FooFoo Labelle and Cardiff Cabaret Club host four unmissable shows and incredible workshops, in a sparkling celebration of burlesque.
Revel in the talent of home-grown stars and icons in-the-making alongside some of the UK's top cabaret and burlesque artists.
Dress in your finest, grab a drink, and be transported into a sparking world of glamour, comedy and striptease.
Cardiff Cabaret Club have been a integral part of the Cardiff Arts scene since 2007. Led by force of nature, FooFoo Labelle, this extraordinary community of local dancers and performers have entertained in over 250 diverse, sell-out quality cabaret shows. The ethos of the club promotes physical and mental health, confidence building, body positivity and developing talent, with its graduates seen on cabaret stages across the country.
Wales Burlesque Festival shows are available to book individually or as a limited number of VIP Festival Passes which includes front row VIP cabaret table seating to all four shows, a discount on merchandise and a goodie bag. VIP Festival Passes linked at the bottom of this page.
Wales Burlesque Festival is made up of 4 shows across 4 days as well as a number of workshops. The shows are as follows:
Big Diff Energy, £18. Thursday 22 August, 7.30pm.
Wales Burlesque Festival kicks off with a raucous celebration of Welsh cabaret and you're all invited!
Hosted by Cardiff’s own FooFoo Labelle and starring homegrown talent plus friends, you'd be mad to miss it, butt! Expect comedy, glamour, sparkles and ridiculousness as we discover just what makes Cymru so magical.
Future Icons, £18. Friday 23 August, 7.30pm.
A competition for up and coming burlesque and cabaret stars with prestigious judges both local and national.
Join the Welsh Burlesque Festival for a night to remember as up-and-coming burlesque stars slug it out through the medium of rhinestones, stripping, comedy, and a host of other tantalising talents to be crowned Wales Burlesque Festival's 'Future Icon' 2024.
See history in the making and discover your new favourite performer.. Expect high energy, silly surprises and spectacles you may never have experienced before
Gala Show, £24. Saturday 24 August, 7.30pm.
Join Wales Burlesque Festival for a sparkling gala show showcasing some of the UK’s most celebrated burlesque and cabaret artists. Dress to impress, grab a drink and slip into a delectable evening of glamour, comedy, and surprises. Hosted by award-winning comic host and bonefide burlesque icon Titsalina Bumsquash, and starring top artists on the UK scene today. Expect sensational sparkles, sultriness, and silliness in an evening to remember as Wales Burlesque Festival introduces you to some of their favourite acts.
Featuring: Titsalina Bumsquash, Lena Lenman, Miss Sugar Rush, Deeva D, Freida Nipples, Pat Elle, Foo Foo LaBelle, Oola Pearl and the Cardiff Cabaret Club Troupe.
Sunday Speakeasy, £18. Sunday 25 August, 7.30pm.
Join the Wales Burlesque Festival and Come to the cabaret for a teasy speakeasy wind down to the weekend! Be transported to the jazz age in a haze of Charleston and chortles as our cast of exquisite creatures take your mind off Monday morning and extend the weekend treats. Featuring showgirls and songbirds to tease and delight, hosted by fabulous vintage icon Miss Whiskey Twist.
Featuring: John Celestus, Cocoa Amore and the Cardiff Cabaret Club Troupe and more.
A celebration of the weird, wild and wonderful art of burlesque