When is the Royal Variety Performance 2018 on TV and who is performing?

20 November 2018, 16:51 | Updated: 3 December 2018, 13:40

Harry and Meghan at the Royal Variety Performance 2018
Harry and Meghan at the Royal Variety Performance 2018. Picture: Getty

By Tom Eames

The Royal Variety Performance is an annual tradition as we head closer to Christmas.

The cream of the crop of the entertainment world combine to entertain the royal family, but who will appear this year? Here's all you need to know?

  1. When is the Royal Variety Performance?

    The Royal Variety Performance took place on November 19 at The London Palladium.

    ITV will air the show on Tuesday, December 11.

  2. Who is performing this year?

    Harry and Take That
    Harry and Take That. Picture: PA

    Comedian Greg Davies will host the 2018 show, which will feature performances by:

    Take That

    The cast of Hamilton

    George Ezra

    Clean Bandit

    The cast of Tina Turner - The Musical

    Andrea and Matteo Bocelli

    Lost Voice Guy (winner of Britain's Got Talent)

    Rick Astley

    Rhod Gilbert

    Cirque de Soleil


    Sheku Kanneh-Mason

    Circus 1903

    Gad Elmaleh

    Rod Woodward

  3. Which members of the Royal Family will appear?

    Usually, the performance is attended by select core members of the Royal Family.

    This year, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the performance, marking Meghan's first appearance.

    The special event is held in aid of the Royal Variety Charity, of which The Queen is a patron, and the money raised helps people from the world of entertainment in need of care and assistance as a result of old age, ill-health, or hard times.