In 2017, The Velvet Burlesque will proudly present the second "Sheffield Burlesque & Cabaret Extravaganza"!
A spectacular FESTIVAL of fabulous Burlesque, Vaudeville, Cabaret, Circus, Magic & Variety acts, featuring a cast of multiple award-winning local, national, and international guest performers
displaying tantalising Burlesque and Cabaret routines, daring Circus stunts, Sideshow shenanigans, Boylesque, Drag, and a fair few surprises ... expect nothing less than excellent quality entertainment!
Presented in The Library Theatre set in the heart of Sheffield`s Theatre district, let us welcome you into an exciting, glamorous atmosphere for two nights of unique variety entertainment!
We will also be presenting two days of dance, performance and creative workshops for all ages to compliment the evening shows, and to give each visitor an even greater experience.
All guests welcome!
Please dress smartly - a chance to wear your finery, and flash your fancies!
(All evening shows are 18+ cert)
We are offering a 'Full Show Pass' which offers reserved seating for both the evening shows at The Library Theatre on 25th & 26th August,
or you can simply buy tickets for each individual show instead. Individual show tickets links can be found via each show page as below.
Sheffield Burlesque & Cabaret Extravaganza will be offering a wide range of dance, performance & creative workshops and classes for all particpants to attend.
(Full details coming soon!)
Sheffield Burlesque & Cabaret Extravaganza are delighted to welcome Neil 'Nez' Kendall back to the festival in 2017!
The Burlesque Pop-Up Museum
The first museum of its kind in the country - The Museum of Burlesque and Strip-Tease [MOBAST] is an interactive pop-up exhibit using costumes, photographs, film
and ephemera. It is a unique opportunity to see living Burlesque history. Many one of a kind items will be on view in this the colourful and fascinating history of the art form.
* Read Tempest Storm's original rider from 1958
* See Blaze Starr’s beaded dance costume from the 2'o'clock club
* Peep inside an original Burlesque Mutoscope
* Marvel at Virginia 'Ding Dong' Bells pasties
& much more!
This unique snapshot into Burlesque history is curated by international photographer Neil Kendall,
who is a board member of the "Burlesque Hall of Fame" and is also a world renowned Burlesque historian.
We hope you will join us and pop in for a chat - you'll find Neil in Sheffield Central Library, which is in the same building as the evening shows.
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"The Velvet Burlesque (TM) -
Guaranteed to be one of the most fantastic, professional, flamboyant, and entertaining Burlesque, Cabaret, & Variety Theatre Shows you could wish to attend!
Come and see how Burlesque and Cabaret should look!"
Due to our excellent reputation and extremely high quality of events, "The Velvet Burlesque" are one of the largest, & longest-running Burlesque & Cabaret Variety Theatre shows in the U.K.
(alongside our regular weekly classes) … please contact Lara Gothique
for further details.
Due to content, some acts/performances and additional related events will obviously include bawdy/risqué style humour/themes/language, plus there will be some degree of Burlesque striptease.
Our shows and events are obviously labelled/billed as an 18+ Cert,.
We trust that having chosen to come along and see such a show as this, our general adult audience has a broad and inquisitive mind ... if not, our show/event is perhaps not for you.
This event will include flashing lights and loud noise - if you have an aversion to either, we suggest that this event is probably not suitable for you.