The Big Drag Pageant

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Kings, Queens and Everyone in between!

Talent, diversity, creativity, confidence! The Big Drag Pageant returns to Bristol for its 2020 pageant as part of Mayfest, storming the stages of Bristol Old Vic for an extraordinary night of wild creativity and dramatic drag looks! 

You are invited to the spectacle of the year: inclusive, radical and hella creative, expect a fierce drag showdown of Queens, Kings, Club Kids, Exhibitionists and Super-Monsters, sharing the stage to show off their talents, skills and sass to win the crown, title, cash & fame!

Come and see Bristol’s most talented drag performers as they compete in four dramatic rounds, featuring a catwalk pounding stage show, powerful lip-syncs, explosive artistry, revealing interviews, radical politics and wigs styled for the gods.

The Big Drag Pageant is hosted by award-winning Drag Prince Alfie Ordinary and also features famous and infamous judges, press and prizes and of course the best performers on Bristol’s exploding drag scene. Who will be the winner? The audience will decide…


The Big Drag Pageant is co-produced by Eat Sleep Drag Repeat, Traumfrau and hosted by Alfie Ordinary.