It’s always nice to see our pals (or at least incredible performers we wished were our pals) performing around the city. Whether you’re interested in performing or just want to impress any friends and family visiting during the holiday season these venues are the place to go.

This one is the holiday themed selection of the list: The Nutcracker Rouge by Company XIV. This theatre troupe is composed of burlesque performers, pole dancers and aerialists and take common childhood stories such as Cinderella, Snow White and Pinocchio, and transforms them into immersive works of sensual magic. Company’s XIV newest show; The Nutcracker Rouge seems no different and is a new way to experience this holiday favorite.

Schtick a Pole In It, held at DROM. This one is a comedy and pole show that’s held every last Saturday of the month. Each month there’s a different theme that all the pole dancers incorporate into their performance. Past themes have been Jay-Z vs. Beyonce, hard rock, and Madonna, and in between performances a comedian does their thing, hence the name.

Slipper Room: This hidden gem in the L.E.S. has a variety of acts on any given day; magicians, comical readings, interpretive dance, go-go dancing, and aerialists. They are known for their many burlesque performers. They have a midnight show, which is only $10 and is a great place to go if you’re not quite ready for the night to end.

Duane Park: Where else can you get a three course meal and enjoy some awesome burlesque and aerialists? This venue is more on the pricy side, but the experience is worth the price because you feel as if you’ve been taken to the 20’s in a time machine. A great venue to visit for special occasions.

This is not an exhaustive list, but it’s where many of the B&P instructors and students have performed. Do you have any favorite venues you frequent to see pole and aerial performances? Let us know in the comment section below!