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

NameWeb Site
Babylon CabaretMore Info
Baggy Pants Productions presents Doc & StumpyMore Info
Banana Split Comedy and BurlesqueMore Info
Beautiful Freaks Variety ShowMore Info
Big Willie's BurlesqueMore Info
Blonde Brunette ProductionsMore Info
Bobbie Burlesque PresentsMore Info
Bootleg BombshellsMore Info
The Brazen BootiesMore Info
Buckingham BurlesqueMore Info
Boudoir BurlesqueMore Info
Burlesque After DarkMore Info
Burlesque BingoMore Info
Cabaret Con-SensualMore Info
Cherry Poppins ProductionsMore Info
Courtney Cruz Presents Devil's PlaygroundMore Info
Creepshow CabaretMore Info
CuriositeaseMore Info
The Damn DevillezMore Info
Dirty Little SecretsMore Info
Dollface DamesMore Info
Fishnet FlooziesMore Info
Elixir - The Show
More Info
Fishnet FolliesMore Info
Friday Night Happy HourMore Info
Giggle-n-GrindMore Info
Hamburger Mary'sMore Info
Harlow GoldMore Info
Hells BellesMore Info
The Hollywood Jane RevueMore Info
Juicy BurlesqueMore Info
Kitten Deville presentsMore Info
LalasMore Info
Loose Lips with Georgia O'QueefMore Info
Lucent DossierMore Info
Lucha VaVoomMore Info
Lusty Kitten ProductionsMore Info
Miss Dakota's Burlesque All StarsMore Info
Miss Donna Hood's "TEASE, if you please!"More Info
New Fangled OpryMore Info
Peepshow MenagerieMore Info
Petting PantryMore Info
Red Light RevueMore Info
Running Wild IndustriesMore Info
Sultry Sweet BurlesqueMore Info
The Toledo ShowMore Info
The Tomorrow ShowMore Info
Thursday Night ConfidentialMore Info
Ultimate Burlesque ShowMore Info
Urban FairytailsMore Info
Velvet CircusMore Info
Velvet Tom Cabaret More Info
Victory Variety HourMore Info
WTF-lesqueMore Info
Yadi PresentsMore 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

NameWeb Site
BeauteaseMore Info
Cafe Burlesque
Dirty Little SecretsMore Info
Dizzy Spell ProductionsMore Info
Dolls of FoxMore Info
Ivan Kane's Forty DeuceMore Info
Juvenile Delinquent Revue Under
Letter Follies
Monday Night TeaseMore Info
Mr. Snapper & Mr. Buddy Rumpus RevueMore Info
OC UndergroundBurlesqueSocietyMore Info
Pirate Burlesque Presents!
Rag Dolls Burlesque
Raymond Burl, Esq. & the Family Ballyhoo
Red Snapper's Sassy Classy Burlesque RevueMore Info
Ruby and Lux's Burlesque-a-go-goMore Info
Scarlet Passion Burlesque
Schmutzigen Deutsche Kabarett
Sealed With a KissMore Info
Shimmy & Shake
Sugar Free EntertainmentMore Info
The Bevy
The Devil's Punchbowl
The Parlour Club presents: Bricktops
Velvet Hammer BurlesqueMore Info
Vixen's Vixens