Frequently Asked Questions

Is There a Dress Code?

We love it when our audiences to get into the spirit and get glammed up - corsets, suits, spatz, boas, evening dress are all accepted. Officially though most of our venues are smart casual - no ripped jeans, trainers or sportswear please.

Our costume Fairy Godmother has written a fun blog on the subject if you are looking for inspiration HERE

What should I wear to my Burlesque class?

PRE-SPEAKEASY CLASS: There is no need to bring any special attire, please just come dressed as you would do for the rest of evening. After the class doors open to the public and you can take your seats for the show.

COURSE AND WORKSHOPS: We recommend you wear something comfortable that you can move easily in and bring a pair of heels.

HEN PARTIES: If you have booked a Hen Party with us then feel free to get dressed up burlesque style for the occasion if you wish! We recommend you bring a pair of heels you can walk in easily to all classes.

What do you get when you buy a ticket?

Ticket packages vary and are clearly explained on the bookings page. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.

-Food & drink are not included in the ticket price unless stated.

-In exceptional circumstances, acts may be subject to change.

-Not all shows have reserved seating; please check the specific show's page for details.

Can we take pictures?

To respect the work of our artists work unauthorised photography or recording is prohibited. If you are competing at Burlesque Idol and would like your friends to photograph you, please get in touch so we can issue them a pass.

Pic by Marc Abe

Pic by Marc Abe

Pic by Marc Abe

Pic by Marc Abe

Are large groups allowed?

We are more than happy to take group bookings  and we have helped many hen, stag and birthday parties to have a great night. We do encourage our audience to embrace the spirit of show and to cheer, whistle and whoop when appropriate, but we do expect all large groups of any make up to be respectful to the performers on the stage and the other audience members and to keep talking during the show to an absolute minimum.

can we pay a deposit or make a reservation and pay later?

Apologies but unless you are making an exclusive hire we cannot hold tickets for large bookings. Please make the booking for the number of confirmed guests you have and then you can add tickets to the party at a later date if you need to. Alternatively you can tell the members of your group to book their tickets individually, and if you are booking VIP (reserved) seating,  send us the list of bookings that belong to your party at least 48 hours prior to the show, and we will be happy to seat you all together. Please email with VIP booking lists.

Is there audience participation?

Some of our shows have a little bit of audience participation and banter, but don't be afraid, our lovely host will never force someone to come onto the stage who does not want to!

What happens after the show?

We encourage to stay and enjoy yourself at the venue after the show! Guests at Sway  are welcome to stay on after the show and enjoy their wonderful club night

I have purchased a ticket but can no longer attend. Can I get a refund?

All ticket purchases for shows and classes are non-refundable. In special circumstances we may be able to transfer your ticket, get in touch with us to see if this is possible.

Are the shows wheelchair accessible?

Our Friday Night Summer Speakeasy and Reverie shows at Grace Hall are fully wheelchair accessible, and there is a fully wheelchair accessible toilet.

The Sex Ed Show is at The RVT, which is a wheelchair accessible space . There are toilet cubicles that can be accessed without steps, but are not wheelchair accessible. The nearest wheelchair accessible toilet is by Vauxhall Bus Station.

Unfortunately our Saturday Night Speakeasy show is not currently wheelchair accessible.

Please email us on if you have any further questions about accessibility.

I want to work for House of Burlesque


If you are an established performer and wish to be considered please email us and include the following:

-Website link

-2 LOW RES photos

-Link to any footage on YouTube

-Any professional training

-Performance credit list - if you have venues you perform at regularly (i.e every 4 - 8 weeks) please mark.

-Performer insurance/public liability insurance provider

Please put PERFORMER APPLICATION in the subject heading.


If you are a new performer please tell us about your experience, include any LOW RES photos you may have, links to footage and mark your entry BURLESQUE IDOL APPLICATION. Information regarding Burlesque Idol entries can be found on our Burlesque Idol Page under 'Apply to Perform'.