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 2019 Ottawa International Burlesque Festival. If you'd like to find out how you can get involved, email us at ottburlesquefestival@gmail.com.


Ottawa Art Gallery

50 Mackenzie King Bridge, Ottawa, ON

The OAG is an independent, not-for-profit, charitable organization governed by a volunteer board of directors. It was founded in 1988 as the Gallery at Arts Court by a group of local artists and community leaders and renamed the Ottawa Art Gallery in 1992. That same year, the City of Ottawa transferred custodianship of the Firestone Collection of Canadian Art to the OAG. In taking on this nationally significant collection of 1,600 works of 20th century Canadian art, the OAG also received designation as Ottawa’s municipal art gallery. Over time, the OAG has built a significant permanent collection that now numbers more than 1,020 works including paintings, sculpture, graphic arts, photographs and new media.


Application are open until June 30th. If you have questions, please email ottburlesquefestival@gmail.com