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.

For more unique ideas? Check out our guide to burlesque in London.

Last edited by Izzah Kazi

Last updated on 23rd February 2024




The London Cabaret Club

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. 

The Rosemary Branch Theatre

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.

Cabaret Identitease

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

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.

The Phoenix Arts Club

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.

Socialite Connections

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.

Zebrano London Soho

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.

House Of Burlesque

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

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.

CellarDoor

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.

Legs Eleven: The Burlesque Bingo Show

@ Dabbers Bingo on Saturday 23rd March and Saturday 27th April 2024

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.

Aeronaut

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.

Lucha Britannia Presents: BarbieMania

@ Village Underground on Fri, 22nd Mar 2024 @ 18:00 - 22:00

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. 

THE DOUBLE R CLUB

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.

Lío London

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. 

Camden Cabaret

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.