Our Ball is a costumed event and all ladies and gentlemen dress in the style of the Regency or 18th Century period. The look is known as the Empire line, with a high waist just below the bust, very flattering and feels wonderful to wear. There are accessories, patterns and complete outfits to purchase from the Jane Austen Centre online giftshop www.janeausten.co.uk alternatively you may wish to hire your costume. Bath Theatrical Costume Hire situated in Frome (14 miles from Bath but easily accessible by train) can help.
Tickets for the Ball include entrance, the dancing, entertainment and a light buffet with tea and coffee after the meal and water available on the tables. The tables seat ten and when purchasing tickets please tell us who you wish to sit near. There is a cash only bar for the purchase of liquid refreshments.
There is no need to bring a partner of the opposite sex or indeed a partner at all, as you will be made most welcome even if you come on your own. Dances are called by the wonderful Diana Campbell and the live music is supplied by the superb trio Green Ginger. For those wishing to take a break and try another popular 18th Century pastime, the card tables are organised by our good friends from Select Society.