Summer Ball 2017

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  • Summer Ball 2017 Chapel Gate, East Parley, Christchurch, BH23 6BL Saturday 03-06-2017 - 14:00 until Sunday 04-06-2017 - 02:00

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Summer Ball 2017

Students' Union at Bournemouth University Annual Fundraising 

Summer Ball

Saturday 3rd June 2017

General Student Tickets ON SALE NOW!

£38 + £1.50 booking fee

Bournemouth University Summer Ball 2017


Venue : Chapel Gate, East Parley, Christchurch, BH23 6BL


Start Date Saturday 03-06-2017 - 14:00

End Date Sunday 04-06-2017 - 02:00

Contact Details

Students' Union at Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus, Poole, BH12 5BB. Reception: 01202 965765 Email:


Terms and Conditions

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How will I receive my ticket? You will receive an order confirmation with a link to download your ticket. Your order confirmation will be sent to the email address your SUBU website profile is registered with - this is usually your academic email address (e.g. You can access your tickets at any time on the 'My Account' section of the SUBU website when you are logged in.

What ticket do I need to bring to the ball? Print out your ticket (not the order confirmation) and we will scan it on arrival at the event. You must have the ticket with the bar code clearly visible and undamaged. We scan all tickets to ensure there is no duplication. Keep your ticket safe and do not allow it to be copied - each code can only be used once and only first one presented at the event will be allowed access.

Do I need I.D.? You must be at least 18 years old to attend the Summer Ball. We will expect you to be able to prove your age with a PASS approved ID card, driving licence or passport (your Student Card will not suffice). If you cannot prove your age we will deny  you access to the event.

Who can come to the Summer Ball? Students of Bournemouth University, it's associate centres and affiliates (including Arts University Bournemouth) and their guests only. The event is not open to the general public.

How many tickets can I buy? You can buy up to 4 tickets, one for yourself and you may bring up to 3 guests.

Can I bring alcohol to the event? No you cannot, no containers containing any liquid will be allowed into the event. The only exception is sealed (never opened) soft drinks that contain water (or glucose drinks if you are diabetic).

Should I drink before the event? This is entirely up to you, however we will not allow anyone to travel to the event or get into the event who is intoxicated so our advise is not to pre drink heavily. Drinks prices at the event are reasonable and cheaper than other festivals.

Will you be searching on the gate? Yes. Dorset Police and our security team will be overseeing searches to ensure illegal drugs and alcohol do not get into the event. If you are found in possession of illegal drugs you will be arrested by the on site Police team.

What fancy dress can I wear? Keep if fun and please be respectful and thoughtful of others when you choose a fancy dress outfit. We would advise you not to change your skin colour, dress as a terrorist, an offensive object or degrade other people. If you do we may insist that you remove your fancy dress - and nobody would want that.

Can I bring a spear, sword, realistic gun or similar? No, we will take it off you and cannot guarantee to return it to you.

Will it get cold? Probably, bring something warm and leave it in the cloakroom.

Do I need cash? Yes. We do not takes card payments at the bars or food stalls. There is a limited cash back service on site. You will need cash for the bars, for food stalls and for a taxi if you don't use the free buses.

Can I get a refund? No, we do not refund event tickets.

Can I resell my ticket? You can resell your ticket at no more than the face value of that ticket. If tickets sell out we will try to resell your ticket for you through SUBU Reception, to someone who is looking for a ticket.

How do I get to the Summer Ball? Your ticket includes return travel on the bus shuttle to the event, Please arrive at the pick up point at the advertised time, please arrive early if you want to avoid the longest queues. You can also take a taxi.

Is there any parking at the Summer Ball? None at all, you will be turned away at the gate.

When does the event start? The event starts at 2pm in the afternoon.


Age Restriction

Proof of age will be required where there is an age restriction at an event.

The proof of age will have to be a current form of ID, acceptable by Dorset Police, such as Passport, Driving Licence, Citizen Card, or PASS approved form of I.D.

The I.D. must belong to the holder, or it may be confiscated and the holder reported to the Police.

Most club nights at the Old Fire Station are restricted to those 18 years or older. Comedy nights are only suitable for those over the age of 18. Live music concerts have varying age restrictions and you should check the information for the particular event.

Student Only Events

Some events are restricted to students and their guests. A student may sign in 2 guests, guests must be known to them and they will be responsible for the behaviour of guests. A valid student I.D. will be required.

Right to refuse Admission

The venue reserves the right to withdraw its invitation for anyone to be on its premises at any time. In particular we reserve the right to refuse entry to, or to remove from, the venue any persons who are drunk or disorderly or whose conduct is unlawful or offensive, who refuses a request for a search, is found or suspected of possessing illegal drugs, alcohol or weapons or who is not entitled to attend the event.  Any person who causes a disturbance or who refuses to comply with reasonable requests from venue management may be removed from the venue. The venue will not refund the cost of entry or ticket such cases.


We do not refund tickets unless the event is cancelled

In the event of an event being cancelled tickets are normally refunded from the point of purchase, including online. If you have purchased tickets through the SUBU website we will refund the tickets and transaction charge to the card you used to book the tickets.

Accessibility of venues

The Old Fire Station has ramped access to every area of the building. There is a lift between the ground and first floors. There are accessible toilets on the ground and first floor, these require a RADAR key (please ask on arrival if you need one). If you are coming to an event and would like have a dedicated viewing position we can arrange this immediately prior to letting the rest of the public into the venue, this does require you to arrive 10 minutes before the doors open and to contact our box office. If you have an enabler (carer) to assist you we will allow them free access with you.

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