Manchester Pride makes temporary, reasonable adjustments to the area to provide access to the event site and staged event areas. Manchester Pride is aware of the limitations and restrictions of making the event site fully accessible due to the nature of the location of the event and provides alternative access where access is restricted.
Some of our Accessibility provisions this year include:
Accessibility Info Pack
- Dedicated queue for Accessibility/VIP customers with a flat hard standing surface
- Accessibility Reception located on Community Lane, Gay Village Party
- BSL interpreters at the Alan Turing Stage and Cabaret Stage, Gay Village Party
- BSL Interpreters in attendance at all Superbia events
- BSL interpreters at Youth Pride MCR & Family Pride MCR
- Accessible toilets in various places across the Festival site
- Accessible viewing platform at the Alan Turing Stage & Cabaret Stage, Gay Village Party
- Accessible viewing area at Manchester Pride Parade, Peter St. opposite Midland Hotel
- Accessible venue for Youth Pride MCR
- Hearing Loops at the Box Office, Accessibility Reception and Alan Turing Stage bar
- QuietSpace at Townhouse Hotel, directional signage from the entrance
An Accessibility Info Pack has been sent to all Manchester Pride Festival customers who have sent in Accessibility applications. If you require our Accessibility Info Pack in a different format, for example in audio format, please get in touch with our team at email@example.com
Accessibility contact information
Our accessibility team are available and on hand throughout Manchester Pride Festival weekend to assist customers with any queries. Please direct accessibility enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
BSL Interpreters at Manchester Pride Festival
To make performances as accessible as possible, BSL interpreters are present at several of our Gay Village Party stages over Manchester Pride weekend. Please see below for our BSL Interpreter schedule below:
Alan Turing Stage in Sackville Gardens:
Thursday 25th: 7pm - 8pm
Friday 26th: 7pm - 11pm
Saturday 27th: 2pm - 11pm
Sunday 28th: 2pm - 11pm
Monday 29th: 2pm -10pm
The Cabaret Stage in Sackville Car Park:
Friday 26th: 7pm - 10pm
Saturday 27th: 2pm - 10pm
Sunday 28th 2pm - 10pm
Monday 29th 2pm - 4pm
- Please note that there will not be a BSL interpreter at the Mancunity Stage in the Gay Village Party as this stage consists mainly of dance music and contains no spoken word.
- There will be a BSL Interpreter at all Superbia events.
We welcome assistance dogs to the Gay Village Party event site and our wider Manchester Pride Festival events. If you are a visitor to Manchester Pride Festival and encounter an assistance dog, please remember they are at work and should not be petted or distracted.Getting to Manchester Pride Festival
Manchester enjoys first-class transport links, making it easy to get to the city, Manchester Pride Festival and for exploring Greater Manchester.
For travel information to get to Manchester please visit here
For travel around Manchester once you arrive in our fabulous city, there are a number of transport networks to choose from:Metrolink
Manchester's light tramway system runs a fast and frequent service and is ideal for getting to Manchester Pride. Metrolink is accessible with step-free platforms. Manchester Pride takes place at multiple venues across the city, and is accessible from most city centre stops. The nearest Metrolink stops to the Gay Village are Manchester Piccadilly (approximately 5 minutes away) and Manchester Piccadilly Gardens (approximately 5 minutes away). The Parade works its way across the city and so any number of Metrolink stops will get you close to the action.Free Metroshuttle
Getting in and around the city centre is easy and free with Metroshuttle. The shuttle buses pick up outside Piccadilly Station, on the approach and travel to key areas including Oxford Road, Deansgate, Portland Street and Spinningfields. The Metroshuttle is fully accessible with step-free access to pavements. Bus Network
Greater Manchester has an extensive bus network. The nearest bus stop to The Gay Village is located on Portland Street just outside Caffé Nero, or on the opposite side of the street next door to Yates bar. Manchester Piccadilly bus station is a short walk (approximately 5 minutes away) from The Gay Village. Parking
Manchester City Council offers over 15,000 secure parking spaces as well as on-street parking. There are a number of accessible car parking facilities around the city close to our Event Sites. The nearest accessible NCP Car Parks to Manchester Pride Festival are Minshull Street, Sheffield Street and Piccadilly Plaza. Please check the NCP website here
for fees and further info.