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About the KCLSU Summer Ball 2018

After the last 5 years of sell-out success, KCLSU and Original Sin are proud to announce this year's King's College Summer Ball and Graduation Dinner will return on Friday the 1st of June 2018. We are also incredibly excited to announce we have listened to student feedback and have managed to arrange a further 150 spaces for the Graduation Dinner.

This exquisite summertime playground will open its gates for KCL revellers from across the capital. This year's event will feature DJs, garden games, photo booths, experiences, walkarounds and massive production, the likes of which KCL has never seen before. We never like to give the game away too early on but here's a little taste of what to expect...






The Terrace

Building on amazing feedback from last years event, we are continuing to host the soirée at Old Billingsgate Market. This unique Central London venue boasts a capacity of over 2000, along with an iconic view of the river thames, tower bridge, and the shard, which will make for the most impressive end of year photo.




The Main Stage

Similarly to 2017, we will be investing heavily in our event production; including speakers, lighting and decoration of the venue. This will help turn Old Billingsgate into a magical Summer Ball experience for all KCL students who are attending. 






Graduation Dinner

The infamous Graduation Dinner lives on! With changing venues last year we faced logistical problems with hosting catering for 300 people in our new mini festival. We will continue hosting the Graduation Dinner at the same location however we have made multiple improvements for this years dinner including but not limited: Exclusively KCL at dinner venue, 150 more capacity, no more Medieval theme, brand new high quality set menu, all new dinner and speeches timetable.






Also in for 2018:  Giant Twister, Memory KCL Letters, When I Grow Up and much more. Keep your eyes peeled for further announcements coming soon...



Event Information


What is this 'Summer Ball' I’ve heard so much about?

The KCLSU Summer Ball is the Official King's College London end of year celebration. Open to all KCL students (and their guests), the Summer Ball is an eclectic mix of music, entertainment, immersive areas and games to celebrate the end of the academic year and the official start to the summer, all bundled up into one beautiful location.

Where is this Summer Ball held?

The KCLSU Summer Ball 2018 will be held in the iconic Central London venue Old Billingsgate Market.

Old Billingsgate Market, 1 Old Billingsgate Walk, London EC3R 6DX.

What if it rains? This is the UK after all.

Our event space is mostly covered so we are prepared for all eventualities. There is a cloakroom so you can store any unwanted Macs..

*All items left in the cloak room are left at your own risk and a small fee is charged.

What do I need to get in?

All you need to gain entry to the event will be Photographic ID and your E-ticket confirmations, either printed out or pre-loaded on your phone.


What does the Graduation Dinner ticket include?

The Graduation Dinner ticket includes a 3 course dinner with unlimited ale, wine, select soft drinks, a glass of Prosecco (or non-alcoholic equivalent) on arrival and of course entry to the Summer Ball after! Additional drinks will be available for purchase as well.

What time does the event start/finish?

The Summer Ball opens its gates at 8pm to make the most of the beautiful surroundings. Last entry will be 11pm and tickets will not be valid after this time. The event will finish at 1am

Will there be cash machines on site?

No there will not be cash machines available on site. The bars will accept card but if you would like to pay with cash, please bring plenty with you. Food purchase is cash only.

Can guests and non-King's students attend the event?

Yes, as long as they are accompanied by a current King's College student. You will be asked for proof of student. Each student may bring a maximum of 4 guests.

What do I wear?

The dress code is ‘Fit for a King’. Interpret that as you will, dress to impress with expression at your discretion.


Where and when can I collect my wristband for the event?

Unlike last year we won't be exchanging tickets for wristbands in the week leading up to the event. Please bring your E-ticket to the door either printed out or pre-loaded on a phone.

What do I need to bring to prove I’m me?

You will need a valid form of photo ID. I.E Driving License or Passport. You may be ID’d upon entry or at any point during the event

I can’t find my E-Ticket. Help!

Don’t panic!

1)    Download Fixr App 

2)    Login using the email address you used to sign up with.

3)    You will be able to view all of your tickets on your account!

If you are still experiencing problems retrieving your E-ticket please contact team@fixr-app.com 

Can my friend collect my ticket? / Can I collect my friends ticket?

Yes you can. You will need a copy of your friends ID and their E-ticket print-out. If you cannot make the above exchange times, please arrange for a friend to collect your ticket.

If you still have a question, hit us up on social media or use the button below and we will get back to you in a timely fashion.


If you have any questions or queries, Maurice, the resident font of all knowledge at Original Sin, will reply as soon as he can, which is usually pretty promptly as he is FULL of bananergy.

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