Drag Brunches at Proud Cabaret Brighton: Where Every Bite Tells a Story (and Maybe Wins You Drag Queen Royalty Status)

Alright lovelies, listen up! Summer is just around the corner, and you know what that means – sunshine, sandals, and a whole lotta fabulousness. Brighton Beach beckons with its salty breezes and sparkling seas, but what if we told you there was a way to level up your Brighton summer and experience something truly unforgettable? Well, darlings, get ready to sashay away with us to Proud Cabaret Brighton, because our Drag Brunches are about to be the hottest ticket in town (and yes, that’s coming from a venue that’s practically dripping in glitter).

Beyond the Rainbow: Proud Cabaret, Your Year-Round Pride Celebration

Now, Brighton is no stranger to LGBTQ+ celebrations. This summer, the city will be a kaleidoscope of colour as Pride takes centre stage. But what if you want a taste of that vibrancy all year round, with a healthy dose of delicious food, killer tunes, and enough sass to make your lipstick quiver? That’s where Proud Cabaret Brighton swoops in, like a sequin-clad superhero ready to whisk you away to a land of laughter, lip-syncing, and memories that’ll last a lifetime.

A Drag Legacy: Over a Decade of Fierce Entertainment

We’ve been Brighton’s go-to spot for drag for over a decade, so you know we’re the real deal. Proud City might be our sister venue, but we like to think of ourselves as the wild child, the one with the glitter beard and the penchant for outrageous costumes. Our Drag Brunches are the perfect storm of culinary delights, jaw-dropping performances, and an atmosphere that’s so electric, you’ll be tempted to trade your mimosa for a microphone (don’t worry, we have those too!).

Drag Queens Who Slay: Performances That Will Leave You Speechless

But let’s spill the tea on what exactly makes our Drag Brunches so darn special. First off, it’s not your average bingo-and-bad-wig kind of affair. We’re talking next-level entertainment, honey. Our resident drag queens are the fiercest, funniest bunch you’ll ever meet. They’ll have you in stitches with their witty repartee, flawless performances, and enough sass to put RuPaul himself to shame.

Think Dazzling Costumes and Killer Vocals: A Feast for the Senses

Think dazzling costumes that would make Liberace weep tears of joy, powerhouse vocals that would rival Beyoncé, and dance moves that’ll have you questioning your own two left feet. These queens are storytellers, weaving a narrative of laughter, music, and pure, unadulterated fun through every brunch.

A Culinary Adventure: Food So Good, It Deserves a Standing Ovation

And speaking of stories, let’s not forget the food! We’re not just about showmanship, darling. Our culinary team whips up a gourmet brunch spread that’s as delicious as it is Instagram-worthy. Think fluffy pancakes drizzled with maple syrup, sizzling sausages that would make a butcher weep, and eggs cooked to absolute perfection. It’s the kind of food that fuels your inner diva and prepares you to belt out those karaoke classics like there’s no tomorrow.

Unleash Your Inner Rockstar: Karaoke with a Twist

Speaking of karaoke, that’s another perk that sets our Drag Brunches apart. Because let’s face it, what’s a good brunch without a little friendly competition (and maybe a slight chance of public humiliation)? Unleash your inner superstar and belt out your favourite tunes while our fabulous queens cheer you on. It’s karaoke with a healthy dose of glitter and encouragement, what more could you ask for?

VIP Treatment: Brunch Like Drag Queen Royalty

But wait, there’s more! Feeling fancy? We’ve got an exclusive VIP package that’ll have you feeling like drag queen royalty. Imagine bottomless prosecco (because who wants a dry brunch?), exclusive seating that puts you front and centre of all the fabulousness, and a view of the show that’s so good, you might just need sunglasses (not that our queens need any help shining, mind you).

The Perfect Summer Soiree: Make Memories that Last a Lifetime

So, whether you’re a die-hard karaoke enthusiast, a musical theatre aficionado, or simply someone who appreciates a good laugh and a damn good brunch, Proud Cabaret Brighton’s Drag Brunches are the perfect summer activity. It’s a chance to celebrate…life, embrace individuality and create memories that’ll have you saying, “YAS Queen!” long after the last mimosa is drained.

Your Brighton Summer Starts Here: Book Your Drag Brunch Today!

