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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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Sad Brunch – Touring

SADBrunch is the largest LGBTQ+ creative agency in the country specializing in unique queer events!

Categories: Drag
Photo of Sax Dinner Theater and Lounge – Washington DC
Sax Dinner Theater and Lounge – Washington DC

Welcome to Sax Dinner Theater and Lounge. At SAX we’re about opulence, service, and great entertainment. We have a unique offering at SAX, where dinner and theater are intertwined. Enjoy reinvented American cuisine and creative craft cocktails alongside continuous live theater productions. Professional dancers from the region include aerialists, pole ballet and contortionists. SAX transforms late night into DC’s most intimate lounge with live DJs, entertainment and bottle service.

Categories: Burlesque Venue
Photo of Schtick a Pole In It – New York
Schtick a Pole In It – New York


From comedians Dan Goodman and JoAnna Ross comes Schtick A Pole In It, a night of comedy and pole dancing. Comics and pole dancers alternate the stage to create a unique show that leaves everyone happy. Who doesn’t like to laugh? Who doesn’t like to see dancers do insane things on the pole? If you’ve never seen a pole show this is the one to come to. They’re not strippers, it’s not burlesque, it’s aerial dance with a side of crazy gymnastics and death defying tricks that make your jaw drop. Come see dancers in peak physical condition alternate the stage with comics in peak mental depression. Every month we have a different musical theme. Think Prince, Gaga, Zeppelin, The Beatles, GNR, ect. If you don’t see shows like this why are you even paying the crazy NYC rents?

Categories: Pole Dance, Variety Arts
Photo of Sensatia Cirque Cabaret – Colorado
Sensatia Cirque Cabaret – Colorado

Prepare to be transported into an immersive performance experience blending spectacular acrobatic artistry, state-of-the-art visuals, live music, perfumery, and a tantalizing selection of curated craft cocktails. Each extraordinary element is sure to arouse each of the five senses: sight, sound, smell, taste and touch. Brought to life by internationally renowned Quixotic, Sensatia promises a stunningly seductive encounter like no other.

Categories: Burlesque Production Company
Photo of Showgirl Awakening – California
Showgirl Awakening – California

 Showgirl Awakening is for highly sensitive women helpers like you who are looking for psychological growth and spiritual empowerment and, even if you’re a bit intimidated, you’re drawn to creative expression such as dance, improv and costume-like-clothing and glitter as well as embodied movement-based practices. 

Categories: Burlesque Classes
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Siren Pack – Touring

Siren Pack is a nightlife burlesque powerhouse known for producing erotic-noir theater and provocative immersive experiences. With an aim to facilitate connection for both the audience and the artists through erotic wellness, our curated experiences launch and highlight communities of trailblazing, nonconforming creators and performers. We celebrate freedom, liberation, and communication through the transformative power of art. Siren Pack Productions is your portal to a world of immersive, provocative, and utterly captivating performance art. Black-owned and established in 2018, we have elevated the art of celebration and pleasure. We feature bold, powerful, and influential art curated on entertaining and often transformative socio-political and erotically psychological themes.


Categories: Burlesque Production Company
Photo of Skull’s Rainbow Room – Tennessee
Skull’s Rainbow Room – Tennessee

Originally opened in 1948, Skull’s Rainbow Room is one of the most celebrated and acclaimed dining experiences in Music City. Located at 222 Printers Alley in the basement of the historic Southern Turf Building, guests flock to taste, sip and experience the legendary dining and entertainment that has made Skull’s the cornerstone of Nashville’s historic Printers Alley district. 

Categories: Burlesque Venue
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Soul Penny Circus – Colorado

We are a collaborative concoction of aerial dance, clowning, and theatre. Our nonprofit organization is fiercely dedicated to giving back to the community through original, artistic productions that are accessible to all. Soul Penny Circus was formed with the idea that any one person can come together with a group and create something magical. The phrase “a penny soul never came to twopence” means that extreme meanness never made anyone better off. We all have something to offer, we all have a “soul penny” to give. Our donation-based, original productions encourage inclusivity and cultivate curiosity. 

Categories: Variety Arts
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SpeakEasy Noir

Shadow Play for your Shadow Work

Extreme parody. Emotional storytelling. Extravagant reveals.

SpeakEasy Noir is a mind-body wellness practice and immersive movement experience for intensely sensuous and deeply curious souls. Explore power, pleasure and play through sensual movement, erotic expression, burlesque, pole dance, freestyle flow, and creative healing arts.

Sensual Movement. Erotic Expression. Burlesque & Pole Dance Freestyle.

We’ve led movement workshops in the most sacred and pleasure-filled spaces, such as a queer tantric monastery in the mountains of South Carolina at the Touch & Play Festival; at a yoga resort in the Nosara jungle of Costa Rica at the Soul Fire Retreat, as well as wellness, dance and fitness studios along the East Coast including Lululemon.

Categories: Burlesque Classes
Photo of Spellbound Burlesque – Arizona
Spellbound Burlesque – Arizona

Immerse yourself in the captivating realm of Spellbound Burlesque’s enchanting entertainment! Prepare to be ‘Spellbound’ as we redefine the world of cabaret arts like never before. Since 2014, we’ve been the trendsetters, curating mesmerizing burlesque, aerial, and variety spectacles right in the heart of the Valley of the Sun. Our lineups include the finest performers in the industry, boasting award-winning headliners from around the globe. But that’s not all – we’re also shining the spotlight on the sizzling talents of Arizona’s very own stars in each and every live showcase.

Categories: Burlesque Production Company
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Sugar Blue Burlesque – Perth, Australia

Established 2007, Sugar Blue Burlesque is both a performance troupe and burlesque academy, curating spectacular sell-out shows and events in Perth and Regional WA. One of the leaders in Australian burlesque community, many award winning performers call Sugar Blue Burlesque home.

Categories: Burlesque Production Company