Best Manchester Burlesque Shows

Burlesque is intended to cause laughter by caricaturing the manner or spirit of serious works. Often confused with striptease, it is in reality a more complex performance format. First burlesque’s shows were popular from the 1860s to the 1940s in the US, often held in cabarets and clubs, as well as theatres and featured bawdy comedy. We’ve chosen the best burlesque shows in Manchester for those looking for a classy mix of lasciviousness and irony.

Last updated on 15th May 2016

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Discreet by nature but bold and imaginative in personality, Cirque hosts show-stopping performances from their in-house dance troupe every week. Stretching across three low-lit, debaucherous floors, head round for a mischievious night of classy champagne cocktails and burlesque entertainment at Manchester’s hottest new cabaret spot.

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