Ticketing and entry to the park.
We have 3 ticket types:
- Adult: Ages 18 and over*.
- Junior: Ages 13 to under 18*.
- Family ticket: Admits 2 adults and 2 juniors (plus any children under 13).
- Children under the age of 13 gain free entry but must be accompanied by a paying adult.
- Pride visitors with a disability who need to attend with a registered carer must pay for their ticket; however, the carer will be allowed in free of charge and will be given a carers wristband.
The carer may purchase alcohol for their service user but they may not consume alcohol themselves whilst working as a carer.
Buying your ticket online will cost you the face value of the ticket (Booking fees to our ticket supplier :theticketsellers.co.uk are included in the Price).
Tickets will be emailed to you, and you will need to bring either a printed version of your e-ticket or an electronic version for us to scan.
If you have any problems with your ticket please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets are non-refundable once purchased, with the exception of cancellation by the organiser, due to Covid-19 pandemic.
Purchase of a ticket will allow admittance into Essex Pride in Central Park, Chelmsford. It will not give you access to any backstage areas.
Entry to the park is at the discretion of the front of house team and our S.I.A. qualified on-site security team and we reserve the right to refuse admission.
*Your e-ticket will be scanned on entry and you will be given an Essex Pride wristband appropriate to your age. You must bring bring Valid I.D. with you as we operate a challenge 25 policy and if you are unable to prove your age you may be unable to purchase alcohol on site (you would be given a junior wristband).
Re-entry to park:
You may leave the park and re-enter as long as you have your wristband on.
You will be subject to security checks again upon re-entry.
If you lose your wristband you will need to purchase a new ticket at full on the day entry price.
It should be noted that right to re-admission can be refused at the discretion of security in conjunction with the pride committee.
Last entry to the park will be at 8:00pm (including re-entry to the park.)
The event is scheduled to run 12:00pm –9:30pm; however, we reserve the right to close the event earlier at our discretion should the need arise.
Parking and travel to Essex Pride:
There is no parking on site. Please see the event website for details on travel and parking.
Security, Safety, Drugs and alcohol:
In order that Essex Pride is a safe and fun day for all we ask that you abide by the rules below:
- No external alcohol brought on to site
- No glass bottles / glass containers
- No open plastic bottles / soft drinks
- No Illegal drugs
(This includes formerly “legal highs” and Nitrous Oxide)
- No Weapons
You may bring in your own food and also soft drinks in sealed plastic containers.
Re-usable Water bottles (e.g. Chilli- style) are allowed but will be checked by security.
All bags may be searched by S.I.A. trained security staff and all persons may also be subject to body searches.
Security have the right to refuse admission and also to remove any member of the public from the event who breaks these rules, or who causes a disturbance to the event and affects its safe running (this includes being too intoxicated).
All staff and guests at Essex Pride have the right to feel safe at the event and we will not tolerate aggressive, rude or violent behaviour towards any volunteers, staff, stallholders or other members of the public. Unacceptable behaviour will result in you being removed from the event and if necessary the police would be informed.
We will have an onsite medical first aid team who will be able to offer help if you are injured or feel unwell. You will be able to locate them on the park map.
Filming and photography:
Official Essex Pride photographers will be on site during today’s event.
They will be recording and taking photographs to be used in future publicity.
This may include: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, our website, other social media and also newspapers and magazines.
They may also take photos and post them on social media during the event.
In addition members of the press, and TV production companies may also be on site.
We would love you to take your own photos, selfies and fun videos and include us @essexpride or tag us using #essexpride so we can share in the fun day we hope you will have.
However: please respect other people’s privacy if they do not wish to be filmed or photographed.
If you do not wish to be featured let the photographer know.
Essex Pride does not accept liability for images used.