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 25th February 2020


99 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.

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One of the best and biggest burlesque events in London, this international line-up of stunning acts is taking over two central London venues for a celebration of the art and all its niches, from classic peepshows to queerlesque specials and anti-racism nights.

  High Tea & Tease

22 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.

Camden Cabaret

27 user reviews 4

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. 

Whether you're looking for a night of comedy cabaret or impressive burlesque from some of the city's best performers, you'll find them both at VAULT Festival's season of events. Catch a hilarious sex-ed themed performance by the side-splitting Bonnie Knockers or head over to one of House of Burlesque's fabulous evenings. 


26 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.

Tropicana Beach Club

38 user reviews 4

Get ready for an evening of impressive cabaret acts, gravity-defying acrobats and jaw-dropping circus performers, all hosted by a brilliantly tropical host within a paradise-themed venue. If that wasn't enough, the show will also be followed by a club night on their lagoon-style dancefloor.

Luscious Cabaret

23 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.

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.

Bella Whispers Cabaret

14 user reviews 5

Head over to The Macbeth every month where the Bella Whispers Cabaret team are bringing together some of the finest burlesque acts in the business for a night of trailblazing talents and, of course, a big old party to finish up.

House Of Burlesque

340 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.

The Phoenix Arts Club

149 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.