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Edmonton Burlesque Festival


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Nightly Shows Foyer Doors 7pm, Theatre 8pm

The Edmonton Burlesque Festival is a not-for-profit extravaganza celebrating all things burlesque, vaudeville and fabulous through exciting showcases and workshops. It is aimed at the local, national and international theatre and arts community. Join us for our 7th year Sept 12-14th where we will be joined by over 50 performers at the Horowitz Theatre for our biggest festival yet! Other features include cocktails, fabulous intermissions in the foyer, costumed roaming models, vending by community artisans, onsite photo booth, prize packs and VIP experience. Take advantage of our 3 day pass and receive a discount to attend all showcases. 18+ Adult Only Event. Optional cocktail dress code. This is a safe space for the performers and patron to come out, dress fabulous and have fun without judgement!

Our Headliners and Features include:
Jessebelle Thunder (Los Angeles)
April O’ Peel (Vancouver)
Paris Original (Seattle)
Bea Lissima (Calgary)
Our Burlesque Legend Marinka (Las Vegas)
Burlesque Bunny 2018 Winner Lilly Minx (Edmonton)
Hosted by Sparkle Plenty (Vancouver), Raven Virginia (Calgary), Beau Creep (Edmonton)

-=[The Thursday Burlesque Bunny Competition]=-

A celebration of newer performers giving them an opportunity on an international stage to blossom and compete to win a trip to BurlyCon (Seattle). Featuring 2018 winner step down act and presentation of our Golden Beaver Award given to an outstanding contributor to the local burlesque community.

-=[The Friday Emerald Gala]=-

An evening of effervescence and sophistication that pays tribute to all of the glitz and glamour of the Golden Age of Burlesque with a twist.

-=[The Saturday Debauchery Ball]=-

An all out spectacle that features the raw, innovative and unconventional aspects of the modern Neo Burlesque movement with surprises in store. We saved the strangest, sexiest and shocking Neo Burlesque acts for those who want to see what boundaries can be pushed.

Earlier Event: September 7
Moss Photography Presents: Babes Day 4.0
Later Event: September 19
Crescent City Burlesque Weekender, 2019