Students celebrate as Trinity Ball 2024 to remain on campus

In a post on Instagram, Trinity Ents confirmed April 12 as the date of this year’s ball

Trinity Ball 2024 will be held on campus Trinity Ents has announced, alleviating fears that the iconic annual event would be held off site.

In a post on Instagram, Ents said: “Trinity Ball 2024 will be held on 12 April 2024, and yes, it will be on campus.”

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU), of which Trinity Ents is a part, last year announced that it may be impossible to hold the ball on campus due to the Old Library Redevelopment Project.

Access to New Square, the former site of the event’s main stage, has been lost due to the new Book of Kells experience, and it was expected that Fellows’ Square in front of the Arts Block would also be lost to construction work.

Last year’s main stage was instead located in Front Square for the first time in decades, in a move which was widely welcomed by students, though capacity was reduced. It is not yet clear what changes may be necessary to hold the ball on campus this year.

Students have rejoiced at the news with the post garnering hundreds of likes in minutes.

Ents advised students to keep an eye on its Instagram page where it would be releasing information about ticket sales in the next month.

Last summer, an internal review by Ents on the organisation of Trinity Ball recommended a return to in-person ticket sales, however Ents has not confirmed whether it will be following this recommendation.

David Wolfe

David Wolfe is a Junior Sophister student of History and Political Science. He is the current Social Media and Managing Editor of Trinity News, having previously served as News Editor, Assistant News Editor and copyeditor.