See & Scene

Sweatbox opens, The RVT, Above The Stag, The Two Brewers, Chariots and more

Sweatbox opens 

After what seems like an eternality, but has actually been nearly six months, the Boyz Award-Winning sauna and gym Sweatbox is re-opening this Monday (1 Apr). Owners Mark and Jason Ford and their team of hard working house elves have created something truly special with a massive refurbishment from top to bottom. The West End venue will be open from 4pm on Monday, which is free for under 25s with ID anyway and for the first two weeks they are offering a buy one get one free offer when every visitor gets a free pass for a second visit. Get more info at 

Shania Pain is The Yard Coventry

Friday (29 Mar) is cabaret night at The Yard in Coventry and this week you get to experience the brilliant Shania Pain. Shania was a Drag Idol finalist a couple of years ago and is a fantastic cabaret delight. Enjoy! 

Your RVT weekend

This weekend at the Boyz Award-winning Royal Vauxhall Tavern starts on Thursday (28 Mar) with Butch, Please! The party night for lesbians and their friends of all genders. Friday is the marvellous Push The Button and on Saturday, the always bonkers, always glorious Duckie. The weekend comes skidding to a climax on Sunday when the unsinkable Myra DuBois provides the cabaret and Simon Le Vans and Craig Jones the tunes. 

Enjoy two shows at Above The Stag

Right now you can see two different shows at the Boyz Award-winning Above The Stag Theatre in Vauxhall. The UK’s only full time LGBT+ theatre has Romance Romance in the main theatre, a new version of the classic musical which has been tweaked to feature gay couples as the leads. While in the Studio Theatre you can enjoy Goodbye Norma Jean the story of the main behind some of the 20th Century’s biggest Hollywood stars. Tickets at 

Glitter in the Darkroom  

Fancy something social and loads of fun this weekend? Yep us too, so we’ll see you at Glitter in the Darkroom this Friday (29 Mar) from 6pm at Protocol in Fire. You get a friendly vibe, the best in commercial pop and a few sparkly surprises. 

Disabled Queer and Here at The Two Brewers 

This Thursday the team from Disabled Queer And Here are back at The Two Brewers in the Club Bar for another fantastic night of amazing, entertaining and informative cabaret. Hosted by organiser Sugarcube there’s performances from Ebony Rose Dark, Scala La More and more. Plus there’s a Q&A session and raffle and much more. The doors open at 7pm and tickets are just £5, come down and support this brilliant night to show that our community really is a welcome place for all LGBT+ people. 

Chariots mega weekends 

Chariots sauna, located in Vauxhall just 2 minutes walk from the station is Europe’s biggest gay sauna. Not only does it have everything you need for a good time, two steam rooms, jacuzzis, two dry saunas, showers, locker rooms, bars, lounges, darkrooms and a lot of frisky guys, but it’s open every day and at weekends is open right through from Friday midday to Monday 8am… Yes that’s 68 hours of letting off steam and having a quite pleasant time… see you there! 

Cry Havoc at Park Theatre 

Cry Havoc by American playwright Tom Coash is the powerful story of a gay couple living in Egypt who need to make life changing decisions in a society that doesn’t make it easy to be LGBT+. The play is on from Wednesday (27 Mar) until 20 April and you can get tickets from

Fanny Burns at Sundowners

Sundowners is the crazy cabaret venue by the seaside in Margate and we love it. This Saturday (30 Mar) they will be welcoming the outrageous and very funny Fanny Burns to sing a few songs and crack some big bad jokes. Don’t say you weren’t warned. 

Sink The Pink – When I Grow Up 

This Saturday (30 Mar) those crazy cats from Sink The Pink are back at The Troxy for the London date of their When I Grow Up tour. This extraordinary event asks the question, ‘what did you want to be when you were growing up?’ a queer superhero, a pop star, the first drag queen In space or something really mad? This is your chance to be that for one night… and as if that wasn’t enough it’s also Miss Sink The Pink 2019. Get those tickets now at 

Nights at Ye Olde Rose and Crown 

There’s a host of fun night now on offer at Ye Olde Rose and Crown in Greenwich with musicals on Tuesdays, quiz on Wednesdays and it’s the 80s on Friday. 

Checkout Little Ku

We all love the Ku Bar Mothership at Lisle Street that comes complete with Klub and Light Lounge, but don’t forget kids there’s also the small but perfectly formed Little Ku, aka Ku Soho on Frith Street. You get delicious drinks, fabulous tunes, a welcome vibe and did we mention the bar boys? You get the picture. 

Drag stars at the Old Ship 

This weekend John and his gang at The Old Ship in Limehouse have two cracking drag acts to amuse and entertain. On Saturday (30 Mar) it’s Miss Terry Tour with that amazing voice and on Sunday the laughs come fast and funny from Fanny Coil. 

Treats at the G&D 

If you are in the Royal Brough of Greenwich then head to The George and Dragon where The Duchess knows a good cabaret act when she sees one. This week we get Tanya Hyde on Thursday (28 Mar), Friday is Eva Iglesias and on Saturday Tanya is back for a second show. On Sunday you get three fab acts, Mary Mac, Miss Jason and The Duchess. 

Undetectable at The King’s Head Theatre

Undetectable by Freddie Hogan is tender and emotional love story for the post them sex generation of gay men. Directed by Rikki Beadle-blair its on now at The King’s Head Theatre in Islington, get your tickets at

Backstreet Saturday

Due to the huge popularity of Unzipped at legendary fetish venue The Backstreet at Mile End the team are bow adding an extra session on Saturday evening. From 6pm to 10pm you can get naked or wear fetish gear and hang out with those sexy dudes. 

Missing Bar closed for refit

Don’t panic LGBT+ folk in Birmingham, yes the marvellous Missing Bar is closed, but it’s for a glam refit. The hugely popular venue will be back in early April when they are ready to pull off the covers and reveal all. 

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