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.
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.
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.
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.
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.