The Big Tease Soirée
The Australian Burlesque Festival presents The Big Tease Soirée
The Big Tease Soirée showcases some of the best Australian and international burlesque performers. See them strut their glamorous stuff across our stages, bump’n’grind across the dance floor and tease their way into your hearts.
The Big Tease Soirée celebrates the golden era of vintage tease, sizzling cabaret and variety entertainment.
Don’t miss a glamorous night of elegant classic tease and alluring modern burlesque that will dazzle, delight and stimulate the senses!
We acknowledge this event will take place on Arrernte land.
*Celebrating 14 years in 2023*
Araluen Arts Centre
61 Larapinta Dr, Alice Springs, NT 0870
Venue Car Park
The Araluen Arts Centre and the Araluen Cultural Precinct are committed to providing facilities that are accessible to all members of the public.
All attractions are accessible by wheelchair, while lifts and ramps connect all the floors within the facility.
There are accessible toilets and designated parking for holders of disabled parking permits.
The Araluen Theatre has designated seating for patrons in wheelchairs or those who are not comfortable climbing stairs. Please notify our team at the time of booking tickets if you require this.
Portable chairs can be provided to patrons who would like to sit down whilst in the Araluen Galleries.
An electric four wheel scooter is available to enable less mobile visitors to travel between attractions.
Evening or smart casual
18+ event. Adult content.
About the Venue
The Araluen Arts Centre operates as the visual art and performance hub of Central Australia, presenting an annual program of exhibitions, performances, and film. Known as the keeping place of stories, Araluen holds within its spaces some of the most significant works of art in Central Australia and brings to the stage world class performances from around the nation (and at times the world).
The Centre was officially opened in 1984 in response to the Alice Springs Community’s lack of a central hub for artistic achievement and experimentation. Born out of the need for the Central Australian Art Society and Alice Springs Art Foundation to house and exhibit their respective annual national acquisitive art prizes, the Centre began with two art galleries, a 500-seat proscenium arch theatre, and a multipurpose artspace named Witchetty’s. In 2000 it evolved into its current form adding a further two art galleries – including the signature Albert Namatjira Gallery.
Literally built around a culturally significant 300 year old corkwood tree that now sits in the centre of the Sculpture Garden, the Araluen Arts Centre is the heart of the Araluen Cultural Precinct, which includes the Galleries and Theatre, the Museum of Central Australia including the Strehlow Research Centre, the Central Australian Aviation Museum, Central Craft, Yaye’s Café, and a host of significant public works of art and Arrernte sacred sites.
The Araluen Galleries showcase the beginning and continuing development of the Contemporary Aboriginal art movement, particularly of Central Australia and the Western Desert Region as well as significant local contemporary artists in their response to place. The Araluen Art Collection includes original artworks by renowned watercolourist Albert Namatjira and his artistic response to the Central Australian landscape, displayed in rotation in the Galleries, which themselves are only minutes from the spectacular West MacDonnell Ranges and the country that gave his work birth.
Art and culture remain an important and vital part of the Central Australian community. The Araluen Arts Centre is committed to presenting rich artistic and cultural events that capture the identity of this community: from the 20 year young and quirky Alice Springs Beanie Festival, to the nationally significant Desert Mob, continuing to draw from around 30 remote arts centres throughout the NT, SA and WA, to present in September every year, the very latest in the ongoing development of contemporary Indigenous art.
The Araluen Arts Centre is committed to inspiring and entertaining the Alice Springs community, visitors and tourists with the very best local, national and international artists.
*All times subject to change*
*Artist line-up and show content subject to change*
*No photography or recording permitted*
ABF prides itself on providing a safe and inclusive space for our performers and patrons. We do not tolerate harassment, bullying, racism, homophobia, sexism or any kind of disrespect towards our artists, crew, venue staff or other patrons.
Any patron found to be engaging in the above behaviour’s will be asked to vacate the premises immediately.
Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable for any reason including but not limited to:
• change of mind
• missing part or all of an Australian Burlesque Festival event due to late arrival
• unable to attend due to medical/personal reasons*
*Refunds will only be considered due to extenuating circumstances related to Covid-19 – specifically where the Australian Federal and/or State Government authorities mandate an official change/upgrade in regulations and restrictions regarding social distancing and/or large event and large group gatherings.