So round up your brunch buddies, dust off your most outrageous outfit (because trust us, the competition will be fierce), and get ready for an experience that’s more than just a meal – it’s a cultural brunch event, a storytelling cuisine extravaganza, and a drag performance unlike any other in Brighton.

Unique Dining Experiences and LGBTQ+ Entertainment Under One Roof

Make your reservation today, because these Drag Brunches are guaranteed to sell out faster than you can say “Shante!”  We can’t wait to see you there and show you why Proud Cabaret Brighton is the ultimate destination for unique dining experiences, unforgettable entertainment, and a celebration of LGBTQ+ culture all summer long.

Looking for More Drag Queen Fabulousness? Explore Proud City!

While Proud Cabaret Brighton is all about the wild side of drag, don’t forget about our sister venue, Proud City. They offer a more classic cabaret experience, featuring award-winning drag artists alongside burlesque, circus acts, and top-notch DJs. It’s the perfect spot for a sophisticated night out, and who knows, you might even catch some of the same fierce queens who grace our Drag Brunches!

So whether you’re craving a side of sass with your brunch or a touch of elegance with your evening entertainment, Proud Cabaret has you covered. We look forward to welcoming you to Brighton and making your summer sparkle!

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Fire, Fetish, and Fantasy: Unveiling the Depths of Desire at Kabaret Exposé in Proud City

London After Dark: A World of Hidden Desires

London’s nightlife boasts a kaleidoscope of experiences, but none quite as captivating and daring as Kabaret Exposé at Proud City. Here, the velvet ropes part to reveal a world cloaked in intrigue, where inhibitions melt away, replaced by an intoxicating blend of fire performances, boundary-pushing fetish displays, and electrifying cabaret.

Unleash Your Inner Hedonist: Submission or Domination?

The word “mistress” takes on a whole new meaning as you descend into this realm. Safe words are a forgotten notion in this provocative playground, where the boundaries of sensuality are pushed and explored with a thrilling abandon.  Will you surrender to the seductive whispers of our house mistress, allowing yourself to be swept away on a tide of tantalizing pleasure? Or will you dominate the night, taking control and reveling in the power dynamic? The choice, darling, is entirely yours.

A Feast for the Senses: Dazzling Performances and Decadent Delights

Prepare to be enthralled by a cavalcade of performers who move with a captivating grace, their every step designed to set your pulse racing. Cascading silks and feathers shimmer under the spotlight, as bodies twist and contort in a mesmerizing display of artistic prowess. Let the flames of desire ignite as you witness daring fire displays, the heat mirroring the passion that simmers beneath the surface. Kabaret Exposé is a celebration of the forbidden, a chance to delve into your darkest desires and emerge exhilarated.

Beyond the Burlesque: Artistic Merit and Enduring Allure

A review from West End Best Friend called the show a “diverting evening of entertainment,” praising its edgy twist on classic burlesque. While some might find the shock factor alluring, at Kabaret Exposé, it’s the calibre of the performances that truly steals the show. Here, art, sensuality, and a touch of the forbidden intertwine to create an unforgettable experience.  Seasoned performers with undeniable talent take center stage, captivating the audience with their artistry and leaving a lasting impression.

Indulge in a delectable feast before the show that tantalizes your taste buds as much as the show teases your senses. Sip on intoxicating libations from an extensive drinks menu, further igniting your inner fire and fueling a night of uninhibited pleasure. Proud City is renowned for its high-end dining and entertainment experience, and Kabaret Exposé is no exception.

A Journey into the Forbidden: Where Fantasy Becomes Reality

Below the city’s surface, a hidden world throbs with the rhythm of Kabaret Exposé. Here, fantasy becomes reality, and the only rule is to surrender to your desires. Whether you choose submission or dominance, the night promises an unforgettable exploration of your deepest cravings.  Exotic shows unfold on stage, blurring the lines between reality and fantasy, leaving you breathless and yearning for more.

Embrace the Unknown: Dare to Enter a World of Unforgettable Experiences

Are you ready to shed your inhibitions and delve into a world where passion reigns supreme? Then step into the alluring embrace of Kabaret Exposé at Proud City. Enter if you dare.  Book your tickets now and prepare to be exposed to a night that will leave you forever changed.


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Enter the Enchantment: What to Expect at Proud Cabaret City’s Exclusive Secret Burlesque Society

Hush hush! Fancy yourself someone who can keep a delicious secret?

