Barelesque are one of the top acts to appear at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern.

Who Are Barelesque?

Providing a thrilling night of exotic entertainment that titillates, excites and entertains in equal measure.

The Barelesque story dates back to 2011 when a group of like-minded people got together and decided it was time to host a burlesque night with more variety than is usually seen in traditional shows. 

As a body positive show, Barelesque is hot, sexy and kinky, combining cabaret and burlesque performances with auctions which raise funds for charity. Created by Queen Tigress Honey Schnapps and Head Minx Miss Cy, this performance event is one that shouldn’t be missed.

Barelesque’s Shows

Back in the day, Barelesque’s first ever show, Barelesque I: Will They Dare To Bare was nominated for the Erotic Awards’ Best Event accolade.

Since then, Barelesque has put on numerous spectacular events, with Barelesque II: Sugar and Spice following hot on the heels of the first show right up to the latest incarnation, Barelesque 10: Births, Deaths and Marriages. 

Every show has had its own exotic theme, and while some have been last minute creations, others have taken months to put together and have been lovingly crafted with endless hours of writing, performance and rehearsal.

A Charitable Cause

All of the proceeds raised from the sales of Barelesque tickets as well as all of the money raised from the events’ auctions go straight to charity. The chosen cause, the Albert Kennedy Trust, is close to the hearts of the performers, and since all of the stagecraft, print, design, models and performances involved with Barelesque’s shows are donated free of charge, audience members can be convinced that every single penny that is raised from the show will go direct to the charity. 

Albert Kennedy Trust

The Albert Kennedy Trust supports young people from the LGBT community who have been made homeless by their family because they came out. Unfortunately, even in today’s modern world, a lot of young people are discriminated against because of their sexuality, and experience hardship with nowhere to stay and nobody to go to for help.

The Albert Kennedy Trust was established to help these young people and to turn their life around. AKT provides 8000 nights-worth of accommodation to LGBT young people who face rejection and abuse because of coming out to their loved ones, and the charity can provide young people with 24 hours of accommodation, travel and food for a donation of just £25.

Barelesque believes firmly that the AKT charity does important work, and this is why they have been supporting this charity as their sole cause for many years. Every show that Barelesque puts on raises up to £3,000 for the charity – a very worthwhile cause which helps young people to get the confidence and support they need to succeed in life.

Getting Involved With Barelesque

While Barelesque are all about exotic and sexy performances, they are also keen to offer opportunities to those who are keen to dip their toes into the world of burlesque. As they are always on the lookout for new performers, anyone who is interested in having a try and learning the art of exotic performance can get in touch with the group who will be happy to hear from them. 

Currently, Barelesque are planning their next show and are taking a break from performances, so we can look forward to a spectacular and stunning new event next year. Stay tuned and keep watching the Royal Vauxhall Tavern’s listings of upcoming events to find out when their next show will be held.