Tickets for Warwick's annual ball sell out in record time

Tickets for Warwick's annual ball have sold out in record time.

Wednesday, 12th June 2019, 2:32 pm
Warwick Christmas Regency Ball 2018. Photo by Unlocking Warwick.

Tickets for the Warwick Christmas Regency Ball went on sale on Monday (June 10) and sold out within hours.

The ball, organised by the Unlocking Warwick Court House volunteers, is now in its fifth year after the refurbishment of the building, and has become a firm favourite on the Warwick calendar.

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Another successful year for Warwick's Christmas Regency Ball
Warwick Christmas Regency Ball 2018. Photo by Unlocking Warwick.

Trudy Ashmore in Warwick's visitor information centre box office said: “As soon as the tickets were available the phone was ringing off the hook non-stop.”

Ball organiser Tricia Scott said: “When we first had the idea of holding a period ball in our beautiful Regency ballroom at the Court House, we had no idea it would turn out to be so popular, or even that it could be an annual event.

"Period dancing is quite a niche activity, but we have developed a very keen following from enthusiasts who come to Warwick from across the Midlands and South of England, and there's now a growing interest among local people who enjoy dressing up in gorgeous costumes and performing the dances that were so popular in Jane Austen's time”.

Warwick Christmas Regency Ball 2018. Photo by Unlocking Warwick.

Experienced caller Frances Richardson will guide guests through the moves of the popular Playford-style dances, with canapés and a period entertainment during the interval.

Warwick Christmas Regency Ball 2018. Photo by Unlocking Warwick.