Cabaret Voltaire are an English music group formed in Sheffield in 1973.
Initially composed of Stephen Mallinder, Richard H. Kirk, and Chris Watson the group was named after Cabaret Voltaire, a nightclub in Zürich, Switzerland that served as a centre for the early Dada movement.
Their early work of Cabaret Voltaire consisted primarily of Dada-influenced performance art, and the group would eventually develop to become a pioneer of electronic and industrial music. Emerging from the post-punk era, the group would go on to marry their experimental sensibilities with dance, techno, electronica, and wider forms of popular music. They are often characterized as among the most innovative and influential electronic groups of their era.