The Festival

What is the Hollywood Burlesque Festival?



Searchlights pierce the night sky as palm trees gently sway in the high desert breeze. Hopeful starlets and celebrities dripping with glitz and glamour drift down the red carpet to the biggest party in town.

And you’re invited.

The Magic Store. The Dream Factory. Since the birth of motion pictures, Hollywood has been the destination for those with dreams of making millions of people happy. There’s a reason why it’s called the Entertainment Capital of the World.

Once home to some of the greatest burlesque houses and nightclubs in the world — Largo, Slapsy Maxie’s, The Majestic, The Burbank Theater, Ciro’s (where Lili St. Cyr was arrested for performing her bathtub number), Earl Carroll Theater, The Orpheum, and The Follies — against the backdrop of this entertainment mecca, we are proud to the Hollywood Burlesque Festival (August 14th – 17th, 2015).

Hollywood Burlesque Festival is established to ensure the ongoing tradition of burlesque in the arts; to raise awareness and appreciation of an art form that both empowers and admires the human figure.

Our festival celebrates the glamorous yesterday and exciting today of burlesque over four nights of showcases, competitions, and film screenings. The action takes place at the The Mayflower Club, 11110 Victory Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91606 and the 3Clubs, 1123 Vine Street, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Friday Night (8/14): Opening party and showcase at The Mayflower Club.
Saturday Night Competition (8/15): Competition, Showcase, and award presentation at The Mayflower Club.
Sunday Night (8/15): TBA
Monday Night (8/15): Monday Night Tease showcase and closing party at 3 Clubs
Saturday and Sunday (12/7-8): Shopping, classes and special appearance signings at The Mayflower Club.

Full Schedule