Following two successful years of The Ritz Annual Ball, we are delighted to announce another superb extravaganza, ‘The Ritz Annual Ball with the BBC Big Band’ on Friday 21 September 2018.

Fine Dining and world class entertainment

Champagne and Canapé Reception
The evening will begin at 7:00pm with a sumptuous Champagne and canapé reception with live entertainment in the stunning 18th century William Kent House, which adjoins The Ritz.

Four-Course Dinner with Matching Wines in the Michelin-Starred Ritz Restaurant
At 8:00pm, you will enjoy an impressive four-course dinner created by Executive Chef, John Williams MBE using the finest of seasonal British ingredients and accompanied with matching wines selected by Giovanni Ferlito, Head of Wine and Beverage, in the stunning Michelin-starred Ritz Restaurant. During your meal, Elle & The Pocket Belles, who perfectly embody the class and glamour of the Golden era will sing vintage swing and modern day classics with their unique twist.

Exclusive Performance from The BBC Big Band
At 10:30pm, the headline entertainment ‘The BBC Big Band’ will perform exclusively for you. You will enjoy a special performance from the internationally acclaimed BBC Big Band, consisting of 17 musicians playing trumpets, saxophones trombones, piano, bass, guitar, percussion and the drums. The singer on the night will be Iain MacKenzie, one of the most in demand lounge and big band singers in the UK.

The highly popular BBC Big Band has performed several times in the BBC Proms series at London’s Royal Albert Hall and at the BBC Proms in the Park and with the ‘Best of British’ including Van Morrison, Michael Ball and Madeline Bell as well as international stars such as Tony Bennett and Michael Bublé.

Dance the night away on the dance floor in The Ritz Restaurant with live entertainment.

This exclusive ‘not to be missed’ event will be a night to remember.

View the video of the past Ritz Ball

Priced at £595 per person.

Date: Friday 21 September 2018
Time: 7:00pm
Venue: William Kent House and The Ritz Restaurant
Dress code: Black tie

There will be high demand for this event so please book early to avoid any disappointment.

To make a reservation please contact the Events Department by email at or telephone +44 (0) 20 7300 2507. Reservations are pre-paid at the time of booking and non-refundable.

To make a night of it why not book a room at The Ritz London from £620 for an Executive room inclusive of Value Added Tax and breakfast for two people sharing.