WHAT IS BINGAY?
Bingay is gay/drag bingo which means there’s fabulous tunes, weird rules and penalties, outrageous antics, hilarious repartee, deliciously lewd bingo calls, and prizes that range from the silly and camp to great theatre tickets and restaurant vouchers.
Dropping balls since 1999, Bingay takes over The Beresford on the second Thursday of each month, with each event set to a fabulously flamboyant theme.
Bingay is hosted by Sydney drag star Charisma Belle and Bingay's long-time barrel babe Naomi Palmer. Together, the duo deliver a rambunctious and unforgettable night of bingo and balls.
One of gay Sydney's much-loved community events, Bingay is also a fundraiser for ACON, NSW leading HIV prevention and LGBTQ health organisation.
AMAZING! HOW DOES IT WORK?
Bingay works just like regular bingo but camper, sassier and whole lot more fun. Participants play along to hilarious and sometimes naughty calls. When you have all the numbers, you yell out 'BINGAY' and, if your numbers are right, collect some fabulous prizes. If your numbers are incorrect, or if you don't shout 'BINGAY', a cheeky penalty awaits.
FABULOUS! WHERE CAN I DO BINGAY?
Bingay is held at The Beresford in Surry Hills. For details of our next Bingay, check out the Events page here.
Bingay is also available for corporate events. For more information about hiring Bingay, visit our Corporate Bingay page here.
CAN'T WAIT! HOW CAN I BOOK FOR BINGAY?
Bingay is $22.50 per person with all proceeds going towards ACON. Ticket includes $20 entry fee + $2.50 souvenir Bingay dabber.
To book tickets to Bingay, check out the Events page here.
ARE THERE COVID SAFETY MEASURES IN PLACE?
Bingay is committed to delivering events that protects the health and welfare of our guests, staff and volunteers.
ACON, the organiser of Bingay, and Merivale, the operator of The Beresford (our venue), take advice from relevant state and federal health authorities. We follow public health orders and expect all our guests to observe rules and regulations.
COVID Safety Measures are in place. Read about our COVID Safety Measures here.
I'M HOOKED! CAN I HIRE BINGAY FOR MY CORPORATE EVENT?
YES! Bingay is available for corporate events. We come to you with all the prizes, bingo cards, dabbers and entertainment. Plus, it's all for a good cause with all funds raised supporting the work of ACON.
For more information about hiring Bingay, visit our Corporate Bingay page here.