Welcome to Burlesque.ie.

The home of Burlesque in Dublin.

We hope to be the home of information on shows, classes and events of interest to the burlesque community in Dublin.

Dublin Burlesque Festival 2016

Brought to you by the Dublin Burlesque Festival team we work with the cream of the crop of Irish and international burlesque to bring you world class entertainment and training.


Burlesque is a literary, dramatic or musical work intended to cause laughter by caricaturing the manner or spirit of serious works, or by ludicrous treatment of their subjects.  It overlaps in meaning with caricature, parody and travesty, and, in its theatrical sense, with extravaganza, as presented during the Victorian era. “Burlesque” has been used in English in this literary and theatrical sense since the late 17th century.  A later use of the term, particularly in the United States, refers to performances in a variety show format. These were popular from the 1860s to the 1940s, often in cabarets and clubs, as well as theatres, and featured bawdy comedy and female striptease.

These days we are delighted to bring the old and new together creating a mix of classic, neo, comedic and extraordinary acts that will tantalise and tease you. From astounding aerial to hilarious comedy we have it covered.

Advertising on burlesque.ie

If you have a show to advertise or a class to sell let us know and we will add it to our site.  There are no admin fees or charges we just want to bring the best news and events to everyone who is interested.

Burlesque Classes and workshops

We have many very talented teachers in all forms of burlesque.  Whether you are arranging a hen party or a birthday party or if you want to get on stage! Contact us for details of classes in your area.  We are also delighted to provide workshops on presentation,  stagecraft, hosting and many more skills for the burly community.

Corporate Events

If you wish to book burlesque professionals look no further! We will work with your theme and budget to create a spectacular show.

Piph at the burlesque cabaret and social club