Manchester Pride

Pride

Location
Manchester Pride
Date
Thursday 25 August 2022 to Monday 29 August 2022
Impacted area(s)

Manchester city centre

Between Thursday 25 and Monday 29 August, Manchester will celebrate Pride.

Taking place over all four days of the August bank holiday weekend is the Gay Village Party.

On Saturday 27 August Manchester’s streets will once again be filled with colour, as the Pride Parade will March for Peace.

Key advice for Pride weekend

  • Whether you are attending the Pride parade, the football at the Etihad, the cricket at Emirates Old Trafford, or enjoying with the bank holiday weekend may bring on Saturday 27 August, we advise you to plan ahead. See our Pride parade section below for more info.
  • Road closures in the city centre for the PRide parade may mean that bus and tram journeys are disrupted, and if you are travelling on the Inner Ring Road, it is likely that you will need to add extra time to your journey. Our Pride parade section has all the details of the bus diversions.
  • Roads surrounding the Gay Village will be closed from Friday 26 August to Tuesday 30 August. See our road closures section for details.

On Metrolink

Metrolink tram services are likely to be busier than usual as people make their way to the events taking place in the city centre.

The nearest stops to the events are:

All lines are operating on a 12-minute frequency and run until midnight across the four days.

Tickets

TfGM has a long history of supporting Manchester Pride with its ‘Safe Ride Around Pride’ initiative.

However, the Metrolink system in Greater Manchester was severely affected by the recent Coronavirus pandemic. Patronage has not yet recovered to pre-pandemic levels and the network is still receiving support funding from Government. Because of this, we are not able to offer free city centre travel on Metrolink this year.

We would still encourage people to use the tram, as travelling around the city zone costs as little at £1.40 for a single ticket, and using contactless automatically works out the best fare for you. For further information and a full list of zones and ticket prices, visit the dedicated Metrolink ticket zone page.

Pride-goers can also take advantage of the city centre Free Bus service that stops at locations close to Pride events across Manchester city centre.

On the Roads

Road closures: Friday 26 to Tuesday 30 August

Road closures will be in place near to the Gay Village across the weekend and on Saturday for the parade.

Unless otherwise specified, all road closures listed below commence at 6am on Friday 26 August and remain in place until 6am on Tuesday 30th August.

  • Minshull Street (Major Street to Auburn Street)
  • Major Street (Sackville Street to Princess Street)
  • Abingdon Street (Major Street to Sackville Street)
  • Hart Street (full length)
  • Bloom Street (full length excluding Chorlton Street and Sackville Street junctions)
  • Richmond Street full length excluding Chorlton Street and Sackville Street junctions)
  • Brazil Street (full length)
  • Little David Street (full length)
  • Chorlton Street (Major Street to Whitworth Street) - Closed from 11am on Friday 26 August to 6am on Tuesday 30th August
  • Sackville Street (Major Street to Whitworth Street) - Closed from 11am on Friday 26 August to 6am on Tuesday 30th August

Pride parade: Saturday 27 August

On Saturday 27 August, the highlight of the Pride programme comes to life on the streets of Manchester. As well as the Pride parade, there are also a number of other events planned around the city region, including City v Crystal Palace at the Etihad and the third day of test match cricket at Emirates Old Trafford. Not only will this impact travel times, but the road closures for the Pride parade will also increase congestion, particularly on the Mancunian Way. For more information, take a look at our driving section below.

The parade will start at 12pm, with the last entry to the parade departing from Liverpool Road at 3pm and completing the route by 4.30pm. Road closures will be lifted as soon as each section is cleared and all roads will be re-opened by 6pm at the latest. Please see below for the list of parade road closures.

Road closures

Closed from 6am to between 4pm and 6pm

  • Liverpool Road (from Water Street to Deansgate)
  • Woolam Place (full length)
  • Potato Wharf (Liverpool Road junction)
  • Lower Byrom Street (MOSI to Liverpool Road)
  • Duke Street (Rice Street to Liverpool Road)
  • Stone Street (Bridgewater Street to Liverpool Road)
  • Barton Street (full length)
  • Southern Street (full length)

Closed from 10.30am to between 4pm and 6pm

  • Deansgate (Trafford Street to Bootle Street)
  • Camp Street (Longworth Street to Deansgate)
  • St John Street (Longworth Street to Deansgate)
  • Tonman Street (full length)
  • Gt Bridgewater Street (Watson Street to Deansgate)
  • Quay Street (Little Quay Street to Deansgate)
  • Peter Street (full length)
  • Watson Street (Windmill Street to Peter Street)
  • Southmill Street (Windmill Street to Peter Street)
  • Southmill Street (Bootle Street and Peter Street)
  • Museum Street (Windmill Street to Peter Street)
  • Mount Street (Windmill Street to Peter Street)
  • Mount Street (Bootle Street and Peter Street)
  • Lower Mosley Street (Great Bridgewater Street to Peter Street)
  • Oxford Street (Peter Street to Whitworth Street)
  • George Street (Oxford Street to Dickinson Street)
  • St James Street (Oxford Street to Dickinson Street)
  • Chepstow Street (Great Bridgewater Street to Oxford Street)
  • Portland Street (Oxford Street to Nicholas Street)
  • Princess Street (Faulkner Street to Bombay Street)
  • Harter Street (full length)
  • Waterloo Street (full length)
  • Whitworth Street (Beaver Street to Fairfield Street)
  • Sackville Street (Whitworth Street to Charles Street)
  • Fairfield Street (Whitworth Street to London Road)
  • Granby Row (Whitworth Street to London Road)
  • Minshull Street South (Whitworth Street to Fairfield Street)

Bus diversions

Further information about bus diversions for the parade on Saturday can be found in the bus diversions guide (opens as Word doc). If you are planning to travel by bus during the Pride parade, please return to this page regularly for any possible changes to bus routes.

Travelling around Manchester but not attending Pride?

Over the course of the weekend, Metrolink services are expected to be busier than normal due to Pride.

If you're travelling around the city centre on Saturday you may find it quicker to walk.

If you're driving, please allow additional time due to the football traffic and road closures on Deansgate for the parade.

Don't forget, you can use the TfGM journey planner to help you get from A to B this bank holiday weekend.

Useful Links

Find out more about the events taking place around Pride at the official website.