Brinsworth House

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Brinsworth House is a residential and nursing retirement home for theatre and entertainment professionals[1] in Staines Road, Twickenham, west London, England. The house is owned and run by the Royal Variety Charity and has 36 bedrooms, six living rooms, a library, an in-house bar and stage, a staff of 64 and is set in 5 acres (2.0 hectares) of land.


Brinsworth House was built in 1850; it opened as a retirement home in 1911.[1] It is owned and maintained by the Royal Variety Charity, which was founded in 1908 to care for members of, what was at that time, the variety and music hall profession. The charity and the house are funded by the Royal Variety Performance, by voluntary donations and, since 2007, by part-proceeds from phone voting from ITV's Britain's Got Talent.[1]


Previous celebrity residents have included:

Current residents include:

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  1. ^ a b c Janet Donin (9 May 2009). "The show must go on at Brinsworth House". Surrey Life. Retrieved 29 May 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d Mario Cacciottolo (1 March 2007). "The show goes on for retired stars". BBC News. Retrieved 29 May 2013.
  3. ^ Kilvington, Joanna. "Entertainer Alf Pearson reaches 100". Richmond and Twickenham Times. Retrieved 7 February 2019.

Coordinates: 51°26′38″N 0°20′57″W / 51.4439°N 0.3492°W / 51.4439; -0.3492