Festival 2022

April 6-9


The Vancouver International Burlesque Festival will be back this April LIVE and IN PERSON.

Get ready to see each other in real life again because... it's gonna get weird (and always titillating)!

We're cooking up something delicious for you all - details coming soon!

All VIBF events are 18+ only


The Buffies

April 6, 2022 

Dust-off your eleganza and prepare for a glamorous award show highlighting some of the people that make the Vancouver burlesque community shine. Plus catch some fresh new faces as they showcase what the new era of burlesque has to offer!



  • Pixie Pleaser

  • Roxy Reverie

  • Sugar L'Estrange

  • Viktoria Court

  • Violet Fiori

Hosted by Androsia Wilde

This event is only open to VIBFA Members. Access this event by getting your Membership here

Venue Access Guide for the Rio Theatre

Doors at 7 | Show at 8

T.I.T Talks

April 7, 2022

Join us for sips and stories at this intimate evening of connection and titillating conversation. TIT Talks is a one-of-a-kind event offering unique perspectives on burlesque. This intimate evening encourages compelling conversation and shares dimensions of being a burlesque performer that are seldom discussed publicly.

Hear stories and ideas shared on: 

  • Life of a Working Stripper from the 70s-90s by Judith Stein

  • Tour Life: Peeling Back the Curtain by Lola Frost

  • Confidence is Key: Self Confidence Through Burlesque
    by Foxy Lexxi Brown

  • Huli Jing: Taking Inspiration from Chinese Mythology by Juicy Jam

  • Basic D: Decolonization 101 by RainbowGlitz

  • BCBDAR: BC Bad Date & Aggressor Reporting Project
    by Andrea Cupelli and Courtney Demone

Hosted by VIBF Secretary Halena Lou. 

For full descriptions, and tickets, click here.

The Showcases

April 8 & 9, 2022

We’re back, baby! Join us for two decadent evenings of performances by our headliners Foxy Lexxi Brown and Lola Frost, Burlesque Legend Judith Stein, and world-class burlesque artists hailing from Canada and abroad. We can't wait to see you all!

Venue Access Guide

VIBF After Party

April 9, 2022

There's no party like a VIBF after party! This year's party antics will be announced soon so stay tuned as we share the fun ways we will be celebrating the 2022 festival. 


Anti-Oppression Progressive


In 2020 we included opportunities for the burlesque community to access meaningful ways we can evolve as industry leaders, producers, and teachers. In 2021, we continued this learning by introducing an Anti-Oppression Progressive that will cover topics including:

  • Fundamentals of Diversity - Equity, and Inclusion

  • Disrupting Unconscious Bias

  • Unlearning Anti-Blackness

Stay tuned post-festival for the remainder of our 2022 progressive anti-oppression workshop schedule!

VIBF Workshops

April 9, 2022 

In 2022 we are giving you six opportunities to learn from our headliners, legend of burlesque, and some of our other world-class performers! Our workshop topics for 2022 include:

  • Mastering Musicality with Ava Lure

  • Advanced Floor F*ckery with Lola Frost

  • Provocative Intention with Judith Stein

  • Slow it Down Like a Queen with Foxy Lexxi Brown

  • Making Movement for Burlesque
    with Rita Ann'tique and Newfound Lad

  • Grounding and Stage Presence Through Clowning
    with Holly Von Sinn

For full course descriptions and tickets click here