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.
Sexy little cocktail bar NOLA in Bethnal Green is going all out for Easter as they play host to Rat Pack. The dazzling burlesque troupe is inspired by the famous band, including a strong jazz playlist and some punchy cocktails.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Taking over Kingsland Road's sexiest members club, MILK is back this May and this time, the burlesque night is even more debauched than ever. Think live DJs and show-stopping performances as you enter a clandestine world.
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.
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.
After a stellar debut, with a sold-out show at the iconic Queen of Hoxton, Hoxton Cabaret are back. Expect a night of stunning performances from seasoned professionals and rising stars in burlesque drag, comedy and circus.
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.
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.