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About Butchertown Burlesque:


In the olden days of lamp lit alleyways, dirt dusty streets and speakeasy's in the gritty city of Richmond, Virginia, existed the "Butchertown Cats." A gang that ruled the "Butchertown" district, an area that stretched from Shockoe Bottom to Church Hill, oft avoided unless one was brave enough to visit the back alley brothels, or pay a visit to one of the many butchers with swinging meat, lining the streets... Butchertown Burlesque revives the rebellious, retro Richmond and invites audiences to join in the revelry and release their inner flapper, bootlegger or juke joint Judy! Vintage or cocktail attire is requested...gussy up and be a part of the magic!

Butchertown Burlesque


Step back in time, begin the beguine, with Butchertown Burlesque at TheatreLAB's The Basement!

Boom Boom Basics presents a vintage classic burlesque, nightlife experience to whisk show-goers away to a night of decadent celebration! Embark on journey through the retro decades with LIVE jazz, blues and swing from Virginia-grown, and regional musical artists, playing your tunes from the 1920s - 1950s, while stripteasing sirens tease and delight in an immersive, speakeasy setting.

Don your dapper hats and dancin' shoes and join in the revelry, 'cause this Juke Joint is a hoppin'!


Doors open at 8pm, Show begins at 9pm

PRE-SALE: VIP* - $20 | General Admission - $15
AT THE DOOR: VIP* - $25 | General Admission - $18

Pre-sale will CLOSE at midnight on Sept 27th,

so hurry and get your tickets early!

*Limited VIP tickets available!!

Includes prime seating, drink special discount
& a goodie bag of gifts from the cast & local vendors!

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