Pride Classical

Pier Head, Friday 26th July

Pride Classical

A world-class 32-piece orchestra comes to Liverpool’s iconic waterfront to kick-start the Pride in Liverpool weekend.

A dazzling event for all the family, Pride Classical will see an ensemble of world-class LGBT+ artists and allies take to the stage to perform the best Pride and LGBT+ anthems of the last 50 years on Friday, 26 July.

Hosted by RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Season 4 Winner, Liverpool-born drag artist Danny Beard and West End star Alison Jiear, PLUS more superstar cast members to be announced, it is set to be an evening not to be forgotten.


Buying a ticket to Pride Classical helps keep the Pride In Liverpool March and Festival free as well as accessible for all members of our community to attend.

How to Get Here


Pride Classical takes place at the iconic Pier Head. Nearest car parks are NCP Capital (L3 9DL) or Q-Park Liverpool ONE (L1 8LT)


Get there by Merseyrail. The nearest metro station is James Street. You can change to the underground (Wirral Line) at Lime Street.


The closest bus hub to the site is Liverpool ONE bus station, Both local bus services and National Express services stop here.

Pride Classical FAQs

For the first time on a Pride stage, we bring you Pride Classical.

A sell out in 2023, by Carrot Productions, Pride Classical is a show like no other – bringing a 32 piece orchestra and star hosts and serving the best of 50 years of pride and celebration.

Pride Classical is a ticketed event as part of the Pride in Liverpool weekend. It is a 120 minute show with 30 minute interval.

Pride Classical is a ticketed event taking place on Friday 26th July 2024.

Tickets for Pride Classical start at £25 for the limited first release tickets.

Further second release tickets will be released at £35 until the event sells out.

In addition, upgrades to seated tickets and VIP lounge (with meet and greet) will be released soon.

LCR Pride Foundation has also distributed a number of tickets throughout our regional community partners and Partners With Pride programme.

This year’s inaugural Pride Classical show is funded through ticket sales and commercial trader opportunities.

All proceeds from this year’s show goes into the annual Pride in Liverpool and March With Pride. Surplus will support future years’ events.

Pride Classical is possible thanks to the sponsors of Pride in Liverpool who have supported the shared event infrastructure on site.

For sponsorship enquiries please contact

Yes! We are passionate that Pride in Liverpool and our annual March With Pride remains free.

Events like Pride Classical are ways we are looking to creatively fundraise to ensure this remains the case for years to come.

Pride Classical is open to anyone aged 14 and over. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Accompanying adults may have up to three under 16s with them.

All Pride in Liverpool events maintain the following terms of entry into the festival site. Security teams and event management have the right to refuse entry or eject those that do not meet these requirements or are excessively intoxicated, without refund.

Any person wishing to enter (or re-enter) the event site may be subject to bag searches or searches of their person. Refusal to comply with said searches may result in admission being refused, without refund.

Under no circumstances are the following materials permitted in the event site: Alcohol, Opened Soft Drink Bottles, Camping Equipment, Folding Chairs or Tables, Substances classed or suspected to be ‘Legal Highs’, illegal drugs or unlabelled medication, weapons or items that could be used as weapons (e.g. knives, pen knives, corkscrews etc), flares or ignition devices, barbecues, fireworks or amounts of cigarettes or tobacco deemed to be excessive.

We do not permit props or novelty items such as inflatables, signs or projection devices.

Drones are not permitted to be flown on site without expressed permission in advance of the event.

If you would like to bring re-usable bottles or containers to the event, they are welcome, however you may be asked to sample, or discard the contents before entry. If this is the case you will be offered free refills of water of the container.

We do not permit the sale of any items on site that are not via an official, pre-booked trading pitch. Anyone attempting to bring in amounts of items that we suspect may be for sale will be turned away. 

Families who have milk/feeding products for children are welcome. Please make this aware to a member of security staff to avoid inconvienince.

If you are planning to attend with medication, please ensure this is within labelled containers/packaging which details your name. 

LCR Pride Foundation , as with all responsible event organisers work closely with Merseyside Police and licencing teams. Any incident of confiscation or refusal of entry for illegal items will be reported to the Police.

Yes. We want everyone to be able to access and enjoy Pride Classical and be comfortable at our event. We recognise that some members of our audience may require a companion or support worker to provide care whilst at the event.

Our ticketing partner Ticket Quarter operate a companion scheme which utilises the NIMBUS card programme which we welcome people to apply through. Please see information on the ticketing website.

Alternatively, or if you do not have a NIMBUS card, you can also email to request a companion ticket or for more information on accessibility matters.

We operate on a honesty based scheme rather than based on providing evidence or documents. Please email us with why you require a companion ticket and we would be happy to accommodate you.

Pride Classical is part of a series of events and fundraisers with the aim of ensuring the Pride in Liverpool festival and our annual March With Pride remains free to access.

We recognise that, especially at the moment, not everyone can afford to pay for tickets to events – that is why we have partnered with organisations across the region which support people within the LGBT+ community in order to ensure their members and service users can still access this event. 

LCR Pride Foundation have provided 150 free tickets to Pride Classical via our community partners.


Tickets to Pride Classical are as sold and for the show ‘Pride Classical’ and not a single artist or group.

Refunds are not accepted.

Exchanges are possible only on other tickets for the Pride Classical event – such as upgrades to seating, VIP areas or drinks packages.

We cannot retrospectively apply any discounts to tickets.

For full terms and conditions and rights please see Ticket Quarter terms and conditions on the ticketing website.

Please note the Pride Classical show is approximately 120 minutes, with a 30 minute interval.

The show will start at 20:00hrs. We recommend attendees arrive well before this time as queues at entrances are likely.

The event site opens from 17:00hrs.

Gates to the event, as well as the bars, food traders and stalls open at 5pm on the date of the event. We advise all guests to arrive at the event well in advance of the start time (8pm). There will be warm-up entertainment from 6pm which is to be announced.

Last entry to the event is 9pm – but we advise you arrive before this as the show starts at 8pm. Queues are likely so please plan to arrive a good amount of time before you expect to enter.

No refunds will be given for those that arrive after 9pm.

Yes. As long as your wristband is intact as it was issued (securely on your wrist) and you meet the terms of entry, you can re-enter the site via the dedicated wristband lane. Please note, event security have the right to refuse entry to anyone who is excessively intoxicated or fails the terms of entry. 

Last entry to Pride Classical is 9pm. No re-entry is permitted to the site after this time.

Please note our event works closely with Merseyside Police and Liverpool City Council City Watch who proactively monitor entry and the perimeter of the event site.

Pride in Liverpool Festival Sponsors