Attendee Information for Xmas Swinging Ball in Portsmouth on Sat 14th Dec 2019

There are currently building works at Admiral Lord Nelson School, where this weekend's annual feature event takes place.

The parking and access arrangements are different to ALL previous events.

Customer Parking & Entrance at Xmas Swinging Ball

Ticket holders should access the building via the “Student Entrance”, close to the mini-roundabout entrance at the north end of the site. Please enter the car park via the mini-roundabout and park on either the original car park (to the right), or the new car park (straight ahead, taking you to the side & rear of the building). Both options are just a very short walk to the “Student Entrance”.

Arrive in your Flat Shoes!

Please note that the new carpark is constructed using plastic grids built into grass/earth and so not suitable for high heels. We recommend arriving in flat shoes. 

Student Entrance - Next to The Car Park!

The “Student Entrance” is located by the car parks we're using. The entrance will be opened by 7.15pm and our team will be on hand to sign guests in.

An internal corridor will take you through to the Main Hall area of the school. All ticket holders will need to exit via this route at the end of the night too.

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Order of running is as follows;

7.15pm Front Reception & Bar opens to serve early birds in the canteen area

7.30pm Main hall opens with Swing DJ

7.45-8.15pm Fun Warm-Up Class

8.15-9.00pm Swing DJ

9.00-9.45pm Laura B & Her Band

9.45-10.15pm Swing DJ & Book for the next dance at reception; cash or card

10.15-11.00pm Laura B & Her Band

11.00-11.30pm Swing DJ then Carriages.

Hall Layout Back to Normal!

We’re going back to the normal hall set-up (after a change for the Autumn Swinging Ball) with stage at the top end of the hall. 

Theme / Dress Code

Guests are welcome to dress festive, retro or smart.

Licenced Bar

We run an inexpensive, in-house bar so we respectfully request that you support it. It's well stocked with beers (from £2), wines, spirits and soft drinks (from 50p). Due to the venue licence, please don't bring your own drinks. Guests bringing alcohol on-site will be asked to leave as it jeopardises continued use of the venue. 

Refurbished Toilets

The 1st Floor toilets (accessed near the canteen area) are refurbished and look fab now, so we’re using those for this event!


If you can display your eticket on a mobile device on arrival there is no need to print it.

Next Event Sat 28th March 2020 - Swinging Spring Ball with JG & The Ultimates

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Sat 28th March 2020 - Swinging Spring Ball with JG & The Ultimates

We’re launching ticket sales for the following event during the interval. Tickets are not available ANYWHERE else before Saturday, and the £10 rate will be cheaper than any other price available.

As normal we will be accepting payment by card and cash during the interval.