Burlesque Shows

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london burlesque festival

The London Burlesque festival was founded in 2006 by producer and burlesque pioneer, Chaz Royal. Held in May every year The London Burlesque Festival spans an impressive number of days which seems to be on the increase every year. In 2013 the London burlesque shows were held over a period of 10 days and in 2015 that number has increased yet again to a burlesque extravaganza lasting 17 days.

Events are hosted at venues around London and the main regular venue is burlesque club Madame Jojo’s. Performers are organised into different events according to the genre of burlesque style. For example the Boylesk Revue, the Twisted Cabaret and the Hollywood Revue which are regular nights seen every year at the London Burlesque Festival.

For more information including booking information, please see the London Burlesque Festival website here: www.londonburlesquefest.com

PHOTO CREDITS: Copyright London Burlesque Event. Performer Betty D’Light.

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the wet spot leeds

Regular Burlesque Shows

Here are the best and longest standing burlesque shows around the UK

The Wet Spot LeedsThe Wet Spot, Leeds

(regular events throughout the year)

The Wet Spot has been hosting burlesque and cabaret events since 2007 and showcases some of the UK’s finest burlesque performers, including Ana Fur Laxis and Missy Malone.  For more information on events and booking information check out their website at www.thewetspotleeds.co.uk

The Martini Lounge LiverpoolThe Martini Lounge, Liverpool

(regular events throughout the year)

Located in the heart of Liverpool’s city centre, The Epstein Theatre has a striking interior and hosts Liverpool’s very own ‘Martini Lounge’ burlesque and variety shows. For more information on events, performers and bookings please check out their website www.martinilounge.co.uk

Volupte Lounge LondonThe Volupté Lounge, London

(weekly events all year round)

The Volupté Lounge hosts burlesque and cabaret shows in a decadent environment while you sit and enjoy your dinner. For more information check their website  www.volupte-lounge.com

Club Noir GlasgowClub Noir, Glasgow

(regular events throughout the year)

Club Noir are predominantly based in Glasgow but do travel and host events in other locations around the UK.  For more information check their website: www.clubnoir.co.uk

The Gilded MerkinThe Gilded Merkin, Nottingham

(regular events throughout the year)

Nottingham’s biggest and best cabaret and burlesque show  is held every three months at the Glee Club, Nottingham.

For more information and to book tickets see the Gilded Merkin website: www.gildedmerkin.co.uk


One-Off Burlesque Shows, Festivals & Events

London Burlesque FestivalLondon Burlesque Festival

(10th – 19th May 2013, London)

The 7th annual London Burlesque Festival takes place at locations around London from 10th to 19th May 2013. For more information including booking information check the London Burlesque Festival website: www.londonburlesquefest.com

Sublime BoudoirSublime Boudoir

(25th May 2013, London)

The next Sublime Boudoir event is on 25th May 2013 at the Old Vic Tunnels, London. To see photos and read about previous Sublime Boudoir events, see our article Sublime Boudoir. To check for schedule and booking information, see www.sublime-boudoir.com


PHOTO CREDITS: the main photo is copyright of The Wet Spot, Leeds.

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sublime boudoir
Location: Various countries
Website:  www.sublime-boudoir.com
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Sublime Boudoir brings elegant burlesque and cabaret performances to delight its audiences. The first set of Sublime Boudoir shows spanned four evenings and took place in 2012 in truly stunning locations in Italy and The Netherlands. Each evening included delightful signature cuisines. The surrounding decor and stages were magnificent, including an amazingly life-like, tall tree which filled the voluminous heights of the Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam. The tree’s branches filled the room with the aroma of fresh flowers which covered its branches, and it stood tall behind the large gilded bird cage which Roxy Velvet would perform in. Beautifully decorated dinner tables were arranged in front of the stage to seat the evening’s guests. There seemed to be as many people serving food and champagne as there were guests, and the service left you feeling truly pampered. Even the fabulous Armitage Shanks declared that he had never had the pleasure of appearing at such a luxurious event before.

“Sublime Boudoir is a live performance events company that brings world-renowned artists, singers and performers to dazzling lights, special effects and extraordinary music. Guests are taken on an imaginative journey through time, cultures and self. Sublime Boudoir encourages audiences to lose themselves in a world of burlesque performances, circus shows, music and art.”

Sublime Boudoir’s Photos

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All photos are copyright of Sublime Boudoir

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Paris Burlesque Festival

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Burlesque in Finland

Helsinki Burlesque Festival: www.helsinkiburlesque.com

Burlesque in France

Paris Burlesque Festival: www.parisburlesquefestival.fr

Burlesque in Germany

Queen Calavera, Hamburg: www.queencalavera.com

Burlesque Festival Germany:  www.germanyburlesquefestival.com

Munich Burlesque Festival: www.munich-burlesque-festival.com

Burlesque in Sweden

Stockholm Burlesque Festival: www.stockholmburlesquefestival.com