About

The team behind Cabaret Heaven have many years of experience putting together shows and events, promoting, and performing – we run our own irregular Cabaret Heaven events as well as creating bespoke performances, street entertainment, and cabaret events for festivals and other public and private events.

  • “one foot in heaven”  The Big Issue

We’d love to hear from you if you’re interested in finding out more, so do email us at info@cabaretheaven.co.uk

FESTIVALS:  Cabaret Heaven can make a fabulous addition to a festival programme.  Many of our artists are experienced and exciting street artists, as well as cabaret entertainers.  We take pride in working with you and your festival’s unique needs, but we can also offer festivals a package whereby the revenue you generate from a ticketed cabaret event may cover the costs of your street entertainment.

  • “Cabaret Heaven was one of the highlights of this year’s festival. A truly fantastic evening” Dave Evans, Director, Garforth Festival

Festivals we’ve taken Cabaret Heaven to include:  Kendal International Arts Festival, Oldham festival, Huddersfield Literature Festival, Hebden Bridge Arts Festival and Garforth Festival

OTHER EVENTS:  We can also offer the same bespoke service and unique Cabaret Heaven experience to venues, companies and charities as one off events – we’ve produced Cabaret Heaven events at Mint Lounge, Manchester; Waterside Arts Centre, Sale; Helmsley Arts Centre; The Alnwick Garden and others

  • “Delighted. A special night the staff will always remember” Spacekraft
  • “Fantastic show. Everyone really enjoyed themselves” Chair, Joseph Salmon Trust

BACKGROUND:  Cabaret Heaven was founded in 1998 by Mike Hancock, together with an ecclectic bunch of (then Leeds-based) artists, performers, circus and street entertainers, magicians and musicians (plus some amazing variety artists and performers from all over the UK and world), and ran successful monthly cabarets in the Brudenell Social Club in Leeds for 10 years.  Since 2010, Mike has been working with producer Jenny Wilson and together they run Cabaret Heaven in their home towns of Hebden Bridge (Mike) and Saltaire (Jenny) as well as producing themed parties and bespoke cabarets for events and festivals.  (Mike and Jenny are also both seasoned performers and regular cabaret hosts as Bernard Otter and Mysti Valentine – see ‘Artists’ page for more.)

“What a great show! Full of surprises, laughter and amazement” Neil Hillier, Arts Development Officer, Selby

VENUES/REGULAR CABARETS:  Cabaret Heaven has run regular cabarets in

Brudenell Social Club, Leeds –for 10 years

Hebden Bridge Trades Club- 7 years

Otley Courthouse Arts Centre- 6 years

Peacock Lounge, Huddersfield – 3 years

Selby Town Hall Arts Centre- 2 years

  • “Thanks for a lovely show, Mike. There were lots of positive comments as people left and … I thought that you were particularly good!” – Gilda Peterson, Chapel Allerton Festival
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