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Burlesque and Nightlife Directory

Interested in attending a local burlesque show in your city? 

Burlesque is historically considered a parody of culture, a literary genre, a sister of theater, and a fun form of variety entertainment. Read more at “What is Burlesque?”, “Why Do People Take Burlesque Classes?“, and “The Best Burlesque Websites.”

By curating a burlesque directory of intriguing Burlesque Shows, Troupes, Supper Clubs, Events, Productions, and Performers, the diversity of the industry can begin to be understood. This isn’t to be a comprehensive list of the Burlesque Industry, as numerous websites and even niche burlesque directories already exist.

Also note that this directory includes burlesque, pole dance, drag, sideshow, theatre, circus, BDSM & Kink, variety, and many other forms of nightlife events and productions specifically curated by Switchress Shay AuLait..

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Photo of Cabinet of Curiosity – Illinois
Cabinet of Curiosity – Illinois

Our purpose is to create unique interactive and experiential events and ceremonies that promote curiosity, community, and culture. Cabinet of Curiosity is composed of diverse project-by-project collectives who authentically collaborate on original celebrations and productions. Cabinet uses sophisticated puppetry and handmade devices to develop unique interactive experiences, productions and events. We focus on creating new types of gatherings, ceremonies, and rituals which promote community and interactivity amongst people who may not normally mix. Our intention is to support multi-cultural professionals in the field of theatre, visual arts, dance, sculpture and music, while mindfully training high school and college age apprentices to become the future creators of new meaningful rituals.


Categories: Variety Arts
Photo of Club Cumming – New York
Club Cumming – New York

Cabaret bar in the East Village of NYC where anything could happen!

Categories: Burlesque Venue
Photo of Cocoon – New York
Cocoon – New York

Welcome to a poetic journey of erotic fetish stories! While both elegant & daring, this theatrical, spoken word storytelling and culinary experience will find guests enjoying a savory four-course fare throughout the length of the show. Our goal is to harness all of the senses, transporting guests to a most unforgettable escape. Cocoon’s first story, Reflections, will guide guests to a suspenseful world of contemporary rope bondage.

Categories: Burlesque Production Company
Photo of Company XIV – New York
Company XIV – New York

Founded in 2006 by classically-trained, nightlife impresario Austin McCormick, Company XIV produces the most spectacular burlesque performances in NYC. High- and low-brow entertainment intermix with lavish design to deliver sensual, decadent extravaganzas inspired by the court of Louis XIV. With the opening of Cocktail Magique and year-round, mainstage productions around the corner at Théâtre XIV, there has never been more glitter on offer in Brooklyn.

Categories: Burlesque Production Company
Photo of Crazy Horse Paris – Paris
Crazy Horse Paris – Paris

The ultimate Parisian cabaret. When Alain Bernardin, an avant-garde artist and ardent admirer of women, founded Crazy Horse Paris in 1951, a single-minded obsession drove him. Women should be the body and soul of his cabaret, but creation and creativity should be at its heart.

Categories: Burlesque Venue