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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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Tarantina – California

We were created in His image! Experience LA’s best female speciality talent bring to life Quentin Tarantino’s menagerie of heroines – like you’ll see nowhere else! We do our own stunts ladies and gentlemen, no cosplay here! Join us for the wildest night in LA where sinema meets skin under the neon lights!

Categories: Burlesque Show
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The Argonaut Bar & Lounge – Florida

The Argonaut is a submarine-inspired bar and lounge serving wine, craft beer, tiki drinks, specialty cocktails, and tapas-style food offerings. Opened in the Summer of 2022, The Argonaut offers an immersive atmosphere to indulge our patrons in a speakeasy vibe. We offer burlesque shows twice per month aboard the Argonaut.

Categories: Burlesque Venue
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The Black List

Black Girls Pole has comprised a list of black-owned Pole and Aerial studios in the United States and abroad so you can support small business owners in the black community!

Categories: Burlesque Directory
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The Brass Menagerie Revue – Tennessee

The Brass Menagerie Revue is a collection of pole dance and variety shows based in Nashville, TN.

Categories: Burlesque Production Company, Pole Dance
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The Burlesque Hall of Fame – Nevada

The Burlesque Hall of Fame is the world’s premier organization dedicated to preserving the living legacy of burlesque as an artform and cultural phenomenon. With a collection of several thousand costumes, stage props, photographs, and personal effects documenting the careers and lives of burlesque dancers, comics, and producers over nearly a century, the museum is a growing testament to the power and social impact of the art of the tease. The Burlesque Hall of Fame is a nonprofit museum committed to preserving, sharing, celebrating, and inspiring the art of burlesque.

Categories: Burlesque Venue
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The Burlesque Showboat Cruise – Melbourne, Australia
All aboard for a fun-filled evening of entertainment and fine food with live artists in a delightfully decadent, intimate and slightly naughty atmosphere. Presented by Maison Burlesque in association with the Lady Cutler Melbourne Showboat. Cruising Melbourne’s harbour since 2011, the Burlesque Showboat is Melbourne’s longest-running regular Burlesque event! The Burlesque Showboat, Melbourne’s longest running LIVE Burlesque show, isn’t just a show, its an experience! The excitement begins as you arrive on the dock…just in time to board.
Categories: Burlesque Show
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The Candybox Revue – Georgia
The Candybox Revue is an award-winning Atlanta burlesque ensemble and dance troupe full of sparkling burlesque glamour, musical theatre, and Las Vegas-style Bump & Grind. Burlesque is a vital, vibrant, and powerful art. It is theatrical, political, funny, entertaining, and family-friendly when needed. We are part of the #IAmBurlesque International Movement, which showcases burlesque performers of all body types, abilities, ethnicities and races, identities, and experiences as proud individuals and entertainers.

Through performances that celebrate everyday humor, theatrical narratives, highlight social justice movements, and uplift marginalized voices The Candybox Revue is redefining Burlesque entertainment by challenging society’s perception on what is worthy of being represented onstage. We adhere to the concept that burlesque isn’t defined by size, ability, color or age – it is an artform that is for everyone.

Categories: Burlesque Troupe
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The Cocoa Butter Club – London, United Kingdom

The Cocoa Butter Club is an award-winning performance company, showcasing and celebrating performers of colour!​ A first of its kind, TCBC gives a voice to Black, Asian and racially othered performers with showcases, classes and professional productions, including cabarets.​ Founded in 2016 by cabaret star Sadie Sinner, this is a creative clap back to cultural appropriation, lack of representation and imitation, such as black-facing or in performance.

Categories: Burlesque Production Company
Photo of The Conspiracy Circus – Colorado
The Conspiracy Circus – Colorado

The Conspiracy Circus is Colorado’s most intimate and unusual circus.  Featuring sideshow acts from across the country, including feats of strength, burlesque, sensual comedy, pain-proof performers, and so many more sideshow delights. We are here to preserve the age old tradition of sideshow.

Hosted at The Learned Lemur every month this show surely won’t disappoint.

Categories: Variety Arts
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The Dollhouse Fitness – California

North County’s premier pole dancing boutique, founded in 2009. Dollhouse is a safe, sexy, body-positive space where women are free to express themselves shamelessly. Our adult dance classes feature low lighting, loud music, and are designed to inspire self-expression through dance and flight.

As the first pole studio in the area, The Dollhouse continues to lead the way for the local pole community by offering unique and innovative adult dance classes, producing sexy community-celebrated shows, collaborating with world-renowned pole and aerial artists to bring you hottest moves and best instruction, all while implementing the latest safety practices and procedures.

Categories: Burlesque Classes, Pole Dance
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The Fit Factory – New York

We are The Fit Factory, an Aerial studio located in West Babylon, NY. We offer classes like pole dancing, lyra hoop, aerial sling, stretch classes, chair dance, handstand classes, acro yoga, flow arts, and the best vibes you will ever experience. We pride ourselves in welcoming individuals from all walks of life, including all gender identities. No athletic background needed. No dancing background needed. Who you are is perfect! All you need is an open heart and an open mind. Come as you are and let us grow together!

Categories: Pole Dance, Variety Arts
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The London Cabaret Club – London, United Kingdom

The London Cabaret Club was co-founded by CEO Evelina Girling and Artistic Director Doni Fierro in November 2013. The company was born after noticing a gap in the market for a unique type of luxury entertainment combining fine dining, world-class performances, and impeccable service. LCC was originally launched as a pop-up within the Arts Club, which was then followed on by sold-out residencies at One Mayfair and The Collection in South Kensington. Eventually, its permanent home was found in The Bloomsbury Ballroom in Holborn, a stunning 1920s building that reflects the elegance and grandeur The London Cabaret Club has to offer.

Categories: Burlesque Venue
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The Pole Circus – Virtual

Our mission at The Pole Circus Virtual Competition is to provide a platform to display the art of pole and all Aerial arts. Someplace safe, for ALL where we can cheer each other on and celebrate the great community. This event was create by Salis Charming owner of Girl Next Door Pole Fitness. Salis Charming is a hearing impaired pole dancer and wishes to diversify the pole community for all with disabilities. She’s a certified pole instructor and has 5 years of experience specializing in choreography and dance.

Categories: Pole Dance, Variety Arts
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theatreC – New York

Theatre C was founded in 2009 to move audiences and open minds by creating unique theatrical experiences that mix the seemingly un-mixable.

We create parties, plays, musicals and special events that meld puppetry and burlesque, video and dance, acrobatics and installations, hip hop rock and salsa, and more. Blurring the line between disciplines and cultures, the company is a part of the next stage in AMERICAN theatre’s evolution.

Categories: Variety Arts
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Tongue & Cheek Boston – Massachusetts

Queer Positive. Sex Positive. Kink Positive. We all need some positivity. This speaker series focuses on art, science, history, education, and culture within the queer community.

We invite experts and amateurs to present on topics near and dear to them! Everyone deserves a voice in this community and it is our goal to create and sustain a kind, inclusive space for these voices.

Past presentations have included: “The Myth of the Unicorn” “Dating and Attachment Theory” “The Sex, Movies, and Sex Worker Support Group” “The Paradox of Rope; Creating Connection through Bondage”

Categories: Variety Arts