Deep in the heart of London, a hidden door leads to a world of captivating mystery: Proud Cabaret City’s Secret Burlesque Society. This exclusive cabaret experience promises an evening unlike any other, a thrilling descent into opulence, decadence, and pure enchantment.

Be warned, though!  Within these glittering walls, whispers turn into shared secrets, and discretion is paramount.  To gain access to this clandestine society, you’ll need to prove your dedication.  A signed contract of confidentiality acts as your golden ticket, ensuring the captivating mystique of the Society remains exclusively with its privileged members.

The Initiation Awaits

Your journey into this sensual world begins with a playful – yet essential – lesson.  Master the rhythmic kicks and high-energy moves of the Can Can, a dance that embodies the very essence of the Secret Burlesque Society.  Only those who can truly Can Can will be granted access to the society’s inner sanctum, a space where the magic truly unfolds.

Prepare to be Mesmerized

Get ready for a dazzling spectacle that will leave you wide-eyed and breathless. Fire breathers will take the stage with daring feats, their flames illuminating the room with an otherworldly glow.  Then, prepare to be captivated by the sensual elegance of our burlesque starlets.  Their performances blur the lines between fantasy and reality, a mesmerizing display of grace and allure.

A Night Beyond Compare

But the wonders don’t stop there!  Witness the synchronized tap routines of androgynous tap twins, their movements as flawless as their outfits are dazzling.  Glamour showgirls will bedazzle you with feathers, sequins, and a timeless charisma.  And to add a touch of the extraordinary, Masters of Magic will take you on a mystical journey, weaving illusions that will have you questioning everything you think you know.

Indulge All Your Senses

As Fizzbox puts it, Proud Cabaret City is ready to welcome you to a night filled with “glamour and allure.”  Nestled in the heart of vibrant London, this gorgeous venue sets the tone for an unforgettable experience.  Imagine timeless Art Deco elegance, plush seating, dimmed lighting, and a truly electric atmosphere. You’ll feel transported back to a fabulous bygone era.

The Show-Stopping Spectacle Begins

As the curtains rise, you’ll be treated to a dazzling cast of performers, ready to deliver a spellbinding soiree, just like Fizzbox describes.  This isn’t just burlesque; it’s a show-stopping spectacular featuring everything from jaw-dropping fire acts to mesmerizing burlesque stars, breathtaking acrobats, and enthralling circus acts.  Prepare to be on the edge of your seat, wanting more!

Throughout the evening, you and your group can indulge in a mouth-watering two-course meal, designed to “ignite the senses and delight with every bite,” as Fizzbox mentions.  Expect a fantastic array of choices, catering to vegetarians, vegans, and those with gluten-free requirements.  The venue’s bar offers everything from wine and beer to expertly crafted cocktails and soft drinks, ensuring there’s something for everyone.

More Than Just a Performance

The Secret Burlesque Society is more than just a performance; it’s an invitation to experience the magic of burlesque firsthand. Each act tells a captivating story of sensuality and empowerment, leaving a lasting impression.  Whether you’re celebrating a London hen party, or birthday, or simply looking for a special night out, look no further than Proud Cabaret City.  This stunning show awaits, promising an unforgettable evening of mystery, glamour, and revelry.

But remember, once you enter, the secrets are yours to keep. Can you resist sharing the magic you’ll witness within the confines of this clandestine society? 



Summer Sensations: The Must-See Drag Shows Heating Up Proud Cabaret’s Stages

Suns out, wigs out! Summer 2024 is shaping up to be a scorcher, and what better way to beat the heat than with a sizzling hot dose of drag?  That’s right, darlings, Proud Cabaret is serving up a summer of sensational shows that are guaranteed to set your cheeks on fire (in the best way possible).

The Proud Legacy: Where Decadence Meets Drag Excellence

For those unfamiliar with the iconic Proud Cabaret, let’s get you schooled.  Proud City has been slaying the London nightlife scene for over a decade, but our story goes even deeper. The Proud Group has been revolutionizing England’s nightlife scene for almost two decades, bringing back the glamour and decadence of classic cabaret with a modern twist.  Think lavish interiors that would make Gatsby blush, award-winning performers who’ll leave you speechless, and enough sass to fill a million RuPaul’s Drag Race confessionals.

