The Martini Lounge
Burlesque and Variety Show

The Martini Lounge is the long-standing burlesque and variety show hosted by professional burlesque performer Millie Dollar and firm regular compère Fred Bear since 2007. The show established a not-to-be-missed status with a devoted audience and continues to attract new fans with every event.


“You might not realize this, but there was a time before television, a time before the Internet, before cell phones and even before VCRs and DVDs. Yes, once upon a time, when people wanted to be entertained, they went out.” – Dixie Evans in Michelle Baldwin’s book ‘Burlesque and the new Bump and Grind’

“So what could be a better idea than to showcase the history of Burlesque by inviting the best performers from around the globe, cook up a spicy show programme and invite the audience to dress up and become part of a magnificent show? We believe there is none.” – The Martini Lounge Mission Statement


Sizzling burlesque performances in glamorous dresses, variety, comedy and vocal acts are part of the programme, which is carefully put together by Millie Dollar, each show anew, making them the success they are.

The sell out evenings, audience response and also critical acclaim The Martini Lounge has received throughout the years encourage us to continually grow the show into a local gem and one of the larger and finest burlesque and variety shows in the UK.

Widely regarded as a must-see showcase in the UK due to its sell-out status and devoted audience The Martini Lounge invites you to a night of glitz and glamour. Join us as we bring an outstanding line-up of burlesque and variety performers to the city.


“With the ladies, glitter, bears and bubbly, what more could you want from a night at the theatre?”
SEEN Magazine

“It’s a superbly glamorous night in pretty glamorous company.”
Vicky Anderson – Made Up Liverpool

“The show is the perfect balance of extravagance, laughter and entertainment.”
Sarah Hooley – Best of Liverpool


Each show in a month features a new and unique programme, which will always be announced on this website. A variety of ticket choices are available, so you will sure find the right ticket for you. All seats in the venue have a great view.

We recommend to book early to avoid disappointment. Sign up to the newsletter to be able to book early, before tickets go on public sale. Being subscribed to our newsletter also means you are in with the chance to win one of three pairs of tickets.

Having booked for a show, we further recommend to arrive early to be able to fetch a drink and be seated without having to rush. You can find the door opening times as well on our homepage together with the event details. Doors are usually one hour before the start time.