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

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.

​*This event is not open to the general public.

TIT Talks – Teach. Inspire. Transcend

Thursday, April 2

Bill Reid Gallery

Join us for a cocktail for this intimate evening of connection and titillating conversation at the Vancouver International Burlesque Festival's exclusive take on TED Talks.TIT Talks – is a one-of-a-kind event offering unique perspectives on burlesque; in past years this has included parenthood and performing, gender identity in pop culture, the history of burlesque in Vancouver, and more.


This intimate evening encourages compelling conversation and shares another dimension in being a burlesque performer that is rarely discussed publicly.

The Glamorama Gala  ON SALE NOW!

Friday, April 3

Vancouver Playhouse

Get ready to get glam at the Vancouver Playhouse. Come dressed up in your eleganza and enjoy an extravagant evening of opulent performances by headliners Lola Frost (Vancouver, BC), The Lady Josephine (Montreal, QC), and The Foxy Lexxi (Quebec, QC), as well as captivating striptease artists from all over North America. Expect imaginative acts by dazzling dancers, naughty nerds, satirical stripteasers, and so much more!

Everyone is encouraged to show off your looks at our free photo booth!

The Showpony Soiree  ON SALE NOW!

Saturday, April 4

Vancouver Playhouse

Showgirl? Showboy? Showpony! Enjoy an evening of performance finery at the Vancouver Playhouse. Burlesque artists from all over North America will be celebrating their dynamic spectrum of sexuality and gender expression through comedy, drag, and sensual striptease. Prepare to be entranced by our headliners Lola Frost (Vancouver, BC), The Lady Josephine (Montreal, QC) and The Foxy Lexxi (Quebec, QC) as well as Canadian burlesque legend Judith Stein (Nelson, BC).

Come dressed in what makes you feel your fiercest and fanciest for our photo booth!

2020 Workshop Series

Saturday, April 4

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.

Workshop registration will begin soon


Showcase Tickets

We offer an array of ticketing options for the Glamorama Gala and the Showpony Soiree at the Vancouver Playhouse on April 3 and 4, 2020. 

Our VIP Diamond and VIP Gold seating options allow for the best view and for some special treats, only you, our VIPs will receive. Be sure to dress to impress, because you never know who might end up in your lap ;)

VIP Diamond

Front Row Seats

Signed Festival Souvenirs

VIP Gift Bag

Group Photo on Stage at The Playhouse Theatre

VIP Bar Line

$125 (+service fees)

VIP Gold

Seating Rows 2 & 3


VIP Gift Bag


VIP Bar Line

$85 (+service fees)


Premium seating is for the folks that appreciate an unobstructed view. Upgrade your standard seats so you don’t miss out on any of the sparkle.

$55 (+service fees)


These classic seats get you in on the action. We encourage our guests to dress up and cheer your heart out.

$35 (+service fees)

See you in April!


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