Manchester Pride is one of the UK's leading LGBTQ+ charities. Our vision is a world where LGBTQ+ people are free to live and love without prejudice. We’re part of a global Pride movement celebrating LGBTQ+ equality and challenging discrimination.
Proud of our history
Manchester plays a huge part in the UK’s queer liberation movement. In 1986, Manchester City Council provided funding for a two-week celebration held at Oxford Street for the gay community. Manchester Pride was born.
We run several initiatives that support all areas of LGBTQ+ lives; from the Manchester Pride Conference which educates attendees on LGBTQ+ topics and issues, to the All Equals Charter advocating LGBTQ+ inclusivity in the workplace.
Pride is something everyone feels proud of and can see a little bit of themselves reflected back in. Our communities are at the heart of everything we do and we'd love to show your Pride experiences. Tag your photos #ShowYourPride and you could appear here on our website.
Frequently asked questions
If you can't find an answer to your question, why not take a look at our full FAQs or get in touch.
The Manchester Pride Festival 2022 takes place from 26th - 29th August.
How much money from every Manchester Pride Festival ticket goes towards the Community Fund?
£2.50 from every pledge band purchased goes directly to the Manchester Pride Community Fund to help LGBTQ+ good causes in Greater Manchester.
Do I have to pay to enter the Gay Village over Manchester Pride Festival?
Manchester Pride Festival offers a packed programme of events over the August Bank Holiday weekend, such as the Gay Village Party, the Superbia Weekend, Youth Pride MCR, Family Pride MCR, the Parade, the Human Rights Forum and more.
The Gay Village Party is our only ticketed event, meaning that Manchester Pride's programmed areas within the Gay Village, such as our performance stages and event spaces, require a ticket to attend.
Manchester Pride holds licenses to host celebrations in certain areas of the Gay Village, and your Gay Village Party ticket includes access to these stages and programmed areas including Sackville Gardens, MancUnity Stage and the Cabaret Stage.
Manchester Pride is a charity and the cost of a Gay Village Party ticket helps Manchester Pride deliver a safe, community pride celebration. You can see how every penny of your ticket is spent by heading to our website, and remember that every ticket includes a £2.50 ring-fenced donation to Manchester Pride Community Fund.