PRIDE SUMMER 2023
Discover a season of LGBTQ+ events in our Cinema, Music and Theatre this summer including the premiere of acclaimed Broadway Pulitzer-winning musical A Strange Loop.
Join us for the first Classical Pride concert given by a major professional orchestra in Europe, a celebration of trans artists in the Theatre and an outdoor screening of the celebrated documentary Paris is Burning. Queer 90's film programme in the Cinema explores queer representation in 1990s cinema from around the world and Hamed Sinno, the iconic Lebanese-American indie-rock musician debuts their solo material in the Hall.
Programming and promoting the creativity of LGBTQ+ artists is important all year round, but Pride is a particularly special time to celebrate the work of these ground-breaking artists.
Outdoor Cinema: Paris is Burning
Jennie Livingston’s celebrated documentary explores the world of New York ball culture in the 1980s, introducing cinema audiences to iconic queer performers like Dorian Corey and Venus Xtravaganza.
Hamed Sinno: Poems of Consumption
The iconic Lebanese-American indie-rock musician Hamed Sinno debuts their solo material for this year's Shubbak Festival.
A Strange Loop Cast Panel Discussion
Join the cast of A Strange Loop for a free panel discussion on taking part in this multi award-winning musical and the importance of its themes.
In this special charity event, conductor Oliver Zeffman and the CBSO present the first Classical Pride concert given by a major orchestra in Europe.
Queer 90s: East Palace, West Palace
A gay man is arrested while cruising in the Forbidden City in Beijing and begins an intense, erotically-infused power play with his arresting officer.
Queer 90s: Fire + Introduction
Nandita Das and Shabana Azmi give superb performances as two unhappily married women living in Delhi who fall in love in Deepa Mehta’s powerful melodrama.
Queer 90s: Costa Brava
A struggling lesbian artist in Barcelona falls hard for a flaky Israeli engineer in this English-language romantic comedy featuring a delightful performance from writer-director Marta Balletbò-Coll.
Queer 90s: Dakan + Introduction by Tara Brown
The romance between two men is threatened by family intervention in Mohamed Camara’s ground-breaking drama from Guinea, hailed as the first West African film to depict homosexuality.
A Strange Loop
The ground-breaking and critically acclaimed winner of every ‘Best Musical’ award on Broadway, and the Pulitzer Prize, bursts onto the stage this summer for a one time only, limited season.
Queer 90s: Strawberry and Chocolate + Introduction
A young communist student spies on a flamboyant gay artist in this much-loved, Oscar-nominated modern classic from Cuba.