Since its first show back in May 2007 The Wet Spot has become a main event on the Leeds and UK Burlesque & Cabaret scene. With top quality Burlesque & Cabaret performers from all over the UK, Europe and the USA, The Wet Spot combines a wide variety of sensational acts, alongside brilliant vintage style DJ’s and a great club atmosphere! It is easy to see why The Wet Spot :: Burlesque & Cabaret has become such a popular destination for a brilliant night out in Leeds!
Back in 2007 Ryvita Von Cheese wanted to see high quality, established Burlesque and Cabaret performers in Leeds…but when there wasn’t a night to tickle her fancy - she decided to do something about it. Ryvita Von Cheese wanted a night in Leeds featuring performances from awesome burlesque artists, vocalists, live bands, fire eaters, magicians, comedians, Chinese pole-acrobats and great DJ sets of classic 50’s Rock ’n’ Roll, Jump Jive, Doo Wop, Lounge and Swing to dance to til the small hours.
A seed was sown…and The Wet Spot :: Burlesque & Cabaret was born!
It was meant to be a one off event, but on May 4th 2007, when 150 people crammed into a room Upstairs at The Adelphi, Ryvita could see that the demand was there for an event of The Wet Spot’s calibre! The 2nd coming of The Wet Spot was held at The Library Pub in 2008 and proved to be another sensational night.
The show was going from strength to strength and a bigger venue was required. In the Autumn of 2008 The Wet Spot moved to it’s current home - Downstairs at The Wardrobe. The Wet Spot will be celebrating it’s 6th birthday in 2013 and is clearly going stronger than ever! You can see some of the old show flyers here
Organizing, promoting, performing at and hosting The Wet Spot, is the inimitable - Ryvita Von Cheese. Inspired by Morcambe & Wise, French and Saunders and Carry On…Films. Ryvita performs cheeky & comedic Burlesque routines where she often ends up baring all or covered in trifle! She really is crackers…
The Wet Spot is thrilled to have International burlesque performer, actress and model Missy Malone as resident dancer for 2013. A hedonistic mix of 1950’s bombshell and rock chick, Missy is a highly accomplished and sought-after performer on the UK burlesque scene who has performed internationally and has graced the cover of several publications and campaigns. Missy is also the sole creator of the five star rated "Missy Malone & Friends Burlesque Revue".
The Wet Spot provides great high quality burlesque & cabaret entertainment, a fun club night and a friendly relaxed atmosphere for a brilliant crowd who just keep on coming!
Look what some of our lovely performers and crowd have to say about The Wet Spot…
A fabulous night of Burlesque and Cabaret! Too good to put into words, come inside and experience The Wet Spot for yourself! - Sarah Joanne Bradshaw, Leeds
The Wet Spot is Leeds greatest night out, bar none!! The biggest and best Burlesque, Cabaret, Music and Comedy night. Way too many awesome acts to name, I’ve not seen a show yet where I’ve come away thinking it was less than brilliant. - Tony Heath, Leeds
The Wet Spot is top acts, bopping and a jiving to some top tunes, an awesome crowd, cocktails and shots, raffle, table of tat…that’s all you need for a top night out! - Fat Robbie, Wet Spot regular since 2008
I will definatley come again! The Wet Spot is a brilliant night out - amazing performers, great atmosphere, excellent music, good crowd. By far the best Burlesque & Cabaret event I've been to in the North in years! Keep it up! - Alex Gunn, Manchester
The Wet Spot is my favourite show in the world! - Anna Fur Laxis
The Wet Spot is one of my favorite places to perform. The crowd are always well turned-out and well up for it! - Dusty Limits
One of the best offerings of neo-burlesque I’ve had the pleasure of being a part of! - Fancy Chance
'The Wet Spot is quite possibly the most splendidly raucous cabaret evening in the country. And I have been to the pensioners singing club at Cheam Baptist Church you know! - Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer
The Wet Spot is absolutely one of my favourite shows to perform at. The audience are always amazing, the bill is always top quality and I always end up staying for a dance after the show! - Scarlett Daggers
The Wet Spot is not only one of the nicest gigs to perform at but it is widely regarded by performers as one of the most passionately curated and professionally executed shows in the UK. Cracking audiences - Ophelia Bitz
Good lord, no amount of warning could have prepared us for the riotousness of The Wet Spot. We came expecting a nice polite provincial evening - we got a faceful of boisterous Leedsians. And we wouldn’t have changed it for the world. Top night, cracking host, great lineups, always a laugh. Go on, you know you want to! - Frisky & Mannish
The Wet Spot is one of my favourite nights to perform at. The atmosphere is electric, the crowds are some of the best you’ll come across in the world of variety entertainment and everyone is up for a fantastic night. The Wet Spot is one in a million - Joe Black
The Wet Spot Leeds is a fun and friendly show run by people who really care about their audience and their performers! Always a fantastic and supportive crowd! - Trixie Malicious