Squeezed beneath the pavement, outside the Lyceum Theatre, lies Cellar Door bar; a hidden cabaret club gem. Decorated in a decadent retro chic manner with plush bar stools and compact booths. Make a reservation or be prepared to fight for a seat in this petite venue which promises to deliver big performances! Expect cabaret, drag queens, burlesque and magicians whilst being served by "angelic" bar staff in 1940s surroundings. As well as the entertainment, Cellar Door also mixes sublime cocktails created by skilled mixologists using premium spirits. 

CellarDoor was one of London's original cabaret & burlesque speakeasys and has a capacity of just 60. The word cabaret comes from the Old Dutch, meaning small room, and if you've never seen cabaret in such an intimate setting you've not really experienced it at all. The bar was originally an underground Gents outside the Lyceum, reputedly the haunt of Gielgud, Orton, Crisp & Wilde in its previous incarnation as the most infamous cottage in Theatreland - which is why we still serve Oscar's favourite tipple, the sublime Perrier-Jouet champagne, and have the sexiest toilets in the West End... just mind you lock the door though!

What's on

Bouncy's Boudoir
A naughty night of cabaret and burlesque from Bouncy's Boudoir with help from one of our burlesque beauties including Didi Derriere, Miss Sibyl…

Every Thursday

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Saturday Night Diva
London's sexiest Drag Diva DJs will dance the night away 'til long after the witching hour. Ticket price includes VIP Entry, a glass of bubbles…

Saturday 25th March 2023 and 3 other Saturdays

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Drag Out the Weekend
Ruby Violet or one her girlfriends will charm & chastise you... Ticket price includes VIP Entry, a glass of bubbles & line of white or…

Various dates from Sunday 26th March 2023

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God Save the Queen
A night of Drag from the sweetest DQ in London, the beautiful Topsie Redfern, with her intoxicating mixture of cabaret, sing-alongsflirty…

Every Monday

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See You Next Tuesday
A night of light comedy & dark wit from one of the three icons of the London cabaret scene, Joe Morose, Dusty Limits & Des O'ConnorTicket…

Every Tuesday

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God Save the King
London's only Drag King & Essex lad, Brent Would Ticket price includes VIP Entry, a glass of bubbles & line of white or black snuff…

Every Wednesday

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Friday Night Pop & Pinups
Camp dickie-bowed darling Mark T Cox will enrapture you with help from one of our gorgeous burlesque beauties including Didi Derriere, Miss…

Friday 31st March 2023 and 4 other Fridays

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Swing, Sin & Sip Gin
Italian Diva, Dani Milano, will swing the night away with help from one of our gorgeous burlesque beauties including Didi Derriere, Miss Sibyl…

Friday 7th April 2023 and 3 other dates

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I'll Put a Spell on You
Black magic, tricks & treats from your worst nightmare - with gothic magician & hypnotist Dr John Ticket price includes a reserved…

Saturday 29th April and Saturday 20th May 2023

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Offer Availability
Retro Price Extension
DMN customers can extend the hours of CellarDoor's famous 6 days-a-week Retro Prices Promotion (which includes Bubbles @ £7, Beer @ £3 & Cocktails from £7) which usually ends at 7PM each evening. Holders of this ticket can get our retro prices 'til 9pm Monday to Wednesday, 'til 8pm Thursday to Friday & ALL NIGHT on Sunday!
Monday 16:00 – 21:00
Tuesday 16:00 – 21:00
Wednesday 16:00 – 21:00
Thursday 16:00 – 20:00
Friday 16:00 – 20:00
Sunday 16:00 – 01:00


  • Splash the Cash £££
  • Taking Bookings
  • No Door Charge
  • Dress to impress


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 16:00 1:00
Tuesday 16:00 1:00
Wednesday 16:00 1:00
Thursday 16:00 1:00
Friday 16:00 1:00
Saturday 14:00 1:00
Sunday 16:00 1:00



CellarDoor, Zero Aldwych (outside the Lyceum), Wellington Street,, WC2E 7DN


Covent Garden

Nearest Station

Covent Garden (Tube)

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Early Evening Venue Hire 25 30 - £750 £1000

Entire venue to yourselves until we open to the public at 9pm

All Night Venue Hire 25 30 - £1500 £2000

Entire venue all night with cabaret acts included

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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