We are a diverse group in race, gender, sexual identity, age, and background. Our performances include but are not limited to male impersonation, singing, lip syncing, theatrical skits (comedy, drama, politics, etc). One of our unique features is often our performance push beyond gender boundaries.

 In March of 2000 we began as a drag king troupe. However, this term is now loosely held by us as we have since incorporated several other styles of empowering performance in to our shows. We are all DC Kings, and we are all part of the longest-running monthly drag king show in the World!


The DC Kings, founded by Drag King Ken (aka Ken Vegas), began performing for an enthusiastic crowd at Club Chaos in March of 2000. They and held a monthly show there until the club closed in 2007. This success lead to another monthly show beginning at Apex in 2002-2006 and picking up again in 2008 til July 2011 (Apex is now closed). They also began regularly performing at Phase 1 in 2005 and are currently under their spot light the last Saturday of each month. These monthly shows have seen over 400 kings grace these stages since their start. Other venues continue to open their doors and expand our ever-extending horizons. The DC Kings have frequented the The Lodge, Bare, The Palace of Wonders, Omega, The Capitol Pride stage and many other public and private events.


The DC Kings are a group of motivated individuals who are enthusiastic to bring their creativity & forms of personal expression to the stage. Performances by DC Kings are never the same each month! Though you will see many of our beloved regulars, we attract a diverse group of folks who perform when they are interested and able. One of our most treasured features as a DC King is the sheer force of our diversity. And not to mention they are some of the sexiest bois you will ever see!