Time Out says
Wed Jun 20 2012
This pub-cum-legendary queer performance venue operates an insistently eclectic booking policy and attracts a mixed crowd. Gloriously faded, a bit louche and with a colourful past (the gay Kray used to drink here, Regina Fong held court and Lily Savage got her start behind the bar), the RVT just keeps surviving. The most famous fixture is Saturday’s seminal queer performance club night Duckie, with Amy Lamé hosting turns that range from live art to porn puppets; other staples include the Sunday show from the DE Experience, Timberlina's Monday bingo night, ultra-inclusive performance mixer Wotever on Tuedays and regular runs from the legendary David Hoyle. It's also home to the Hot August Fringe festival. The aim is to please the crowd of regulars, who are reliably vocal in their feedback, and entice a broad range of newcomers.