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 6th February 2017

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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

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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

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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1 events @ The King's Head Member's Club with 1 upcoming dates starting on 15 Apr 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 infamous Black Cat Cabaret is appearing at The Hippdrome for its premier performance this February. Head down to the Central London venue to watch a jaw-dropping show which includes showgirls, comics, acrobats and all manner of debauchery.

Something A Little Different, Cabaret/Burlesque
Leicester Square
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There's burlesque and then there's House of Kittens brand of seduction; the tantalising troupe will be performing MENAGERIE 'Homage' this March in a secret London townhouse. Dress up and prepare for the ultimate seduction as the group immerse you in their world of cabaret.

Date Night, Theatre/Arts, Something A Little Different, Cabaret/Burlesque
Funk & Soul
Liverpool Street
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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
@Paper Dress Vintage on Friday 10 March 2017

Dress to undress at one of the most debauched burlesque shows you will ever attend, Milk V at Paper Dress Vintage. Not for the faint-hearted, this intimate evening of titulating, X-Rated burlesque and sexiest live music & DJs will get you questioning your own morals.

Cabaret/Burlesque, Fun Time Partying, Something A Little Different, Live Music
Funk & Soul
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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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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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