First Time by Nathaniel Hall
First Time by Nathanial Hall

We've partnered with some of the best productions, venues, performers and community groups across the country to create special performances this World AIDS Day, and you’re invited!

Join us in remembrance for those we have lost, support for people living with HIV today, and in hope to finally bring an end to new cases of HIV.

This year, we're highlighting the importance of HIV testing. Testing is key to ending HIV transmissions. Your support helps fund vital work to get more people testing through awareness campaigns and our programme to provide free HIV self tests. Every month we run out much too early. This year, if we increase the number of free tests available, then we can help even more people quickly get onto life-saving treatment that prevents them from passing on the virus and enables them to get on with life.

So take a look below to see what’s on near you, have fun and help support us to get more people tested and onto treatment this World AIDS Day.

Theatre productions


First Time by Nathaniel Hall

On tour until Saturday 4 December 2021.

Award-winning theatre-maker Nathaniel Hall's hit autobiographical show about growing up positive in a negative world.

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The London Palladium, Sunday 30 January 2022.

Boy George’s award-winning musical returns to London for one night only to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the show’s original production.

Book tickets for Taboo (limited tickets available)

Community events


40 Years of HIV, 1981 to 2021

Online, 2pm, Wednesday 1 December 2021.

The Brunswick Centre presents this online event to acknowledge those living with HIV and their experiences, to remember those we've lost and to highlight 40 years of HIV. Ian Green, Chief Executive of Terrence Higgins Trust, will be one of the speakers at this event.

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World AIDS Day mass

Farm Street Jesuit Church, London, 6pm, Wednesday 1 December 2021.

Held by LGBT+ Catholics Westminster. All are welcome. Includes music and refreshments. The event will also be streamed live.

Find out more about this event.

Brighton AIDS Memorial candlelight vigil

New Steine Gardens, Brighton, 6pm, Wednesday 1 December 2021.

For more information please see the World AIDS Day - Brighton & Hove Facebook page.

London World AIDS Day Vigil

Soho Square Gardens, London, 6.30pm, Wednesday 1 December 2021.

With AIDS Memory UK and StopAIDS. A vigil to remember those we have lost in the 40-year fight against AIDS. Please bring candles and wear a ribbon.

Followed by drinks at The Duke of Wellington and Comptons, Old Compton Street from 7.30pm.

The Naked Truth

Online, 7pm, Wednesday 1 December 2021.

The Naked Truth is an arts event whose mission is to end HIV stigma through the arts on World AIDS Day in the UK. This is the online premiere of the Live Gala Promo Film 2021.

Book tickets for The Naked Truth

Brighton World AIDS Day cabaret fundraiser for Terrence Higgins Trust

Charles Street Tap, 8 Marine Parade, Brighton, 7.30pm following the vigil, Wednesday 1 December 2021.

Hosted by The Draft With No Name, starring Kara Van Park, Sally Vate, Snow White Trash, Lazy Susan, Gabriella Parish, Stephanie von Clitz, Ava Cado and Lovinia.

Candelit presentation of AA Bronson's VideoVirus

Piccadilly Circus, London, 8pm, Wednesday 1 December 2021.

Following on from the Soho vigil, there will be a candlelit presentation of AA Bronson’s VideoVirus, taking over the advertising screens at Piccadilly Circus.

Assembling at the Statue of Anteros, Piccadilly Circus from 8pm. Screening runs from 8.21pm to 8.30pm. Please RSVP to [email protected].

AIDS Memory UK fundraising event

Admiral Duncan, 54 Old Compton St, London, 9pm, Wednesday 1 December 2021.

With Tanya Hyde.

Shop to give


Brighton-based small business Music Poster is hosting a month of fundraisers to support us, including dress-up days, bake sales and 'jukebox Friday'.

They're also kindly donating sales from some fantastic prints of LGBTQ+ music icons including Freddie Mercury, David Bowie, Prince, Madonna and many more.

Bag yourself a fantastic piece of iconic artwork and support us at the same time.