COVID 19 Update (8/27/2021)

The physical and emotional well-being of all of the participants -- on both sides of the curtain -- in The Great Burlesque Exposition is of paramount Importance to us.  One cannot perform or enjoy burlesque In an environment In which they do not feel secure and confident.

As a result, we are requiring everyone* who wishes to enter the premises to provide either proof of completed vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test dated after September 1. This Is in addition to the mask mandate put in place by the City of Salem.  Free rapid tests are available at many local pharmacies and we will accept either a rapid or PCR test.

Checking these things will put an extra strain on our registration staff and ushers. Please have patience with them.

If you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact us directly at Thank you and we look forward to seeing you all next week!

* – "Everyone" = staff, crew, volunteers, teachers, attendees, audience members, performers

August 28, 2021

Pre-Expo Preparation

There's are a lot of moving pieces for BurlExpo weekend and a little pre-planning can go a long way towards making what could be a complicated situation into smooth sailing. 

  • At this point, we figure you've got all your travel plans taken care of, but, if you're flying in, do you know how you're getting from Logan Airport to Salem?
  • If you've booked a hotel that's not within walking distance, do you know how you're getting to the BurlExpo every morning?
  • If you're driving, do you know where to park (hint: the Salem MBTA parking lot is across the street from the BurlExpo and $2/day).
  • Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  It's included with your Whole Shebang weekend pass, but you can also buy it ala carte.
  • Make sure to go through the Conference Schedule and check off the classes that interest you the most.  They'll appear on your personal schedule on your dashboard!