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About The Festival

The Ottawa International Burlesque Festival is a celebration of art, creativity, sensuality, sexual freedom and diversity in performing arts. We aim to create a safe space for creative expression by people of all bodies and identities while dazzling Canada's Capital with 2 days of high energy and exciting workshops and shows. We want you to share with us everything that makes you special! We want you to "Bring It To The Capital"!

We are a wheelchair accessible festival.

Our Supporters

We want to thank all of our generous supporters of the 2018 Ottawa International Burlesque Festival. If you'd like to find out how you can get involved, email us at

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Kidd Gloves


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Ottawa Burlesque Academy

Burlesque School

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Dapper and Daring

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Ottawa Little Theatre

400 King Edward Ave. Ottawa, ON

Professional in style, traditional in tone, Ottawa Little Theatre (OLT) has been a vital part of the Ottawa arts community for over 100 years, making it the oldest on-going community theatre in North America. Located in the heart of Downtown Ottawa, OLT is the ideal location for the Ottawa international Burlesque Festival, and we are happy to be spending our second year in this beautiful theatre.


Applications are now OPEN! All applications are to be submitted using the form below. Applications are open from April 15th - May 30th.