Royal Film Performance™

Our Royal Film Performance™ events bring everyone together to celebrate the achievements of people working behind the scenes. 

About the Royal Film Performance™

The first Royal Command Film Performance was organised in 1946 as a unique event to support the charity. The event, a premiere of Powell and Pressburger’s A Matter of Life and Death, took place at the Empire Cinema in Leicester Square and was attended by HM King George VI and HM Queen Elizabeth, HRH Princess Elizabeth and HRH Princess Margaret. 

To date, the charity has created 71 fundraising Royal Film Performance™ events, marking the premieres of films including To Catch A Thief (1955), Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1978), Passage To India (1985), Titanic (1997), and Spectre (2015), bringing stars of the screen together to celebrate the achievements of everyone working behind the scenes. 

How the event supports the Charity

Funds raised at these events enable us to develop our services that the support people in this sector, such as our 24/7 free and confidential Film and TV Support Line. We hugely appreciate the support of film studios and film makers to create these events.

Latest Royal Film Performance

In May 2022, we held the 72nd Royal Film Performance™ with the UK Premiere Top Gun: Maverick. The event was attended by Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.

The opportunity to run a film premiere as a fundraising Royal Film Performance™ is a very special occasion. Any announcements about forthcoming events will be made via our newsletter. Sign up here!

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