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Dazzling dancers, naughty nerds, bawdy drag performers, and satirical stripteasers from all around Canada celebrating sexuality and diversity at the

Vancouver International Burlesque Festival. 

The BUFFIES: Industry Appreciation Night

Wednesday, April 6

RIO Theatre

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

Enjoy performances by Vancouver's up and coming rising stars, take advantage of our photo booth, and connect with fellow performers, producers, photographers, volunteers and all the other people that make the Vancouver burlesque scene so spectacular! Hosted by Androsia Wilde.

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

TIT Talks – Teach. Inspire. Transcend

Thursday, April 7

Havana Theatre

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 by Judith Stein, Lola Frost, Foxy Lexxi Brown, Juicy Jam, RainbowGlitz and one more special presentation. Hosted by Halena Lou. 

The Glamorama Gala 

Friday, April 8

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 (Calgary, AB) and Foxy Lexxi Brown (Montreal, QC), as well as captivating striptease artists from all over Canada. 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

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Saturday, April 9

Vancouver Playhouse

Enjoy an evening of showpony performance finery at the Vancouver Playhouse. Burlesque artists from all over Canada 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 (Calgary, AB) and Foxy Lexxi Brown (Montreal, 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!

Workshop Series

Saturday, April 9

Showpony Studios

The VIBF proudly presents its 2022 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 our city.
 

Each workshop can be attended in person or from home by livestream! Pre-register online to guarantee your spot.