Performer Applications

Austin, TX. Texas Burlesque Festival is now accepting performer applications for its 16th annual raucous hoedown & showdown celebrating all things burlesque/cabaret, Friday and Saturday May 12th & 13th, 2023 at The Rollins Theatre at the Long Center.

The festival is presented by Texas Burlesque Productions – a Texas Not For Profit Corporation that celebrates the renaissance of all performances burlesque, cabaret and vaudeville in nature and strives to foster a supportive community among performers in Texas and across the United States and the World through networking and professional performance opportunities. Get ready for some real Texas hospitality!

The Texas Burlesque Festival is aimed at the local, regional, national as well as international community of burlesque artists. This will be a great opportunity for a limited number of selected performers to showcase their bump and grind skills at a weekend featuring audience choice and in-house performer awards, workshops, parties, and a performer brunch/roundtable with our Legend on May 14th.

Be a part of an impressive cast! We’re making Texas Burlesque Festival a little more selective this year, with only 10 performance spots per night! We’re looking for an amazing mix of solos, duets, trios, and ensembles to fill each showcase.

Both nights will have an audience choice award. Performers may opt out of the competition each night without it affecting their application status.

NEW THIS YEAR! In-house performer awards! Fun and frivolous categories voted on by your peers. Awards will be presented at the brunch.

Applications must be filled out entirely and will not be considered until fees have been received.

  • Read the application instructions
  • Fill out and submit your application
  • Submit your application payment (each submission requires payment)
Submission Deadlines
  • Early Registration: November 1st – December 31st, 2022
  • Late Registration: January 1st – January 31st, 2023

ALL PERFORMERS ACCEPTED TO APPEAR AT THE 2023 FESTIVAL WILL HAVE THEIR APPLICATION FEES RETURNED AT THE EARLY REGISTRATION RATE LESS PROCESSING FEES ($25.00)

Application Fees
  • Early Registration – $28.00 (includes $3 processing fee)
  • Late Registration – $38.00 (includes $3 processing fee)

All applicants will be notified by March 1, 2023, if they have been accepted or declined.

For Additional Information, Application Questions, and Media Relations:
Contact Lynn Raridon 512-461-2355 email: texasburlesquefest@gmail.com