Welcome to the official website of the Royal Variety Charity (formerly the Entertainment Artistes’ Benevolent Fund, or EABF).

The Royal Variety Charity assists those who've worked professionally in the entertainment industry and are in need of help. The charity strives to support all those, both young and old, who've worked on the stage, in the wings, in front of a camera, or behind it, as well as all those who have spent their lives working in the numerous support industries dedicated to entertainment.

The Royal Variety Charity owns and manages its own residential and nursing care home for elderly entertainers, Brinsworth House in Twickenham, and also offers a nationwide grant scheme to assist those living in their own homes wherever they reside in the UK. The Royal Variety Charity not only offers support to those who have found themselves struggling as a result of ill health, financial hardship or old age, but also assists the dependants of all those who have professionally served the entertainment industries.

The Royal Variety Charity are the organisers and beneficiaries of the annual Royal Variety Performance...now viewed by over 152 million television viewers worldwide, making it the most successful and longest running entertainment show in the world.... learn more of our history....... click here.

Click Here for the official website of the Royal Variety Performance


2015 Royal Variety Performance - first pics and thanks

The Royal Variety Performance 2015 was staged at the Royal Albert Hall on Fri 13 Nov 2015, in the presence of HRH Prince Harry. Chairman Giles Cooper commented... read more


1M Facebook followers for the Royal Variety in just 6 months!

Giles Cooper announced today that the recently launched Facebook site for the Royal Variety Performance now has over 1 Million followers! read more


Lord Michael Grade CBE made a Life-Governor of the Royal Variety Charity

Chairman Giles Cooper announced this week that Lord Michael Grade CBE will be joining the Royal Variety Charity as a Life-Governor... read more


Ben Nevis climb by Giles Cooper and family raises over £10K for the Royal Variety Charity

Chairman Giles Cooper reached the summit of Ben Nevis on 18 July with his wife and two children and raised over £10,000 for the Royal Variety Charity.... read more


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  • With a team of 64 staff, Brinsworth House is a dual registered nursing home for members of the entertainment profession... read more

    Facilities at Brinsworth

  • The history of the Royal Variety Performance is breathtaking; 80 shows over 100 years; a feat unsurpassed... read more

    Royal Variety Archive

  • Please make a donation to the Royal Variety Charity by visiting this page. All major credit and debit cards are accepted.......... read more

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