QX Cabaret Awards 2019

The QX Cabaret Awards 2019 are here! 

The QX Cabaret Awards 2019 were held on 2nd October 2019. Please click the links below to see who won what and who was there! You can also sign up for our newsletter so you won’t miss out next time! (Just enter your email in the box down the right hand side of the screen)


The QX Cabaret Award Winners 2019

QX Cabaret Awards Pictures – photos from the big night

By Jason Reid

What’s your favourite season? Awards!

After months of planning and numerous clandestine meetings in QX Towers and overpriced coffee shops, the inaugural QX Cabaret Awards in association with Jason Reid are finally here, and they are unapologetically and gloriously QUEER AF. Just as we want them to be.

So, what’s it all abaaaat? Here’s a quick rundown;

What are the QX Cabaret Awards?

A celebration of LGBTQ+ cabaret. And there’s SO MUCH to be celebrated right now. The QX Cabaret Awards are the only awards in the UK that are devoted to LGBTQ+ cabaret and drag. 

Is it just LGBTQ+ artists that are being celebrated? 

Mostly. But there are loads of amazing ally performers working the cabaret scene too, so they will be peppered amongst the categories. Allies are vital, and it’s important that their contribution is acknowledged. 

How does the voting work? 

We’ve spilt the voting into two parts: the public vote and the panel vote. It’s equally important to get input from those who support cabaret with their purses and their applause as well as the industry experts – and this is a fair and balanced voting system. Public voting will remain open until 18th September, then the top five from each category will be shortlisted and the winners will be selected by a panel of cabaret industry experts. 

When and where is the awards ceremony? 

It’s on Wednesday, 2nd October at Hungerford House, Victoria Embankment, literally on top of Embankment tube station – so no excuses! Michael Twaits (Pride in London, Prides Got Talent, CellarDoor, Phoenix Arts  Club) and Son Of a Tutu (Award winning drag queen, activist, face of Primark Pride) will be the hosts for the evening, with performances from Asifa Lahore & Holestar,

Can the public attend? 

Of course! We’ll be releasing more details in the coming weeks about all the ticketing and some of the categories, so keep an eye out for our weekly Cabaret Awards page. Tickets will become available soon, with all proceeds going to the Albert Kennedy Trust