With the rise of OnlyFans into mainstream acceptance, tons of people are getting into the world of risque adult content. The public is realizing what those who like the underground have known for years — adult content is about much more than showing naked bodies.
One of the key art forms in the world of adult content is Burlesque. Las Vegas has become known over the years as a breeding ground for some of the best burlesque content and burlesque events. Las Vegas has maintained that vibrant culture even today.
If you’d like to find out what burlesque is, you can check out an article on that here. But if, instead, you’d like to learn about the best burlesque shows in Las Vegas, then keep reading this article.
X Burlesque is a good option for an old-school, reliable burlesque show. They’re not old-school in the sense that they play jazz songs from the ’20s (in fact, it’s part of their act to do up-to-date pop songs). But they are old-school in the sense that they have no theme beyond a good old-fashioned burlesque.
The closest thing that X Burlesque has to a theme is that they swear that their dancers will go all the way. While other shows might be considered more r-rated, this show promises to be rated X.
A common critique of the show is that seating isn’t the best. People generally like the VIP seating, but you have to shell out lots of money for this option.
However, it should be noted that while X Burlesque advertises itself as uniquely dirty, some customers say it doesn’t live up to the hype. People note that X Burlesque sometimes feels like a classed-up strip show that doesn’t hide its influences too well.
If you’re looking for a Cabaret Las Vegas without too many frills, X Burlesque is a solid option if a little underwhelming.
The Zombie Burlesque
The Zombie Burlesque is quite unconventional by the standards of polite society — and so it fits right into the burlesque tradition.
This undead extravaganza has become a staple of burlesque Las Vegas with its shows that combine campy horror, crude humor, and pop-culture staples with striptease acts.
This show features a whole backstory. Not only is it zombie-themed, but it’s also specifically based on the question — what if a zombie outbreak happened in Las Vegas in the 1950s?
Anyone who’s a fan of pop culture, pop art, Las Vegas culture, or the undead will like this show.
This show, in particular, appeals to those who enjoy things that combine the macabre with the sexy. A good comparison is the Rocky Horror Picture show.
Its old-timey magic tricks and flights of fancy will also appeal to those who enjoy classic funhouse, freakshows, and magic acts. If you’re looking for a camp fest, look no further.
The Burlesque Hall of Fame
Don’t let the name fool you; the Burlesque Hall of Fame isn’t a museum; it’s a very hot show.
The show’s theme is to take you through the history of the burlesque show las vegas tradition and pay tribute to some of the best to ever do it in this unique art form.
Different dancers in the show will represent different historical dancers. They’ll also represent different eras of the art form. This is the perfect show if you or a friend are a burlesque dancer yourself and have a special interest in the form’s history.
This show is great if you want to have your body titillated, but it’s also great if you want to feel as though you’re persevering this great art form. They also have a wonderful gift shop, where you can take home a sexy piece of history; and perhaps even put on your own show.
AREA15: Rated Red
The above items on this list are all well and good, but the most unique Burlesque show in las vegas hasn’t even hit town yet.
AREA15 is presenting a new, unique experience — Rated Red — designed not just to titillate but to elicit feelings of desire, danger, power, seduction, and love.
Imagine combining burlesque with dance, circus, performance art, and interactive theater. AREA15 is truly at the front of Burlesque as an artistic movement in its own right.
The show takes place in a 360-degree projection-mapped room. That means you’ll be surrounded on all sides by art.
But that’s not all you’ll be surrounded by.
This show also features performances by beautiful showgirl performers. Classic burlesque styles will be mixed with acrobatic techniques, contemporary jazz dance, and pole dancing to create a one-of-a-kind experience.
The show is choreographed by a reputable director and is said to be inspired by the late modernist dancer Bob Fosse, whose isolations and in-your-face body contortions changed the world of contemporary dance.
Like the best art out there, the show is sure to challenge your conceptions of what burlesque even is and inspire you to reflect on the world without sacrificing the allure and sex appeal that lie at burlesque’s core.
The show opens in October, so make sure you get your tickets as soon as you can.
Attend the Best Burlesque Events Las Vegas
There are a lot of Burlesque Events Las Vegas out there, but at the end of the day, we don’t think anything can quite live up to what AREA15 is promising. The show hasn’t opened yet, so we can’t provide you with any exciting reviews, but we can let you know that we’re on the edge of our seats waiting to see what they bring to the striptease world.
Whereas Burlesque X provides an old-school experience, and The Zombie Burlesque surely wins as far as novelty goes, the old-school gets boring, and the novelty wears off. AREA15 is promising to change the game.
For more information, check out the AREA15 event page.