Best London Burlesque Shows
Burlesque in London! Burlesque is intended to cause laughter by caricaturing the manner or spirit of serious works. Often confused with striptease, it is in reality a more complex performance format. First burlesque’s shows were popular from the 1860s to the 1940s in the US, often held in cabarets and clubs, as well as theatres and featured bawdy comedy. We’ve chosen the best London burlesque shows for those looking for a classy mix of lasciviousness and irony.
The Black Cat Presents... Salon Des Artistes
@ Cafe Royal Hotel, Saturday 7 December 2013 and Saturday 14 December 2013
One of the most spectacular, extravagant, and stunning cabaret shows in London, the Black Cat Cabaret have a very special December residency in the historic and luxurious gold guilded Grill Room at the Cafe Royal Hotel. Indulge in music, magic and some of the most acclaimed burlesque dancing in London, then splash out with dinner, artisan cocktails and dancing until the wee hours. Set to be fun, raucous, and utterly wonderful, book your tickets today, and party the night away at one of the most exclusive, fun and festive burlesque shows in London.
The Wam Bam Club
@ Cafe de Paris, Every Saturday
Every Saturday @ Cafe de Paris
Comedy, magic, music, burlesque all under one roof! Welcome to The Wam Bam Club, London's finest evening of burlesque supper club entertainment. Sassy, stylish and a whole heap of fun, you'll come away smiling. Packages for the night vary, you can either enjoy the show, or indulge in to a 2 or even 3 course dinner whilst the performance unfolds in front of you. So book your ticket now and head down to enjoy The Wam Bam Club.
Proud Cabaret City, City of London
A speakeasy nestled in the City oozing 1920's glamour and decadence, this burlesque show is not one to miss. Work your way through the delicious dinner and marvel at the showgirls from your table for a night that you won't forget in a hurry. Easily one of the best burlesque shows in the capital. Book now.
The Black Cat Cabaret, West End
The burlesque show everyone is talking about in London! The Black Cat Cabaret at Cafe De Paris is London's decadent descendant of Paris' superlative Le Chat Noir. Expect a never-ending array of awe-inducing street singers, musicians, dancers and acrobats. The cabaret also consists of illusionists and exotic performers presenting unique shows as well as hilarious work from various comics housed at the stunning Titantic style ballroom of Cafe de Paris. Buy your ticket now!
Proud Cabaret Camden, North London
A night of burlesque entertainment and a delicious three course dinner awaits. Marvel in the Parisian 1920's atmosphere and be enchanted with the performers whilst working your way through your meal. Housed in a 18th century horse stables, this is one hot Burlesque show in London. Info & Tickets.
Lost Society, Clapham
PANDORA'S BOX @ LOST SOCIETY
This vintage and speakeasy style burlesque night runs every Friday at Lost Society. Free entry and £5 cocktails and live music starting at 8.30pm make this is a popular spot! Book online now.
Floridita is a Soho bar, restaurant and club, your little dose of Havana in the heart of London. Nestled within the heart of the West End, Floridita stands on the original site of the Marquee Club on Wardour Street, where many famous names cut their teeth on the way to global music fame. Floridita is so famous on London Burlesque scene that this year it will open the World burlesque Games 2012 with hundreds of Burlesque performers from across the globe.
Cafe de Paris, Leicester Square
Café De Paris is a burlesque club in Leicester square established in 1924 that recently has undergone a renaissance. This glamorous venue retains many of its original features and, after presenting the best cabaret and music entertainment for many years, now it presents a burlesque and cabaret shows from the likes of Wam Bam Club and The Black Cat Cabaret featuring ladies in gorgeous underwear, comedy acts and some good old sing-along fun. Not to mention some can-cans.
Cirque Du Soir, West End
Cirque du Soir is a London members only club which in the heart of Mayfair hosts a variety of circus acts including acrobatics, magicians and a burlesque show. Its clientele consists of top celebrities and sports stars frequenting for a glimpse of the circus performances happening Thursday – Saturday & on Mondays. The quirky event space has led the reemergence of theme-based nightclubs offering members a circus atmosphere of fire-eaters, bejeweled trapeze artists, contortionists and burlesque, while preserving the exclusivitiy of a members only club.
It's about to get hot at Aquum; putting on a fiery and sassy burlesque show, the party atmosphere gets wild on Fridays. In this uber-chic and stylish club, the old school burlesque performances get some naughty modern twists. These shows are far from anything ordinary, with fire-eaters and acrobatics these fantastic performances are not to be missed. Performing from 11.30pm - 1.30pm and impressing the excitable crowd, the dancing goes on until 3.30am with DJs playing all the best commercial and funky house tunes. Beat the crowds and book your party here now.