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Show dates and Cities announced

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UPDATE! Tickets now available, see below for details.

With much anticipation the Australian Burlesque Festival will be showcasing in Melbourne, as well as touring the creme de la creme of artists to Sydney, Hobart and Canberra!

Workshops with the stars announced soon…


Friday 27th of May – Red Room, 99 York St, Sydney

Sydney show info and tickets


Friday 3rd of June – Peacock Theatre 77 Salamanca Pl Hobart

Hobart show info and tickets


Saturday 4th of June – Irish Club, 6 Parkinson Street, Weston

Canberra show info and tickets

Melbourne Shows

Baby Bombshells

Newcomers contest

Thursday 9th of June – Blue Diamond, Queen St, Melbourne

Baby Bombshells show info and tickets

Empress Erotique

Seductive and tantalising dark burlesque to tempt and titillate!

Friday 10th of June – Colonial Hotel, 585 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

Empress Erotique show info and tickets

The Big Tease

Classic, glamorous burlesque at its finest!

Saturday 11th of June – Red Bennies, 373 Chapel St, South Yarra

The Big Tease show info and tickets

Cabaret Carnivale

Roll up, roll up! Variety, comedy and sideshow burlesque

Sunday 12th of June – Red Bennies, 373 Chapel St, South Yarra

Cabaret Carnivale show info and tickets

Exciting Performer Line Up

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From near and far, we’ve picked the best stars for a big hoorah and little TA DA!

All the way from the England


Danica Lee (NSW)

Eva Strangelove (NZ)

Glory Pearl (UK)

Kelly Ann Doll (VIC)

Sarina Del Fuego (NSW)

Tasia (NSW)

Vesper White (VIC)

More announcements will follow…


About the festival

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Dolores Daiquiri, Rosy Rabbit & Sapphira present…

The Austalian Burlesque Festival 2011

After a sold-out first year The Australian Burlesque Festival will be back in 2011 with more shows, more cities and more tease! In 2010 audiences were swept away in a whirlwind of feathers, glitz and glamour heralding the 1st Annual Australian Burlesque Festival a roaring success and a firm fixture on the Australian entertainment calendar.
In 2011 The Australian Burlesque Festival will showcase the very best of Australian burlesque talent as well as some delectable international guests to thrill and delight fans in Melbourne, Sydney and this year Canberra and Hobart as well!

2011 Showcases

  • 27th May – Sydney ABF tour
  • 28th May – Canberra ABF tour
  • 3rd June – Hobart ABF tour
  • 9th-12th June – Melbourne: Baby Bombshells(Newcomers contest), Empress Erotique (Exotic Tease), The Big Tease (Classic Glamour), Cabaret Carnivale (Sideshow & Vaudeville)

The bursting popularity of the burlesque revival is in full swing around the world and Australia is at the forefront with its unique flavour of theatrical and colourful burlesque acts. With outrageously talented artists shining on the international stage the 2011 Australian Burlesque Festival will bring together the best of the best! Burlesque aficionados and first timers alike will delight in the biggest celebration of tease Australia has ever seen. There will be good old fashioned bump’n’grind, bawdy variety, classic glamour and exotic tease, and thats just the beginning. The festival comes jam packed with activities for all, a community based experience where people can learn the tricks of the trade from the best performers in the business then see it all put to work on stage during the shows.

Applications are closing at midnight on the 5th of March for Australian and International performers wanting to participate.

Exciting updates on showcases, venues, tickets and performer highlights coming soon!

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Meet the team

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Dolores Daiquiri

Dolores Daiquiri has been at the forefront of the Burlesque Revival for ten years and has produced and starred in a vast array of successful shows in Australia which encompasses corporate events, private showcases and media launches. Starting her career as a founding member of Australia’s longest serving burlesque troupe and now as a soloist Dolores continues to captivate her audiences with classic, sassy tease and glamorous stage performances. She is the ultimate consummate performer and a mainstay within the burlesque community who not only performs stunning shows but produces high-end burlesque events such as Red Door Burlesque, Shimmy Shake and The Australian Burlesque Festival, headliner act in Paris Event and masterclass Teacher!

Rosy Rabbit

Australia’s darling of burlesque, Rosy Rabbit, has been teasing audiences across the country since 2006, when she leapt on to the stage with a head full of dreams and taste for the sweet life!

With a background in classical ballet and musical theatre Rosy has found burlesque an unrivalled outlet for her creative passions including performance, costume design and event production. As co-founder and producer of the Australian Burlesque Festival Rosy is passionate about building and uniting the community and embracing the many facets of this timeless and ever-changing art of tease and sensuality.

A shining star in the burlesque revival Rosy has performed at many of Australia’s premier burlesque and subculture events, music festivals and regular showcases. She also toured North America and Canada in 2009 and was selected to perform at the 2010 London Burlesque Week.