Lara Gothique - "Hells Belle" was voted into the Top 5 "Best British Burlesque Performer" category by The Burlesque Awards, and The Velvet Burlesque show troupe won the award for "Best British Burlesque Troupe".

Shows - Corporate Events:

If you are looking for professional event planning for your show/event/function (be it the entire event or simply part of it), then please do not hesitate to contact Lara to discuss your requirements.


"Lara organised and ran our 2012 Summer Ball, and what a fantastic night was had by all! Such a varied mix of performance which could not fail to delight everyone in attendance!
Thoroughly recommend this fine lady. Very, very professional, with a very fine eye for detail."
- Dr. Helen Rhodes

"The Velvet Burlesque provided us with a truly professional corporate booking right through to some special requests we had for a few of our longserving clients. I felt safe in the knowledge that our event would run smoothly, professionally, and to the exact specifications we required. I would not hesitate to recommend Lara - The Velvet Burlesque"
- Henry Talbot Sr.

"We have used Lara and The Velvet Burlesque for our last three Winter Wonderland corporate parties - I simply cannot recommend her highly enough! Polite and professional, with a fine eye for detail. Our party is always very much looked forward to, and we often wonder what she has up her sleeve for the next time!"
- Diane M. Chambers

"WOW! What an incredible party Lara put together for us! Our friends can't stop talking about the wonderful night they had, and to top it off, my parents have now booked Lara to organise their 60th Wedding Anniversary too! We can't wait!
Thankyou very, very much, Lara. You have been a joy to deal with."
- Steven & Elaine Summers

Hen Parties - Birthday Parties - Theme Parties
Bride & Groom "first dance" Choreography
Valentines / Anniversary / Christmas gifts
Class or Private Session "Gift Vouchers" also available!

If you are looking to book a special party or perhaps give a gift that`s a little bit different, then look no further!

It could be a one-on-one private lesson/session as a more personal gift for your Lady/best friend (etc.), or I can cater for any size group for an amazing party experience!
Let me know what you want, and I can offer professional party planning for a fantastic night/gift/present that all involved won`t forget!
The Birthday girl/Hen will also receive a bottle of bubbly, a gift, and class/show vouchers.

I can offer "Package Deal" hire/costs which include venues ranging from a community hall, or dance studio, to a Sheffield-based nightclub.
(Basic party packages are for events based in/around Sheffield, South Yorkshire, however I will travel further afield if you wish to find your own venue.)

Please contact Lara for all further information regarding solo/troupe performance, private tuition, dance & fitness Classes, Hen/Birthday party bookings, or corporate/private event planning, etc.
Wedding choreography (Bride & Groom`s "first dance") also a speciality - please ask for details.


"Ridiculously great fun! Lara gave us such a wide range of options for our birthday gathering, and every question we had about the arrangements was answered fully. A very professional service and a crazily hilarious party session!
I thoroughly recommend Lara as a teacher and as a business in whole. Two of my friends have booked her for their parties at the end of today`s session which only goes to show how happy we are!
Thankyou, Lara!"
- Cat Bailey

I just wanted to say a huge thank you on behalf of Laura and all the girls for Saturdays dance class. It was the perfect way to spend the afternoon, there was the right amount of dancing, having fun, drinking and cheesecakes. The rest of the day/evening went without a hitch. I will certainly be recommending you to friends and we are in the process of booking tickets for the October show.
Thank you once again."
- Sarah Heslop

"Wow! What a brilliant, brilliant party lesson we had on Saturday! I have not laughed so much in ages, and seeing my closest friends and my fiance`s Mother bumping and grinding was priceless! I`m recommending you to all my friends who are getting married and planning a different kind of hen party! Thankyou very, very much!"
- Kate Williams

"Oh. My. God. I never thought anyone could make me want to dance around like that! I wanted to get up on stage in the nightclub and show everyone what you`d taught us! (Good job my best friend had the sense to stop me!)
We are now going to start coming to your classes once I get back from my honeymoon!"
- Sarah Carver

"I am just emailing you to thank you for such a wonderful hen party session you ran for us last weekend. My sister was overwhelmed with the effort everyone had gone to, and you were such a pleasure to deal with from initial contact through to the end of our session. Thank you for making Jane`s hen party a special day to remember!"
- Catherine Small