Great British Events

Gala Ball

A Night of British Magical Tales – sponsored by HSC

29 May 2021 18:30 - 30 May 2021 00:30
  • Members: From RMB 1,350
  • Non-Member: From RMB 1,800
  • Young Professionals: RMB 1,200
  • In-person event

Sponsored by HSC, this is one of the largest Gala Balls in the British business community! It’s the BritCham Shanghai Annual Ball 2021. Get in quick to book your tickets.

  • Show healthcode
  • Fancy dress or Black tie

Event details

One of the largest Gala Balls in the British business community returns in Shanghai on Saturday, 29 May at W Shanghai – The Bund!

From Lord of the Rings to Merlin and King Arthur, from Peter Pan to Alice in Wonderland, as well as the magical worlds created by JK Rowling, Roald Dahl and many more British authors, we will open the door to the magical world for you.

Due to popular demand, we are extending the Early Bird Offer for a further ONE week to allow more members and friends to take advantage of the special discounted rates. Book and pay before 1 pm, Friday, 7 May, so you can enjoy the best deals starting from RMB 1,350.

Once again it’s time to impress the other guests with your best fancy dress ideas. Join us for a magical adventure!

Tickets include:

  • Welcome Cocktail with free-flow drinks, wines and canapés
  • First Class Dining (Four-course dinner and mid-night snacks)
  • Live Band & Performances
  • Entertainments & Games
  • Fancy Dress & Best Dressed Awards
  • Lucky Draw Ticket
  • Live Auction & Silent Auction
  • Dancing
  • And more…

Dress Code: Fancy dress or black tie.

Note: If you would like to book more than 1 table or book on behalf of your company, please use the booking form here and email it directly to

Order of the Evening: 

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM: Registration | Cocktails | Themed Photo Points

7:30 PM – 10:00 PM: Dinner | Entertainment | Lucky Draw | Best Dressed Awards | Live Auction | Silent Auction

10:00 PM – 12:30 AM: Live Band | Dancing | Games | Mid-Night Snacks

1:00 AM: Carriages

*If you are looking for inspiration for fancy dress ideas, please check our weekly WeChat series –‘A Journey into British Magical Literature’.

**The W Hotel offers Annual Ball guests special offer for hotel stay (valid from 27 May to 31 May), please click here to book a room before 19 May.

Sponsorship opportunities are available now!

  • Exclusive Sponsor (sold out)
  • Corporate Table Sponsors
  • Entertainment Sponsors
  • Beverage Sponsors
  • Prize Sponsors

For sponsorship enquiries, please contact

Please click here to view photos from the 2019 Annual Ball.


W Shanghai – The Bund


No.66 Lvshun Road, Hongkou District, Shanghai

Exclusive sponsor


Corporate sponsors

Whisky sponsor

Wine sponsor

Beer sponsor

Entertainment sponsor

Best dressed Awards sponsor

In-kind sponsors


Production partner

Insurance partner


Media partner

Supporting charity


Platinum members

Join us

BritCham Shanghai is an organisation proudly run by its members — for its members. Whether your business is based in China or overseas, we welcome you to be part of our community. Let's connect, and become a member today.