2020 Festival 

Dazzling dancers, naughty nerds, bawdy drag performers, and satirical stripteasers from around North America celebrating sexuality and diversity at the Vancouver International Burlesque Festival happening April 1-4 2020. 

The BUFFIES: Industry Appreciation Night

Wednesday April 1 2020

VIBF kicks off the Festival with a silly and spectacular awards show! Local and visiting sparkly showpeople dress to impress and join together in celebrating their community during this red carpet, invite-only* soiree.

*A limited number of tickets for partners, friends, and family will be privately available; this event is not open to the general public.

TIT Talks – Teach. Inspire. Transcend

Thursday April 2 2020

An intimate evening of TED-style talks presented by esteemed performers, academics, and producers. Unique perspectives, ideas, and stories pertaining to the burlesque realm will be shared!

The Glamorama Gala

Friday April 3 2020

Get ready to get glam at the Vancouver Playhouse. Come dressed-up in your eleganza and enjoy the extravagant evening of opulent performances by our headliners as well as world-class burlesque artists from all over North America. Expect fierce, imaginative acts by this incredible cast of multifaced performing artists.

The Showpony Soiree

Saturday April 4 2020

Showgirl? Showboy? Showpony! Enjoy an evening of performance finery at the Vancouver Playhouse. Burlesque artists from all over North America will be celebrating the dynamic spectrum of sexuality and gender expression through comedy, drag, and sensual striptease. Prepare to be entranced by our royal headliners and some of North America’s top teasers.  Come dressed in what makes you feel your fanciest and fiercest.

2020 Workshop Series

Saturday April 4 2020


The VIBF proudly presents its annual Workshop Series, featuring rare opportunities to learn from our Festival’s headliners, legend of honour, and some of the many other world-class performers visiting Vancouver.

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We’ll see you in April!

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