Best burlesque shows in NYC

Where to see burlesque and other sexy after-dark shows.

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Floating Kabarette

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Galapagos hosts this long-running, crowd-pleasing cabaret night, featuring a rotating cast of amazing artists, including resident dance troupe Jenny Rocha and Her Painted Ladies—expect burlesque, magic, trapeze and much more. After the show, a dance party keeps the fun coming till 1am. Check the venue's website for each week's cast.

  1. Galapagos Art Space 16 Main St, at Water St
  2. Sat Aug 2 - Sat Dec 27
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Glitter Gutter

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This evening of old-school downtown entertainment (burlesque, comedy, sideshow performances and more) is fast and loose—and sometimes messy. Each week brings a unique show.

  1. Slipper Room 167 Orchard St, at Stanton St
  2. Wed Aug 6 - Wed Dec 24
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Le Scandal Cabaret

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Bonnie Dunn, the MC-chanteuse behind this burlesque-circuit stalwart, presides over a lively mix of stand-up, magic, acrobatics and high-concept strip. The city’s longest-running girlie revue, Le Scandal is still looking young, hot and ready to party.

  1. Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Café 407 W 42nd St, between Ninth and Tenth Aves, downstairs, 10036
  2. Sat Aug 2 - Sat Dec 27
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The Plume Revue

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  • Free

Duane Park presents this weekly, feather-heavy salute to hot jazz and steamy burlesque. Cunio is among the night's rotating roster of hosts, the Duane Park house band plays the tunes, and stars of the NYC burly-Q scene (Gal Friday, Tansy Tandora, Essence Revealed and Peekaboo Pointe among them) work their onstage magic. Dinner is available for $80.

  1. Duane Park 308 Bowery, between Bleecker and E Houston Sts, 10012
  2. Fri Aug 1 - Fri Aug 29
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Nurse Bettie Burlesque

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  • Free

Shelly "The Singing Siren" Watson hosts this night of burly-Q action at the intimate Nurse Bettie, which features both nightlife newbies and stars of the Gotham scene.

  1. Nurse Bettie 106 Norfolk St, between Delancey and Rivington Sts, 10002
  2. Wed Aug 6 - Wed Dec 24
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The Slipper Room Show

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Burlesque and variety headquarters the Slipper Room provides plenty of entertainment on the weekends, attracting the cream of the city's scene for plenty of bump-and-grind fun. Shows are at 10pm and midnight; check the club's website for the (generally awesome) lineup.

  1. Slipper Room 167 Orchard St, at Stanton St
  2. Fri Aug 1 - Sat Dec 27
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Spanking the Lower East Side

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  • Free

The ’50s-pinup–inspired venueNurse Bettie (named for Bettie Page, one of the 20th century's premier hotsy-totsies) is a natural setting for burlesque performers. This weekly get-together is produced by "Asian sexsation" Calamity Chang, and usually includes six or seven acts, as well as preshow go-go dancers. Prepare to get up close and personal in the small, intimate bar space.

  1. Nurse Bettie 106 Norfolk St, between Delancey and Rivington Sts, 10002
  2. Thu Jul 31 - Thu Dec 18
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Room 69: The Hotel Chantelle Way

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  • Free

Busy burlesque babe Calamity Chang is the host of this Friday-night parade of pulchritude on Hotel Chantelle's street-level floor, with resident performers Aurora Black, Mr. Gorgeous, Rosie Cheeks and guests strutting their stuff as you tipple your cocktail.

  1. Hotel Chantelle 92 Ludlow St, between Broome and Delancey Sts, 10022
  2. Fri Aug 1 - Fri Dec 26
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The Wiggle Room

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This aptly named affair—"an elegant evening of booze, boobs, laughs…and boobs"—sees host Bradford Scobie welcoming an array of lovely burlesque ladies to the Slipper Room stage.

  1. Slipper Room 167 Orchard St, at Stanton St
  2. Thu Jul 31 - Thu Dec 18
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