For some of the best burlesque events in London, Proud City, and its sister venue in Embankment, offers stunning food set to the backdrop of awe-inspiring acts, premium drinks and one of the best party atmospheres in town.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Head over to Proud Embankment this month, where every Thursday, Friday and Saturday their review show, Opulence, brings you a stunning line up of acts from across the city, including dancers, acrobats, fire-breathers and aerialists.
Every Friday and Saturday Cafe de Paris plays host to The Disco 54 Cabaret Show. Think bright lights, glitter, feathers and draped disco balls as the finest in burlesque talent takes to the stage alongside other world-class performers.
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.
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.
Showcasing some of the freshest burlesque acts in the business, Hoxton Cabaret is back at Queen of Hoxton with a line-up designed to blow your stockings off. Known for their innovative programming and excellent atmosphere it's one you won't want to miss.
Due to popular demand, Burlesque at The Courtesan has extended its programme for one extra night of naughtiness a week. Join them for The Thursday Tease, and you'll get to witness the very finest in burlesque from the stunning Miss Betsy Rose with an Asian supper club experience.
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.
Viva Las Vegan is bringing an all-new supper club experience to Central London this spring. Join them as performance, entertainment and delicious dining all come together, emulating the hedonistic party spirit of the neon capital.
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.
MILK's line-up of unforgettable performers will once again be gracing The Kings Head Members Club in East London this March. Expect a wild evening of salacious entertainment and flirty fun, with DJ sets between each act to keep the party going right through 'til 3am.