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The Best Drag Nights in Berlin

Drag show | © savv / Flickr
Drag show | © savv / Flickr
Drag culture is where pop culture, artistry and gender fluidity intersect. Whether a drag night is comical or political, one thing’s for sure: it is always entertaining. In a city like Berlin, where there’s a plenty of room for the full arc of cultural expression, there is a delightful mix of talented and inspiring drag nights. Here are the best in the city.

The House of Presents

PANSY is a household name on Berlin’s drag scene. One of the co-founders of YO! Sissy festival and an incredibly talented drag queen, she is also the host of the House of Presents. Every Tuesday, these queens put on an amazing show, presenting diverse talent and bringing plenty of laughter to your evening.

PANSY from House of Presents © PANSY/ Courtesy of PANSY

Dragoholic

Dragoholic, presented by Judy LaDivina, is a celebration of queer music and drag art. Every last Sunday of the month at Silver Future, Dragoholic brings new drag performers to the stage. With outstanding lip-syncs, amazing performances and a palpable energy, Dragoholic is an electric drag night.

Dragoholic presented by Judy LaDivina © Kamerakind / Courtesy of Judy LaDivina

Vaudeville Variety Revue

Produced by the talented and fabulous SheilaWolf, Vaudeville Variety Revue is the largest solo cabaret and burlesque revue in Berlin. Combining enchanting burlesque, kinky boylesque and glamour with an original voice, it’s the saucy show that everyone should experience in the city.

Sheilawolf © Jack Zander / Courtesy of Sheilawolf

Rauschgold

Rauschgold, located in trendy Kreuzberg, is the embodiment of a classic Berlin bar. Regularly holding events, the bar offers a number of drag and queer nights, providing a platform for both emerging and established drag artists.

Rauschgold, Mehringdamm 62, 10961 Berlin, Germany

Travestie im Kiez

Travestie im Kiez, presented by Travestietheater, has been inviting visitors to delight in their art form in Berlin for over 30 years. The six-member ensemble presents a polished show with a touch of cabaret.

Chantal’s House of Shame

Every Thursday at Bassy Club, Chantal’s House of Shame delights visitors with a night of laughter, amazing performances and an anything-goes attitude. The cult party is a beloved Berlin drag night and is well worth experiencing while you’re in the city.

SchwuZ

SchwuZ club has been celebrating queer culture in Berlin for over 30 years. It has recently relocated to Neukölln, but still hosts a range of drag and queer cultural nights.