Accessibility at Pride

If you have accessibility requirements please purchase your ticket through the public Pride Ticketshop then complete this form
Brighton Pride is committed to ensuring the event is an event everyone can attend. The facilities detailed in this form are for customers with permanent/long term access requirements and are not for people with temporary impairments such as broken bones, healing wounds or women who are pregnant.
All the information on this page can be downloaded as a PDF here.

Anyone wanting to attend Brighton Pride events must book tickets as described here:

Brighton Pride 2020 is our 30th anniversary, making this a very special year! It is anticipated that demand for tickets may be higher than previous years, please, purchase your ticket through our ticket shop and then register for access facilities using our access request form

Please note: Only tickets purchased via the Pride ticket shop are valid for the event and the person whose name is on the ticket/s will need to show photo ID to exchange the e-tickets for wristbands on the day of the event

Proof of disability is required to details of which are listed further below.

This year we have revised our system to ensure you have the opportunity to submit the supporting documents in advance.

Due to high demand for these facilities we do recommend attendees complete the access request form and return the form as soon as you can. The closing date for submitting evidence in advance is 31st May 2020 (two months prior to the Pride weekend). However, if you apply after this date, please, contact us to discuss your requirements, we will always try to accommodate any late requests.

Access Team Contact details:

Email: access@brighton-pride.org

Phone: 01273-041265.

If you would like to talk through your access request form with us, we are very happy to do this with you. Please, email us or leave a voicemail with your contact details, best time to call and we will ring you at a time that is convenient for you

The access team working hours are Monday to Friday 10am till 4pm, please note, the access team work remotely and the days/ hours may vary each week.

Submitting supporting documents

When submitting documents (details below), we ask that you:

  • Scan evidence and attach it with your form if emailing
  • Photocopy evidence and clip it to a printed form if posting

Documents that will be accepted are:

  • DLA Letter – Any level Care and/or Mobility to use the access facilities, however, you will need to submit the middle/higher rate for a free PA/carer ticket
  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP) any level to use the access facilities, however, you will need to submit enhanced daily living or mobility rate for a free PA/Carer ticket
  • The front page of Attendance Allowance letter (no specific rate required)
  • Evidence that shows you are registered severely slight impaired (blind) or deaf
  • The Access Card or equivalent with +1 for a free PA/Carer ticket
  • CredAbility Access Card +1 category requirement for a free PA/Carer ticket
  • Recognised Assistance Dog ID card
  • Armed Forces Independent payment
  • War Disablement Pension
  • Medical professionals’ letter
  • Blue Badge – Only accepted as adequate evidence for Accessible Parking

We recognise that the evidence above might not include everyone that has an access requirement. If you do not have any of the above evidence but wish to apply for one or more access provisions, complete the Accessibility Request form stating why you require them. You are welcome to post or email copies of any additional evidence that supports your application if you have any, or contact us to discuss your application. Your application will be accessed on a case by case basis.

Your completed access request form and supporting documents will automatically be sent to us at Brighton Pride once you click ‘submit’ on the form.

If you would like to email us our address is access@brighton-pride.org

Or, post your completed form and supporting documents to Access Manager, The Old Ironworks, Unit 2, 30 Cheapside, Brighton BN1 4GD

Useful Information

Fabuloso Pride in The Park
Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd August 2020, Postcode BN1 6SD

The ground is parkland, mainly grass and on a slight incline with uneven in places. The site may be muddy, water-soaked or dusty depending on the weather – it is not a stadium and does not have hard-standing or dedicated seating areas. The postcode for the event is BN1 6SD

Wheelchair Viewing Platform at Fabuloso Pride in the Park Saturday and Sunday

Spaces on the wheelchair viewing platform must be pre-booked and if you are allocated a space, this will be available for you to use all day. The wheelchair viewing platform is strictly for access customers in a wheelchair plus one PA only. If you require additional carers please contact us to discuss your requirements.

There will be two wheelchair viewing platforms with views of the main stage. One will be near to the main stage and one further back with a view of the main stage.

