Event Details

Moulin Rouge Event Details

The Ditchling Charity Ball  is held on Ditchling recreation ground in a large marquee adjacent to the pavilion.  In 2023, instead of the usual ball, we are holding an extra special Moulin Rouge themed event, as this will be our last ball. The ticket price of £100 includes a Moulin Rouge themed cabaret show by the talented Showlesque performers, live band, fizz & canapés reception, a choice of plant-based main course & dessert, bar, casino, silent auction and dancing. 

How to book a Table

Tables are for 8 or 10 people and tickets are priced at £100 each. 
(We may be able to sell some individual tickets, however, this depends on us being able to fill a table.)

At the time of booking we require a non-refundable deposit of £150 per table and we will provide you with the bank details for BACS payment.  Final payment is due by 10th February 2023.

If you would like further information, or would like to book a table, please email us by clicking on Contact Us in the menu.


  • Canapés & fizz reception 7pm
  • Seated at tables 7:45pm
  • Main course served 8:30pm. 
  • Cabaret Show 9:30pm
  • Live Band 10:30pm
  • Casino 10:30pm - midnight
  • Last Orders 12:30am
  • Silent Auction Closes 1am
  • Carriages at 1am


The pavilion bar will be open for you to purchase wine, champagne, espresso martinis, beer & spirits during the evening.  However, we recommend that you pre-order wine for your guests to enjoy during their meal.  Select the Menu & Wines menu tab where you will find the booking forms to download.

We are very grateful to Ditchling Gin, as they have kindly agreed to sponsor our bar this year by providing Ditchling Gin & Ditchling Fling.    https://ditchling-gin.com

To ensure that your white and rosé wines remain chilled, some bottles will be placed on the table and the rest of your order will be issued in wine vouchers (in an envelope on your table). You can take these vouchers to the bar in the Pavilion at your leisure, where you can exchange your vouchers for wine. Please note that wine vouchers are non-refundable.

Click on the Menu & Wines tab for this year's menu, wines and tasting notes. It will be the responsibility of the person who books the table to take menu and wine orders from their guests and pass them onto us.


The casino will open at 10pm immediately after the main meal and cabaret show.  To play at the tables, you will need to purchase dollars.  These will be available for purchase in advance during the during the evening. £10 will buy $100.  https://mygamingtable.co.uk

The person who finishes the evening with the most dollars will win a prize.  A presentation will be made after the casino closes.

Dress Code for Moulin Rouge themed event

Dress to impress!  The event is not black tie, and we would love you to dress in Moulin Rouge themed attire, however, this is by no means mandatory.

Silent Auction

At this event, there will be no raffle or main auction.

The silent auction will be set up in the pavilion and casino area, and during the evening you will have the opportunity to place your bids.  Bidding will close at 1 am.  Details of silent auction items are posted on our website, Facebook and Instagram pages prior to the event.  Winners will be notified after the event and once payment has been received, prizes can be collected from the Ditchling Post Office

The Charities

Since 2012 we have raised the incredible total of £119,400 which has been distributed as follows:

  • Ditchling Pre-School Group - £8,575
  • The Friends of Ditchling - £8,575
  • The Old Meeting House (Ditchling) Trust - £13,375 
  • Ditchling Village Hall - £16,575 
  • The Monday Group - £18, 375
  • Ditchling Museum - £5,075
  • St. Margaret's Church - £4,825
  • Westmeston Jubilee Pathway Trust - £9,575 
  • The FPTA of Ditchling (St Margaret’s) CE Primary - £14,250
  • Oldland Mill - £1,500
  • Ditchling Horticultural Society - £1,500
  • Brighton Yoga Foundation - £1,500
  • Ditchling Pavilion - £7,700
  • South Downs Appeal for Medical Aid for Ukraine - £1,000
  • 2nd Ditchling Brownies & Guides - £1,500

  • Team Domenica   https://www.teamdomenica.com/ - £5,000
  • Ditchling Village Association - £500