There’s nowhere quite like The Royal Vauxhall Tavern any week of the year and at Christmas it’s a proper LGBT+ fairy grotto of fun with something for everyone. Here’s a glimpse at just some of the things on offer.
Rubbed – The 2018 Panto
Shows until 3 January
This year the team at The RVT turn their panto gaze upon the story of Aladdin and in Rubbed we find out exactly what happened after the events of the classic story. This hilarious show may not have quite the scenery or special effects of the Palladium panto, but it is huge on saucy laughs and panto sing-alongs.
Friday 21 December, 10pm to 4am
The Beefmince guys are back for a festive serving of their sexy meaty club night this Friday with Turkeymince. DJ Massimo Paramour will be joining the residents Silverhook and Cactushead for a pre-Christmas stuffing session with the hottest bears in town. Tickets from beefmince.co.uk.
Saturday 22 December, 9pm to 4am
Duckie is now open longer every single Saturday at The RVT until 4am… Wahoo! This Saturday you get Reader’s Wifes and Amy Lamé plus shows at 11pm from MisSa Blue, Duckie L’Orange and from 2am guest ‘Reader’s Daughter DJ’ Mike Kelly. Plus Duckie is back on Saturday 29 December.
Sunday Cabaret/Sunday Dance
Sunday 23, Sunday 30 December, 4pm to 10.30pm
This weekend Sunday Cabaret becomes Miss Penny’s Christmas Show, followed at 7.30pm by Sunday Dance with the brilliant DJ Neil Prince. On Sunday 30 December Drag Idol finalist Brenda Le Beau is making her debut at Sunday Cabaret followed by DJ Liam Chaplin.
Schlagers Divas: ABBA Party
Friday 28 December, 10pm to 3am
To fill that in-between Christmas and New Year gap the gang from Push The Button are back at The RVT with a special Schlagers Divas party celebrating the all powerful ABBA. There will be loads of the Super Trouper’s finest plus more gorgeous european pop gems. Get tickets at eventbrite.co.uk.
Beefmince NYE Big Dong
Monday 31 December, 9pm to 5am
It’s the biggest party night of the year and the bears will be out in force as the chaps from Beefmince brings us their Big Dong. There’s music from DJs Silverhook, Cactushead and Tariq plus a special show from Myra DuBois (her off the telly). Get your tickets at beefmince.co.uk.
Anthem: Retro New Year’s Day
Tuesday 1 January, 3pm to midnight
We love New Year’s Day at The RVT it’s always brilliant fun and this year as well as big beautiful tunes from Andy Almighty, Simon Le Vans and Sean Sirrs there’s also a live PA from Katherine Ellis.