Hippodrome Live

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Hippodrome Live

A live entertainment venue and late night bar at the Hippodrome Casino, Leicester Square. Today it's somewhere that references the Hippodrome's long, often illustrious past, with performances taking in a varied selection of live music, magic, cabaret, comedy theatre and tribute acts.

Expect, then, nights including Mlss Polly Rae's Soho Burlesque Club, Elvis in Vegas, male vocalists The 4Tunes and regular shows from Ratpack in Vegas - including their popular Christmas special. Many evenings are bookable with a pre-theatre meal, too.  

Keep an eye out for charity fundraising nights, sports screenings, musical theatre and performances from emerging artists and established stars, too. 

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Hippodrome Live says
The Hippodrome is bursting at the corset strings with burlesque, cabaret, comedy and live music performances in our 180-seat theatre. Hailed as one of the most significant additions to London’s theatre scene, our venue is famed for its intimacy, with cabaret style tables hugging the stage where customers can dine and drink whilst soaking up the entertainment.

Regular entertainment includes burlesque, The Definitive Rat Pack and the finest Elvis tribute this side of Vegas, all designed to transport you to the glitz and glamour of Sin City. Expect extravagance, sequins and a whole lot of shimmying from Miss Polly Rae, our resident queen of burlesque, who hosts a sensual, sexy and most definitely sassy late show every Saturday night.

The Hippodrome has more recently hosted a stellar season of musical theatre’s finest stars, with a jam-packed residency from Broadway sensation Scott Alan, Cynthia Erivo’s sell-out farewell concert and cabaret from the cast of Memphis The Musical. The theatre packs in all the Vegas favourites of magic and comedy and keeps the London cabaret scene alive and kicking (jazz hands and all). It is testament to the success of Hippodrome Live that it was the venue pop superstar Prince chose to play his final UK gig in his 2014 tour.
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Venue name: Hippodrome Live
Address: The Hippodrome Casino
1 Cranbourn St
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  • Comedy Saturday November 10 2018 - Sunday October 27 2019

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It's FAB - a must night out!!!  It's very Las Vegas style, glitzy and entertaining.  There is a great steak house, piano lounge bar, gaming tables and two stages.  We went to see the Soho Cabaret (Polly Rae & Titty Titty Bang Bang - haha) and I can honestly say that out of 4 other cabaret shows I have seen it was the best - every act was superbly entertaining and included; light dancing poi, comedy, fire dancers, singers, yoyo acrobat & burlesque!  The ladies were very cheeky, funny and can strip tease excellently well!  GO THERE OR BE SQUARE!  


Saw Miss Nightingale in the theatre last night. I’ve never been in the building before, was expecting a bit of a sleazy feel to it. I was so pleasantly surprised! It’s clean and bright. Staff are so pleasant. I’m not quite sure why there is a hair straightener in the ladies...but ok.

The theatre itself was small, but gave an intimate feel. I could imagine what it must have been like to be up close to some of the amazing performers that have graced the stage there. My only complaint was the drinks menu was very limited in the theatre. I’d like to go back and try the food.

Great place to watch some NFL. I've been here on the odd weekend and also for the superbowl and you can guarantee good times all round. Loads of screens with different games on, amazing value food and drinks (probably too good). The chicken wings are actually amazing! When it was the Superbowl our ticket for seats in the theatre included a comedy show - it was definitely worth £20!