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The new burlesque nights at The Vault, Darlington, that shouldn’t be missed

A scintillating night out of sparkling entertainment, here’s everything you need to know about this new live cabaret show, featuring some of the best burlesque performers in the UK.

Written by Rachael Nichol
Published 16.05.2023

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Think being entertained by stylish cabaret while sipping on creative cocktails in a glamourous setting – that’s exactly what you can expect at The Vault’s new burlesque show.

Darlington’s highly anticipated new 1920s-themed basement cocktail bar, The Vault, opened its doors last month. Every corner of this sophisticated, speakeasy bar is filled with curiosities, history and secrets waiting to be uncovered as you venture around.

The Vault has become the newest go-to cocktail bar in Darlington and upon opening promised to be a live entertainment destination that takes us back to the Roaring Twenties. And oh boy have they done just that.

We bring you burlesque nights at The Vault, Darlington.

Expect an evening of extravaganza, glitz and glamour where you’ll be blown away by the fun, flirty performances of live burlesque, cabaret and musical acts featuring some of the finest burlesque performers in the UK.

With her killer pins, saucy smile, and enchanting gaze, the show will be hosted by non-other than the ‘caramel burlesque queen’ herself, Ebony Silk, who is sure to whisk us away into the wonderful world of glamour and fun.

Why not make a night of it and pop down before the show to treat yourself to a cheese and charcuterie board and a bottle of wine or tuck into some tasty street food washed down you with your favourite cocktails to warm you up for the show?

HLN TOP TIP: Make sure you’re quick to get your tickets for the first show on Thursday 25th May at 7pm incase they sell out. Book them now by following this link.


Ebony Silk

Your host for the evening is Ebony Silk, the North East’s ‘caramel burlesque queen’. The ever-radiant Ebony Silk is a polished and professional performer with over a decade of experience. Previously a resident member of the Headline Honeys Burlesque Troupe, and now a member of The House of Trixie Blue, she has toured the UK and headlined internationally to critical acclaim. With her killer pins, saucy smile and enchanting gaze, she’s sure to whisk us into a wonderful world of glamour and fun.

Harvey Rose 

Harvey Rose is a seasoned drag queen and professional dancer with years of experience under her belt. She has worked across the UK and internationally and never fails to captivate her audience with her fun-loving spirit and high-energy performances. Catch her burning up the dance floor whenever she has a chance.

The Vixen Trio 

The Vixen Trio are proudly Europe’s biggest, vintage burlesque harmony trio. Faultless three-part close harmony vocals, cheeky and culminating choreography, creative costumes and a surprise strip, this is silliness at its very most sublime. Ascending from humble beginnings, in the UK’s Leicester City, to Internationally renowned, award-winning showstoppers and, finally, Headliner Burlesque and Cabaret status!

Trixie Blue 

The international multi-award-winning burlesque enchantress, Trixie Blue, is highly acclaimed for her seductive prowess and jaw-dropping performances, captivating audiences for over 14 years. Not only this, but Trixie is also an established performer and show producer (including the critically acclaimed Newcastle Burlesque Festival), hosting shows throughout the UK, her quick wit, friendly vibes and zany nature leaves audiences giggling in their boots.

For more information and to stay up to date with upcoming live performances, like The Vault’s Facebook page and follow them on Instagram

The Vault, E Row, Darlington DL1 5PN

Opening times:

Thursday: 3pm – 10pm

Friday: 12pm – 11pm

Saturday:12pm – 11pm

Sunday: 12pm – 8pm

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