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A Ball for Jane Austen, 2017

This page is retained for Historical Interest. It was a wonderful event, much enjoyed by the attendees.

Photographs of the Ball are available courtesy of our photographer, Owen Benson.

Important Information: All of the tickets for our 2017 Ball for Jane Austen have now either been reserved or sold. Any new requests for tickets will be placed in a waiting list, and tickets will be reallocated if they are returned to us. We apologise for any disappointment this will cause. For further information, please contact us at tickets@hrd.org.uk. It's possible that further tickets will become available.

The Hampshire Regency Dancers
proudly present

A Ball for Jane Austen

An English Rose

Friday 28th - Sunday 30th July 2017

In this special Anniversary year, our 13th Annual Regency Ball celebrates the life of England’s famous author, Jane Austen, who died 200 years ago on 18th July 1817 and now rests in Winchester Cathedral.

We have organised an exciting weekend of events for you - with walks and visits to places that Jane would have known, including some exclusive locations not usually open to the public. The ball itself will be a grand occasion, held in Winchester’s magnificent Guildhall and hosted by Stuart Marsden, a well-known caller, who features in ‘Jane Austen - Having a Ball’ (BBC TV 2013) and is the choreographer for ‘Poldark’ (BBC TV 2015-16).

Our musicians are the ever-popular Green Ginger and dances will be chosen from Jane’s lifetime, with one or two favorites and a surprise or two!

We expect demand for tickets to be high for this special bicentenary event; so do not delay in securing your place, as tickets are limited. Full details for the events are in our Information Brochure, and Booking Form.

Full details of the event are in the Brochure, what follows is a brief summary of the programme of events:

  • 28th July - Friday Evening
    7.00pm - 10.00pm
    A Dance Workshop followed by a buffet supper.

  • 29th July - Saturday Morning
    10.00am - 12.30pm
    A walking tour of historic Winchester, including the sites of most relevance to Jane.

  • 29th July - Saturday Evening
    6.00pm - 11.30pm
    The commemorative Ball for Jane Austen - an English Rose, including a two course dinner and wine.

  • 30th July - Sunday
    10.00am - 6.00pm (approx.)
    All day Guided Coach Tour of Jane Austen's Hampshire.

Tickets are priced from as little as £80 (ball only) through to £155 (the full program of events). We have also negotiated accomodation at Winchester University Halls of Residence at the special price of £35.20 per night (for either 2 or 3 nights), if required. Accomodation bookings for the University are to be made through us.

For further information, please refer to the Brochure and Booking Form, or Contact Us with any questions.