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Welcome to the official website of the Royal Variety Charity (formerly the Entertainment Artistes’ Benevolent Fund, or EABF).

The Royal Variety Charity assists those who've worked professionally in the entertainment industry and are in need of help. The charity strives to support all those, both young and old, who've worked on the stage, in the wings, in front of a camera, or behind it, as well as all those who have spent their lives working in the numerous support industries dedicated to entertainment.

The Royal Variety Charity owns and manages its own residential and nursing care home for entertainers, Brinsworth House in Twickenham, and also offers a nationwide grant scheme to assist those living in their own homes wherever they reside in the UK. The Royal Variety Charity not only offers support to those who have found themselves struggling as a result of ill health, financial hardship or old age, but also to talented youngsters from impoverished backgrounds who need assistance to pursue their dreams of entering performing arts education.

The Royal Variety Charity are the organisers and beneficiaries of the annual Royal Variety viewed by over 152 million television viewers worldwide, making it the most successful and longest running entertainment show in the world.... learn more of our history....... click here.

Click Here for the official website of the Royal Variety Performance


Des O'Connor & Jimmy Tarbuck together for the very first time!

These two legends of both the Royal Variety Show and the London Palladium will perform together for the very first time on Sunday 4th October, in aid of the Royal Variety Charity. More info and buy tickets here... read more


Ben Nevis climb by Giles Cooper and family raises over £10K for the Royal Variety Charity

Chairman Giles Cooper reached the summit of Ben Nevis on 18 July with his wife and two children and raised over £10,000 for the Royal Variety Charity.... read more


Ben Nevis climb in aid of Royal Variety Charity

Giles Cooper, Chairman of the Royal Variety Charity, will be climbing to the top of Ben Nevis on Sat 18 July, with his young family, in aid of the Royal Variety Charity. Please sponsor him here... read more



It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of one of our Vice-Presidents, Val Doonican.... read more


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  • With a team of 64 staff, Brinsworth House is a dual registered nursing home for members of the entertainment profession... read more

    Facilities at Brinsworth

  • The history of the Royal Variety Performance is breathtaking; 80 shows over 100 years; a feat unsurpassed... read more

    Royal Variety Archive

  • Please make a donation to the Royal Variety Charity by visiting this page. All major credit and debit cards are accepted.......... read more

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