Festival access reviews

Brighton and Hove Pride - Fabuloso

Pride main stage

FESTIVAL: Brighton & Hove Pride

WHERE: Fabuloso – Pride in The Park, BN1 6SD

WHEN: August 2024



You need to purchase a ticket via the Pride ticket shop before registering to use the access facilities before applying for a complimentary ticket via the online access form [Not open yet for 2024] for your PA.


All applications to use the access facilities must be requested through the online access form. 

If you are requesting accessible facilities past this date please email the access team at [email protected] or phone 07743 074 213 between Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm [Times may vary]

When completing the access form you will be asked to provide a copy of one of the following:

- 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 sight 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 Independence payment

- War Disablement Pension

- Medical professionals’ letter

- Blue Badge – Only accepted as adequate evidence for Accessible Parking

You can provide a scanned copy of the above or if you are applying by post a photocopy of your supporting evidence.

If applying by post please send your form to:

Access Manager, Brighton Pride, The Ironworks, Unit 2, 30 Cheapside, Brighton BN1 4GD

If you feel you are entitled to use the access facilities, but do not hold any of the above documents please state your reason on the online access form.

Brighton and Hove Pride’s Fabuloso event takes place on parkland which is mainly grassland on a slight incline. Depending on the weather please be prepared for the ground to become muddy or dusty.

There are no dedicated seating areas onsite.

You must pre-book spaces on the viewing platform via the access online form which will be situated in front of the main stage. The viewing platform will be split into two sections. The top area dedicated for wheelchair users and their PA. The Ground Level Viewing Area is reserved for people who are able to stand, but do not require a wheelchair/ scooter - one chair will be provided for the applicant and a standing space.

There will be a dedicated area for Assistance Dogs near the Access tent.

There will be a limited number of accessible parking spaces. If you are a Blue Badge holder you can apply for a bay via the access online form.

Accessible toilets will be situated around the site.

There will be a welfare tent onsite.

BSL Interpreters will be at the main stage and the cabaret tent. If you require this service please mention this on the access online access form.

You can collect your Access Pass from the access team in Preston Park at the Wheelchair Accessible Gate, please bring your pre-registration confirmation.

Please note smoke machines, strobe lights, fireworks and other effects may be used in performances. For more information email [email protected] or phone 07743 074 213 between Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm [Times may vary]

The only access available on the Pride Campsite are accessible toilets, the area is on a parkland which can be uneven in places.

The VIP area is situated in and around Preston Manor which is not fully accessible. Paths are uneven and there are steps around the area. The Croquet Lawn and Walled Garden can be accessed by ambulant disabled visitors from the front of the house via a brick path and a set of steps 3+3+2 followed by 2 down onto a wide paved path. From here you can access The Croquet Lawn via two sets of steps linked by a wide paved path. The first set has 7 steps with a handrail, the second set comprises 10 steps with no handrail.


The first Pride event was held in 1973 by the Sussex Gay Liberation Front, seven years after it was a criminal offence for gay people to have intimate relationships. 


Brighton and Hove Pride

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