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Top 10 Burlesque Shows

Burlesque performers around the world have mastered the art of the tease in shows that are playful, sexy and even comedic. This old-fashioned entertainment is making a comeback with supper clubs and traveling troupes of sexy dancers who perform in choreographed shows in high-class settings. Check out our burlesque slideshow and visit the top 10 burlesque shows around the world.

The Crazy Horse Paris
Paris, France
Known as the most avant-garde cabaret in the City of Lights, the Crazy Horse Paris has been putting on a show since 1951. Today’s burlesque maintains the same sexy edge with classically trained dancers strutting their stuff on an artistically designed set that employs lighting tricks and a smidge of color.
X Burlesque
Las Vegas, Nevada
Strippers may be a dime a dozen in Sin City, but X Burlesque elevates a sleazy striptease to a sophisticated and sexy adventure. Leggy dancers strut their stuff to top 40 music with choreographed moves and stylized lighting.
MGM Grand's Crazy Horse Paris
Las Vegas, Nevada
The MGM Grand performs Paris’ most celebrated cabaret Vegas-style at the Crazy Horse Paris show 6 nights a week. The Sin City version of the show relies on the same classically trained dancing girls, cool artwork and unique use of light and color to put on a tantalizing, nearly-nude show.
Volupté
London, United Kingdom
At Volupté in London, you can enjoy refined burlesque while noshing on an equally decadent 3-course meal. The vibe is timeless with classy décor and fancy cocktails from the bar.
Club Noir
United Kingdom
Club Noir brings a sexy combination of burlesque, dancing, circus and Vaudeville to the UK with its shows in London, Glasgow and Edinburgh. The talented troupe includes feisty divas, talented dancers, classic pin-up girls and dashing leading men in first-rate performances.
Hubba Hubba Revue
San Francisco, California
The Hubba Hubba Revue hosts a retro variety show at hip clubs around the Bay Area including the DNA Lounge and Uptown Club. As the performers strip down to their pasties, they lead the audience through a sexy romp with humor, fun and tasteful striptease.
Wam Bam Club at the Café de Paris
London, United Kingdom
Among the babes of burlesque, the Cabaret Rouge performers at London’s Wam Bam Club are known for their old-school showgirl style with bedazzled costumes and feathered head pieces. This supper club and cabaret is all about the slow seduction as the performers tease the audience over a sit-down meal.
Wasabassco Burlesque
East Coast
The Wasabassco Burlesque travels along the East Coast bringing its sexy shenanigans to venues including Park Slope’s Union Hall and The Palace of Wonders in Washington, DC. The show bills itself as a couples-friendly burlesque act, and with smart and sexy male and female performers strutting their stuff, it’s easy to see the entertainment cross the gender boundaries typically associated with naughty shows.
Jumbo's Clown Room
Los Angeles, California
From the exterior, Jumbo’s Clown Room is an unassuming Hollywood dive bar, but inside, lovely ladies perform a saucy burlesque on the small, mirrored stage. The dancers ooze plenty of sex appeal, even while keeping their clothes mostly on.
Bustout Burlesque
New Orleans, Louisiana
Amidst the French Quarter debauchery, Bustout Burlesque brings a glamorous show of striptease and live jazz to Bourbon Street. The House of Blues hosts the show, which also travels around town and even offers workshops for aspiring bombshells.

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