The Toronto Burlesque Festival is celebrating its 12th anniversary (a dirty dozen, indeed), and there’s NOTHING in the world like it! For four tantalizing days (July 18-21), head to Revival Bar and Mod Club Theatre for a spectacle that will truly dazzle and delight in ways you’ve never imagined.

With a focus on diversity, body-positivity, and an inclusive definition of beauty, the festival is pleased to present a lineup of performers from across the globe, including Sweetpea, a multi-award winner at the Burlesque Hall of Fame (Minneapolis); Maestro Maestra, the gender-bending ballerina from Syracuse; NYC legend Amber Ray; Goldi Fox, Fagle Roq and Sophie Sucre from the award-winning Philadelphia troupe The Peekaboo Revue; and some of Montreal’s hottest burlesque superstars, including Sugar Vixen, Tristan Ginger, and Miami Minx. These world-class legends will share the stage with a cast of local burlesque bombshells like Boylesque TO (2018 Most Comedic Troupe), Knox Harter, Ivory, BonBon Bombay, Peepshow TO, Tanya Cheex and many more.

Since its origins in Europe and North America in the 1800s to the revival in the 1990s, burlesque has continued to challenge conventional notions of sexuality, beauty, and gender politics through its unique blend of music, dance, comedy, social satire, and sexuality. The one-of-a-kind Toronto Burlesque Festival builds on our city’s history as one of the trailblazing epicentres of neo-burlesque. This is yet another source of pride for TO!

Whether you’re a lover of dance, in the mood to be aroused, or seeking entertainment that is both effusive and outside your norm, the Toronto Burlesque Festival will satiate your desires and shake up your imagination. BOOK YOUR TICKETS NOW, or enter our contest!


We’re giving away passes to the Toronto Burlesque Festival. You have three ways to enter:

FACEBOOK & INSTAGRAM: LIKE + COMMENT on our Toronto Burlesque Festival post.

TWITTER: Tweet: “Hey @shedoesthecity, I’m in the mood for a sizzling spectacle. Please send me to @TOBurlesqueFest this month!”

You have until Friday, July 12 to enter. Good luck!