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Festival 2023

March 29-April 2

Our 2023 Festival has concluded

The Vancouver International Burlesque Festival will be back April 2024! Follow us on social media and sign up for our newsletter for updates.

All VIBF events are 18+ only

The Glamorama Gala

Join us at the Vancouver Playhouse on Friday March 31st for this year's first festival showcase evening, the Glamorama Gala!


The Showpony Soiree

Join us at the Vancouver Playhouse on Saturday April 1st for this year's second festival showcase evening, the Showpony Soiree!


Virtual Showcase

Finish off your festival week with one more fantastic showcase — but this one you can watch live from your couch! 

Passion & Performance Studio Presents:
The Buffies

Our annual industry-only awards show, taking place this year at the Fox Cabaret on Wednesday March 29. Dust-off your eleganza and start your festival weekend right with a glamorous night highlighting some of the people that make the burlesque community shine!

Featuring performances by:

Miss Frisky Whiskey

The Scarlet Bitch

Vita Devour

Hosted by Mx. Bukuru


T.I.T Talks

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.

Passion & Performance Studio Presents:
VIBF Workshop Series

Registration for our workshop series is now open! Join us on Saturday, April 1st at Passion & Performance Studio for a day of skill-building workshops with some of our incredible visiting performers. 


Attend in person or watch the livestream online!

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 2023 progressive anti-oppression workshop schedule!


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