Statement James Lindsay, CEO/Managing Director

On Thursday 6 March 2020 the Royal Vauxhall Tavern was the first LGBTQ venue to deliver a Welfare & Vulnerability Engagement Training Programme and I would like to express my sincere thanks to our staff and promoters who attended this worthwhile and invaluable training session delivered by Safer Business Network.
The programme covered the following key principles:

To prevent and reduce violent crime linked to the licensed economy
To prevent and reduce sexual offences
To reduce preventable injury linked to alcohol and drug use
To […]

QX Cabaret Awards Winner 2019

RVT has been voted Best Cabaret Venue in the #QXCabaretAwards, along with our brilliant, long-established queer cabaret & community night @BarWot (Best Collective). We know how important this great building is to LGBT+ people & that’s why our focus is always on ensuring its prosperity and vibrancy. We dedicate our award to the cabaret artists who take to our stage night after night.

A Night of Heavenly Drag with Belinda Carlisle

What a night this was!

We hope you enjoy this short highlights video of A Night of Heavenly Drag (4|7|19) with Belinda Carlisle, plus guest Belindas, Ripley, Ginny Lemon, Dinona Pussay & Carrot – all in aid of the wonderful charity Animal People Alliance Kolkata.

RVT cloakroom

For safety and comfort, as a condition of entry, all bags and coats must be placed in the cloakroom at all times.

A Night of Heavenly Drag with Belinda Carlisle

We are proud to announce that the iconic Royal Vauxhall Tavern will host Belinda Carlisle for a very special Drag event, raising money in support of her own co-founded animal charity ‘Animal People Alliance Kolkata’ – Their 3rd Annual UK Fundraiser.

The RVT and Animal People Alliance present an unusual and fun competition where some of the hottest drag artists compete to be the next drag Belinda Carlisle for one night. The competition will be hosted by Steve Denyer and judged […]


Seriously though, it’s been another incredible year and none of it would have been possible without our dedicated team both out front and behind the scenes… so if you decide to VOTE RVT in the Boyz Magazine awards we’d be 😊

Royal Vauxhall Tavern signs 20 year lease with Immovate property owner

The Royal Vauxhall Tavern
2nd November 2018
James Lindsay, the current CEO of Royal Vauxhall Tavern who leases the building from Immovate, has agreed and signed a 20 year lease deal with the property company, securing the future of the RVT as a London venue after protracted negotiations.
The new lease replaces the older short term lease which was due to expire in 2019.
The RVT business has gone from strength to strength since the change in ownership in 2014, with a vast array […]