Founded in 2007 by the internationally acclaimed show producer Chaz Royal, London Burlesque Festival is Europe's first and foremost Festival dedicated to the revival of Burlesque. The event acts as centre stage for the world's finest and freshest performers in the genre, raising the global profile of the artform, establishing itself as one of the most prestigious events in the international burlesque calendar.
With a packed schedule of signature themed events and showcases, the most eclectic and diverse acts push the boundaries of strip tease, alternative cabaret and contemporary vaudeville to the max, delivering the electric atmosphere of an unbeatable night out.
"The London audience is a mix of regular cabaret enthusiasts and curious newcomers, who appreciate the finest in burlesque performers as well as sheer glamour and tastefully risqué entertainment. We help develop the most talented new and established performers, right through from the avant garde to erotic, exposing them to an international stage and the acclaim of diverse audiences. It's the biggest and best burlesque event in terms of performers and spectators ever to be brought to England's great capital city. London Burlesque Festival is full of colour, panache and excitement and is simply the greatest showcase of international burlesque talent on Earth."
The burlesque revival (beginning in the early 1990's) has swept through the UK, Europe, North America, Australia and many other
regions, breaking out of trend-setting circles and influencing mainstream culture through fashion, music and entertainment.
Burlesque has made a glamorous and lasting impression on the cultural landscape with no signs of slowing down.
Bringing glitter, glamour and tease to the stage, this hugely popular and exciting artform has reignited the demand for alternative entertainment and has burgeoned into a global industry.