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.
What the event goes towards
Funds raised at these events enable us to develop programmes that improve the support currently available for people in this sector, and to run services like our Support Line. We hugely appreciate the support of film studios and film makers to create these events.
Latest Royal Film Performance
In December 2019 we relaunched the Royal Film Performance™ with the World Premiere of Sam Mendes’ stunningly-crafted film 1917 at ODEON Luxe Leicester Square. The event was attended by TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.
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 widely on social media and via our newsletter so please be sure to subscribe.