"The Velvet Burlesque -  
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 proud to be one of the
largest & longest-running Burlesque & Cabaret shows/productions in the U.K.


Saturday 2nd May 2020

Showtime: 8pm
Doors open at 7pm
Show generally runs till 11:30pm-ish
Bar will remain open until Midnight

The Library Theatre
Tudor Square
Surrey Street
Sheffield
S1 1XZ


Coronavirus (COVID-19) update
We are heartbroken to announce that due to venue closure, we have had no option but to postpone
Cupid Stunts 2020, however we have rescheduled this show to Saturday 1st May 2021.
All ticket-holders have been notified of their options via email.
Please click on this link for further information.


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

An EXTRAVAGANZA of fabulous Burlesque, Vaudeville, Cabaret, Circus, Sideshow, Magic & Variety acts!
Featuring 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 a beautiful Art Deco Theatre venue set in the heart of Sheffield's Theatre district, let us welcome you into an exciting, glamorous atmosphere for a night of unique variety entertainment!

All guests welcome!

Please dress smartly.

Host: Eva Von Schnippisch
(Photo:  Ian Jackson)

Eva Von Schnippisch is one of the fastest, finest and furiously funny Weimar Vixen Cabaret Comperes on the scene.
With a spectacular belting voice, exceptional comedy timing, and unrivalled audience interaction skills, she is a strict-mistress with a warm heart that “holds the audience’s attention like no other”…and leaves them deeply satisfied! Cheeky and charming, smooth and alluring … slightly un-hinged and desperate for love: a true femme-fatale!

Eva is a regular compere at two of London’s hottest new member’s clubs: Gersch & Rox Presents Cabaret At The Curtain and the Ministry Of Cabaret at The Ministry Of Sound's member's club, as well as regular turns at The Candlelight Club, The Hundred Watt Club, and The Zeppelin Club. Eva has also hosted at BGWMC, RVT, Kettner's, Jamboree, Madame Jojo's, Le QuecumBar, The Marlborough Theatre in Brighton, Wild Cabaret in Glasgow, CC Blooms in Edinburgh, and countless private events. Miss Stephanie Ware, (Eva’s alter ego) has compèred at Bestival, Camp Bestival, and further afield in Europe and the UAE.

Her critically acclaimed award-winning show: HOW EVA VON SCHNIPPISCH WON WWII, an action-packed, spy-thriller, one-woman comedy musical has been a hit on the Fringe circuit and on national tour. The sequel HOW EVA VON SCHNIPPISCH SAVED HOLLYWOOD premieres at Voila Europe! Theatre Festival in November 2019.

“Excellent – will leave you in stitches" - Ed Fest Mag

“Hilarious” - Broadway Baby

Ulrike Storch
(Photo:  V's Anchor Studio)

Ulrike Storch, born in Germany, trained in the Netherlands, Ukraine and Germany - now based in London. Receiving her Bachelor of Circus Arts in 2014, educated by former Cirque du Soleil Artist Juan Liu, Ulrike is vivacious, versatile and has the style and dedication of a true artist.

Being the spitting image of Hollywood Icon Marlene Dietrich, she has made herself a name internationally and took the London Cabaret Scene by storm with her signature act “Tribute to Marlene”.

Seen on TV and Film, Channel 4, BBC, ARD and TFI Friday. Interviewed to inspire, Front Cover and Graphic Novel appearance, creating and directing shows. Ulrike is a creative powerhouse that awes the audience with a breathtaking mix of high skill circus, breathtaking costumes and a unique mix of burlesque and circus.

Juggling for award-winning contemporary circus company´s Cirque Éloize in Dubai started her journey as an international superstar travelling from Macao to Paris, Texas to Milan and Berlin, she always comes home to her beloved resident shows in London, including the iconic Café de Paris.