More Than Just Drag: A Feast for the Senses

But Proud Cabaret isn’t just about the drag, honey. It’s a full-on sensory experience. Imagine stepping into a bygone era of glitz and glam, where every detail is designed to transport you to a world of pure entertainment.  our venues, whether the plush intimacy of Proud Brighton or the opulent Proud City, are historical buildings given a decadent makeover, perfect for setting the scene for a night (or day!) to remember.

A Drag Extravaganza for Every Craving

And this summer? Buckle up, buttercups, because Proud Cabaret is turning up the heat with our drag shows. They offer a variety of experiences to suit your mood, from the legendary Drag Brunch to themed nights that’ll have you gagging with our creativity.

Drag Brunch: The Ultimate Summer Mashup

Feeling peckish and need a side of fierce?  Proud Cabaret’s legendary Drag Brunch is back and better than ever! This isn’t your average Sunday morning snoozefest.  We’re talking bottomless bubbles (because who needs juice when you have mimosas, darling?), showstopping performances from Proud’s glam squad of queens, and a karaoke throwdown that’ll have you feeling like a pop star.  Think belting out your faves with a crew of your besties while a gaggle of gorgeous drag queens cheer you on.  YASSSS, queen!

Beyond Brunch: Weekends Made for Slaying

But brunch isn’t the only time to get your drag fix at Proud Cabaret.  our evenings are legendary, with electrifying performances that fuse modern circus acts, classic burlesque, and of course, drag queens who could give RuPaul himself a run for his money.  Top DJs keep the party going after the shows, so you can dance the night away under the dazzling lights.

Summer’s the Sizzle, But Proud Cabaret is Here Year-Round

Let’s face it, summer is all about letting loose and celebrating life.  What better way to do that than with a night (or brunch!) filled with laughter, fabulous costumes, and killer performances?  Plus, with Brighton Pride just around the corner, what better way to gear up for the festivities than with a taste of the magic Proud Cabaret brings?

Drag by the Beach or Drag in the City? You Decide!

Can’t decide between a day at the seaside or a night on the town?  Well, with Proud Cabaret, you don’t have to!  They have locations in both Brighton (famed as the UK’s unofficial LGBTQ+ capital, might we add?) and London, so you can catch a drag show whether you’re feeling a beach bum vibe or a city slicker strut.

Join the Proud Family: More Than Just a Show

Honey, this summer (and beyond!) is all about embracing your inner fabulousness, and Proud Cabaret is here to help you do just that.  So grab your crew, dust off your dancing shoes, and get ready for a summer (or winter, spring, or fall!) filled with unforgettable drag experiences.  Trust us, it’ll be the hottest ticket in town (and by town, we mean both Brighton and London!). After all, at Proud Cabaret, it’s not just a show, it’s a feeling. It’s a celebration of individuality, self-expression, and of course, a whole lot of fun.  So come join the Proud family, spill the tea with the queens, and let your freak flag fly!


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2024’s Best Live Entertainment Venues in London: Where to Let Your Hair Down!

London, the vibrant heart of the UK, pulsates with life and offers a dazzling array of live entertainment for every taste. From electrifying concerts to side-splitting comedy, and captivating theatre to dazzling cabaret, finding the perfect venue can be overwhelming.

But fear not, fellow thrill-seeker! This guide unveils some of the hottest spots to catch unforgettable live action in 2024, ensuring you create memories that will last a lifetime. So, put on your dancing shoes, grab your sense of adventure, and prepare to be entertained!

For the Music Lovers:

  • The Royal Albert Hall: This iconic venue, steeped in history and renowned acoustics, hosts an extraordinary range of artists, from classical legends to contemporary music giants. Witness orchestral brilliance one evening and head-bang to rock royalty the next – all under the majestic Victorian dome.
  • Alexandra Palace: Nicknamed “Ally Pally”, this sprawling north London landmark offers not just concerts but immersive experiences. Catch rising stars or established headliners, enjoy open-air festivals in the summer, or explore exhibitions and historical displays.
  • The Jazz Café: A legend in London’s jazz scene, this intimate Camden venue fosters a sense of community and raw talent. From established acts to up-and-coming artists, every night promises a unique musical journey and an electrifying atmosphere.

