Vancouver is BURLESQUE
EST. 2006 The Vancouver International Burlesque Festival is Canada’s most prestigious and longest-running burlesque festival.
About our Festival
Showcasing the finest local and international talent, VIBF brings superstars to the stage every spring.
With a rich history of burlesque and cabaret dating back to the Golden Age of Burlesque, Vancouver has honoured this colourful history by becoming an incubator of talent and innovation. Over fifteen years our weekend event has grown into a world class experience, not to be missed.
Each year we present four unforgettable days of engaging talks, educational workshops, and other fun and fabulous supporting events. Come rub shoulders with the world’s most sought-after burlesque performers, Legends from the Golden Age of Burlesque, and the best of Vancouver’s own glitterati.
The Vancouver International Burlesque Festival Association and Artistic Director are committed to ensuring that our diverse local and international burlesque community is represented on the Festival’s stage.
The VIBFA and Artistic Director curate our annual events to ensure the visibility and inclusion of those who identify as performers of color, performers of size, performers over 40 years of age, performers with disabilities, and performers belonging to the LGBTTTQQIAAP (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Two-Spirited, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Agender, Pansexual) community.
The Festival’s final curation is designed to reflect the full spectrum of bodies and identities enriching and defining burlesque today.
Don't forget to check out our Code of Conduct.