Ground Level Viewing Area at Fabuloso Pride in the Park Saturday and Sunday

The ground level viewing area is a dedicated safe space away from the main crowds located near to the wheelchair viewing platforms, this must be pre-booked and if you are allocated a space, this will be available for you to use all day. The ground level viewing area has a limited capacity and is for access customers plus 1 PA only.

Assistance Dogs 

There will be a dedicated area for exercising an assistance dogs adjacent to the Access tent at Pride in the Park for both days.

Accessible Parking

There is a limited number of allocated accessible parking space at Pride in the Park on both days. Blue badge holders apply for accessible parking by completing the access request form.

Deaf Customers

There will be a team of BSL Interpreters at the main stage and at the cabaret tent at Pride in the Park on both days. There will also be a limited number of interpreters at the access tent.

We ask that anyone wanting to use this service complete the access request form before the event.

Access Passes for Pride in the Park

All access passes will be allocated to customers upon arrival by the access team based in Preston Park. Please, go to any gate upon arrival to the event although the quieter gates are Gate A and Gate F and exchange your e-ticket for a wristband and once you are in the Park, head to the access tent to collect your additional passes. See map with your pre-registration confirmation

If you are in a wheelchair or have mobility issues, we recommend that you use the Accessible Gate. A map will be available at a later date and will be sent to all pre-registered customers with access requirements

Special Effects & Lighting

Smoke machines, strobe lights, fireworks and other special effects may be in use at all Pride events. Please contact us for more information if you may be affected by this.

PA Tickets

Free PA tickets are available if you submit the following evidence:

  • DLA Letter – You will need to submit the middle/higher rate in order for a free PA/carer ticket
  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP) You will need to submit enhanced daily living rate or mobility rate for a free PA/Carer ticket
  • The Access Card or equivalent with +1 for a free PA/Carer ticket
  • CredAbility Access Card +1 category requirement for a free PA/Carer ticket

Children

Carer tickets are not allocated to parent/guardians of children aged 12 and under, as all children attending Brighton Pride must be accompanied by a responsible adult/carer.

Wheelchair accessible toilets

There will be wheelchair accessible toilets located throughout each Brighton Pride site.

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Brighton Pride would like to be a safe and happy place for all to enjoy, however, the large crowds mixed with different sounds and lights can be overwhelming especially for customers with mental health, sensory and emotional issues.

At Pride in the Park and Pride Village Party there are welfare facilities which will provide experienced, confidential and caring support for all kinds of practical and personal help. These are our quiet areas in Fabuloso Pride in the Park and Pride Village Park.

Pride Village Party (PVP)

The ground is hardstanding, pavements and is used daily as a public street. It is on a steep incline and there are drop-down kerbs located at various points in St James Street & Marine Parade. Please note, the only facilities for PVP are accessible toilets and PA tickets.

Pride Campsite

The ground is parkland, all grass and flat but uneven in places.   It is likely that the site may be muddy, water-soaked or dusty depending on the weather. Please note, the only facilities for the Campsite are accessible toilets and PA tickets.

Travel

Brighton Pride is located in the City of Brighton and Hove and is accessible by car, bus and train.

Our official travel partner is seagull travel for coach journeys, please, contact Seagull Travel direct at https://www.eventtravel-hub.co.uk/travel-to-brighton–hove-pride-21-c.asp

Brighton and Hove Buses have wheelchair friendly buses, please, contact Brighton and Hove Buses direct for their timetable at https://www.buses.co.uk

If you are arriving by car, please, refer to Brighton and Hove City Council’s website for parking throughout the City of Brighton at https://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/content/parking-and-travel/parking this will give you information regarding the nearest car park and the nearest blue badge spaces to all Pride events.

Medical Assistance

All Brighton and Hove Pride sites will have trained medical staff from our medical provider, if you require urgent assistance, please, seek help from a member of staff who will be able to assist you

 

Attitude is Everything are looking to recruit mystery shoppers and volunteers to attend Brighton Pride, if you are interested please, contact Attitude is Everything on the following link: www.attitudeiseverything.org.uk

 

All the information on this page can be downloaded as a PDF here.