For the Stage Enthusiasts:

  • Shakespeare’s Globe: Immerse yourself in the Bard’s timeless works under the open sky at this reconstructed Elizabethan playhouse. Experience the power of words and theatre in their purest form, surrounded by fellow audience members transported to another era.
  • National Theatre: Home to some of the most acclaimed productions in the UK, the National Theatre guarantees a theatrical feast. Explore thought-provoking contemporary plays, witness classics reimagined, or discover international gems, all delivered by world-class actors.
  • The Old Vic: Steeped in theatrical history, The Old Vic continues to push boundaries with bold and innovative productions. Catch groundbreaking premieres, rediscover beloved plays in fresh interpretations, and be inspired by the raw talent nurtured on this illustrious stage.

For the Laughter Seekers:

  • Soho Theatre: In the heart of London’s comedy scene, the Soho Theatre showcases rising stars and established stand-up comedians. Immerse yourself in intimate settings, experience diverse comedic styles, and prepare for side-splitting laughter that will leave your cheeks aching.
  • The Comedy Store: Laughs are guaranteed at this iconic Leicester Square club, a breeding ground for comedic talent. From established acts to open mic nights, there’s always something to tickle your funny bone, whether you prefer observational humor, witty wordplay, or physical antics.
  • The Second City: This renowned improv comedy theatre invites you to be part of the show! Witness hilarious unscripted performances, marvel at the quick wit and comedic timing of the actors, and experience the joy of spontaneous laughter shared with the entire audience.

For the Dazzling Night Out:

  • Proud City: Step into a world of glamour and extravagance at Proud City. This stunning Edwardian venue boasts award-winning cabaret shows with dazzling costumes, live music, burlesque performances, and captivating atmosphere. Enjoy delicious food, exquisite cocktails, and an unforgettable night of entertainment that will tantalize all your senses.

Bonus Tips:

  • Check listings regularly: Venues constantly update their schedules with exciting new shows.
  • Consider alternative options: Explore smaller, independent venues for unique experiences and hidden gems.
  • Think outside the box: From spoken word poetry nights to live music bars, London offers diverse live entertainment beyond the mainstream.
  • Grab a bite beforehand: Many venues have restaurants or bars on-site, making it a complete evening out.
  • Dress for the occasion: While comfort is key, some venues have dress codes, so check it out beforehand.

With this guide as your starting point, dive headfirst into London’s vibrant live entertainment scene and discover experiences that will stay with you long after the curtain falls.


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Modern Elegance: Proud Cabaret’s Role in Shaping Contemporary Burlesque

Welcome to the enchanting world of Proud Cabaret, where the allure of velvet and the sheen of chrome converge in a dance of modern elegance and classic burlesque. This is not merely a venue; it’s a cultural phenomenon, a trendsetter in the realm of contemporary burlesque. Here, we find an intricate blend of tradition and innovation, a stage where feathers flutter with fierce confidence. Proud Cabaret isn’t just about performances; it’s a visionary force shaping the very essence of modern burlesque. As we delve into this world, let’s explore the Proud Cabaret Shows, immerse in Modern Burlesque, and experience the Exclusive Cabaret Experience.

Proud Cabaret: A Legacy of Modern Elegance

History and Transformation

The journey of Proud Cabaret mirrors the dynamic evolution of burlesque itself. From its historical roots in theatrical satire and performance, burlesque has always been a fluid art form, continually evolving with societal shifts. Proud Cabaret embraces this legacy, redefining burlesque for the modern age while paying homage to its rich history.

Ambiance: Where Past Meets Present

Upon entering Proud Cabaret, guests are greeted by an ambiance that seamlessly blends historical opulence with contemporary sophistication. The venue is a visual symphony of luxurious velvet juxtaposed with sleek chrome accents, creating an atmosphere that resonates with the energy of both past and present. This setting is the perfect backdrop for booking tickets for Proud Cabaret shows, offering an intimate experience filled with electrifying performances.

Performers: Pioneers of Modern Burlesque

The heart of Proud Cabaret lies in its performers, who are at the forefront of modern burlesque. These artists push the boundaries of traditional burlesque, infusing it with innovation and artistry. Their performances are a testament to the venue’s reputation for hosting some of the best cabaret performances, where each act is a celebration of creativity and empowerment.

Evolution of Burlesque at Proud Cabaret

Breaking Stereotypes: Embracing Inclusivity

Proud Cabaret is a beacon for diversity and body positivity, challenging the conventional stereotypes of burlesque. The venue celebrates performers from all walks of life, fostering an environment of inclusivity and empowerment. This philosophy is integral to the essence of modern burlesque, where every performance is a bold statement of self-expression.

