Royal Variety Performance

The Royal Variety Performance is a televised variety show held annually in the United Kingdom to raise money for the Royal Variety Charity (of which Queen Elizabeth II is life-patron).[1] It is attended by senior members of the British royal family.[2] The evening's performance is presented as a live variety show, usually from a theatre in London and consists of family entertainment that includes comedy, music, dance, magic and other speciality acts.

Royal Variety Performance
Also known asRoyal Command Performance
GenreVariety show
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes91 (list of episodes)
Original networkBBC One (1960–2010)
ITV (1960–present)
Original release1912, 1919, 1921–23, 1925–28, 1930–38, 1945–55, 1957 
Related showsTonight at the London Palladium
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The Royal Variety Performance traditionally begins with the entrance of the members of the royal family followed by singing of the national anthem, God Save the Queen, which was also performed by the participating acts as a traditional end to Royal Variety Performances.