Photo of Immodesty Blaize by Ruth Gillson

The tenth annual Toronto Burlesque Festival is coming up Thursday, July 20th to Sunday, July 23rd, 2017 at Revival Bar and The Virgin Mobile MOD Club!  We are thrilled to present a sizzling four-day extravaganza of performances and parties with a dazzling cast of innovative artists from all across the globe.  Come uncover the titillating tricks of the tease with star faculty at our Burlesque University — not to be missed!

Burlesque theatre has exploded as an art form since the creation of the The Toronto Burlesque and Vaudeville Alliance in 2003.  Toronto performers are prominently showcased in the Toronto Burlesque Festival and have been joining the ranks of the world’s best since the festival launch in 2008.  Toronto now boasts an incredible diversity of burlesque artistry to delight and inspire audiences all year long.

The Toronto Burlesque Festival is produced by Sauci Calla Horra of Skin Tight Outta Sight (Founder and Executive Producer; Founder of the Toronto Burlesque and Vaudeville Alliance), Coco Framboise (Executive Director, Programming & Creative Director), and Ava Noir (Executive Director, Sponsorship & Communications).

Thursday, July 20th to Sunday, July 23rd, 2017 at Revival Bar and The Virgin Mobile MOD Club.


Sauci Calla Horra

Founder, Executive Producer


Sauci Calla Horra is the Founder and Executive Producer of The Toronto Burlesque Festival. She is also a proud member of Skin Tight Outta Sight Rebel Burlesque, “Canada’s Outlaw Strippers since 1998.” Since her debut performance on Valentine’s Day 2002, Sauci has graced stages all over North America, including the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas, Burlesque Festivals in NYC, Montreal, Boston and Vancouver, and large-scale shows in Los Angeles, NYC and across Canada. Sauci is known as a charismatic chameleon. Her performance style ranges from classic and graceful, to punk rock, to just down right wacky! Social worker by day, burlesque vixen by night, Sauci used her community development skills to start The Toronto Burlesque and Vaudeville Alliance in 2003 and has been extensively interviewed by media for her role in the development of the Canadian burlesque scene.






Thank You

This is the behind the scene team that helps make this happen

JP Robichaud    Stage Manager

AJ Morra Assistant    Stage Manager

Ryan Lambert    Lighting Director

Adam Burnett    Graphic Design

Rusholme & Gordon    Web Design

Nancy Hitzig     Sponsorship

Chris Hutcheson    Photography

Ruth Gillson    Photography

Steph & Cedric Take Photos    Photography

Our partners, families, and friends    Cheerleading