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.

Last updated on 15th August 2018




22 events @ Cafe de Paris with 22 upcoming dates from 17 Aug 2018 until 27 Oct 2018

Every night is party night at Cafe de Paris and with year's of experience under its belt, the spot knows how to give you a good time. The iconic cabaret club has something for everyone, whether you fancy dinner and drinks, through to show-stopping acrobats.

@ Sway on Every Saturday

The House of Burlesque is one of London's most glamorous secrets. Tucked away underneath the streets of the West End, this UK-leading production company host an evening of stockings, feathers and fabulousness that won't fail to impress. Get set for an evening of dancing divas, tantalising tassel-twilers, cabaret and circus gliterrati at this burlesque night out in London. 

3 events @ The King's Head Member's Club with 3 upcoming dates starting on 07 Sep 2018

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.

  High Tea & Tease

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@ Cellar Door on Every Saturday

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.

2 events @ The Courtesan with 2 upcoming dates starting on 18 Aug 2018

Bringing you some of the bets burlesque acts from across the city, this cool and quirky dim sum restaurant offers gorgeous cocktails and stunning interiors to transport you away from the boring old world outside.

@ Looking Glass Cocktail Club on Thu, 6th Sep 2018 @ 19:30 - 22:30

The ever so slinky Looking Glass Cocktail Club is hosting some of the best in the business this September. Head to this slick Shoreditch watering hole for a night of Burlesque, including performances from Lily Snatchdargon, CoCo Deville, and the resident Flamingo Showgirls.

31 events @ FEST Camden with 41 upcoming dates from 15 Aug 2018 until 30 Nov 2018

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.

3 events @ Bethnal Green Working Men's Club with 3 upcoming dates starting on 20 Sep 2018

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.