10 Best Canadian Burlesque Shows 1

10 Best Canadian Burlesque Shows

Moonage Kingdom. Photo by

Moonage Kingdom. Photo by Zemekiss.

6- Moonage Kingdom *Vancouver 

Queer feminists merging their magical girl power and love for geek culture into theatre shows, online entertainment, and fashion. Welcome to Moonage Kingdom – The mothership of all things magical. A place where femmes rule and magic is the norm.  Enter the kingdom and find that fantasy has become reality; love makes decisions, narrative subverts perceptions and aesthetic tickles the senses. See HERE 



Golden Flamingo Showgirls. Photo unknown.

7- Golden Flamingo Revue *Toronto 

A Vintage Vegas show experience with a classic Burlesque twist. Complete with beautiful Golden Flamingo Showgirls, a resident cast of Toronto’s top Classic Burlesque performers, Sinatra style Crooner’s, sultry songstresses and Nouveau Cirque including unique pole dancers, aerial performances and more! The Golden Flamingo Revue is a Vegas caliber experience jam packed with glitz, glam and mind blowing big props, big costumes and acts you do not want to miss! See HERE 


Capital City Burlesque. Photo unknown.

8- Capital City Burlesque *Edmonton 

Capital City Burlesque is Edmonton’s premiere burlesque dance troupe. From Rockette-inspired kick lines to a trio of thrusting Santas, CCB elegantly straddles a fine line between classic burlesque and humourous modernist parody. See HERE


Lunacy Cabaret. Photo Credit: The Venerable Fee Gunn.

Lunacy Cabaret. Photo Credit: The Venerable Fee Gunn.

9- Lunacy Cabaret *Toronto 

Wickedly fun, monumentally ridiculous, absurdly eccentric, Lunacy Cabaret is a one of a kind, no holds barred eclectic evening labeled “a low rent, punk rock Cirque du Soleil”. The longest-running circus cabaret in Toronto, Lunacy Cabaret showcases foolish clowns, skilled circus artists, fearless aerialists, uninhibited burlesque dancers, clever sketch and character comedy with silly slappers of the stick! The endless buffoonery is applauded and appreciated by an audience of costumed revellers. It gets weird! See HERE 



The Rhinestone Affair. Photo by Private Eye Photography

10- The Rhinestone Affair *Calgary 

The Rhinestone Affair is a collective of fabulous, fearless (and just a wee bit scandalous) burlesque performers. The troupe has over 20 years of performance experience with talents and skills that run the gamut from dancing, acting, choreography, comedy and all the way back again. They appreciate all forms of artistic expression and feel strongly that each member brings a new kind of burlesque to the table. See HERE








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