The Black Ball - Saturday 24th November 2018


What does the event cost?

Our ticket price is £26. However if you have added your email address to our email list or have attended one of Black & White Ball events and completed your details on the back of the ticket, you will be informed by email of special early bird offers which are sent out before the main bookings for the event go live. 

Where and when can I buy tickets?

You can buy tickets now online via the secure server on this website (or by post by applying to our postal address) and can also buy tickets via the BIC and Pavilion box offices from 1st September.


When will I receive my tickets?

If you have purchased one of our early bird tickets that go on sale earlier in the year at a discounted rate you will receive them approximately 2 months before the event. From past experience we've found that if we send them out too early some get lost or misplaced by customers so we've found it helps to send them out closer to the event date. Thereafter tickets are normally sent out in batches at the beginning of every week.


How close to the event do you still send tickets out?

Generally speaking we send purchased tickets out right up until the week before the event, thereafter we will hold them in your name to collect on the door - just bring your booking confirmation with you so that we can check your booking against our database and door entry list. You can however (subject to availability) buy tickets from the BIC and Pavilion box offices, as well as our outlets in the Bournemouth and Poole area in the last week leading up to the event if you prefer.


Do you offer group discounts?

Yes, and you can find details of our offers on our Group Discounts page HERE


What do I wear?

Wear whatever you like - daring, demure, sexy, formal, stylish, fancy dress, as much or as little as you like! - Just as long as it is predominantly Black. 


What time do the events start and finish?

The Balls start at 7.30pm and finish at 1am.


What time is last entry?

No entry after 11pm


Do the bars take credit/debit cards?

The bars are cash bars only.


Is there food available at the events?

Yes there is food available in the main ballroom which usually includes 3 hot choices including a vegetarian option - but please note that food is not included in the price of your ticket.


Can you pre-book tables?

You cannot pre-book tables; tables are available on a first come, first served basis. However, if you are celebrating a very special occasion and plan to book more than 30 people to attend the event, give us a call and we'll see what we can do.


Is there a cloakroom?

Yes there is a cloakroom at the event.


What's the minimum age of entry?

17 - but naturally anyone of that age will not be able to buy, or have alcoholic drinks bought for them at the bars. 


Is there parking available?

Yes, at the Pavilion or in town car parks. Although, you need to be aware that because we use the side car park at the venue for the dodgems there will be less car parking availability at the venue than usual.


Do you buy unwanted tickets back?

NO. No organizers of major events buy tickets back from people who have bought a ticket and who then for whatever reason cannot make the event. However, if the event is sold out there's a good chance that you can sell your ticket to someone else by putting a message on our Facebook page HERE





Please note that the management reserves the right to change or adapt the attractions advertised for each event if necassary without notice prior to the event, or if necassary on the day/evening of the event itself.