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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Head to Southwark for the very first Burlesque! At The Barbershop as Evelyn Carnate takes over Castro's Barbershop. To kick off this collaboration, the evening will include acts such as Senorita Scarlett, Marianne Cheesecake, and Athena Beauvoir, along with live music from Aisha Khan & The Rajahs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Join your host Dusty Limits as he brings you some of the finest talent on the international cabaret circuit every Saturday night. Held at the Boulevard Theatre, Black Cat Cabaret's new weekly residency will introduce you to some stunning feats of comedy, cabaret, circus and singing.