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PARADE ROUTE

This year’s Leeds Pride is set to the biggest ever with an extended area to incorporate more of the city centre. 

The new route will still begin in Millennium Square before going past The Light, down The Headrow, past the new Victoria Gate, Leeds Kirkgate Market and towards Lower Briggate. After the finish of the parade, the party continues as this year’s event will also accommodate a lot more visitors to the city as the Lower Briggate entertainment event space includes areas over Leeds Bridge on the River Aire for the first time ever, past Bridge End and towards ASDA Head Office. 

Being Safe at Pride

While everyone coming along to Leeds Pride is there to unite and enjoy a fantastic day, we would really appreciate your co-operation regarding various safety matters.

Access to Lower Briggate and the main stage event space will be controlled by security check points. We will be operating full searches including bag checks and random searches will be in place so please only bring with you what you really need. This will really help us to carry out searches and bag checks quickly. You may have to queue to get into the Lower Briggate event space, especially after the parade but please be patient you will get in!

No alcohol is allowed into either of the event spaces but water and soft drinks in sealed plastic bottles, drinks for babies and young children and small amounts of food will be allowed. Dogs on leads are welcome but please be responsible for your pets!

If you're feeling unwell or hurt yourself, speak to the nearest steward or member of the security team. 

If your child gets lost, please contact the nearest steward or member of the security team.  

Accessibility

The organisers of Leeds Pride want to make Leeds Pride inclusive for ALL. There are a number of features in place to cater for those with accessibility needs who are coming to Leeds Pride for the main event on Sunday 6th August.

Both Millennium Square and Lower Briggate entertainment areas have accessible toilet facilities on site. At each area, there will be security security guards who will be able to assist you in pointing out the toilets, and also escorting you through the crowd to reach them, should you require any assistance. A BSL interpreter will be on stage in the Millenium Square entertainment area. The area has an accessible viewing platform – to book at place on the platform please email:  LeedsLGBT@leeds.gov.uk with your name, contact details and any special requirements you will need on the day. 

The Lower Briggate entertainment area will also have a disabled viewing gallery situated near to the main stage. However this is available on a first come first served basis, so grab your spot before it gets too busy! Run by Out in Leeds and Sage, based in Lamberts Yard overlooking the main stage on Lower Briggate and running between 11am – 7pm, there is a quiet indoor mellow space offering refreshments and activities for older LGBT+ people and friends. Lift access is through the Mr Nobody restaurant and courtyard. For more information contact Jude by email j.woods@mesmac.co.uk or by phone:  07736 151895. This mellow space is supported by a Leeds Pride Community Grant in partnership with Manchester Airport. 

The Parade

Leeds City Council is providing an accessible bus for those who may prefer to ride the parade. To book your place please email LeedsLGBT@leeds.gov.uk with your name, contact details and any special requirements you will need on the day.

Venue access

There are lots of venues to in the Millenium Square and Lower Briggate event space to visit during the day. All of them have their own accessibility policy. Some offer elevators, as well as ramps, disabled toilets and easy access to the outdoor and smoking areas. If there is a particular venue you are interested, give them a call directly to find out how they can assist you.

Road Closures

Roads to be closed to vehicles and unauthorised pedestrians 06:00 hours to 12 midnight on Sunday 6 August for the main event site.

Roads to be closed 09:00 hours to 15:30 hours on Sunday 6 August for the Parade build up.

Parade Route

The Parade will commence on the east side of Millennium Square and proceed in a southerly direction down Cookridge Street, turning left onto The Headrow, then turning right onto Vicar Lane and turning left onto Kirkgate/New York Street/York Street turning right into Duke Street, turning right into Kirkgate and onto High Court before continuing onto The Calls where the Parade will terminate.

Closure points from 13:45 hours to 16:15 hours on Sunday 6 August to facilitate the Parade route.

Bus gates to be suspended and Reversal of One Way flow - 06:00 hours to 12 midnight on Sunday 6 August to permit diversion route.

Parking to be Suspended from 18:00 hours on Saturday 5 August