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, we’ve rooted out the finest comedy, cabaret and circus showsyour viewing pleasure. Check out our recommendations for the best burlesque shows in London and enjoy a show-stopping night on the city tiles.

Last updated on 16th October 2019


74 user reviews 4

Gin-House Burlesque know how to throw a good party as the group takes over The King's Head Members Club in Shoreditch. Expect a night like no other as burlesque and cabaret performers amaze with fire-swallowing, snake-handling and vintage performances.

  High Tea & Tease

17 user reviews 4

@ Cellar Door on Every Saturday

Cabaret, cards, burlesque and a number of other guilty pleasures are to be expected Cellar Door's High Tea & Tease night. Open every Saturday, this raucous display welcomes performers like Miss Daisy Page, Vicious Delicious and the legendary Beatrix Von Bourbon alongside high tea with bubbles, sandwiches and cupcakes.

The Phoenix Arts Club

53 user reviews 5

When it comes to burlesque shows in London, you can't go wrong with this West End favourite. Make your way to The Phoenix Artist Club each and every Sunday; where a changing lineup of live performers bring you cabaret, burlesque and more.

@ Scarlett Green on Thursday 21st November 2019

Looking for some saucy entertainment with your supper? Scarlett Green are offering the opportunity to witness the stunning Rat Pack Burlesque Show. Things will be heating up this autumn as you sip cocktails, graze on fresh Aussie eats and witness an unparalleled burlesque performance. 


18 user reviews 5

This dark and disturbing cabaret and burlesque event takes inspiration from David Lynch to deliver a haunting nightmare world that's both surreal and funny, and performed by some of the best artists around.

House Of Burlesque

241 user reviews 5

Get set for an evening of show-stopping divas, tantalising circus acts and cabaret glitterati as the House of Burlesque invites you to experience their world class events. Think speakeasy pop-ups, dance classes and even a boozy burlesque brunch.

Rumour Mill

29 user reviews 5

Think you know burlesque? Think again, because Rumour Mill is here to shake things up as they bring you theatrical feasting, gender-bending performances and slick choreography in a few secret London locations.

Experience a cabaret show like you've never seen, as The Birdcage Cabaret introduces a live entertainment concept featuring singing, dancing and special guest acts from the worlds of comedy, magic, circus and beyond.

Luscious Cabaret

15 user reviews 5

Add an extra touch of glamour to your Friday nights with a trip to Luscious Cabaret; the all-singing, all-dancing comedy and drag extravaganza. Expect bold and beautiful burlesque, mesmerizing magic and plenty more from this bodacious bevvy of talent.

  The Crass Menagerie

4 user reviews 5

@ Matchstick Piehouse on Monday 28th October and Monday 25th November 2019

You may think you've seen it all... but just wait until you've discovered The Crass Menagerie. A unique evening of neo-burlesque, it offers some of the finest performances across comedy, drag, music and general mayhem that the South East has ever experienced. 

Camden Cabaret

1 user review 5

Experience a scintillating evening of sophisticated cabaret, drag, comedy and burlesque from talented performers at this unique evening. Taking place at The Pembroke Castle on the regular, Camden Cabaret is an exciting endeavor worth exploring. 

@ Looking Glass Cocktail Club on Thu, 14th Nov 2019 @ 19:30 - 22:00

Shoreditch speakeasy, Looking Glass Cocktail Club will be hosting an evening of campy fun in celebration of sexy queer neo-burlesque-ing troupe Ménage à Rouge's first birthday. Expect an evening of scandalous silliness and red-hot dance moves.

House of Kittens

18 user reviews 5

Offering some of the darkest and devilish burlesque events in the capital, House of Kittens always dare to bare. Gear up for immersive nights that take you into a realm of sensuality and sex-positivism; their nights are always groundbreaking, erotic and astounding.

@ The Plough on Sat, 16th Nov 2019 @ 19:00 - 22:00

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Hackney-based boozer The Plough is hosting a one-night-only fundraising event with London's newest live show, Big Band Burlesque. All the money raised will go towards a cancer charity, and the night will include live music and entertainment, a raffle and plenty of cocktails. 

@ The King's Head Members Club on Fri, 15th Nov 2019 @ 21:00 - 3:00

For a night of debauchery and some damn good fun, head over to The King's Head Members Club where you'll be treated to a night of immersive entertainment, some of London's best X-rated neo-burlesque dancers and club classics from the sexiest DJs.

Moon and Mischief

11 user reviews 4

Taking place in a secret East London members club, Moon and Mischief is a scintillating and provocative evening of burlesque, cabaret and performance. The night is the work of two industry pros: DJ Jamie Moon and White Mischief creator Tobias Slater - so you know you're in safe hands.