Shows at GBE

Each year, The Great Burlesque Exposition searches the globe to bring you the finest performers. We have four big shows on three big nights!

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Jan. 5, 2018, 8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. - Theater

The best of the best! Our reigning title-holders are joined by past winners, special guests, and invited performers.

Jan. 5, 2018, 10 p.m. - 1 a.m. - Vendor Hall

The lights are low, the rhythym of the music gets into your blood... your eyes connect with a mysterious stranger across the room.  Welcome to The Burlesque Bordello.

Immerse yourself in out  cabaret of decadent delights. The sensuous Burlesque Bordello offers a thrill for every sense...This showcase of burlesque and variety offers something for every taste – literally.   The exotic and erotic acts are accompanied by an sinful dessert buffet (and, of course, there's a cash bar serving adult libations).

The Burlesque Bordello is most definitely 21+

Jan. 6, 2018, 8 p.m. - 11 p.m. - Theater

It's a burlesque battle royale as performers from all over the world compete for fame and fortune! The annual Howard Awards for burlesque excellence may be given out in these categories:

  • Best Solo Performance
  • Best Group Performance
  • Best Hybrid
  • Most Classic
  • Most Beautiful
  • Most Humorous

Performances are judged by the current Howard Award winners, alongside special guest judge Miss Mina Murray.


Jan. 7, 2018, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. - Theater

The Great Burlesque Exposition is proud to be one of the few major burlesque gathering that has a showcase specifically for less experienced performers. Let's shine a spotlight on some of the rising stars of burlesque!

Please note:
• Doors open at 7:30pm
• The first three rows are reserved for Whole Shebang and Socialite pass-holders, and those who have purchased a VIP seating ticket.
• There is no unauthorized photography during The Sunday Showcase