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 4th July 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
Leicester Square
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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
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
West End
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House of Burlesque 2.0

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@Underbelly Festival Southbank on Various dates
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Having already one over the hearts of many of the city's burlesque fans, Tempest Rose and her House of Burlesque embark on a new mission this August in London, combining sultry routines with eye-opening technology. This innovative event will look to highlight how old routines and new trends can actually work well together. The night will take place throughout the summer at the Underbelly Festival on London's Southbank.

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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.

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Cabaret/Burlesque, Something A Little Different, Date Night
City of London
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Factory De Joie is a night of live music like no other. Taking place at the Paper Dress Vintage in Hackney, the evening will see a number of hedonistic, psychedelic musicians, burlesque artists and go-go dancers all perform on the stage, before the resident DJs take over. Lasting until the early hours of Saturday, this is a burlesque event in London that's certain to leave a lasting impression on you. 

Live Music, Theatre/Arts, Fun Time Partying, Cabaret/Burlesque
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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
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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
Covent Garden
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