Best London Burlesque Shows

Opulent, lavish and just that little bit naughty; this city's cabaret scene is absolutely thriving right now. Offering up a scintillating night of alternative entertainment, we’ve rooted out the finest comedy brunches, world-class performances and quirky circus events around the capital to bring you our handpicked selection of the best burlesque shows in London.

Last updated on 10th March 2023


Taking over The King's Head Members Club in Shoreditch, Gin-House Burlesque knows how to throw a good party. Expect a night like no other as the acclaimed vintage showgirls are joined by fire-swallowers, snake-handlers and other equally amazing individuals.

The Rosemary Branch Theatre

Head down to The Rosemary Branch Theatre in Islington, where you'll be treated to a brilliant performance of burlesque talents from artists who are developing new work. Stars include Lilith Devine, who is showcasing her newest cabaret performance Got An Itch To Scratch.

Camden Cabaret

Taking place at All About Eve every Friday night, Camden Cabaret brings together some of London's most talented performers from burlesque, comedy and circus for an unforgettable evening of variety show fun.

House Of Burlesque

House of Burlesque are back with SPEAKEASY, an exciting series that will see provocative cabaret, tassel twirling and more taking to the stage at Holborn's Sway. To enter, you'll need to whisper the secret password into the ear of their box office mistress.

The Phoenix Arts Club

London's best places to watch burlesque? The Phoenix Arts Club is showcasing a fabulous array of performers at its saucy cabaret shows and themed afternoon teas. Venture over to the Soho saloon for striptease and sips.

Glitter & Titter Cabaret

Pairing sensual burlesque with hilarious comedy, fabulous drag and more variety acts besides, Glitter & Titter Cabaret is a show-stopping evening of London's finest talent. Head down to The Albany in Fitzrovia to get in on the action, with tickets starting at just a tenner for some shows.


Dazzling burlesque performances are high on the agenda at CellarDoor. Found in the West End, this slinky speakeasy spot is hosting a fabulous range of starlets throughout the week, bringing twirling tassels and feather boas galore.

The Windmill Soho

You can always rely on The Windmill Soho for your burlesque fix in the city. Not only does this venue offer top-notch immersive cabaret shows with mouthwatering dinners in the evenings, but there are also bottomless brunch events too. You don't need to ask us twice.