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 1st December 2016

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Rah Rah Room

58 user reviews

 The Rah Rah Rooms is Soho's latest revival of its old red light spirit where the memories and the Madame Jojo's legend come back to life and The Electric Carousel turns with sordid glamour. Hedonists delight, a new dark and lusty realm of cabaret performances and live entertainment is coming your way. Enter the Rah Rah Rooms for some fun burlesque in London. 

Happily Affordable ££
Soho

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

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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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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Based just a stone's throw from London's idyllic Hyde Park, the Playboy CLub welcomes the sultry Wam Bam team this Christmas for a show that won't be forgotten anytime soon. Including a 3 course dinner, guests will be left stunned by a thrilling line-up of circus acts, dazzling dancers and live rock music. Of course, burlesque is central to this event, with some of Britain's finest male and female dancers strutting their stuff and performing their best routines on stage.

Cabaret/Burlesque, Something A Little Different, Date Night
Mayfair
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May all your Christmases be merry with Hooray Cabaret as they perform their seductive nativity. Taking over The Moth Club for a night of shenanigans and silliness, the troupe is made up of comedians, burlesque stars and cabaret performers.

Cabaret/Burlesque, Comedy, Themed Nights, Fun Time Partying
Hackney
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2 events @ The King's Head Member's Club with 2 upcoming dates starting on 11 Feb 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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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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Premium entertainment with a little cheek to it? It can only be one troop, and that's the Burlesque Knights. Join them for one of the most dazzling and titillating shows in the city as they prepare the audience for a top night of burlesque themed fun. 

Cabaret/Burlesque, Hen Party
Hip Hop/RnB
Knightsbridge
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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

Grotto Outre are pairing together two unlikely combinations for a night of huge entertainment as they combine burlesque and bingo. Taking place in The Hoxton vaults, Mr Fear is calling the numbers and there's welcome drinks from Loco Energy.

Pop-Up, Something A Little Different, Fun Time Partying, Cabaret/Burlesque
Party Mash Up
Shoreditch
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Looking to try out burlesque in London with a difference? Then why not join Cybil's House this December as not only will there be live perfomances and cabaret aplenty, there's a roster of DJs, dancing, tacky Christmas jumpers, mischief and more to boot. 

Cabaret/Burlesque, Clubbing, Themed Nights, Student Night
80's Music
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Burn Bright Theatre is putting on a special night of festive fun at Alleycat Bar and Club as they raise money for their performances. The night will be full of Christmas cheer as burlesque, cabaret and live acts put on a party to remember; finish the night with a good-time disco.

Cabaret/Burlesque, Comedy, Live Music, Theatre/Arts
Alternative / Indie
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The Hippodrome Casino

5 user reviews
The Hippodrome Casino
3 course X'mas Dinner - £35pp

Anybody for a dash of good old-fashioned debauchery? There's nowhere better for it than this premier Leicester Square casino, where far from placing all their eggs in a gambling basket, the Hippodrome also welcomes an array of the most talented burlesque and cabaret performers in the West End.

Happily Affordable ££
Leicester Square

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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