The Jane Austen Festival Regency Costumed Summer Ball
Will be held on Saturday 27th June 2020. Tickets will go on sale in Spring 2020.
2019 Summer Ball – see video below for what we got up to!
Video highlights from the 2019 Summer Ball. Music by Green Ginger
For images of the event by Owen Benson CLICK here
Summer Ball outline
The Summer Ball is a stand alone event held three months before the Jane Austen Festival in September. Held at the Guildhall in Bath it is a great chance to get your dancing shoes on, meet new friends, and wear your Regency finery!
For 2020 the dance caller is Diana Campbell, with music by the superb historical dance band Green Ginger. There will be the opportunity to play card games, overseen by John White of Select Society. Other details to follow.
During the afternoon, prior to the Ball, there will be a dance workshop where everyone has the chance to practice Regency steps, and learn some of the dances that will be called during the evening. Don’t worry if you’ve never done any Regency dancing before, the ball is aimed for people at all dance abilities, and the workshop is a great place to preview the evening dances and meet other attendees.
You don’t need to have a partner to attend the Ball or dance workshop as the dancing events are one of the best places to form new acquaintances and friendships, you may even find your own Mr Darcy or Elizabeth Bennet!
It is not necessary to wear costume to the dance workshop and we recommend comfortable shoes and advise you to bring plenty to drink with you.
Summer Ball Costume
The Summer Ball is a costumed event, everybody that attends wears Regency or 18th Century period clothing. For more information regarding Regency costume click here.
Please note there are no changing facilities or luggage storage at the Guildhall, so arrive dressed in all your Regency finery ready to enjoy the evening!
When you have purchased your ticket let us know if you have any dietary requirements or allergies and if you are attending as a group and bought your tickets separately, you must tell us to ensure your party are sat together on the same table.
Ticket prices and timing of the above events will be listed here in due course.