Los Angeles Burlesque

The Los Angeles community has a rich and diverse contemporary burlesque scene, from its roots in the mid-90s with the Velvet Hammer to its current state– bursting at the proverbial seams with over 40 burlesque shows each month. The Velvet Hammer was instrumental in the rise of neo-burlesque, a seminal force in mixing traditional Vaudevillian performance and punk attitude, and the current climate of L.A. burlesque offers everything from troupe-based cabaret to fully classic revues, with all kinds of comedy and performance art in between. There is an audience in Los Angeles for all kinds of burlesque, whether gown and glove or furry merkin! Check out what LA has to offer:

Current Burlesque Shows & Producers

Name Web Site
Baggy Pants Productions presents Doc & Stumpy More Info
Beautease More Info
Beautiful Freaks Variety Show More Info
Big Willie’s Burlesque More Info
Bobbie Burlesque Presents More Info
Bootleg Bombshells More Info
Brazen Booties More Info
Buckingham Burlesque More Info
Boudoir Burlesque More Info
Burlesque After Dark More Info
Burlesque Bingo More Info
Burlesque deDeux More Info
Cabaret Con-Sensual More Info
Cherry Poppins Productions More Info
Courtney Cruz Presents Devil’s Playground More Info
Creepshow Cabaret More Info
Curiositease More Info
Dirty Little Secrets More Info
Dollface Dames More Info
Fishnet Floozies More Info
Elixir – The Show More Info
Fishnet Follies More Info
Friday Night Happy Hour More Info
Giggle-n-Grind More Info
Hamburger Mary’s More Info
Harlow Gold More Info
Hells Belles More Info
The Hollywood Jane Revue More Info
Juicy Burlesque More Info
Kitten Deville presents More Info
Lalas More Info
Lucent Dossier More Info
Lucha VaVoom More Info
Lusty Kitten Productions More Info
Miss Dakota’s Burlesque All Stars More Info
Miss Donna Hood’s “TEASE, if you please!” More Info
Monday Night Tease More Info
New Fangled Opry More Info
Peepshow Menagerie More Info
Petting Pantry More Info
Red Light Revue More Info
Running Wild Industries More Info
Sultry Sweet Burlesque More Info
The Toledo Show More Info
The Tomorrow Show More Info
Thursday Night Confidential More Info
Ultimate Burlesque Show More Info
Urban Fairytails More Info
Velvet Circus More Info
Victory Variety Hour More Info
WTF-lesque More Info
Yadi Presents More Info

Being such a large community, there are always new shows popping up, sometimes sadly shutting doors and often graciously evolving. Below is a historical list of productions to which Los Angeles has been a lucky home:

Historical Shows & Producers

Name Web Site
Cafe Burlesque
Comedyesque
Dirty Little Secrets More Info
Dizzy Spell Productions More Info
Dolls of Fox More Info
Ivan Kane’s Forty Deuce More Info
Juvenile Delinquent Revue Under
Letter Follies
Mr. Snapper & Mr. Buddy Rumpus Revue More Info
OC UndergroundBurlesqueSociety More Info
Pirate Burlesque Presents!
Rag Dolls Burlesque
Raymond Burl, Esq. & the Family Ballyhoo
Red Snapper’s Sassy Classy Burlesque Revue More Info
Ruby and Lux’s Burlesque-a-go-go More Info
Scarlet Passion Burlesque
Schmutzigen Deutsche Kabarett
Sealed With a Kiss More Info
Shimmy & Shake
Sugar Free Entertainment More Info
The Bevy
The Devil’s Punchbowl
The Parlour Club presents: Bricktops
Velvet Hammer Burlesque More Info
Vixen’s Vixens