Catia Ciarico: The RVT’s Cabaret Programmer

Aug 22, 2019, 01:00 AM

Alice talks to Catia Ciarico, who programs and produces cabaret at London’s iconic Royal Vauxhall Tavern.

Catia Ciarico is a programmer and producer at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, a historic venue which hosts a unique mix of club nights and performance. She’s responsible for programming everything from Belinda Carlisle to The Chemsex Monologues.

Catia trained at drama school and as a clown, before becoming a stand-up comedian. But it was when she found producing roles that Catia really hit her stride. She’s worked with Swank, one of Britain’s biggest street theatre companies, as well as producing and programming at some of the most iconic venues in London including Madame Jojo's. 

We talked about the parallels between being a Dorothy and an immigrant, and why Catia held her own hen do in a gay club. She also changed my perspective on female drag queens...