Top Shows at Underbelly Festival This Year

03 July 2021

Underbelly Festival has a spectacular programme of cabaret, circus, comedy, variety, podcasts, and family shows just off Oxford Street in Cavendish Square. The festival has all the ingredients for a perfect summer day and night out in the heart of London with a sumptuous array of street food and summer outdoor bars.

There are so many amazing shows to choose from so we’ve rounded up our top favs to help you plan your visit.

  • Headlining this year’s festival is the hilarious new cabaret, Bernie Dieter’s Berlin Underground. Über-award-winning kabarett superstar Bernie Dieter brings you her brand new cast of misfits for an unforgettable night of sexy circus, debauched drag and dangerously funny sideshow, soundtracked by her Weimar-punk jazz band.


Photos by Johannes Reinhart

  • TuckShop, stars some of the UK’s best Drag performers, this extravaganza of an evening will kick start your Summer in the fiercest and most fabulous way!
  • King of improvised comedy hip-hop, Abandoman, delivers a high-tech performance that sees his off-the-cuff adventures brought to life with green-screen technology.
  • For family entertainment, CBBC legends and Crackerjack presenters Sam & Mark will be making their Underbelly Festival debut with On The Road Show and legend of the silver screen, Basil Brush, will return with his smash hit Family Fun Show as well as his infamous show for grown-ups only, Unleashed, ensuring a little Boom! Boom! mischief and mayhem will ensue across the square.
  • Magic lovers will be enthralled by world class magician and Britain’s Got Talent finalist Magical Bones, as he effortlessly combines intricate sleight of hand with mesmerizing illusions and jaw dropping break-dance moves.

  • Comedy superstars descending on Underbelly Festival include Zoe Lyons’ greatest hits plus unseen material, star of last year’s Royal Variety Show Daliso Chaponda with the greatest of his greatest hits and don’t miss London’s favourite queer women and non-binary comedy collective The LOL Word, for an hilarious night with special guests.

All these shows are available at affordable ticket prices and run for an hour on average (with no intervals), so they’ll be plenty of time to grab a bite to eat and cocktail at the alfresco bars after.

Tickets are on sale at and are subject to a £1.50 booking fee.

Photo credit: © Jeff Moore