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
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
Joe Pasquale & Hayley Sanderson confirm appearances at our fundraising lunch!
The EABF is delighted to announce that Joe Pasquale and Hayley Sanderson will both be performing at our fundraising lunch on 10th June. Tickets still available!! read more
Rick Wakeman & Mike Read confirm appearances at our fundraising lunch on 10 June!!
The legendary keyboard player Rick Wakeman, from David Bowie, Marc Bolan and Yes fame, has confirmed he will perform at our fundraising lunch on 10th June.... read more
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
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
New Matron for Brinsworth House!
Following the retirement of Mrs Sheila Gould RGN, the EABF is very pleased to announce the appointment of our new Matron, Mrs Tatree Preece RGN.... read more
'Attraction' crowned winners of Britain's Got Talent 2013
Shadow dance troupe, 'Attraction', were voted the winners of Britain’s Got Talent 2013, and as a result have secured the prize of a slot at this year's Royal Variety Performance, scheduled for later in 2013... read more
Bill Pertwee 1926 > 2013 RIP
It is with great sadness that the EABF announces the loss of one of its Executive Committee members, legendary comic actor, Bill Pertwee MBE... read more
100 Years of the Royal Variety documentary
The 90mins ITV Studios documentary, 100 years of the Royal Variety, will be broadcast on ITV1, on Friday 7th December at 9pm, and then repeated on Tues 11th December... read more
Royal Variety broadcast attracts 10.1 Million UK Viewers!
The broadcast of this year's Royal Variety Performance on ITV1 on Monday 3rd December attracted a massive 10.1 million viewers! read more
Unprecedented demand for Royal Variety Performance 2012 Tickets!
Demand for tickets to this year's centenary Royal Variety Performance is unprecedented, with every additional seating allocation released, selling out within minutes. read more
Royal Variety Performance 2012 - First acts announced
The EABF is pleased to announce the first acts to confirm for this year's Centenary anniversary of the Royal Variety Performance and they include Robbie Williams, Neil Diamond, Alicia Keys, David Walliams, Girls Aloud, Rod Stewart, Kylie Minogue and Andrea Bocelli... read more
Royal Variety Performance 2012
The EABF is pleased to announce that this year’s Royal Variety Performance will be held in the presence of our Patron, Her Majesty The Queen, on Monday 19th November 2012, at the Royal Albert Hall in London.... read more
Sir Bruce Forsyth visits and performs at Brinsworth House
Sir Bruce Forsyth CBE paid a visit to Brisworth House and performed for our residents... read more
Ashleigh & Pudsey win Britain's Got Talent 2012!
Ashleigh & Pudsey have been crowned winners of Britain's Got Talent 2012 and secured themselves a place on this year's very special 100th anniversary of the Royal Variety Performance... read more
Frank Carson 1926 - 2012 RIP
Our beloved and ardent supporter, Frank Carson, sadly passed away on 22nd February... read more
Exclusive Pictures from the Royal Variety Performance 2011
View official photographs from this year's Royal Variety Performance, held in Salford, Manchester on 5th December 2011... read more
Royal Variety Performance 2011 - Thank you!
Life-President, Laurie Mansfield, and Chairman, Giles Cooper, would like to thank the hundreds of people involved with this year's Royal Variety Performance, which was held at The Lowry in Salford on Monday night, 5th Dec... read more
Ian Freeman elected as the new Hon.Treasurer of the EABF
Ian Freeman, nephew of the late Lord Bernard Delfont & the cousin of Lord Michael Grade, has been elected as the new Hon.Treasurer of the EABF..... read more
Mike Ford - A Service of Thanksgiving for his life
It is with deepest regret that we announce the very sad loss of our much loved Hon. Treasurer and Trustee, Mike Ford. A Service of Thanksgiving will be held to celebrate for his life, on Friday, 2nd September....... read more
Jai McDowall wins Britain's Got Talent 2011
After a spectacular finale of Britain's Got Talent, Jai McDowall (aged 24) from Ayrshire, has been crowned this year's winner of Britain's Got Talent and has earnt himself that coverted spot on this year's Royal Variety Performance... read more
Fawn James elected to the EABF Executive Committee
We are very pleased to announce that Fawn James, grand-daughter of the late Paul Raymond, has been elected to the Executive Committee of the EABF.... read more
James Jones from Clintons solicitors elected Trustee
James Jones from entertainment lawyers, Clintons, has been elected a Trustee of the EABF.... read more
EABF grant ITV ten year deal
The EABF has today announced that it has granted ITV the broadcast and production rights for the Royal Variety Performance for the next ten years... read more
Ray Greenwood elected Trustee of the EABF
Ray Greenwood L.LM RGN has recently been elected a Trustee of the EABF.... read more
Jack Seaton tribute lunch
The EABF is to host a tribute lunch and afternoon of entertainment in honour of Jack Seaton; the EABF's dear Executive Committee member who sadly passed away on Sunday 13th February.... read more
Royal Variety Performance 2010
Last year's Royal Variety was held at the London Palladium on Dec 9th. Hosted by Michael McIntyre, acts included Take That, Cheryl Cole,Kylie Minogue and Lee Mack. The show was televised in the UK on BBC1 on Thurs 16th Dec... read more
Giles Cooper elected Chairman
Giles Cooper has been elected the new Chairman of the EABF.... read more
Peter Elliott to retire
After 22 years, Peter Elliott is retiring as Charity Director and Executive Administrator of the EABF.............. read more
Apollo Gala Performance
London's Apollo Victoria Theatre presented a Gala Performance to celebrate its 80th year and donated a proportion of the proceeds to the EABF. Acts included, Lee Mead, Rachel Tucker, the cast of WICKED, SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, the JERSEY BOYS, MOVIN' OUT, BOMBAY DREAMS and a very special re-union of STARLIGHT EXPRESS! read more
Dame Thora Hird & Brinsworth
A touching testimonial of Brinsworth House and the work of the EABF, by Janette Scott, daughter of Dame Thora Hird...... read more
A Centennial Celebration
A once-in-a-century celebration of 100 years of entertainment, in aid of the Entertainment Artistes' Benevolent Fund and the Wimbledon Civic Theatre Trust. A host of stars including Alistair McGowan, Catherine Tate, Shane Richie, Ruth Lorenzo and Gareth Gates..... read more
Royal Variety Performance 2009
The Opera House Theatre, in Blackpool's Winter Gardens, hosted the 81st Royal Variety Performance, on December 7th. The evening proved a fantastic success for the EABF...... read more