Welcome, friends, to the Velvet Box Office - London’s first and only comprehensive directory for alternative entertainment.

London has so much more to offer than the bright lights of the West End – think grimy bars, underground music halls and circus tents. Here at the Velvet Box Office we have everything from Cabaret and Circus to Spoken Word and Children’s Theatre, so if you’re looking for twirling tassels, fire-eaters, or magical storytellers… you’ve come to the right place!

Be you a burlesque aficionado or a cabaret novice, we have something for everyone here. Dreaming of a wild hen party? Organising a work do with a difference? Planning a slightly risqué first date? Have a browse – you’re sure to find what you’re looking for.

Say no to boring bar crawls, say no to cringe-worthy club nights, say no to flat Fridays in front of the TV – come explore the Velvet Box Office for a night out with a difference.

And, here on the VBO blog, you can expect a peek behind the curtain at some of the best shows on at the moment, with interesting interviews and honest reviews, written by us.