Frequently Asked Questions
Never been to Pride before? Wondering what to expect? What you can and can't bring with you? Hopefully we will answer all your questions –
I would like to perform, when do you open bookings?
We typically open bookings for our stages in April. Please subscribe to our mailing list to ensure you get informed when they open.
I am deaf, will there be BSL available?
Yes, we have a BSL interpreter on our Main Stage and all videos will have subtitles.
I am disabled, is there parking on-site?
Yes, we have limited on-site parking for blue-badge holders.
Is there an After Party?
There is no official After Party but there are a number of post-pride events going on. Checkout our Pride Week page for more information.
Do I require a ticket to enter the festival?
No the Love Unites Festival is completely free, all we ask for is a donation on the way in.
How does my company or organisation sponsor Reading Pride?
We are always interested in meeting potential new sponsors and supporters. Whilst we require significant financial support, we are always open to local businesses who can offer their products of services for free or at a heavily discounted rate.
To discuss opportunities, please contact us.
How can I perform on your stage at Pride?
We're always looking for Reading and the Thames Valley's best LGBT+ talent to get the opportunity to perform on one of our stages. Click Here to find out more.
What do you get in the PridePlus Enclosure?
Our PridePlus Enclosure offers covered seating, dedicated bar service, unrivalled views of the stage and much more - look our for more details in the run-up to Pride.
When I can book tickets for the PridePlus Enclosure?
Tickets for the PridePlus Enclosure will be available for sale in the run-up to the event, sign-up for our newsletter and check our social media for updates as the big day approaches.
Can I bring my dog?
Dogs are welcome on site. However, the event can be noisy and there is limited shelter, so discretion is advised.
Are there any age restricted areas?
The sale of alcohol is strictly over 18s and we operate a think 25 policy.
Our PridePlus Enclosure and Alternative Zone is for over 18's only.
Can I bring my children?
Yes, we are a family friendly event and encourage everyone to come along. We do ask that young children are supervised at all times.
Please note that whilst every effort is made to keep language on the Main Stage as clean as possible before 5pm after this time it is only suitable for over 15's.
Can I bring my own food and drink?
Yes you can bring personal supplies of food and soft drinks in sealed (unopened) containers. Due to licensing restrictions alcoholic drinks cannot be brought on to the site although we offer a reasonably priced bar service. We perform checks on entrance to the site and reserve the right to confiscate any bottles we consider to contain alcohol or drugs.
What should I wear?
It is important that you do wear something, as this is a family event but otherwise wear what you like! It is difficult to predict the weather, but we suggest comfortable clothing and if you wish to dress according to our theme then this is encouraged.
How much does Reading Pride cost to attend?
Reading Pride is a free to attend festival and parade. Entrance to the site if free to all. All donations are gratefully accepted. Other attractions on site may charge a fee, but general admission is free
When is the parade taking place?
All details are available on our website
How do I book a space for the market stall?
Our Marketplace is open for bookings between April and August, click here to learn more. Please sign up to our mailing list to ensure you are notifiied first when they are opened.
Are there any other Reading Pride events throughout the year?
Reading Pride tries to run as many fundraising and awareness events throughout the year. If you wish to receive notification of future events then please sign up to our newsletter to receive the latest information.
Please contact us if you would like to run a fundraiser or an event during Pride-Week.
When is the event?
This year's event takes place on 2nd September 2023.
Where does the event take place?
Reading Pride takes place at Kings Meadow in Reading, which is off of Napier Road. It is a short walk from the train station.