee:

– Friday 14th October 16:30 – 18:30

– Saturday 15th October 12:30 – 14:30

– Sunday 16th October 12:30 – 14:30

For any other queries or to request an application form, you can contact Kate at

Application deadline Thursday 20th October, 18:00.

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Sidney Sussex May Ball is still looking for a team of workers who will help the Committee in the process of cleaning up the college after the Ball. The pay for working approximately 4 hours after the Ball is £35.
If interested, please email:
We are looking forward to you joining our team!

Johns May Ball Workers

'Didn't manage to nab a ticket for this year's St John's College May Ball?

Attend as a worker instead! 2nd half workers attend the ball as a guest for the first half of the night, with queue jump, and work the second half for a price of £67.50.

There are a limited number of 2nd half General Worker positions available - please apply via the link below: '