Best London Burlesque Shows

Opulent, lavish and just that little bit naughty; London’s burlesque scene is absolutely thriving right now, and it happens to be more dazzling and risque than ever. Offering up a scintillating night out of alternative entertainment in the city, we’ve rooted out the finest comedy, cabaret and circus shows around for your ultimate, viewing pleasure. Check out our recommendations for the best burlesque shows in London and enjoy a titillating night on the city tiles.

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@ The Hippodrome Casino on Various dates

Put it to a vote this year in London as Burlesque Idol returns to the heart of the city. Not only showcasing some of the best teasing, tempting and tassel laden ladies in the industry, this is your chance to get involved, as your ballot will decide who takes home this prestigious, burlesque gong.

Cabaret/Burlesque, Hen Party, Something A Little Different
Leicester Square
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Infinitease

1 user reviews
@ Sinbin on Various dates

With a reputation for sheer unadulterated fun and sex appeal, Infinitease is one of London's best burlesque shows promising a totally over the top evening. Expect a funfair of glitter, fire dancing, theatrical performances and a variety of different entertainment as the crew of about 8 acts show you some naughty cabaret treats.

Cabaret/Burlesque, Hen Party, Something A Little Different, Theatre/Arts
Burlesque/Piano
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If you’re partial to a little burlesque entertainment, you’ll already know all about Goodtime Cabhooray. An event renowned for its risque cabaret and variety performances, the infamous Goodtime Mama Jojo is joined by Lilly Snatchdragon and together they host a night rich with singing, dancing and comedy at the sophisticated Blind Bee in the city.

Cabaret/Burlesque, Hen Party, Theatre/Arts, Comedy
Burlesque/Piano
City of London
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Proud Cabaret Camden

8 user reviews

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.

Happily Affordable ££
Camden

London’s cabaret trailblazers are back in town with a brand new production for 2016. Hotel Black Cat, set in a less-than-reputable Parisian hotel circa the 1900s, promises a riotous explosion of cabaret, circus and live music that is sure to thrill and dazzle. Expect high-kicking showgirls to link up with jaw-dropping acrobats and madcap comic singers to put on one unmissable production.

Cabaret/Burlesque, Date Night, Theatre/Arts, Something A Little Different
Waterloo
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Rah Rah Room

7 user reviews

 The Rah Rah Rooms is Soho's latest revival of its old red light spirit where the memories and the Madame Jojo's legend come back to life and The Electric Carousel turns with sordid glamour. Hedonists delight, a new dark and lusty realm of cabaret performances and live entertainment is coming your way. Enter the Rah Rah Rooms for some fun burlesque in London. 

Happily Affordable ££
Soho

The House of Burlesque is one of London’s most glamorous secrets. Tucked away underneath the streets of the West End, this UK-leading production company host an evening of stockings, feathers and fabulousness that won’t fail to impress. Get set for an evening of dancing divas, tantalising tassel-twilers, cabaret and circus gliterrati at this burlesque night out in London. 

Cabaret/Burlesque, Pop-Up, Something A Little Different, Hen Party
Burlesque/Piano
Covent Garden
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Seven Sins

16 user reviews
@ Cafe de Paris on Every Friday

Cabaret Des Distractions offers a glamorous evening of cabaret, musical theatre and circus performances in a stunning 1920s ballroom. Inspired by the Féeries of 19th century Paris, this is a classic tale of love and temptation featuring gasps of awe, roars of laughter and whoops of excitement along the way. Don't miss out on experiencing this stunning London cabaret show. 

Cabaret/Burlesque, Something A Little Different, Theatre/Arts, Date Night
Burlesque/Piano
Leicester Square
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A burlesque show in London with a bit of a dark side. Expect this notorious group to reveal all as they take to the stage of the Moth Club in Hackney. The Hooray Cabaret will be in the house this June for a scintillating array of burlesque, cabaret, music and comedy.

Cabaret/Burlesque, Comedy, Something A Little Different, Themed Nights
Commercial/Pop
Hackney
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Proud Cabaret City

6 user reviews

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 at an iconic venue. Easily one of the best burlesque shows in the capital.

Happily Affordable ££
City of London

Showtime Cabaret

26 user reviews
@ Cafe de Paris on Every Saturday

Experience one of the most spectacular variety shows in London; welcoming only the crème de la crème of cabaret, circus, comedy and burlesque, Showtime Cabaret presents a remarkable celebration of all things fun and sexy. Expect the finest stand-up comedians, the raciest burlesque performers, unforgettable speciality acts and a top secret visual climax that'll keep you talking for months.

Cabaret/Burlesque, Something A Little Different, Hen Party, Date Night
Burlesque/Piano
Leicester Square
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High Tea & Tease

1 user reviews
@ Cellar Door on Every Saturday

Cabaret, cards, burlesque and a number of other forbidden pleasures are to be expected Cellar Door's High Tea & Tease night. Open every Saturday, experience one of the most raucous displays of cabaret in London, with performers like Miss Daisy Page, Vicious Delicious and the legendary Beatrix Von Bourbon to look forward to. Tickets include the show, casino chips and high tea with bubbles, finger sandwiches, cupcakes and tea.

Cabaret/Burlesque, Something A Little Different, Daytime
Burlesque/Piano
West End
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The Hippodrome Casino

4 user reviews

Anybody for a dash of good old-fashioned debauchery? There's nowhere better for it than this premier Leicester Square casino, where far from placing all their eggs in a gambling basket, the Hippodrome also welcomes an array of the most talented burlesque and cabaret performers in the West End.

Happily Affordable ££
Leicester Square

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