Royal Vauxhall Tavern
Time Out says
To paraphrase a famous saying: after a nuclear holocaust, all that will be left are cockroaches, Cher and the Royal Vauxhall Tavern. Dating back to 1863, this pub-cum-legendary queer performance venue has been threatened for years by greedy property developers. But with public support (including from the RVT Future campaign) the venue has won the twin legal protections of ‘Asset of Community Value’ status and a Grade II listing. Business owner James Lindsay signed a new 20-year lease with the RVT building’s landlords in 2018.
People care about this place because it mixes a rich history – Princess Diana is rumoured to have visited with Freddie Mercury, and Lily Savage got her start behind the bar – with cutting-edge queer club nights Duckie (run by London’s ‘Night Czar’, Amy Lamé) and Bar Wotever. It’s a stalwart of London’s LGBTQ+ scene and an essential stop for anyone seeking the capital’s finest cabaret and performance – or just a bloody good time.
Royal Vauxhall Tavern is a vibrant and successful independent company who strives to provide consistently good cabaret and entertainment. The diversity of our programming makes us the catalyst in London to attract the best cabaret, performance and club night artists and promoters from across the UK who want to be part of what Royal Vauxhall Tavern has to offer.
Paul O’Grady as Lily Savage took to the stage in the late 1990’s and credible artists Gabrielle, Bucks Fizz – (The Fizz), Liberty X, Three Degrees, Sonia, Mica Paris, S Club, Toyah and most recently Belinda Carlisle, Mutya Buena and Carol Decker from T’Pau.
Once again we are the venue of choice for many leading artists, promoters and the LGBTQI community. Open 7 nights a week we are recognised globally for providing an intimate venue in a theatre setting, with a fantastic centre stage, sound system and lighting system said to be one of the best in London.
One of London's most enjoyable and social nights out London has to offer at an affordable price, where you are always guaranteed to have a warm welcome and be made to feel safe.
No visit to vibrant Vauxhall or visitors to London could be complete without at least one drink at the famous Royal Vauxhall Tavern.
|Opening hours:||Mon- Thu 7pm- 12am; Fri- Sat 9pm- 4am; Sun 4pm-11pm|
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LGBTQ+ collective Duckie have been filling the Royal Vauxhall Tavern on Saturday nights since 1995 with a super-fun mix of anything-goes performances and brilliant music – DJ duo the Readers Wifes (sic) play everything from Britpop to Britney, and Motown...Saturday November 23 2019 - Sunday December 29 2019
This super-inclusive weekly night provides a warm and welcoming showcase for LGBTQ+ music, drag, performance art, burlesque and spoken word acts. Held every Tuesday at the iconic Royal Vauxhall Tavern, an intimate venue with a prominent stage that lends...Tuesday November 26 2019 - Wednesday December 18 2019
Royal Vauxhall Tavern's annual panto fills the venue with drag queens, filthy jokes, and stories to make a song and dance about. This year, 'Slipped' is a saucy spin on the 'Cinderella' plot, filling us in on some details the original leaves out. It's...Panto Thursday November 28 2019 - Wednesday January 8 2020
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The monthly LGBTQ+ pop party at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern throws its annual ‘Christmas pop extravaganza’. This time, they’re promising to play a generous helping of Kelis – as the event title suggests – but you can also expect to hear catchy festive bangers...Friday November 29 2019 - Saturday November 30 2019
The Royal Vauxhall Tavern staple is taking over the venue for a night jam-packed full of attitude-free fun. Tracy La Bouche will be putting on a drag show like no other, while resident DJs Silverhook and Cactushead are on knob twiddling duties until the...Clubs Tuesday December 31 2019 - Wednesday January 1 2020