Royal Variety Performance Management

The Constitution of the Royal Variety Charity details that the annual fundraising event, the Royal Variety Performance, is organised and conducted exclusively by the elected Chairman of the charity (currently Giles Cooper OBE), together with the Honorary Life President (currently Laurie Mansfield), who act as Executive Producers of the show. Both roles are voluntary and unpaid.

This includes television & production contracts, the staging, ticketing and the hosting of the Royal guests of honour etc.

Should you wish to contact Giles Cooper or Laurie Mansfield regarding the Royal Variety Performance, please contact:

Peter Hinton, Operations Manager
020 8898 8164 (ext 210)  Email


Chairman (elected): Giles Cooper OBE, Life-President (honorary): Laurie Mansfield,

Production and television broadcast by Lifted Entertainment/ ITV (NB. the ITV Production team can change year-to-year): 2023:- Fiona Clark, Helen Riddell, Richard Valentine, Peter Davey, Amanda George, Anthony Van Laast, Kevin Duff, Dave Davey, Mark Wagman.

The Royal Variety Performance has been presented annually since 1912 in aid of the Royal Variety Charity.


Chairman Giles Cooper welcomes the then Prince of Wales to the London Palladium at the Royal Variety Performance 2013

Life-President Laurie Mansfield & Chairman Giles Cooper with ITV Creative Director Lee Connolly, on the stage of the Royal Albert Hall at the conclusion of the Royal Variety Performance 2015


Chairman Giles Cooper and ITV's Creative Director, Lee Connolly on the stage of the London Palladium at the conclusion of the Royal Variety Performance 2013