Burlesque Shows in the United Kingdom

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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Nina is the founder of Book of Burlesque and can sometimes be seen out and about at burlesque events where she lives in The Netherlands. Nina also loves designing and making clothes and hats - check out her designs over at Bite Me Couture: www.bitemecouture.com


  1. Hi
    Can you please tell me when the burlesque shows will be coming to The Hexagon in Reading Berkshire ?


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