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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.

Peter Prichard OBE CStJ 1932-2014 R.I.P.

It is with deepest regret that we announce that Peter Prichard OBE CStJ passed away in the early hours of Saturday morning, 30th August 2014.. read more


Fundraising Lunch raises a fantastic £33,500 for Brinsworth House!

The EABF held a fundraising lunch on Tuesday 10th June 2014, in aid of Brinsworth House, at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington and raised the fantastic sum of £33,500 See the pictures by clicking here... read more


Collabro win their spot on this year's Royal Variety!

5 piece vocal group, Collabro, have won this year's series of Britain's Got Talent and secured their spot on the 2014 Royal Variety Performance... read more


Harry Hill pops round to say hello to the residents & staff of Brinsworth House!

TV funnyman, Harry Hill, visited Brinsworth House today to say hello to our staff and residents.... 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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