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.

Last updated on 10th December 2019


81 user reviews 4

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.

  High Tea & Tease

19 user reviews 4

@ Cellar Door on Every Saturday

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.

Tropicana Beach Club

16 user reviews 4

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.

FEST Camden

170 user reviews 4

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.

Rumour Mill

29 user reviews 5

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.

Bella Whispers Cabaret

13 user reviews 5

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.

House Of Burlesque

295 user reviews 5

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.

@ Castro’s Barbershop on Thu, 19th Dec 2019 @ 18:00 - 22:00

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.

Moon and Mischief

15 user reviews 3

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.


25 user reviews 5

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.

The Phoenix Arts Club

94 user reviews 5

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.

Camden Cabaret

14 user reviews 4

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. 

Luscious Cabaret

20 user reviews 5

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.