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 20th October 2021


108 user reviews 4

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.

  High Tea & Tease

23 user reviews 4

@ Cellar Door on Every Saturday

Cabaret, magic and a number of other guilty pleasures are up for grabs at Cellar Door's High Tea & Tease. Open every Saturday, they're welcoming the likes of Miss Daisy Page and Beatrix Von Bourbon to keep you transfixed as you enjoy bubbles, sandwiches and cupcakes.

Camden Cabaret

50 user reviews 4

Taking place at Heroica Live 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.

The Phoenix Arts Club

307 user reviews 5

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.

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.

House Of Burlesque

481 user reviews 5

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.

Luscious Cabaret

30 user reviews 5

Join Luscious Cabaret for a night of laughs, sensual performances, singing and circus at one of their brilliant shows. A fun and inclusive community, these guys will have you watching everything from impressive pros to first-time acts.

@ Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club on Monday 25th October 2021 and 4 other Mondays

This saucy burlesque life-drawing session is back in London this spring, and it's your chance to get involved. Dr. Sketchy's will be taking over Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club to bring you art classes with a difference, presented by the inimitable Dusty Limits.

Big Band Burlesque

5 user reviews 5

Hosted by Oriana Curls, with Pete Saunders of Dexy's Midnight Runners leading the jazz performers, Big Band Burlesque is set to be a dazzling, memorable display of fantastic cabaret talents, whether you head to their Paris Grill or WAC Arts show.