The Great Burlesque Exposition of 2016 is coming...

  • August 1, 2015: Application period opens for Performers and Teachers.
  • November 5, 2015: Applications close
  • December 5, 2015: Acceptance notifications posted
  • February 5-7, 2016: The 10th Great Burlesque Exposition!

The Great Burlesque Exposition is an annual event for burlesque performers, students, fans, and folks who are just wondering what this whole "burlesque" thing is all about.  The weekend long event starts mid-afternoon on Friday, February 5, 2016 and runs through Sunday night, February 7.  During that time there are four amazing shows, two-and-a-half days of professional development classes, panels, and workshops, three scintillating parties, so much shopping, a costume exhibit, a fashion show, free beginner burlesque classes courtesy of The Boston Academy of Burlesque Education, and so much more.

If you're burlesque professional (or hope to be one some day) or a dedicated amateur, we have performance opportunities and an amazing conference.  Your best bet for that sort of thing is our Whole Shebang pass which gets you into (almost*) everything over the entire weekend.

If you know you love to watch burlesque, pick up a ticket to one of our shows – or to all of them with our Socialite package! Tickets to individual shows will be available after January 1, 2016.  All show tickets include a Fan Admission. Whole Shebang tickets are on sale for only $150! The price only goes up the longer you wait... so why wait? Don't want to order on-line? Call our pals at Brown Paper Tickets at (800) 838-3006.

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What's a 'Fan Admission'?

If you fall into our last category of "What's this burlesque thing all about?", the Fan Admission is for you! Designed for those who are just dipping their toes into the burlesque ocean, the Fan Admission gets you access to the Vendors, the free Drop-in classes, the exhibits and displays, and the fashion show... but not the Conference, parties, or performances.