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Patron, Her Majesty The Queen                      Chairman, Giles Cooper
Hon. Life-President, Laurie Mansfield 
    Vice-Chairman, Phil Dale


Welcome to the official website of the Royal Variety Performance.

There isn't a show in the history of show-business, nor indeed in the history of television, that compares to the Royal Variety Performance; 86 shows over 101 years is a feat unsurpassed, and the very best in entertainment from around the globe has been presented year after year since the show's origins in 1912. The quality and diversity of legendary performers over the years is both extraordinary and breathtaking; visit our huge Archive for a full list and view the original show programmes. The Royal Variety Performance continues to thrive to this day, forming a major part of the entertainment industry's annual calendar with a worldwide TV audience of over 150 million.

The Royal Variety Performance is presented annually in aid of the Entertainment Artistes' Benevolent Fund (the EABF), now often known as simply the 'Royal Variety Charity'; the first show being staged in 1912 when His Majesty King George V and Her Majesty Queen Mary attended the first 'Royal Performance'......read more of the show's history......click here.

Pictures from the 2013 Royal Variety Performance now online!

The frist selection of pictures from last year's Royal Variety Performance at the London Palladium are now online.... read more


Fundraising Lunch in support of Brinsworth House

The EABF is to host a fundraising lunch in aid of Brinsworth House on Tuesday 10th June 2014, at the Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington. Your support would be greatly appreciated... read more


Royal Variety Performance 2013 Acts Announced

The EABF, in conjunction with ITV Studios has announced acts to be included in this year's Royal Variety Performance... read more


Royal Variety Performance 2013 tickets for sale...

We have a limited number of tickets available to buy to this year's Royal Variety Performance, which we release each year to supporters of the EABF..... 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 EABF by visiting this page. All major credit and debit cards are accepted.......... read more

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