When it comes to burlesque-style entertainment, The London Cabaret Club is a top choice. Make your way to Holborn for Gatsby-inspired shows touting immersive live acts, mouthwatering fine dining and all the glamour the 20s has to offer.
Best Cabaret In London
Awe-inspiring, devilishly sexy events popping up all over town? From opulent restaurant bars to tantalising nights at some of the city's best clubs, the cabaret is truly here. A titillating genre that covers all sorts of wonderful and fun performance art, from drag performers to burlesque shows; read on to find some of cabvaret's best in London.
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Last updated on 23rd February 2024
Over at The Rosemary Branch Theatre in Islington, you can catch Lilith Devine's Got An Itch To Scratch show. Expect an evening of courageous cabaret, lip syncing, gender bending and dancing as the artists head on stage to showcase their new acts.
For a mystical evening of burlesque, circus acts, aerial performers and lots of masked dancers, check out Casanova's Masquerade at The George IV in Chiswick. This welcoming pub will be filled with fancy dress come 17th of March, so pop on a mask and enjoy the show for just £13.50 per person.
Taking place on the 5th or 6th of April, the World Burlesque Games is coming in hot with an epic competition. Witness everything from cabaret to comedic performances, and enjoy special guest headliners. The best part? There will be some additional awards handed out this year.
Get ready to witness a celebration of diversity and inclusivity with Cabaret Identitease at The Two Brewers in Clapham. This accessible queer cabaret extravaganza fearlessly challenges societal norms and embraces individuality and self-expression. Featuring a cast composed of individuals often marginalized by mainstream media, the performances are a breathtaking showcase of the human spirit. Starting at just £3, this is one event you don't want to miss out out.
Glitter & Titter Cabaret is bringing a rollercoaster of burlesque, fierce drag, hilarious stand-up and other variety acts to Central London, with tickets starting at only a tenner for some shows. Better yet, hosting bar The Albany has you covered for food and drinks.
One of the best cabaret clubs in London, The Phoenix Arts Club is the artists bar and performance space bringing you a wealth of fun events. Head to the Soho spot for Saturday night extravaganzas and quirky shows alongside delicious meals.
Combining cabaret shows with meeting someone new? Socialite Connections. Head to their fun socials that are packed out with performances and cocktails, whether you're on the lookout for friendship or something more.
Soho's Zebrano is bringing the goods this summer, with its wild and wonderful series of events. Be sure to check out the cabaret show that'll have you watching drag sensation Vanity von Glow and David Lewis for a fun evening that's bound to leave you smiling from ear to ear.
Over in the West End, House of Burlesque is taking over Madame Jojo's every Saturday with live cabaret, fan-dancing divas and more. Expect outfits inspired by the roaring twenties, delicious drinks and a secret password to get in.
Brackenbury Brews is hosting a roster of events at FAIM called An Enchanting Evening of Cabaret. Exactly what it says on the tin, this fabulous showcase will feature seductive, vivacious and vintage charm, complete with live jazz and the option to include bottomless bevvies.
Head to Shenanigans Cabaret at Hoxton Underbelly for an evening filled with burlesque, pole dance and comedy. Every Thursday join the host, Foxi Blue, to enjoy sensational performances and drag. Get down early to avoid missing a prompt 8pm start and let the fun begin.
Cabaret for a good cause? Sign us up. Ashes to Ashes at Bethnal Green Working Men's Club promises to be a night of raucous entertainment inspired by David Bowie, from comedy to song. What's more, all money raised on the night will go to Cabaret vs Cancer.
Some of the hottest cabaret stars, from Joe Morose and Dusty Limits to Brent Would, are heading to CellarDoor, providing you with a killer night of entertainment. Sit back and enjoy the terrific show while in slinky speakeasy surrounds.
Craving a seductive night in the heart of town with your boo? Proud Cabaret has got you covered with high-end entertainment in luxe settings. Head to Kabaret Exposé for a spot of naughty burlesque by an uber-talented cast of performers taking you on a journey like no other, starting at £89 per person.
For those of you after some of the best burlesque in the city, venture to Clandestine Cabaret. Taking place at The Two Brewers in Clapham, this crackin' venue will boast sultry entertainment from ZeeZee Stardust and Aya L'Storm, alongside comedy, drag or musical theatre.
A cabaret show of epic proportions? You'll find it at Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club. Expect a stellar lineup of singers, burlesque showgirls and a live band set to bring the house down and transport you back to the 1920s. A £30 VIP ticket will even get you a glass of prosecco on arrival.
Get your game on with Legs Eleven: The Burlesque Bingo Show and its incredibly 'Well Rounded Menu' AKA a selection of ball-shaped food to munch on while chaos surrounds you. Tickets start from £25 for this fun-filled evening which includes entertainment from the hottest burlesque stars in the UK. Tuck into Cumberland sausage bites and mini macaroni spheres as you hold on to the edge of your seat.
The Aeronaut is well-known for creating nights like no other in London, toting it's very own circus performance space as well as a fairground-themed garden. Regular shows include spectacular acrobatics, fire-breathing and aerial silks.
An event that combines cabaret and wrestling? Lucha Britannia are hosting a Barbie-themed extravaganza that has to be seen to be believed; this immersive experience will have you rubbing shoulders with wrestlers and watching incredible burlesque performances for a night of comedy and drama. Tickets cost just £23.60 and fancy dress is highly encouraged.
For twisted cabaret and burlesque in London, look no further than The Double R Club at Bethnal Green Working Men's Club. This monthly night of performances is inspired by the dark and beautiful words of David Lynch, with plenty of absurd performances to enjoy, alongside live music and comedy.
KIKI is back on the menu this month at Kachette. This hilarious drag cabaret is bringing together a unique lineup of incredible acts across comedy, music and dance. Pop some bottles and prepare to get your fill of death drops and lip syncs.
After the success of Lío in Ibiza, Mykonos and more recently Mallorca, the well-known entertainment brand has opened its doors in London. Think everything from live singers to dance, acrobatics and more, alongside the chance to tuck into Mediterranean plates.
One of North London's most popular variety shows, Camden Cabaret is back this spring offering a roster of events attended by the likes of burlesque superstars, comedy legends and quirky juggling performers.