Welcome to
The UK's Biggest Freshers event

In a nutshell the Icebreaker is a massive party that everyone goes to at the start of freshers to 'break the ice'. That means things get fairly crazy.

For 7 years we have provided a right of passage between ordinary life and uni for over 200,000 students... and now it's your turn.

Your freshers journey starts today

We aren’t just about partying... although that’s obviously very important.


1. Buy your ticket or register
2. We’ll send you a link to the freshers group for your university
so you can start chatting with the other people going to the icebreaker over summer


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The Icebreaker

The biggest celebration of freshers in the world.

The most important social in the freshers calendar in the form of a completely off the hook party.

A unique anything goes party experience

We like to keep things fresh and often throw surprises into the mix to keep things fresh. Each show is slightly different depending on which venue we’re using so make sure to check your individual event page on facebook.

Social Challenges & The Icebreaker Wristband

We don’t need to tell you how to make friends, but we know how to design social challenges to make sure you leave with a load of friend requests, group selfies and faceswaps.

As always we’ll be laying out our social challenges on the icebreaker wristband for you to fulfill with cash bonuses for winners.

Here's a few things we like to put in our show

  • Inflatables
  • Icebreaker Angels
  • 4 Fancy Dress Themes
  • Fire Breathing Grannies
  • Co2 Cannons
  • Hype Man
  • Giant Penguins
  • 3ft Giant Exploding Snowballs
  • UV Show
  • Free UV paint
  • 9ft Tall Icebreaker Glowbots
  • Back Flipping Stilt Walkers
  • Umpa Lumpa's Giving Out Sweets
  • Live singalong rendition of 'Let It Go' at midnight

Buy your tickets

All our events are 18+

so please make sure to buy your ticket as soon as you think you want to go

All our events are 18+

  • If you only buy one ticket this freshers, make sure it’s the Icebreaker.

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    • Alex Mytton
    • Made in Chelsea

Our journey

Seven years ago we ran a little show at the Students' Union in King’s College. Our aim was to put on the biggest social event of Freshers week... what happened became a legendary tradition that has since seen over 200,000 guests and transformed the way we do freshers in the UK… we named it The Big Freshers Icebreaker.

Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
# of students 600 1,600 4,600 12,600 27,600 59,600 131,600 211,600 291,000

The Big Freshers Icebreaker starts now - when you buy your ticket we add you into a group with everyone else who has bought a ticket so that you can socialise before it starts.


No. Wear whatever you're comfortable with.
The earliest our tickets have sold out is shortly after exam results in mid-August. We recommend buying as soon as you decide you want to go.
Yes. Selling your ticket to someone else is completely fine.
This depends which city you are attending. In cities where we are affiliated with your University, it will state on the event. In the main we run on an intercollegiate basis and independently.
All students are welcome. If you have friends from outside of your University, this is also fine - the more the merrier.
The Icebreaker has broken a few records for the longest queues at some venues, so our advice is the earlier the better. Doors open at 10pm.