Drag Queen Bingo - Everything Explained

Drag Queen Bingo - Everything Explained

Drag Queen Bingo, it’s the entertainment of the moment and a guaranteed good time by all. For hen dos, parties, office events and just about anything else, it’s the fabulous over-the-top experience not to be missed. If you’re wondering what all the fuss is about, keep reading, we’ll have you on board in no time.

  • What is drag queen bingo?
  • The origins of drag queen bingo
  • What can I expect from Drag Queen Bingo?
  • Why try Drag Queen Bingo?
  • Can I book drag queen bingo for a work event?
  • Drag queen bingo with HOMETAINMENT

What is Drag Queen Bingo?

Drag queen bingo is a fabulous and energetic twist on the traditional game of bingo. Typically hosted by superb drag queens, players mark off numbers on their bingo cards as they are called out spectacularly. The drag queens act as hosts, calling out the bingo numbers in their own unique, and often humorous style, all whilst interacting with the audience, telling jokes, performing lip-syncs, and showcasing their extravagant costumes and makeup. It's a perfect mix of bingo, comedy, and drag queen entertainment!

The Origins of Drag Queen Bingo

We’ve all heard of RuPaul’s Drag Race, the energetic, glamorous and downright fabulous darling, show. RuPaul herself has won eight Emmy Awards making the show the most-awarded reality competition show in history and igniting a global love and acceptance of the drag arts. However, even before the success of RuPaul, drag artists had been well-known in bars and clubs across the globe performing and perfecting their craft.

According to the Oxford Dictionary, the word “drag” has been around since 1388, but wasn’t used in connection with elaborate performing until the 19th Century. This concept of ‘drag’ likely originated in the late 1900s theatre scene, where male actors would don petticoats to portray female characters. These garments often trailed along the floor, leading to the term "putting on your drags".

In a recent study from the University of Northampton, findings suggest that Drag shows increase the happiness and mental well-being of audiences and can help ease anxiety and depression. Over time, drag queen bingo events gained popularity beyond the LGBTQ+ community, attracting a diverse audience looking for a fun and unconventional night out. Today, drag queen bingo is not only a source of entertainment but also serves as a platform for fundraising and community building, with many events supporting LGBTQ+ charities and organisations.

What Can I Expect From Drag Queen Bingo?

At HOMETAINMENT, we have a fabulous drag queen bingo experience to elevate any office or home party. Featuring Charlie Hides, you can expect a charismatic, funny and expert drag queen, impersonator, actor and comedian. He is known for his presence on season nine of RuPaul's Drag Race and hosts his own YouTube channel. From his outrageous costumes, larger-than-life personality and hilarious repartee, expect to be entertained from start to finish!

Similar to traditional bingo, a number is chosen and guests will mark off numbers on their bingo cards. Be prepared for multiple opportunities to win some amazing prizes and don’t expect to be bored (or shy)! Charlie’s Drag Queen Bingo experience hosts a fabulous dynamic atmosphere where you will be treated to the best of Drag Queen royalty.

Why Try Drag Queen Bingo?

Looking for a unique twist on the classic bingo game? Playing drag bingo is a great way to let loose, have a good time and try something a little different! Here's why it's worth booking for your next event:

Unique Experience

Drag Queen Bingo combines the classic game of bingo with the vivacity and creativity of a 10/10 drag performance. It offers a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience that you won't find elsewhere.

Lively Atmosphere

The atmosphere at drag queen bingo events is electric, and invigorating and will get you singing, dancing and playing along! Along with an infectious energy, the host creates a memorable and engaging environment all from your home or office!

Entertainment Galore

With drag queens at the heart, you're in for a treat! Sassy spectacular entertainment ranging from hilarious banter and witty commentary to dazzling performances and fabulous costumes.

Community & Inclusivity

Drag queen bingo events often foster a sense of community and inclusivity, bringing together people from diverse backgrounds to enjoy a night of fun and laughter. What more could you want from your party or office event? Claire Leer, a professor at Northampton University says that Drag events “promote an atmosphere of acceptance and openness, creating a safe space for attendees which is non-judgmental".

Support a Good Cause

Many drag queen bingo events serve as fundraisers or build awareness for LGBTQ+ charities, communities and organisations. Not only this, company culture is key to employee retention and building an atmosphere of respect and nurture is crucial. Research shows that 94% of executives believe a strong company culture is key to business success. By hosting a Drag Bingo experience at your office, you're not just having a great time but are also supporting a meaningful cause in LGBTQ+ and developing a secure company culture.

Win Prizes

Just like traditional bingo, there are opportunities to win prizes throughout the event, adding an extra element of excitement to the experience. Whether this be an employee event, a 50th birthday party or a gathering of like-minded people, let's face it - everyone loves to win a prize!

Overall, drag queen bingo promises an event filled with laughter, entertainment, and a sense of camaraderie that makes it well worth trying at least once.

Can I Book Drag Queen Bingo for a Work Event?

Looking for a fun corporate experience for your employees or guests? Everyone will be thoroughly entertained with a fast-paced, high energy and very funny hour of bingo shenanigans. Charlie will dazzle your team and fill the hour with laughter, joy and cheeky anecdotes, perfect for re-connecting and invigorating a working relationship. After all, a recent study found that having fun makes employees more productive by an average of 12% and, in some cases, up to 20%!

Drag Queen Bingo with HOMETAINMENT

Booking our Charlie’s Drag Bingo experience is stress-free, simple and most importantly, seriously exciting! Make it a night to remember by booking a Private Chef or Private Bartender for the night too, making it an event your guests won’t stop talking about.

Want some other unique experiences? Whether it’s for a hen do, birthday party or office summer party, we’ve got just the thing. Discover our energy play sessions, F1 driving simulations or an office escape room challenge!

About the Author: 

Hometainment Team

HOMETAINMENT, a company specializing in curating hospitality and entertainment experiences, delivers them directly to your place of choice , be it your Home your office , your shop , etc…. It stands as the premier platform for home and office entertainment, alleviating the stress associated with hosting. Boasting an extensive array of offerings, from private chefs, bartenders, and musicians to masterclasses, well-being activities, and children's entertainment, HOMETAINMENT continually expands its repertoire with new experiences and experts each week. The seasoned HOMEtainers manage every aspect of your event, regardless of its scale, ensuring a seamless and memorable experience.

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