Formal Hall

The College is running Formal Halls each Wednesday evening currently.

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Booking is via Upay:

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Formal Hall dress code: 
In order to ensure that Formal Halls are as enjoyable as possible for everyone, we ask that you dress in a fashion in keeping with the tenor of the occasion. Those attending are required to dress formally. Examples of conventional smart dress include: a tailored jacket, tie, button-fronted shirt, trouser suit, skirt or dress. National dress is also acceptable. While there is some room for interpretation, certain items of clothing (e.g.: shorts, trainers, sleeveless vests) are unacceptable and guests should expect to be refused entry as such.


Typically, booking closes at 1.45pm the day before (Tuesday). For cancellations, please email formals@clarehall.cam.ac.uk before bookings close. There are no refunds for cancellations after the close of booking on the Tuesday lunchtime.

If you have any queries regarding Upay, please email accounts@clarehall.cam.ac.uk. For questions about your booking and the menu, please email formals@clarehall.cam.ac.uk.


Following the latest announcements from the UK government with regards the emergence of the Omicron variant, Clare Hall now requires the use of facial coverings in public areas, unless dining. All College members are encouraged to continue taking LFTs at least twice per week, and to use the Asymptomatic Testing Scheme if eligible.