"The Velvet Burlesque (TM) -
Guaranteed to be one of the most fantastic, professional, flamboyant, and entertaining Burlesque, Cabaret, & Variety Theatre Shows you could wish to attend!
Come and see how Burlesque and Cabaret should look!"

Due to our excellent reputation and extremely high quality of events, "The Velvet Burlesque" are one of the largest, & longest-running Burlesque & Cabaret Variety Theatre shows/productions in the U.K.

Friday 24th August 2018

Showtime: 8pm
Doors open at 7pm

Show generally runs till 11:30pm-ish
Bar will remain open until 1am

The Library Theatre
Tudor Square
Surrey Street
S1 1XZ
Advance Tickets: £22.50
Advance Tickets: £24.00 (+ £1.50 booking fee)
Door Admission: £27.50

Package-deal tickets for both festival shows - Friday 24th & Saturday 25th August

LIMITED AVAILABILITY OFFER PRICE - £40.00 (+ £2.50 booking fee)
That's just £20.00 per show night!

Tickets only available from www.VelvetBurlesque.co.uk & SIV TICKETS

Please join our MAILING LIST for all show news/updates and special ticket offers!

In 2018, The Velvet Burlesque will proudly present the third "Sheffield Burlesque & Cabaret Extravaganza"!
A spectacular FESTIVAL of fabulous Burlesque, Vaudeville, Cabaret, Circus, Magic & Variety acts, featuring a cast of multiple award-winning local, national, and international guest performers displaying tantalising burlesque and cabaret routines, daring circus stunts, sideshow shenanigans, boylesque, drag, and a fair few surprises ... expect nothing less than excellent quality entertainment!

Presented in The Library Theatre set in the heart of Sheffield`s Theatre district, let us welcome you into an exciting, glamorous atmosphere for two nights of unique variety entertainment!

We will also be presenting a selection of associated lectures & workshops, to compliment the evening shows, and to give each visitor an even greater experience.

All guests welcome!

Please dress smartly - a chance to wear your finery, and flash your fancies!
(Full performer list to be updated soon)

Stage Door Johnny
Representing: Staffordshire, UK

(Photo: Neil Kendall)

Stage Door Johnny appeared as a performer and producer back in 2009 with the Midlands based burlesque night "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" (2009-2013). Since then, he has gone from strength to strength, hosting shows across the length and breadth of the country, leaving a trail of delighted audiences in his wake.

A flirtatious, lyrical lothario and seasoned comic raconteur, Stage Door Johnny has audiences grinning, giggling and eating from the palm of his hand - sometimes literally. He can be heard singing everything from Shirley Bassey to Guns 'n' Roses, as well as ridiculous self-penned medleys which showcase his razor-sharp wit.

As well as guest host appearances nationally, he currently produces Stafford's "Très Très Cabaret" (2013-present) and is resident compère at Scarlett Daggers' Derby show "La De Da Cabaret" (2014-present).

Bruise Violet
Representing: Sheffield & London, UK

(Photo: Shot By Stan)

Bruise Violet - The Emerald Inferno!!

A stalwart of the UK burlesque scene, Bruise Violet became known for her green hair, high energy routines and for twirling her way to winning the Best British Performer at the World Burlesque Games in 2013. Since then she has shimmied her way across the UK, thrilling audiences with her unique music choices and marriage of classic and modern styles. A triple-threat performer who sings, dances and clowns her way into the hearts of audiences. A resident performer at the reknown Proud Cabaret and cast member of live musical comedy show Blues And Burlesque (starring at Brighton and Edinburgh fringe festivals this year).

Stunning, sensual and sometimes very, very silly.

Representing: Finland
(Photo: Sala Elassir)

Hedda is a professional circus artist specializing in cyr wheel.
She graduated from École Supérieure des Arts du Cirque (Brussels), and is spreading herself all over the different genres of performing.
Her love for overly dramatic and dark style of being has led her to take inspiration for her work from burlesque and evil stepmothers.

Freida Nipples
Representing: York, UK.
(Photp: Eddie Kavanagh)

Since debuting at one of the North’s most prestigious burlesque shows, The Frou Frou Club, in August 2016; Freida has already performed alongside some of the worlds most established performers including Kitten DeVille & Harden Reddy. Gaining International acclaim by winning the Best of Burlesque 2017 title at the Berlin Burlesque week newcomer showcase.

With her glamorous signature look which gives a nod to 50's sirens and modern muses alike, Freida is often seen bumping and grinding her way across UK and European stages.
Her ferocious stage presence, hourglass shape and that FACE are bound to leave you yearning for more.
Freida Nipples supplies a curvaceous dose of sass and ass and you’ll struggle to forget it.

Representing: Helsinki, Finland

(Photo: Asko Jonathan Photography)

TurrrboCherry has been performing since day one of the Finnish Burlesque scene, making her one of the pioneers in the country.
She is the other half of burlesque performer & -producer duo The Ravishing Shangri-La Rubies (running, among other events, the quirky and glitter-drenched Rubies-Klubit burlesque club), co-owner and founder of The Shangri-La School of Showgirls - the first actual burlesque school in Finland - together with Tinker Bell, and also one of the original founding members of Finland's probably best known burlesque troupe; The Itty-Bitty Tease Cabaret.  

During her decade long career of burlesque TurrboCherry has traveled both the small and big stages of her home country as well as around Europe, and collaborated with several bands and artist for a vide variety of shows and creative performances. Well known for both her energetic stage charisma and positive burlesque teaching, she is a true powerhouse of burlesque in Finland!

