Brooklyn Ed’s New York Burlesque Calendar


A brief listing of regular burlesque shows and somewhat related cabaret, circus, variety and vaudeville events in the New York area of which I am aware (locations in Manhattan unless otherwise noted).  Click on a day of the week to bring up a listing of upcoming events for that day.







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Items to note, some burlesque, some not:


·       Company XIV brings back Nutcracker Rouge for the holiday season at The Irondale Center (85 South Oxford St, Brooklyn), through January 7.  Check website for dates/time. 


·       Arrie Fae Bronson-Davidson with the KineticArchitecture Dance Company reinterprets the tales of Lewis Carroll in Wonder/Through the Looking Glass Houses at Dixon Place (161 Chrystie St), at 7:30 on Fridays & Saturdays through December 17th.


·       If you want to skip the hordes in Red on December 10th, check out the first Official Coney Island Krampus Krawl,  starting at noon at the Freak Bar (1208 Surf Ave, Brooklyn).


·      Moisty the Snowman Saves Christmas returns to The Slipper Room (167 Orchard St, enter on Stanton),  December 16th &17th at 8 and the18th @ 3.


·       Nutcracker: Rated R & The Love Show host Yule Shul vs. Nutcracker: Rated R at (le) poisson rouge (158 Bleecker St), December 22nd at 8 & 23rd @ 10.



REMEMBER: This list is far from complete and is subject to change as schedules and venues may suddenly change. Check any links beforehand for last minute schedule changes and ticket/cover charges. (Note that many of these events are also listed on FaceBook.) I try to update this listing at the start of the week so let me know via e-mail of other shows or updates at least a week in advance. 




There are a large number of annual burlesque related events in New York worth noting: Burlesque at the Beach; the Coney Island Mermaid Parade (June); Coney Island Rockabilly Festival; and, of course, the New York Burlesque Festival.  Aside from the big national events such as the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend in Las Vegas and Tease-O-Rama, there are a growing number of regional multiday festivals in the US and Canada. For a partial listing, click here for Brooklyn Ed’s Burlesque Festival Calendar (updated with  2017 info).   You can also check out the Burlesque Festivals Information spreadsheet created by RiRI SynCyr and now maintained by the BurlyCon crew.




Interested in learning the art of Burlesque in New York? Professor Jo "Boobs" Weldon operates the New York School of Burlesque  - check the website for details of the various classes offered. Or drop by your favorite bookstore and pick up a copy of The Burlesque Handbook by Jo Weldon. In addition, Brown Girls Burlesque also offers workshops.  


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Want more? Don’t forget to check out websites of performers and troupes for their current schedules. On FaceBook?check out the new page created by JZ BichNYC Burlesque Shows and related artsfor the latest show notices by NYC area performers. Traveling out of NYC? Check out BurlesqueBeat and Lilli Von Schtupp’s Burlesque411 for info on shows in various cities. There are also some city-specific listings such as Maxwell Wood’s blog which covers San Francisco area shows.



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Created January 2005; Updated 5 December 2016