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Jane Austen Festival Summer Ball 

About the Summer Ball

In June each year the Jane Austen Festival holds a delightful Summer Ball, outside of and separate to the main Jane Austen Festival in September. Tickets for the Ball generally include entrance, the dancing, entertainment, and a light supper.
There is normally a dance workshop earlier in the day for people to brush up on their Regency dancing moves. 

This summer for the first time we are bringing “A Public Regency Breakfast” to the Guildhall Banqueting Room. 

You’ll be treated to a delicious Regency-style breakfast and lecture from Bath local Jane Tapley. This event will take place on the morning of Saturday 29th June 2024 from 10:00 - 11:30 with tickets available to buy at the same time as the ball and workshop.

Breakfast tickets no longer on sale

The next Summer Ball will take place on


Venue: The Guildhall Bath, High Street, Bath, BA1 5AW

SUMMER BALL TICKETS SOLD OUT & waiting list full

The 2024 edition of our Jane Austen Festival Summer Ball will take place in Bath’s historic Guildhall on Saturday 29th June 2024. This year we will be having a “Pride & Prejudice Peacock” theme, in honour of one of her favourite novels and its famous cover.

The Summer Ball is a mandatory Regency costumed event and we request that all ladies and gentlemen dress in the style of the Regency or 18th Century period. If you wish to add a Pride & Prejudice peacock-themed item to your finest Regency outfit, time to get sewing!

Guests will be served a light supper of savoury & sweet canapés during the mid evening break. If you prefer a hearty meal to sustain you throughout the dancing we advise eating before arrival. Please advise of any dietary requirements when making your booking. 
There will be a cash/card bar available throughout the evening for you to purchase your own drinks from. 

Regency costume mandatory and flat shoes must be worn. HEELS ARE NOT PERMITTED ON THE DANCE FLOOR.

Summer Ball evening timings:

19:00 - Guildhall doors open
19:30 - Dancing commences in the Banqueting Room
20:45 - 21:45 - Supper break
23:00 - Finish

A Pre-Ball Dance Workshop will be held in the afternoon before the Ball from 14:30 - 16:00 on Saturday 29th June 2024. £16pp

This workshop is for those attending the Summer Ball. The chance to learn and practice your Regency dancing moves ready for the ball in the evening.

Please wear flat shoes suitable for dancing in, and bring your own soft drink.

(Purchase Dance workshop tickets together with your Summer Ball tickets. These tickets are not sold seperately.)

Venue: The Guildhall Bath, High Street, Bath, BA1 5AW