For some of the best burlesque events in London, Proud City, and its sister venue in Embankment, offer stunning food with awe-inspiring acts, along with 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 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.
In the mood for a little neo-burlesque? These themed shows include some of the finest talent across drag, burlesque, comedy and music, residing at the Matchstick Piehouse for a night of pure entertainment one Monday a month.
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.
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.
Triomphe de Femme are celebrating a year of gorgeous showcases with the ultimate burlesque and cabaret party. Taking place in a brand new location, they'll be putting on the Ritz and showing some razzle dazzle with an all-star lineup of top performers.
Think you've seen it all? Think again, because Proud is spicing things up and things are about to get real hot. From burlesque brunches to cabaret club nights and hip-hop events, you've never seen anything like this before. Chow down, let loose and prepare for a slinky show.
Head over to Shoreditch this July where Concrete plays host to the latest heat of Dazzle - the city's best comedy cabaret competition. 10 talented performers will be battling it out for a place in the grand finale, and you can catch all the action live.
Glamorous East London club Metropolis is playing host to one of the city's most innovative cabaret nights, celebrating the beauty of the female form. This Pride, Dusk Cabaret is taking over with a showcase of cutting-edge burlesque, with a few other surprises lined up along the way.
The Courtesan is no ordinary bar and restaurant in Brixton; not only are they serving up some of the very best in cocktails and dim sum, head on down for an impressive roster of burlesque nights and live entertainment.
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 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 more.
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.
A night that never fails to make an impact, this quirky cabaret and burlesque night is back for another round of stunning performance from their troop of burlesque, boylesque and high-spec circus acts.
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.