Theatrical Storytelling: More Than a Tease

At Proud Cabaret, the burlesque experience goes beyond the realm of striptease. The performances are intricate narratives, weaving themes and stories that captivate the audience. Booking a burlesque dinner and show tickets at Proud Cabaret means immersing oneself in a world where storytelling and performance art converge.

Artistic Collaborations: Creating a Tapestry of Experiences

Proud Cabaret’s commitment to artistic collaboration has led to a rich tapestry of immersive experiences. Partnerships with musicians, designers, and visual artists have elevated the shows, creating a multidimensional spectacle that is a hallmark of modern burlesque nights.

Experience the Magic: Booking Your Night at Proud Cabaret

Exclusive Offerings: Personalized Experiences

Proud Cabaret goes beyond the traditional to offer VIP packages, dinner and show combinations, and special events, ensuring a personalized experience for every guest. From the moment you consider buying burlesque tickets online to the final curtain call, the experience is tailored to exceed expectations.

Ticket Options: A Seamless Experience

The process of securing your spot at Proud Cabaret is designed to be as smooth and enjoyable as the show itself. The online booking system is user-friendly, ensuring a hassle-free experience from browsing to purchasing Proud Cabaret event tickets.

Special Promotions: Adding Value to the Experience

Proud Cabaret frequently offers special promotions and seasonal deals, enhancing the excitement of attending a show. These promotions are an excellent opportunity for guests to experience the exclusive cabaret experience at an exceptional value.


Proud Cabaret’s impact on the contemporary burlesque scene is undeniable. It has crafted a unique blend of elegance, artistic expression, and theatrical innovation, setting a new standard in the world of cabaret. To truly understand this impact, one must experience Proud Cabaret firsthand. So why wait? Embark on this captivating journey and become part of the ever-evolving story of modern burlesque.


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1920s Speakeasy Revived: Culinary Delights and Cocktails at Proud City

Step back in time with me to the roaring 1920s, right in the heart of London, where Proud City, our beloved speakeasy-themed venue, revives the exuberant spirit of a bygone era. Situated at 1 Mark Lane, near the convenient Fenchurch Street Station, this gem is not just a venue; it’s a time capsule that transports you to an age of glamour and indulgence.

A Taste of the Roaring Twenties

At Proud City, we’re not just about the entertainment; we’re about creating a holistic 1920s-esque experience. Whether you’re popping in for brunch in the city or seeking a more exotic dining affair, we’ve got a culinary experience that’s sure to tantalize your taste buds.

The Speakeasy Bar Experience

Our bar staff and mixologists are true artists, wielding an impressive selection of spirits, wines, and bubbles. Each cocktail crafted at our bar is not just a drink; it’s a tribute to the sophistication of a time gone by. So, whether you’re looking to remember a fantastic night out or perhaps forget the mundane, our cocktails promise an experience that’s both.

Culinary Delights

Elevating the dining experience, our menu is a nod to 1920s cuisine, offering both classic and innovative dishes. When you reserve a speakeasy dining experience at Proud City, you’re not just booking a table; you’re securing a culinary journey through time.

The Proud City Shows

Our venue, boasting a 200+ capacity across two beautifully themed rooms, is the perfect backdrop for our eclectic mix of shows. Currently, we’re thrilled to present four spectacular events:

Kabaret Exposé at Proud City: A show that brings the allure and mystery of Cabaret to life.

Secret Burlesque Society at Proud City: Step into a world where burlesque artistry meets contemporary glamour.

Broadway Burlesque Brunch at Proud City: Combine your love for Broadway with the thrill of burlesque in this unique brunch experience.

Kabaret Dragaoke Brunch at Proud City: A brunch that’s as much about the dazzling drag performances as it is about the food.

Each show is a unique interpretation of the speakeasy theme, promising an unforgettable experience.

Book Your Experience

Looking to experience an evening like never before? Whether it’s to reserve a table for a speakeasy-style dining experience, book a themed restaurant in London, or simply immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of a historical era, Proud City is your go-to destination.

Visit our website to secure your dinner & show reservations, experience cuisine at Proud City, or indulge in one of our many shows. It’s more than just a night out; it’s a journey into the heart of London, where every moment is steeped in history and luxury. Come, join us at Proud City, and let’s relive the roaring twenties in style!



