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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Sept. 3, 2021, 8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. - Bolles Hall

The best of the best! An evening of spectacle featuring past winners, special guests, and invited performers.

Sept. 3, 2021, 10 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. - Dickson Hall

Slip back in time to a seductive speakeasy where slinky perfomers slide amongst the patrons...

The Bordello is our late-night show on Friday.  Set-up cabaret style, the more intimate setting allows for a slighly different style of act, and we often mix some singers in and amongst the ecdysiasts.  Tables and chairs are reserved for Whole Shebang, Socialite, and V.I.P. attendees.

Sept. 4, 2021, 7 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. - Bolles Hall

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

  • Most Bewitching
  • Most Enchanting
  • Most Magical
  • Most Spellbinding
  • Most Wicked

Performances are judged by a panel made-up of industry experts, special guests, and previous winners.


Sept. 5, 2021, 8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. - Bolles Hall

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