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Pride's Got Talent 2017

The Pride's Got Talent 2016 finalists on stage (Photograph: Simon Bennett)

Pride’s Got Talent gives new and emerging talent in the LGBT+ community the chance to perform onstage at Pride in London. Each year, hundreds of artists apply, and dozens are invited to audition before a panel of industry experts. Find out more about Pride's Got Talent 2016 If you already have major representation please get in touch directly with Ian on

We're closed for applications 

Please check back in 2018 when applications for next year will reopen. 

Pride's Got Talent is split into two categories. 'Pride's Got Talent' is reserved exclusively for popular music acts. 'Pride's Got Talent Cabaret' is reserved for music/dance (non popular music acts), cabaret/alternative, presenters, hosts and novelty acts. You must be over 18 to apply. Full competition terms and conditions apply and are laid out below.


Pride’s Got Talent Godmother - Sinitta

Pride’s Got Talent Host - Michael Twaits

JudgesJames Poole, Richard Unwin, Kevin Tewis-Allen, Toni Tippett, Jacqui Swallows, Toby Young, La Voix, Sandra Davenport, Jackie Briggs, Matt Waterhouse, Dr J, Peter Dunbar, Jason Reid - RVT, Tony Power, Mzz kimberley, Tom Knight, Sum Ting Wong, Vanity Von Glow, Sinitta, Son of a Tutu, Kate Camiller, Stefan Doering, Adam All, Stuart SaintKimberly Collins, Eddy Queens, Tom McGregor, Roland Saunders TVTV, Dorian Reland, Dr Woof, Lascel Wood, Ralph Bogard, Gary Butler, Antony Stuart-Hicks, Catherine Millsom, Lucyelle Cliffe, Tara Sirrell, The MU, Chris Ibbs CAA, Cuffe & Taylor, The Tailormade, Cosmic, Heart & Soul, Linda Riley, Dan Koek, LoUis Cyfer, Dave Cross, Nieko, Meth, Jamie Lambert, Simon Sharp, Murray Hipkin, Louis Barabbas


Two Brewers – 19th Feb / 26th Feb

Muse (Soho) – 5th March

Her Upstairs – 15th March

The White Swan – 22nd March

Old Ship – 23rd March

Counter – 29th April

KU Bar – 2nd April

Halfway To Heaven – 11th April / 18th April

Admiral Duncan – 30th April

George & Dragon – 3rd May

The Glory – 8th May

Royal Vauxhall Tavern – 10th May


Royal Vauxhall Tavern – 17th May

Phoenix Artist Club – 21st May / 28th May

Two Brewers – 22nd May


Charing Cross Theatre


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Competition terms and conditions

  1. To enter applicants must be aged 18 years and over (by 1 December 2016) and be a U.K. resident. The competition is open to new and emerging talent, talent without major representation, and non-celebrity talent
  2. Applications must be received by 23:59pm GMT Wednesday 1 March 2017 by completing the web form. Alternatively you may email but must provide all necessary information for your entry to be valid
  3. Applications which are delayed, lost, damaged, incomplete or fail in transmission due to computer issues or otherwise cannot be accepted
  4. Finalists from Pride's Got Talent 2016 may not apply
  5. Applicants must be available for all the rounds and finals. These will get released a month before the auditions begin and at that point the candidate may remove their application
  6. The competition is split in two categories: Pride’s Got Talent - This category is reserved exclusively for music acts (solos and groups) and Pride’s Got Talent Cabaret - This category is reserved for: Music/Dance (non popular music); Cabaret/Alternative and Presenting/Hosting/Novelty Acts
  7. The prizes consist of the following and there is no cash alternative. Finalists are guaranteed a space on a Pride in London stage on Saturday 8 July 2017. The judges also decide:
    • Pride's Got Talent category winner (you will support the headline act on Trafalgar Square, performing to up to 15,000 people)
    • Pride's Got Talent category runner up
    • Pride's Got Talent Cabaret category winner (will support the headline at the Wonderground – Southbank)
    • Pride's Got Talent Cabaret category runner up
  8. Applicants are judged on the quality of their individual talent by industry professionals. The judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered in to
  9. The Promoter reserves the right to change the terms of the competition at any time
  10. All applicants agree to their name and information submitted in their application to be used in any or all publicity and marketing that the Promoter decides to undertake
  11. By entering the competition you are accepting these terms and conditions
  12. A list of the names of the winners will be published on and may be obtained by sending a SAE to the Promoter from 1 June 2017

The Promoter is London LGBT+ Community Pride CIC, PO Box 71920, London NW2 9QN. Registered in England and Wales as a Community Interest Company (no. 8321669). 'Got Talent' used with kind permission of Freemantle Media.

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