Updated company statement about the Coronavirus (Covid-19)

James Lindsay CEO/Managing Director, Royal Vauxhall Tavern
It’s with the heaviest of hearts that we have temporarily closed for the foreseeable future after the UK Governments forced closure policy became effective on Friday 20 March 2020.
We’ve tried to keep the party going in order to protect the livelihoods of our fantastic team, our artists and our DJ’s, however the welfare of both our team and you, our amazing supporters, remains our primary focus and with the acceleration of COVID-19 it’s time […]

Updated company statement about the Coronavirus (Covid-19)

James Lindsay – CEO/Managing Director
Royal Vauxhall Tavern
Further to the Government’s statement on 16 March, I wanted to update you on our position that the Royal Vauxhall Tavern remains open for business and will continue to support the LGBTQ+ community. The decision has restricted my companies’ ability to trade.
Advising people to stay away from the hospitality sector and avoid unnecessary contact when a closing enforcement with business interruption compensation would be the correct strategy. Creating a mixed message for schools […]

Updated company statement about the Coronavirus (Covid-19)

James Lindsay – CEO/Managing Director
Royal Vauxhall Tavern
Just to follow up on our earlier posting last week and to keep you updated.
Royal Vauxhall Tavern would like to thank the good attendance numbers last week, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and cabaret on Friday have all been well attended. The weekend has been good although slower than in normal times.
The Night Time Industries Association of which we are a member contacted us yesterday and have advised us not to voluntarily close the business unless […]

A company statement about the Coronavirus

James Lindsay – CEO/Managing Director, Royal Vauxhall Tavern
At Royal Vauxhall Tavern, the health and safety of everyone at our venue is our priority, so we have been closely monitoring the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) situation.
Current NHS and Public Health England advice is that individuals are at no greater risk of contracting Coronavirus at large gatherings than they would be in their day-to-day life. Individuals only need to avoid public places if they have been advised to do so by a medical […]

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 […]

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 […]