Finger in the Pie Cabaret Showcase

Apply to perform at Finger in the Pie Cabaret here. Finger in the Pie Cabaret Showcase has been running since February 2006 (first at Madame JoJo’s and now at the RVT). The showcase is London’s largest platform for new Cabaret, Vaudeville and Variety Performers.

It is a showcase for both new and established acts working in cabaret, vaudeville, drag, burlesque, musical comedy, magic and puppetry. an opportunity to get photos and video footage of your act and hone it  in front of a supportive audience in a professional venue. We encourage you to invite as many industry folks down as possible to see you perform – and we’ll do as much as we can to help you advertise the performance.

Finger in the Pie Cabaret Showcase has been the first step for a huge number of performers entering the professional world of Cabaret and Burlesque. Performers who made their UK cabaret debut with us include – Bourgeois and Maurice (winners in the 2012 London Cabaret Awards), Dr Brown (winner of the Fosters Comedy Award 2012) and Myra Dubois (winner of best Drag Act London Cabaret Awards 2013).

Our work supporting artists was recognised at the 2013 London Cabaret Awards where we picked up the ‘Unsung Heros’ award, which is voted on by the cabaret community, for our stage management team, and a 2015 Inspiring People in Burlesque Award for the Alexander Luttley (Pi The Mime) and his work inspiring the next generation of performers on our Burlesque and Cabaret Course.

Perform at Century or One of Our Other Nights

While we take open applications for Finger in the Pie Cabaret Showcase all our other shows are by invite only. We cast from performers work we’ve seen. We will always try to come to shows we’re invited to in order to see you perform – but as you can imagine we’re a busy lot so it’s often just not possible. If you want to guarantee to be seen by one of our team the best thing is to come down and perform at the showcase.

Join our professional agency

As well as the showcase Finger in the Pie Cabaret regularly produce review nights, cabarets and one off events as well as running the performers agency. We cast all our professional cabaret events from people we’ve seen perform at the showcase. If you want to be added to our books we’d love to see what you can do. Once you’ve filled in our application from above drop us a line at to let us know we should keep an eye out for you!