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Who can enter?

The Pride’s Got Talent competition is open to:

  • New and emerging talent (established talent will be judged separately)

  • Talent without major representation

  • Non-celebrity talent

Applicants can apply for a spot in one of two categories:

  • Popular Music - This is exclusively for music acts, including both solo artists and groups.

  • Cabaret - Music/Dance (music outside of pop)Cabaret/AlternativePresenting/Hosting/Novelty Act

How to apply

Applications for Pride's Got Talent are now closed. You can find out more about previous years here.

You can also sign up to our newsletter to find out when applications open for Pride's Got Talent 2020.

How does it work?

The first round

All entries are given the opportunity to perform in front of a panel of industry-recognised judges. The panel will also include community reps who are mindful of encouraging diverse talent. Depending on their act, the performer will be seen by one of the below panels. To ensure that no one is discriminated the judges will judge on talent and quality within their category as listed above.

These auditions will be held in a London LGBT+ venue and will have audience members watching the competition. Each act will be asked to perform a maximum of three numbers. The panel may want to ask some questions after their audition. The panel and producer also reserve the right to not listen to or watch full performances.

Semi finals

The rounds will lead to a semi-final for each category with the same format as written above.

The final

Finalists, once again, perform in front of a panel of judges. The final is held in front of a live audience. The winning artists, within the various categories, will then be allocated into the various stages by the Producer and will be added to the Pride programme.

All finalists obtain an automatic place on one of the Pride in London stages or associated stages.

Finalists are competing for the following:

  • A space on a Pride in London Stage (this is guaranteed to all finalists)

  • PGT Winner (supporting a PA on Trafalgar Square)

  • PGT Runner Up

  • PGT Cabaret Winner (Trafalgar Square Stage appearance, Cabaret Headline and the potential for an individual show)

  • PGT Cabaret Runner Up

  • Sponsor Associated Prizes

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