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.
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.
The naughty little elves at Proud have been working feverishly to bring you a Christmas laced with snowy wonderlands, sexy performances and an array of cabaret and burlesque jaunts. Feel the festive fever with the sexy sleigh ride night at Proud Camden or discover a winter palace with a 3 course meal and entertainment to raise the heat at Proud City.
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.
Hosted at this glamorously fabulous Privee in West London, Christmas gets a little festive fever with this fairytale turned sexy story of burlesque and cabaret. There'll be fine foods from executive chef Joseph Chahine so you can tuck into a hand crafted menu of seasonal plates whilst you take in the exhilarating performances and sink into that festive feeling.
If there's anywhere that knows how to hot up your Christmas activities, it's got to be the Playboy Club and their special burlesque night in London especially for the festive season. They invite you down to take part in their Christmas Nightfall where there'll be bunnies frolicking around and some incredible entertainment to keep the merriment flowing.
The Moth Club in Hackney have come together to host a festive event in London with a good dose of good fun and nostalgia. For a burlesque night in London with a bit of comedy on the side, this Christmas Carol night will do you just right where you can take in the cosy atmosphere and enjoy the live entertainment.
Looking for a dose of razzle dazzle 'em in the heart of East London? Taking to Zigfrid in the heart of Hoxton, Chic BonBons presents a titillating night on the tiles. From stunning burlesque babes to a cool dose of cabaret, get ready for one of the most unique nights out in London, burlesque and boozing in tow.
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, with special happy hour deals and the option to dance the night away afterwards.
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.
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.
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.
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 London has to offer, 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.
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.
Cirque du Soir is a members-only club in the heart of Mayfair, hosting a variety of acrobatics, magicians and burlesque performances. The quirky event space has led the re-emergence of theme-based nightclubs offering members a circus atmosphere of fire-eaters, bejewelled trapeze artists and contortionists aplenty.