About the Festival

The Texas Burlesque Festival is a two-day hoedown and showdown celebrating the raucous revival of burlesque, vaudeville and the accompanying et cetera. Aimed at (but not exclusive to) the regional, national and international community of ecdysiasts, this weekend overflows with opportunities to refine your bump and grind including parties, a roundtable/brunch, workshops and performances.

The Texas Burlesque Festival is pleased to announce the formation of Texas Burlesque Productions- a Texas Not For Profit Corporation which celebrates the renaissance of all performances burlesque, cabaret and vaudeville in nature , with an emphasis on the diverse and eclectic nature of the art form and it’s performers, and strives to foster a supportive community among those performers in Texas, across the United States and the World  through networking, educational and professional performance opportunities. Texas Burlesque Productions is now the producer of the Texas Burlesque Festival! Founded in 2007, the Texas Burlesque festival is now one of the oldest festivals in the world! Pack your pantaloons and  pasties —it’s gonna be a wild ride!

  • To enable networking among burlesque performers
  • To develop connections between the blossoming Texas burlesque community and existing communities in other regions of the U.S. and abroad
  • To provide a venue for burlesque and vaudeville performers from across Texas, the nation and beyond to celebrate their art forms and inspire each other through performance
  • To promote the art and entertainment of burlesque to audiences in Austin, Texas, and the rest of Texas by putting first-class burlesque on stage!
About the Showcases

This year, Texas Burlesque Fest will showcase performers only on Saturday night.

Traditionally, performance slots are filled on a first come first serve basis. 2022 will feature performers who had originally been slated to perform in 2020, and who are able and willing to perform in this year’s event. In the past, performers would be eligible for honors such as Audience Choice, Best Soloist, Best Ensemble, etc.. but this year there will be no competition: just a joyous celebration of returning to the stage for live performances!

COVID Precautions

Currently, the event will be a 100% capacity event with guests strongly encouraged to wear masks and possibly show proof of a negative covid test or proof of vaccination/booster. Full policy will be posted as date of event nears and will be based on current safety stage of the City of Austin. The venue will be disinfecting all surfaces and hand sanitizer will be available.