Burlesque Bliss: A Guide to Live Burlesque in London

Ah, London! A city where history and modernity dance a tantalizing tango, and where the vibrant nightlife scene whispers tales of intrigue and splendour. As someone who’s always been enchanted by the world of live entertainment, I’ve discovered that one of the city’s best-kept secrets is its thriving burlesque scene. Among these glittering gems is our very own “Secret Burlesque Society” at Proud Cabaret, an experience that epitomizes the essence of modern burlesque.

Burlesque Bliss

Discovering the Allure of Burlesque

Burlesque has a rich history, deeply woven into the cultural tapestry of London. It’s an art form that combines theatre, music, and dance, often with a playful nod to the risqué. When you attend a London burlesque event, you’re not just buying a ticket to a show; you’re reserving a front-row seat to an experience that transcends the ordinary.

Proud Cabaret: A Beacon of Burlesque

At Proud Cabaret, we pride ourselves on bringing this art form to life in the heart of the city. Our venues are more than just places to see a show; they’re portals to a bygone era of glamour and luxury. Whether you’re looking to book a live burlesque performance for a special occasion or just seeking a unique night out, we’ve got you covered.

The Secret Burlesque Society

Our “Secret Burlesque Society” show is a testament to the captivating power of burlesque. Peek through the keyhole and you’ll find a world where vintage charm meets modern seduction. Here, fire performers, mesmerizing burlesque acts, and breathtaking acrobats take center stage. It’s an invitation to join an exclusive society where the art of burlesque is elevated to new heights.

A Night of Decadence and Desire

From meticulously crafted cocktails that hark back to a bygone era to the opulent setting, every detail at our shows speaks of decadence and desire. It’s not just about the show; it’s about creating an atmosphere charged with an intoxicating energy that lingers long after the final bow.

Burlesque Bliss

The Proud Cabaret Experience

At Proud Cabaret, we believe in creating an unforgettable experience. Our venues, from the plush intimacy of Proud Cabaret Brighton to the contemporary Proud City, offer a variety of settings to enjoy a burlesque show. And it’s not just about the performances; our menus are curated to tantalize your taste buds, complementing the visual feast on stage.

Booking Your Burlesque Experience

Interested in experiencing the allure of burlesque in London? It’s easy to secure your burlesque night tickets or even get a VIP pass for a special experience. Check out our What’s On page to explore upcoming events and book your spot at one of our captivating shows.

In Conclusion

Whether you’re a long-time fan or new to the scene, the London burlesque experience is something truly special. It’s a celebration of art, sensuality, and the joy of live performance. As you plan your next night out, consider stepping into the enthralling world of burlesque. Embrace the mystique, uncover the allure, and become a part of something extraordinary.

Experience the magic for yourself – visit Proud Cabaret and discover the wonder of London’s burlesque scene. And remember, every performance at the “Secret Burlesque Society” is a secret you’ll definitely want to share!





Ah, cabaret! The word alone conjures images of sultry performers, dazzling costumes, and an atmosphere so electric, it could light up the London Eye. But have you ever wondered what goes on behind those velvet curtains? What secrets lurk in the dressing rooms and under the stage? Well, darling, you’re in for a treat. Welcome to the exclusive world of Cabaret Behind the Scenes, where we spill the tea, or should I say, champagne, on all the backstage cabaret tales you’ve been dying to hear.

The Glitz, The Glamour, The Grit

Let’s kick things off with a little-known fact: the glamour you see on stage at Proud Cabaret is just the tip of the sequined iceberg. Beneath the surface, there’s a whirlwind of activity that most audience members never get to see. From last-minute costume fixes to pre-show rituals, the backstage is a world unto itself.

The Quick Change Olympics

Imagine this: you’re at Proud Embankment, our flagship venue, and you’re watching an incredible burlesque performance. The performer exits the stage, and not two minutes later, she’s back in an entirely different, equally stunning outfit. How does that happen? Welcome to the Quick Change Olympics, a backstage cabaret tale that’s as frantic as it is fascinating.

Performers have mere moments to switch costumes, often with the help of a dedicated “dresser.” Zippers get stuck, sequins go flying, but the show must go on. And it does, flawlessly, thanks to the unsung heroes backstage.

