This year's festival
A series of unmissable events in the run-up to the 2019 parade.
What can you expect?
Pride Festival will showcase the very best from across the London LGBT+ community, including theatre & cabaret shows, tours, exhibitions, conferences, museum events and much more. The award-winning Festival, which is coordinated by Pride in London, has grown from one-week to a month-long series of events in just four years.
This year’s festival will commence on Saturday 8 June 2019 and ends on parade day Saturday 6 July 2019.
Join us at Pride Festival 2019
There’s something for everyone during Pride Festival — from picnics organised by community groups to West End productions from the best in the business.
So, whether you fancy an intimate talk or a huge showcase with your favourite artists, performers or speakers — join us and celebrate the diverse array of talent the LGBT+ community has to offer. Sound good? Check our full events list.Show me
Why was Pride Festival created?
For five years we’ve encouraged LGBT+ community groups to use Pride Festival as a platform to celebrate diversity in the lead up to the Parade. Last year was our most incredible yet. Why? Not only did more people attend the Parade than ever before, but we grew Pride Festival to over 100 events — two-thirds of which were free or under £10. It was as broad as it was diverse, with cabaret, comedy, health and wellbeing, music, sports exhibitions and more. One in ten of those events were organised directly by Pride in London, with the majority organised by community groups (42%), individuals (25%), a theatre or museum (17%) or another organisation (5%).
Showcase your talents at Pride Festival 2020
We’ve had an overwhelming response for events at this year’s Pride Festival, and sadly applications have now closed. However, we’d love to see you in next year’s Festival! Anyone and everyone from across the LGBT+ community can take part. Whatever you’re planning, from comedy to cabaret and beyond, we want to give you a platform to make it a reality.
Get in touch with the Festival team: [email protected]