Burlesque in NYC

Burlesque, an age old form of entertainment, has experienced a renaissance in the 21st century. Modern American burlesque, or neo-burlesque, features elements of dance, comedy, performance art and strip tease. Here are some spots you can enjoy burlesque in NYC. It is always a good idea to confirm with the venue that they are still hosting burlesque events:

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The Slipper Room NYCThe Slipper Room
167 Orchard St. (Stanton St.)
New York, NY.
(212) 253-7246

The first venue built specifically to showcase burlesque. [See schedule]

Apotheke NYCApothéke
9 Doyers St. (between Pell & Bowery)
New York, NY
(212) 406-0400
Prohibition Sessions every Wednesday with jazz from Broadway Brassy and the Brass Knuckles accompanied by live Burlesque performances

Bathtub Gin NYCBathtub Gin
132 Ninth Ave. (between 18th & 19th St.)
New York, NY
(646) 559-1671
a modern speakeasy hidden within Chelsea’s Stone Street Coffee, hosting burlesque on Tuesdays and Sundays
[See calendar]

The Box NYCThe Box
189 Christie St. (between Stanton & Rivington St.)
New York, NY
(212) 982-9301
The Box is a nightclub and performance art theater

Club Cumming NYCClub Cumming
505 E. 6th St. (between Avenue A & B)
New York, NY
(917) 265-8006
Cabaret and performance space from entertainer Alan Cumming & friends

DromDrom NYC
85 Avenue A (between 5th & 6th Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 777-1157

Live music venue and performance space featuring jazz and rock, electronic, soul & funk, hip-hop and international music, plus occasional burlesque

[See calendar]

Duane Park NYCDuane Park
308 Bowery (1st St.)
New York, NY
(212) 732-5555
Burlesque and live music supper club
[See calendar]

Ethyl’s AlcoholEthyl's Alcohol NYC
1629 Second Ave. (between 84th & 85th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 300-4132
Retro bar & restaurant that occasionally hosts burlesque shows

London & Martin NYCLondon & Martin
6 Stone St. (between Whitehall & Broad St.)
New York, NY.
(646) 370-1330
burlesque tea brunch party every Saturday

Nurse Betty NYCNurse Bettie
106 Norfolk St. (between Delancey & Rivington St.)
New York, NY.
(917) 434-9072
NurseBettie.comNurse Bettie is a 1950’s burlesque themed pinup bar. Free burlesque shows every Wednesday and Thursday nights.

The Parkside LoungeParkside Lounge
317 E. Houston St. (Attorney St.)
New York, NY
(212) 673-6270
ParksideLounge.nycLower East Side old school dive bar with a performance space occasionally showcasing burlesque, including D20 Burlesque
[See calendar]

Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker St. (between Thompson & Sullivan St.)Le Poisson Rouge NYC
New York, NY.
(212) 505-FISH
Le Poisson Rouge is a multimedia art cabaret founded by musicians on the site of the historic Village Gate. Dedicated to the fusion of popular and art cultures in music, film, theater, dance, and fine art. Occasionally features burlesque acts.

Rosewood Theater NYCRosewood Theater
552 W. 38th St. (between 10th & 11th Ave.)
Mew York, NY.
(646) 759-0392
Rosewood Theater is an experiment seeking to disrupt the course of the modern gentlemen’s club, providing a space for erotic entertainment and human connection.



Burlesque at the BeachConey Island USA

Sideshows by the Seashore
Coney Island USA

1208 Surf Ave. (W. 12th St.)
Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY

During the spring and summer season, Bambi The Mermaid presents the popular Burlesque at the Beach

Gemini & Scorpio LoftGemini & Scorpio Loft
267 Douglass St., (between Third Ave. & Nevins St.)
Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY
2,000 square foot loft and event space that occasionally hosts burlesque events

LittlefieldLittlefield Brooklyn
622 Degraw St. (Fourth Ave.)
Brooklyn, NY
(718) 855-3388
Littlefield is an independent live event venues featuring comedy, live music, art, dance parties, film and theater

House of YesHouse of Yes
2 Wyckoff Ave. (Jefferson St.)
Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
Performance fueled nightclub featuring burlesque and other eclectic events

Theatre XIV
383 Troutman St. (between Wyckoff Ave. & Irving Ave.)
Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
Home to Company XIV

Cocktail Magique Theatre
17 Wyckoff Ave. (Troutman St.)
Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
Home to Company XIV


The Keep
205 Cypress Ave. (Starr St.)
Ridgewood, Queens, NY.
(718) 381-0400
The Keep is a rustic vintage lounge on the Bushwick/Ridgewood border with live music, psychic readings, & burlesque

Staten Island:

The Coupe
379 Van Duzer St. (Beach St.)
Stapleton, Staten Island, NY
(718) 269-0668
Cocktail lounge featuring occasional burlesque

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