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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.

Fundraising Lunch in support of Brinsworth House

The EABF is to host a fundraising lunch in aid of Brinsworth House on Tuesday 9th June 2015, at the Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington. Your support would be greatly appreciated... read more


We are here to help!

The EABF (aka the Royal Variety Charity) exists to assist those who work, or have worked, professionally in the entertainment industry (in front of the camera or behind it/ on the stage or in the wings - including their dependants) and find themselves sick, elderly or impoverished through no fault of their own... read more


Priority Tickets for Royal Variety Performance 2015!

If you would like to be added to our mailing list to receive a priority ticket application form for the Royal Variety Performance 2015, please email... read more


Royal Variety Performance 2014 - First acts announced!!

The EABF is pleased to announce the first acts to confirm for this year's Royal Variety Performance and they include Michael McIntyre, Dame Shirley Bassey, Bette Midler, Demi Lovato and Ed Sheeran... 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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