Cancer Is A Drag
26/01/17: When the cabaret community comes together for a good cause, they do it with bells and whistles and bulging handbags. And once again they didn’t disappoint for Cancer is a Drag’s latest fundraising spectacular at the RVT. Founded by Alan Bugg, and championed by cabaret artists from across the UK, these events are always a menagerie of talent and camaraderie.
Diva Explosion at The RVT
Anthem: Old Skool Reunion
23/12/16: Christmas is a time for tradition and nostalgia, when people travel home to find out exactly how much their childhood bedroom and everything around it have shrunk.
18/12/16: Comptons is one of our absolute faves, and it was going OFF for their Christmas extravaganza on Thursday.
04/09/16: The inimitable RVT was packed to its historic rafters for their Sunday Social!
The Dame Edna Experience
28/08/16: Just over a month ago, there were queues around the block of people hoping to find themselves undergoing Jonathan Hellyer’s Dame Edna Experience after 3 years of absence.
GMFA/RVT Sports Day
29/08/16: With the Olympics over and the Paralympics not yet started, we felt we needed our sportsy fix this weekend, so the 10th GMFA/RVT Sports Day felt like the perfect opportunity to drag ourselves from ogling athletes on TV and get our sedentary butts to the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens to… well…ogle the “athletes”.
28/06/2016: As you MIGHT have heard, we did a comedy roast of cabaret legend and silver-tongued siren Myra DuBois at the RVT. It was in aid of HIV charity Terrence Higgins Trust. Which of course she wasted no time in making a joke about. “If you’ve got HIV, just reach into the buckets and take the money back” she said, within approximately two minutes of being on stage “it’s your money anyway.”
Sunday Social @ RVT
PopHorror: I Still Know What You Did Donna Summer
15/06/16: There’s been a gap in the market for a gay-pop-disco-horror-cabaret-club night for a while.
Lipsinkers @ RVT
03/06/16: Friday night in London’s gay clubbing capital Vauxhall, but there’s one venue not belting out the latest deep house beats.
Pride’s Got Talent Semi Final
20/04/16: This year’s Pride’s Got Talent competition is bigger and better than it’s ever been.
RVT: Pride’s Got Talent Semi Final
Sunday Social @ RVT
13/03/16: It’s 6pm in the packed Royal Vauxhall Tavern and the laid-back crowd of happy bears and friendly ex-clubbers are already under the spell of one of London’s best stand ups, Myra Dubois.
10/02/16: In keeping with the Vauxhall Tavern’s ethos of showcasing variety and original performance, Cabaret Roulette is a regular night in which performers are encouraged to let their creative juices flow over.
07/02/16: Late Sunday afternoons, the fag ends of the week-end, precursors the working week to come, can be pretty morose and depressing.
Sunday Social @ Royal Vauxhall Tavern
23/08/15: Sunday was the Royal Vauxhall Tavern’s Sunday Social – a weekly afternoon of top cabaret and world-class DJs, over a 10-hour session at “the friendliest gay venue in town” – where the gorgeous crowd were welcomed to “booze, cruise, cabaret and dance”.
The LipSinkers at the RVT
07/08/2015: Last Friday night the RVT welcomed back Edinburgh Fringe festival darlings and alternative four-piece drag troupe The LipSinkers.
Royal Vauxhall Tavern
23/07/15: A whole host of celebs descended on the RVT for the R U Coming Out Summer Party, including Alesha Dixon of The Boy Does Nothing fame, Gabrielle (!) and Martha D’Arthur (Ok we’re stretching the definition of ‘celeb’ a bit now).
RVT presents T’Pau
03/07/15: As well as the RVT’s already jam-packed schedule of events, the powers that be are casually sprinkling in some exclusive one-night-only live music gigs featuring familiar musical artists, and so far, these nights are proving to be very popular.