“Our next guest was too good not to be on TV, a damn handsome foot juggler"
- Stanley Tucci, Channel 4
"An uncanny Marlene Dietrich — well, that's different"
- Londonist

“Marlne Dietrich Style Icon”
-Vintage Life magazine

“From start to finish every single move she made radiated class, the act was a masterpiece”
- Juggling Edge

“Foot Juggler extraordinaire Ulrike Storch performs a highly skilled routine with a generous sprinkling of Old Hollywood stardust”
- 21st Century Burlesque

Didi Derrière

(Photo: William Lau)

A born entertainer and maven of all things glamorous, Didi exhilarates and enthrals every audience that is charmed enough to meet her. S
ince she exploded onto the London Burlesque scene in 2015 she has delighted in fashioning acts in a variety of genres and moods.
From her seductive Fan Dances to her deliciously authentic New Orleans 20’s Bump and Grind she has grown into quite the creative chameleon.
Her iconic Madonna tribute would have you fooled into thinking you had booked Madge herself!

A professionally trained dancer, her exquisite acts are polished to perfection; executed to the highest of standards every time.
From the raise of an eyebrow to a sky-high kick, every move exudes class and sass.

She won the Crown of Burlesque Idol in just her first year on the scene and has continued growing ever since.
She has been sashaying across stages in the UK and Europe, including Belgium, Switzerland and Estonia.
She is resident in many of the capital’s top Burlesque spots and regularly makes Guest Appearances with the Gin House Burlesque.
She has become a firm favourite of the cabaret community, both on and offstage, finding a home in the hearts of producers and burlesque connoisseurs alike.

Some of the notable shows/Venues Didi has appeared in:
Cafe de Paris- London, Proud Cabaret - London, Hesters Hideout - London,  Gin House Burlesque - London, The Velvet Burlesque - Sheffield
Sheffield Burlesque & Cabaret Extravaganza - Sheffield,  Slippery Belle Burlesque - Manchester,  Hundred Watt Club - Brighton, American Beauty Car Show - Estonia
The Gilded Merkin- Nottingham, Underbelly Festival - London, Dollhouse Circus - Switzerland, Soho Burlesque Club - London

Pemberton & Hague
(Photo: Seb Edge)

A Vaudevillian circus double act for the modern era.

 Pemberton & Hague live in the 1920s Prohibition with fine tailored suits and a tiny gangster car.

They play saxophone accompanied with rapid fire tap dance and juggle with bottles, glasses and a set of vintage luggage.

Stewart Pemberton
(Photo: )

Stewart Pemberton is a damn fine international Juggler, Dancer and Entertainment Artist, bringing back the stylistic spirit of the early twentieth century Italian American Mob with a fabulous comedy twist.

“The mans got serious skills, one to watch.” - Bizarre Magazine

“A Beat boxer with tap shoes.” - The Guardian

“An incredible display of co-ordination, rhythm and dapper dexterity.” - The Erotic Review

"Stewart stole the show, a multi sensory one man extravagana that sent the audiences lower jaws onto the table." - Bizarre Magazine

Hells Belle
(Photo: Dave Glossop)

Lara Gothique ("Hells Belle") was voted into the top 5 solo performers for "Best British Burlesque Performer" by Burlesque Bible's 2016 Burlesque Awards.

Founder and Choreographer of The Velvet Burlesque
A mysteriously formidable Amazonian Goddess, with fiery arrogance, wit, intelligence, and style.
An intriguing experience, not for the faint of heart!

An established, qualified, and respected Dance & Fitness Teacher, Personal Trainer, Performer & Choreographer, with an excellent reputation in her field of business since 1991.
Hells Belle is a popular face on the Burlesque and Cabaret scene, as both a producer, promoter and performer, and is fulfilling a lifelong ambition to bring back the "good old days" of
excellent quality Music Hall, Theatre, Cabaret, and Variety Show splendour to audiences far and wide.

