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 and our culture is universally celebrated. 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 1985, 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.
The Manchester Pride Festival 2024 takes place from 23th - 26th 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 Superbia Weekend, Youth Pride MCR, Family Pride MCR, the Parade, the Human Rights Forum and more, all of these are free with the exception of the Gay Village Party which is ticketed.
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.
Plus we've programmed an incredible day of entertainment at the Gay Village Party on Monday 28 August which is FREE to attend, you'll just need to make the £2.50 donation to the Manchester Pride Community Fund.
Pledge Bands allow you to experience everything the Gay Village has to offer over the weekend, and some venues will be operating a No Pledge Band No Entry policy.
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.