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.