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The Big Tease Gala

28 September




Featured Artist

Special Guest Performers
Dolores Daiquiri VIC

Summer Dragonfly QLD
Frenchie Darling QLD
Dixiedoll NZ
Bonita Danger Doll NZ
Vera Thorne QLD 
Tootz WA
Misty Rose USA
Lolly Moon WA

The Australian Burlesque Festival 

The Big Tease Gala

The Australian Burlesque Festival’s Big Tease Gala is back at The Tivoli celebrating an incredible 15 years of glamour and allure in 2024. Featuring some of the best local 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 biggest burlesque bash this side of the equator” – Time Out Melbourne

The Big Tease Gala celebrates the golden era 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!

“A glam-glorious night starring Australia’s best performers” – The Dusk Zone Blogger

We acknowledge this event will take place on Turrbal land.

*Celebrating 15 years in 2024*

Venue Details
The Tivoli


52 Costin St, Fortitude Valley, Brsibane

(07) 3852 1711


Street Parking

Everyone is welcome at The Tiv, regardless of your individual needs. We will try our absolute best to support you to have a wonderful time with us.

They  have wheelchair access via ramps at the front door.

Contact venue for further information.

Cabaret 4-seater tables Early bird: (20 June – limited time)
Cabaret 2-seater tables Early bird: (20 June – limited time)
Theatre style Early bird: (20 June – limited time)

Cabaret 4-seater tables: 21 June
Cabaret 2-seater tables: 21 June
Theatre style: 21 June

Cabaret and theatre style

Dress Code
Evening or smart casual

Age Restrictions
18+ event. Adult content.

About the Venue
The Tivoli Theatre was originally built as the Adams Bakery in 1917. It was later used by the State Library to store rare books, but with Expo ’88 reverberating in the city, a new owner, Ann Gams transformed it into The Tivoli Restaurant and Theatre – modelled on the Paradis Latin in Paris (1803) one of France’s most famous cabaret theatres. In 2016 the venue was purchased by brothers Steve and Dave Sleswick after being earmarked for development.

Today, The Tiv retains its stunning art deco features and old-world charm and is widely considered to be one of Australia’s most beautiful performance venues. It has played host to prolific Australian musical heroes such as Powderfinger, Nick Cave, Missy Higgins, Silverchair, Paul Kelly and The Go-Betweens, along with major international artists such as Bob Dylan, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Lily Allen, PJ Harvey, Sigur Ros, Slash, Gene Simmons, Ryan Adams, Ben Folds, Sufjan Stevens and Rodriguez (just to name a few…)

At 105-years-old, The Tivoli continues to create history with a decadent program of local and international work.

Show Policy
*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.

Refund Policy

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.