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.
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.
Zeus on the Loose is back and bigger than ever following a sold-out show at Camden Fringe. Think Rocky Horror meet Greek mythology and you've got a thrilling show featuring breathtaking burlesque, fascinating storytelling, circus acts, drag performances and plenty more.
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.
Looking for some saucy entertainment with your supper? Scarlett Green are offering the opportunity to witness the stunning Rat Pack Burlesque Show. Things will be heating up this autumn as you sip cocktails, graze on fresh Aussie eats and witness an unparalleled burlesque performance.
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.
With a weekly event dedicated to the slinky art of burlesque, House of Burlesque's summer speakeasy is not one to miss. Join Tempest Rose for an evening decked out with glitz and glamour like you've never seen before.
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.
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.
The Courtesan is no ordinary restaurant. Not only does this Brixton spot serve up some of the very best in cocktails and dim sum, but they also have a lineup of impressive burlesque nights and live entertainment.
Think you know burlesque? Think again, because Rumour Mill is here to shake things up as they bring you theatrical feasting, gender-bending performances and slick choreography in a few secret London locations.
Head to Leyotnstone's The Plough and Harrow for an unforgettable night of festive-themed burlesque and cabaret entertainment. Top performers include circus performer Kitty Campari, burlesque act Thalassa Rapture and singer Foxi Blue.
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.
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.
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.
Local Leytonstone favourite The Sinbin at The Plough & Harrow is paying host to a night of spine-tingling cabaret and burlesque delights. Join some of the city's newest talent as they take to the stage for a night of horrifyingly fun entertainment.
Shoreditch speakeasy, Looking Glass Cocktail Club will be hosting an evening of campy fun in celebration of sexy queer neo-burlesque-ing troupe Ménage à Rouge's first birthday. Expect an evening of scandalous silliness and red-hot dance moves.
Offering some of the darkest and devilish burlesque events in the capital, House of Kittens always dare to bare. Gear up for immersive nights that take you into a realm of sensuality and sex-positivism; their nights are always groundbreaking, erotic and astounding.
Hackney-based boozer The Plough is hosting a one-night-only fundraising event with London's newest live show, Big Band Burlesque. All the money raised will go towards a cancer charity, and the night will include live music and entertainment, a raffle and plenty of cocktails.
For a fun-filled evening of Burlesque, Cabaret and Circus look no further than Shoreditch's The Macbeth. The spot will be hosting the opening night of Bella Whispers Cabaret, an evening showcasing some of London's hottest up-and-coming talent, all produced by powerhouses Allegra Whispers and Bella Rose.
For a night of debauchery and some damn good fun, head over to The King's Head Members Club where you'll be treated to a night of immersive entertainment, some of London's best X-rated neo-burlesque dancers and club classics from the sexiest DJs.
Taking place in a secret East London members club, Moon and Mischief is a scintillating and provocative evening of burlesque, cabaret and performance. The night is the work of two industry pros: DJ Jamie Moon and White Mischief creator Tobias Slater - so you know you're in safe hands.