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.

Last updated on 20th September 2017

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The Poetry Brothel goes big this October in London for another elusive party in the city. One of the most sensual nights of the month, join them and their catharsis themed night for a bout of burlesque, tarot readings and more.

Cabaret/Burlesque, Live Music, Something A Little Different, Theatre/Arts
Jazz
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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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Proud Cabaret City

10 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

Black Cat Cabaret

1 user reviews
@Underbelly Festival Southbank on Friday 22 September 2017

Award-winning and utterly naughty, Black Cat Cabaret is a night of tantalising and teasing. As part of the Underbelly Festival Southbank, the event will be as louche, daring, and devilish as always.

Cabaret/Burlesque
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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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2 events @ The King's Head Member's Club with 2 upcoming dates starting on 13 Oct 2017

Gin-House Burlesque know how to throw a good party and this February is no different as the group take 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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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 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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Luscious Cabaret is back again with a spectacular selection of performers to create a show that’s bigger and sparklier than ever. Perfect for cabaret connoisseurs and newbies alike, prepare for an evening of magic, comedy and tassel twirling.

Cabaret/Burlesque, Comedy, Fun Time Partying, Date Night
Background Music
Fitzrovia
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High skill circus meets fabulous burlesque and cabaret at Cirque de Ville, exclusively at Proud City! The best burlesque and wonderful high-flying, aerial gymnasts are coming together, along with magicians and jugglers and more at this spectacular night.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Cabaret/Burlesque, Something A Little Different, Date Night
Burlesque/Piano
City of London
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Taking inspiration from the famous tale, Proud Cabaret City invites you for an evening of love, money and decadence, sex, drugs and debauchery from the 1920s, while you enjoy a three-course meal.

Cabaret/Burlesque, Something A Little Different, Date Night, Food & Drink
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

For a night of stunning entertainment and immersive dinner, head to the M Restaurant in Victoria and take part in the venue's masquerade dinner party. Featuring live performances by burlesque superstar Vicky Butterfly, a great hula hoop routine by Silvia Pavone and a delicious 4-course dinner, this is one June night out in London you're unlikely to forget in a hurry.

Cabaret/Burlesque, Food & Drink, Live Music, Something A Little Different
Burlesque/Piano
Victoria
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