Helsinki Burlesque Festival 2009-2017 (except 2010); Bohemian Burlesque Festival 2016, London Burlesque Festival 2015 & 2016, Bruxelles Burlesque Festival 2017
With The Itty-Bitty Tease Cabaret: The Burlesque Hall of Fame: Movers, Shakers & Innovators showcase 2011, Milan Burlesque Award 2012, Stockholm Burlesque Festival 2010 & 2013, Berlin Burlesque Festival 2015, Vienna Boylesque Festival 2016

Dixie Feathers
Representing: Helsinki, Finland
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Stunning Dixie Feathers is a Helsinki-based Burlesque artist. She has wowed audiences all the way from Finland across Europe.
This blonde bombshell is known for her glamorous style that is rooted in the Golden Era of Hollywood.
With a diamond-like spark, Dixie carries her audience away, tying the past and the present together in a golden weave.
Dixie's performances are captivating, sparkly and spiced with flirty charm.

Coco Deville
Representing: Brighton, UK

(Photo: www.roachphotography.co.uk)

Award winning, international, critically acclaimed cabaret chameleon Ms Coco Deville, stands as one of the most unique, established and beloved performers in the circuit.

With over a decade of professional stage experience, armed with her BA Honours degree in contemporary theatre and choreography from Dartington (Institute for Performing Arts) Ms Deville holds an eclectic repertoire suited towards novice and seasoned cabaret crowds.

Trademarked with her innovative and refreshing twist on the burlesque genre, fusing body positivity, sharp wit, dynamic dancing and theatrical manner: Ms Deville is consistently a favoured addition to many entertainment line ups all over the UK and Europe.

Kimmy Von Shimmy
Representing: Harlow, UK
(Photo: Lena Lenman Photography)

Kimmy Von Shimmy is a classic burlesque performer who represents the sensual woman of size.
She has competed in Burlesque Idol (winning her heat and placing third in the final in 2014) and was a finalist for Raven Noirs Rising Star in 2015.
She is particularly skilled in connecting with her audience. Her acts are sexy and often emotionally charged.
As a plus size performer she has made the choice to represent sensuality and sexual power.
Larger bodies are often clowned or fetishized and so in protest of that, Kimmy's acts are bold, unashamed and unapologetically sensual.

MiMi the Oriental Mermaid
Representing: Tokyo & Berlin
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MiMi the Oriental Mermaid is a professional performing artist from Japan.
She travels and performs worldwide and has a huge list of happy clients in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, North and South America.
Her professional act is based on years of experience offering unforgettable and breathtaking shows for events, galas, festivals and conventions.

Benjamin Butch
Representing: London, UK

(Photo: Hannah Brimley)

Benjamin Butch is a drag artist who enjoys challenging the construction of masculinity and femininity.
You never quite know what to expect when he takes to the stage, other than the fact he is guaranteed to show a bit of skin!

Benjamin holds the title of King of the Fringe winner 2016, and Man Up Finalist 2018.
Benjamin is also a resident performer at Bar Wotever at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern.

Valentino De Labaise
Representing: Turin, Italy
(Photo: )

Who is Valentino De Labaise?
Apocalyptic, mysterious, unpredictable. In his name, he has the name of love.
Neo-Burlesque, dark fetish, combining acting skills and make-up tricks.
He really desidres to show you his unrevealed side. Do you wanna play with it ?

*Performers may be subject to change without notice

Two Fully Licensed Bars

Car Parking available nearby
(Various NCP`s, on-street parking, plus open car-park areas surrounding the city centre)

We are very sorry - this venue has NO wheelchair access available.

Advance Tickets: £22.50
Advance Tickets: £24.00 (+ £1.50 booking fee)
Door Admission: £27.50

Package-deal tickets for both festival shows - Friday 24th & Saturday 25th August

LIMITED AVAILABILITY OFFER PRICE - £40.00 (+ £2.50 booking fee)
That's just £20.00 per show night!

* Advance tickets available via PayPal/SIV Tickets (*subject to booking fee),
BACS,  or on sale at our dance classes (*no booking fee)

* Online (advance) ticket sales will only be available until midnight on Wednesday 22nd August 2018

* Once purchased, we cannot offer refunds, returns, or exchanges for ticket purchases not used/claimed, etc.
Whilst we will help to re-sell any tickets in advance of the show date (via offering them to our mailing list/show waiting list, etc.),
we obviously cannot guarantee any re-sale - especially at last minute, so please bear this in mind.

*Performers may be subject to change without notice

Please note:
Due to content, some acts/performances will obviously include bawdy/risqué style humour/themes/language, plus there will be some degree of striptease.
Our shows are obviously labelled/billed as an 18+ Cert.
We trust that having chosen to come along and see such a show as this, our general adult audience has a broad and inquisitive mind ... if not, our show/event is perhaps not for you.

This event will include flashing lights and loud noise - if you have an aversion to either, we suggest that this event is probably not suitable for you.

We are very sorry - this venue has NO wheelchair/disabled access available.

Are you single?
Do you come to our shows on your own?
Are you looking for like-minded friends you can meet up with at one of our events?
Coming up in 2018, we will make it easier for you to find and meet up with other single people at our shows and events, so no more lurking around the bar on your own!
Please contact Lara Gothique for more information.

Join our MAILING LIST for all show news/updates and special ticket offers!

We also offer Burlesque and Cabaret Birthday/Hen/Celebration Parties/Performances, Corporate & Private Event planning, and various style Dance Workshops (alongside our regular weekly classes)
… please contact Lara Gothique for further details.