The Pre-Show Rituals

Before stepping into the limelight, many performers have their quirky pre-show rituals. One of our award-winning drag artists, for instance, always eats a spoonful of honey to soothe the vocal cords. Another performer does a quick yoga session right there in the dressing room to get into the zone. These are the little backstage stories cabaret artists rarely share, but they’re essential to making each performance magical.

The Stage Manager

The stage manager, usually dressed in black to go unnoticed, is the lifeblood of the show. More often than not, the stage manager is working with brand new performers, knowing little about them, their act, and what they will need. The stage manager must learn quickly, take extensive notes, and often memorize performers’ act to ensure they place the stage prop in the perfect place at the perfect time, catch a bedazzled bra flying through the air, and even ensure fire sticks are fuelled and set on stage to be ignited and set ablaze at the perfect cue of a song. The stage managers are the unsung heroes that ensure the smooth running of a show. As well as ensuring the most important element of all. That the performers receive their pre-show rider of champagne.

The Show Must Go On When Things Don’t Go as Planned

Ah, live theatre, the realm of unpredictability! Even with the most meticulous planning, things can go awry. But what sets a Proud Cabaret show apart is how brilliantly these hiccups are handled. Remember, you’re watching some of the UK’s most seasoned performers. They’ve seen it all, from wardrobe malfunctions to missed cues, and they know how to turn a mishap into an unforgettable moment.

The After-Party: Where the Real Magic Happens

Think the fun ends when the curtain falls? Think again! After the show, the performers often mingle with the audience, offering a rare chance for some one-on-one time. Want to know more about what you’ve just witnessed? Check out What’s On for upcoming events and Burlesque Shows At Proud to dive deeper into this mesmerizing world.

The Final Bow

So there you have it, a sneak peek into the exclusive cabaret insights that make Proud Cabaret a name synonymous with decadence and top-tier performance. From the frantic pace of quick changes to the secret codes that keep the show running, the world behind the curtain is as fascinating as the one in front of it.

As Alex Proud himself says, “Leave your inhibitions at the door, and let us amaze you.” And amaze you we will, not just with the spectacle you see on stage, but with the untold cabaret stories that make each performance a unique, unforgettable experience.

So, what are you waiting for? Book your tickets, put on your finest attire, and prepare to be amazed by a night at Proud Cabaret you’ll never forget. Cheers, darlings! 🥂



Now, you’ve been to brunch, and you’ve probably seen a drag show or two. But have you ever experienced the fabulous collision of both? That’s right, darlings, we’re talking about the unforgettable fusion of drag and brunch in London.


Picture this: one moment you’re sipping on your mimosa, relishing your eggs Benedict, the next, you’re caught up in a whirl of sequins and laughter as London’s finest drag queens take to the stage. Now, that’s a brunch worth getting out of bed for on a Saturday, isn’t it?

And where better to have this rip-roaring good time than at the one and onlyProud Cabaret? Known for hosting some of the best drag and brunch shows in London, we take ‘entertaining’ to a whole new level. Believe us, the energy at places like Proud City and the grand Proud Embankment is nothing short of electrifying.


Now, for a true showstopper, let me tell you about theBroadway Drag Brunch at Proud Embankment. Picture all your favorite Broadway musical numbers, but make it drag. The result? A knee-slapping, side-splitting, sing-along extravaganza.

Our fabulous queens don’t just death drop to smash-hit show tunes, they take you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions, with high kicks, spins, and a dash of cheeky humor. All of this while you tuck into a scrumptious two-course brunch. Oh, and did I mention the bottomless booze?

But it’s not just about the sequins and high heels. There’s a beautiful sense of togetherness and inclusivity that makes these drag queen brunch events all the more special.


These events, with their flamboyant performances, laughter, and, of course, fantastic food, are a celebration of diversity and creativity. When you’re there, in the midst of the sequins and feathers, belting out a show tune with a room full of new friends, you realize it’s more than just a show. It’s a party that everyone is invited to.

So, there you have it. If you fancy a bit of sparkle with your scrambled eggs or some sass with your smoked salmon, why not give one of these unique drag and brunch combos a go? It’s a bit of a giggle, a touch of theatre, and a whole lot of fun.

After all, where else can you see the best of the West End, indulge in a delicious brunch, and get your groove on, all before the afternoon tea? So, the question is – are you ready for the show of your life?