The Wildest And Wackiest Burlesque Shows You Must See In Vancouver

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If you are looking to keep warm over the chilly winter ahead, there’s no better place to do it then at one of Vancouver’s fantastic burlesque shows.

While traditional burlesque is a ton of fun, these shows are truly unique. Incorporating comedy, acting, and choreography, these performances are extremely impressive. What’s more, there’s a theme and genre to suit just about everyone. Whether you love Alice Cooper, Disney princesses, or even Pee-Wee Herman, there’s something you’ll love.

Here is our list of the top burlesque shows to round out the rest of 2017.

Burlesque Journey into the Madness of ALICE COOPER

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Photo: The Rio Theatre / Facebook

While Alice Cooper is already known for having outrageous style and an extreme stage presence, this show promises to top his act. You’ll get all his best hits combined with the fun of burlesque! Described as, “a sexy nightmare,” this display promises to be one of the wildest and most exciting shows you’ve ever seen.

When: Saturday, October 28th. Doors at 7pm. Show Begins at 8pm.

Where: The Rio Theatre

Admission: $20 Advance / $25 at the door

Lost Girl’s Burlesque – Devil’s Night Initiation

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Looking to see some vampy vixens step into the depths of darkness for a hauntingly sexy affair? This Halloween event promises to enchant its audience with a thrilling, non-stop show. The girl’s do a monthly showing, but this one promises to be festively fun.

When: Tuesday, October 31. 8pm to 2pm.

Where: The Fox Cabaret

Admission: $16.52 – $26.87

Taboo Revue

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Photo: Screaming Chicken Theatrical Society / Facebook

Reviewed as one of the top places to see burlesque in the city, the group knows how to enthral an audience. Their Taboo Revue show is described as sexy, funny, and empowering. The ladies are not just fantastic dancers, but they have a keen sense of wit and charming theatrical presence. People even describe the shows being as funny as Saturday Night Live. Their cast contains some of Canada’s best performers. A definite must see!

When: December 9th. Doors at 8pm. Show begins at 9pm.

Where: Screaming Chicken Theatrical Society

Admission: $20

Fairytale Burlesque

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This isn’t your average fairytale story. This one is much sexier and a whole lot of fun!

Ten Vancouver dancers will recreate fairytales with a burlesque twist. They will dress up as princesses, fairy godmothers, magical animals, and pirates. The event listing encourages guests to, “Bust out your glass slippers and live like there is no midnight at Fairy Tale Burlesque!”

When: Friday, November 3rd. Doors at 7pm. Show Begins at 8pm.

Where: The Rio Theatre

Admission: $20 Advance / $25 at the door

Dark Side of the Moons – A Tribute to Pink Floyd

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Photo: The Rio Theatre

Are you a Pink Floyd fan? Do you also love burlesque?

If you answered yes to either or both of these questions then you will love this creative musical journey with a naughty side! The first act covers Pink Floyd’s most iconic work, The Dark Side of The Moon and the second act is set to some of their other greatest hits.

When: Sunday, November 12. Doors at 7pm. Show Begins at 8pm.

Where: The Rio Theatre

Admission: $20 Advance / $25 at the door

Pee-Wee’s Burlesque Christmas Special!

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Photo: The Rio Theatre

Yes, this is an actual Pee-Wee Herman burlesque show, and it is every bit as ridiculous, hilarious and amazing as it sounds. According to the show’s secret plot, Pee-Wee has a special Christmas wish, but the question is: will it get him into big trouble? There’s only one way to find out! Make your holiday season extra merry with a visit to this delightfully cheeky comedic romp!


When: Friday, December 15  and Saturday, December 16. Doors at 7pm. Show Begins at 8pm.

Where: The Rio Theatre

Admission: $20 Advance / $25 at the door

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