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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, the entertainment industry's annual fundraising event for the Royal Variety Charity.

The Royal Variety Performance has been staged since 1912 and is now watched by over 152 million TV viewers worldwide, making it the most successful and longest running entertainment show in the world.

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; 87 shows over 103 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 152 million.

The Royal Variety Performance is presented annually in aid of the Royal Variety Charity (click here to learn more of 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.

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 £9K for the Royal Variety Charity

Chairman Giles Cooper reached the summit of Ben Nevis on Saturday 18 July with his wife and two children and raised over £9,000 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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