Brooklyn Ed’s

Virtual Burlesque Calendar

Performance in the Time of Uncertainty



My listing of “live, in person” burlesque and related cabaret, circus, variety and vaudeville events in the New York area has gone dark until during the current crises. A number of individual performers and troupes have gone online to offer virtual performances and complete shows. With the rising up during this time pandemic, some have gone on hiatus or redirected to fundraising.  I will continue to list those events of which I become aware:


Upcoming Virtual Burlesque & Related Shows


Check out the Virtual Entertainment group on FaceBook for the latest notices.



Events to note:


Once Upon a Time in Coney Island, Dec.5th


Voting now open for

21st Century Burlesque’s  Burlesque Top 50 2020

voting closes December 20 at midnight GMT (7:00 PM ET)


LatinX Burlesque Fest Dec. 17-20



NYC Live Shows Returning? While there has been some easing of Covid-19 restrictions, social distancing, mask requirements and indoor capacity limits are still in place and rules about ticketed events at venues are confusing. I am aware of shows that have popped up on short notice in Central Park, Prospect Park, backyards, and venue outdoor patios in recent weeks. We’ll see what’s happening in the coming weeks as the weather turns chillier. Keep checking the NYC Burlesque Shows and related arts group on FB for updates.


This list is far from complete and is subject to change as schedules can change and technical issues may crop up. Check any links beforehand for last minute schedule changes and ticket/cover charges. I’m from Brooklyn so I’ve listed the NYC start times. I plan to update this listing weekly so please message me (via e-mail, FB or IG) with info or updates about shows at least a week in advance. 


Make sure you have activated one (or more) of the online payment apps beforehand (PayPal, Venmo, CashApp, etc.) so that you can tip appropriately.  Also, be sure to check out the social media presence/websites of your favorite performers and groups to see what they are planning in this time of uncertainty. The New York School of Burlesque has shifted to online classes in the interim. A number of performers are offering exercise, stretching, sketching, go-go, makeup and other classes as well.  Many of our favorite venues and their staffs are hurting as well (among others, the Slipper Room, Nurse Bettie, and DROM have launched crowdfunding efforts).



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Created January 2005; Updated November 30, 2020