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Duckie is a post-gay performance and events collective that create Good Nights Out.Duckie make event culture: audience interactive experiences that blur the boundaries between theatre, nightclubs and arty show business.

From their legendary 18-year weekly residency at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern to winning Olivier awards at the Barbican, these pony purveyors of progressive working class entertainment mix live art and light entertainment.

Duckie see themselves in a tradition of British illegitimate theatre that spans centuries - from music hall to punk rock, penny gaffs to the fairground, gaudy variety to underground clubbing.

Duckie combine their big shows and clubs with a triptych of small socially engaged arts clubs - The Posh Club (our weekly grand and glamorous cabaret for working class people in their 90’s, 80’s, 70’s and 60’s), The Youth Club (our LGBT youth theatre) and The Slaughterhouse Club (our arts project for homeless alcoholics and addicts in Vauxhall).

Duckie are a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England and revenue funded by the Big Lottery Fund.  Our annual audience is about 23,000 for our live programmes. 

‘Duckie are not just rogueish pranksters, but chroniclers of the sickness at the heart of 21st-century life.' 
The Guardian

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