Although presenting today as an Edwardian house, Preston Manor’s history stretches back to the 17th century when the grounds included outhouses, orchards, gardens, a dower house, a barn and stables. 18th Century rebuilding as a Georgian Villa saw the Sussex Daily News in 1793 describing it as ‘well calculated for a sportsman or a person of distinction’. This was followed by an Edwardian remodelling in the early 1900s resulting in the impressive property we see today.
As a VIP ‘To The Manor Born’, your day will commence when you arrive at the private VIP entrance at Preston Manor on the north side of Preston Park. You will be greeted by a dedicated concierge team who will explain the facilities to you.
There will be a large TV screen showing the main stage entertainment within one of our beautiful Indian tents. You can enjoy all of this for the whole of the afternoon and evening in the grounds of the Manor and walled garden.
When you are ready to explore and experience FABULOSO Pride In The Park, a private walkway will take you directly into Preston Park via Coronation Gardens, where you will be able to dance away whilst our DJ plays or relax and enjoy a few drinks. You can then gain access to either the VIP Platinum Circle or the VIP Booths depending on your ticket type.
Exclusive bars are available in the VIP gardens along with a choice of premium food vendors to enjoy a meal or two of your choice at times convenient to you. Posh loos ensure you have everything you need to pass an enjoyable afternoon and evening with friends soaking up the festival atmosphere.
When the main stage entertainment draws to a close, you will then be able to amble back through the VIP gardens and exit via the Preston Manor entrance. This will complete your wonderful VIP experience.
The purchase price of premium offers and VIP tickets helps Pride subsidise the discounted early bird and community tickets making Brighton & Hove Pride more accessible to members of our LGBT+ community living on limited incomes.
As a result of the layout of the main stage with a catwalk into the arena, we have created a number of premium areas that will allow you to get up close and personal with all your favourite artists or share a luxurious festival experience with up to 7 friends in a private hospitality booth. The Premium offers are:
Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th August 2024 - FABULOSO
VIP Platinum Circle
Located on the right half of the stage as you face it, and marked in platinum-grey on the map, the VIP Platinum Circle has a limited capacity.