Playford Ball

The 2019 Playford Ball will be on Saturday 27 April 2019. Please contact the secretary to reserve a ticket and arrange payment in advance or at the event.

Music will be provided by Caperbility. The callers will be David and Kathryn Wright.

Dancing will commence at 7:30pm and will continue until 11pm apart from an interval for a light supper.

Following the positive feedback we received in previous years, we will serve light refreshments during the mid-evening break. Soft drinks will be available. There are several excellent restaurants in the town for pre-dance meals.

As usual, the venue will be the Georgian Ballroom in Newark Town Hall.

The setting could not be more appropriate as the building was constructed in the mid 1770's and restored as near to its original condition as possible in 1989-90. The ceiling and fireplaces were inspired by Robert Adam and there are borders in Wedgwood style. The fireplace surrounds are in Italian marble.

Many of those attending will be wearing period costume but it is not mandatory. Smart attire will be perfectly acceptable.

The address is:

Newark Town Hall
Market Place
NG24 1DU
There is access via the Market place (via Kirkgate) for loading and unloading.
Parking is available at London Road Car Park, Appletongate Car Park and other locations. Charges apply every day.
Best locations are London Road and Appletongate. The multi-storey car parks are closed early in the evening.


Ticket prices will be set nearer the date, please check back later. (Follow us on Facebook or Twitter to be first with the news!)
Contact the secretary to purchase your ticket. There will be no tickets available at the door in order to ensure adequate catering.

More details

The 2017 Costume Ball was held on 22nd April. The videos below are from that event. The caller was Vanda Musial and music by 2D (Chris and Julie Dewhurst)

Our 2016 Costume Ball was held on 16th April. The pictures below are from that event. The callers were David & Kathryn Wright and the music was by Folkus Pocus.

Dancers in the ballroom at Newark Town Hall Picture 2
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Picture 6 Picture 7

These videos are from the 2011 Costume Ball.
The caller was Philippe Callens and the superb music was played by Aidan Broadbridge & Louisa Ridgway.