Will my accessibility requirements be accommodated?

We are committed to ensuring that all guests have a comfortable experience at the Jesus May Ball. Below, you’ll find information regarding accessibility features and provisions available during the event.

Venue Accessibility

The Jesus May Ball will take place across several courts within Jesus College. The venue offers step-free access throughout, including wheelchair accessibility to all entrances in use. Most areas of the event are wheelchair accessible, with paved paths facilitating navigation. However, please note that some pathways consist of wood-chip surfaces, uncovered and carpeted areas, grassy sections, and cobbled floors. Additionally, there are ramps over electrical cables and areas with small lips (approximately 7 cm) slightly raised from the ground.


  • Seating: Padded seating will be provided for guests.
  • Toilets: Accessible and gender-neutral toilets will be available.
  • Quiet Space: A designated quiet area will be accessible all night, featuring gentle acoustic music or calming films, soft comfortable furniture, and subdued lighting for those needing respite from noise or bright lights. The quiet area can be accessed via a lift.

Film Accessibility

Films screened during the event will include English audio and subtitles. Please note that closed-captioning and audio description services will not be available.


  • Blue Badge Parking: Limited blue badge parking is available upon request in advance. Please contact us via email at [email protected] to arrange parking accommodations.
  • General Car Parking: There is no general car parking available at the venue.

Additional Assistance

Please note that there is no hearing loop or British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter provided at the event.

For more detailed information on accessibility within Jesus College, you may find the college’s access guide helpful.

If you require further information or have specific accessibility needs, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at [email protected]. We are committed to ensuring that all requests are handled with the utmost confidentiality, in accordance with our privacy notice.

We will contact you via email a couple of weeks prior to the event to inquire about any accessibility requirements you may have. In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to get in touch.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Jesus May Ball and ensuring that your experience with us is enjoyable and accessible to all.