"An hourglass figure, with the sand in all the right places"
- Mister Meredith

"Hells Belle was a Victorian Gothic masterpiece as an Old Fashioned Girl', fitting into the surroundings perfectly."
- 21stCenturyBurlesque.com

"Hells Belle ... the fastest tassels in the North!"
- Feline Productions

"Hells Belle aka Lara Gothique, the impresario and director of the Velvet Burlesque cabaret, troupe and dancing class teacher performs her routine ‘Hanky Panky’, wafting peacock feather fans to Madonna’s song.  
She is so an absolute joy to watch, I can feel the audience enthralled by her.  Her onstage persona is so large, vibrant and, confident. ... her performances prove there ain’t nothing like a pro."
- Alison J Carr, Artist and PhD researcher

The Velvet Burlesque
(Photo: Shot By Stan)

Awarded "Best British Burlesque Troupe" - The Burlesque Awards.

Showcasing fabulously choreographed semi-pro and pro-troupe performances by a bevy of beauties from the "Velvet Burlesque" dance classes.
A very popular show troupe, who are always very loudly welcomed by each and every audience who see them!

Like what you see? This could be YOU onstage at one of our later dates!
Come along and join our Burlesque & Cabaret Dance classes, and you`ll soon be shimmying, bumping,
and grinding along with the best!

"Quite frankly, I have never seen a Burlesque troupe quite like The Velvet Burlesque girls - they are spot-on
with their routines, their costumes, their attitude, and their overall entertainment! Bravo!"
- Jane Shepherd

"This troupe dance rings round all the other show-troupes I have ever seen in the business!"
- Mike Lease
Mystery Performer #1


We are currently confirming a booking with the first of our 'Mystery Performers'!
An Internationally booked act, this artiste will not fail to delight you with their skills!

(A full update and performer profile will be published as soon as possible.)

Mystery Performer #2


We are currently confirming a booking with the second of our 'Mystery Performers'!
An Internationally booked act, this artiste will not fail to delight you with their skills!

(A full update and performer profile will be published as soon as possible.)

Mystery Performer #3

We are currently confirming a booking with our third 'Mystery Performer'!
An Internationally booked act, this artiste will not fail to delight you with their skills!

(A full update and performer profile will be published as soon as possible.)


*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)

Disabled Access:
We are very sorry - this venue currently has NO wheelchair/disabled access available.
Please be aware that due to ongoing building renovation and improvements being undertaken by Sheffield City Council/Sheffield Central Library, The Library Theatre currently has no wheelchair access available, so cannot accommodate wheelchairs at this particular venue, nor is there a disabled toilet available at this time.
Sheffield Library Theatre along with Sheffield City Council are hoping to have made significant improvements for wheelchair/disabled users over the coming months.
We are sorry for any inconvenience. but please understand that this is out of our hands.

General Accessibility:
There are 2x flights of stairs down into the theatre foyer/bar from the main entrance on Tudor Square, and then a short flight of stairs up from the foyer/bar area into the theatre.
More stairs within the theatre leading down into the seating area, unless you choose seating towards the theatre entrance/top of the stairs, as can be seen below and in the seating plan on the ticket purchase page as linked via this page.

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update
We are heartbroken to announce that due to venue closure, we have had no option but to postpone
Cupid Stunts 2020, however we have rescheduled this show to Saturday 1st May 2021.
All ticket-holders have been notified of their options via email.
Please click on this link for further information.



Tickets only available from www.VelvetBurlesque.co.uk

* 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 5pm on Friday 1st May 2020.

* 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.

* Performers may be subject to change without notice

* We reserve the right to refuse entry or remove anyone from the venue who is displaying aggressive or unwanted behaviour.

Please note:
Our shows are obviously labelled/billed as an 18+ Cert.
Due to content, some acts/performances will obviously include bawdy/risqué style humour/themes/language, plus there will be some degree of striptease.
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.

"It's not the Ballet ...!"


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.


Should there be any generous philanthropists out there who wish to offer some kind of financial support towards
The Velvet Burlesque's ongoing projects to keep the arts alive, we have a PayPal donation link available:  
paypal.me/TheVelvetBurlesque
Thank you in advance!