Useful Event Information

Useful Event Information

Do you have to buy a ticket/wristband to enjoy Pride?
You will need to purchase a TICKET/WRISTBAND to enter the Birmingham Pride festival site. Children under five don’t need a wristband but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

If you don’t have a ticket/wristband you will still be able to enjoy the Carnival Parade completely FREE of charge. 

Do you have to be gay to attend?
No you don’t! Birmingham Pride is a celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community but everyone is welcome to join in the fun.

However, any individuals who are found to have been homophobic or transphobic will be ejected from the Pride site.

Anti-social or homophobic behaviour?
Birmingham Pride operate a ZERO TOLERANCE policy towards anti-social or homophobic/transphobic behaviour.  We reserve the right to eject anybody from the festival site.

Can we take alcohol and drinks into Pride?
No alcohol or glass can be taken on to the festival site.
Sealed plastic bottles of water are allowed.  There will be lots of bars and catering within the site.

Are children welcome?
We encourage families to attend Pride. Children under 14 must be accompanied at all times by an adult.
Children under 5 get FREE ENTRY - so do not require a wristband. (Maximum of two children per parent of guardian)

Pride at Night from 10pm 18+ only
After 10pm on both Saturday and Sunday, only visitors who are over 18 will be permitted entry. We operate a challenge 25 policy - so if you’re lucky enough to look under 25, please ensure that you bring appropriate ID.

Anyone who's under 18 is welcome to stay on the site after 10pm - but if they leave the site they will not be able to gain entry after 10pm.

Wristbands will be required for access throughout the night. A Pride at Night Wristband is available to purchase at the entry gates after 10pm

Wristbands information
If you have purchased a ticket prior to the festival you will need to exchange your ticket for a wristband on the day - please see the Site Map to find out where you should do this.

  • Wristbands must be securely fastened or may be void.
  • Wristbands must be intact, in one piece, and worn at all times.
  • Torn or ripped wristbands will not be accepted for entry.
  • Lost wristbands will not be replaced under any circumstances and if you are not wearing a valid wristband you will be asked to leave the festival site.
  • Wristbands are not transferable between visitors.
  • Wristbands are required for drink purchases at all venues and outdoor bars within the main festival site.

Disabled visitors
The organisers of Birmingham Pride wish to make the festival inclusive for ALL and recognise the need for easy access throughout the event for disabled vistors.  There are various features in place to cater for those with accessibility needs who are coming to Birmingham Pride.  Visit our Accessibility page for further information.


VIP/ Premium Tickets
Benefits to the holder of a VIP wristband include:

  • Meet-and-greet opportunities with selected artists. However, this cannot be guaranteed.
  • VIP bar at The Penthouse
  • Main Stage: inner circle viewing area with a separate bar at the front
  • Cabaret Stage: Inner circle viewing area with a separate bar at the front

Benefits to the holder of a Premium wristband include:

  • Main Stage: inner circle viewing area with a separate bar at the front
  • Cabaret Stage: Inner circle viewing area with a separate bar at the front


Where do any profits go?
Birmingham Pride is a very costly festival to stage and basic infrastructure costs spiral every year, which is one of the main reasons why we charge an entrance fee for the event.

However, Pride is a ‘NOT-FOR-PROFIT’ organisation and since the first paid-for Birmingham Pride in 2014, the festival has been delighted to award in excess of £250k to deserving local community and support groups, providing much-needed funds for essential services within our community.