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

Saturday 29th August 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


Advance Tickets: £25.00 (+ £2.50 booking fee)
Door Admission: £30.00


Tickets only available from www.VelvetBurlesque.co.uk

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

A true EXTRAVAGANZA of fabulous Burlesque, Vaudeville, Cabaret, Circus, Sideshow, Magic & Variety acts!

The Velvet Burlesque are proud to present the fifth Sheffield Burlesque & Cabaret Extravaganza.
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: Aunty Mae

(Photo:  Scott Chalmers Photography)

Aunty Mae: a tart with a heart … and quite possibly rampant syphilis.

From the music halls of Victorian London to the darkened alleys outside, Aunty Mae has been enthralling the public in various ways since 1846, either with a saucy song, a tall tale or anything else you can afford (charges by the minute). Dressed to the nines in her least-stained bloomers, she’ll have you rolling in the aisles and then nipping round the back for a half-price special!

Chris Oh!
(Photo:  Natasha Hing)

Chris Oh! is an international Kiwi Boylesque sensation!
Voted #1 Top Mainland Europe Performer, and #14 International Burlesque Performer in the TOP 50 BURLESQUE (21st Century Burlesque).

Headlining shows and festivals across three continents - exposing his glittered thighs and sparkling personality to all who have encountered him.

With over 13 years of dance and performing arts experience, Chris Oh! Has taken the world by storm. His most recent accolades include being voted #1 Top Mainland Europe Performer, and #14 most influential Burlesque performer in the world by the 21st Century Burlesque; winning the Swiss Crown of Burlesque in Basel, Switzerland (2018), and the 'Most Dazzling Dancer' at the most prestigious Burlesque competition in the world, Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas (2018).
Among these, he has also been the recipient of Best Boylesque New Zealand (2017/18); King of the New Zealand Burlesque Festival (2017); Grand Prix Award for the Le Bisou Français Festival Paris (2017); was a semi-finalist on the TV show New Zealand's Got Talent (2012) and was once Mr. Gay World (2013).

His performance career started in the night club scene where he would perform gender bending acts in drag. This work later encouraged him to study Ballet and Contemporary dance professionally. He worked for many professional dance companies in New Zealand before deciding to establish his own Black Swan Productions entertainment company where he began to choreograph and costume his own shows and events. Since then Chris has performed around the world in such places as New York, Las Vegas, Hollywood, Paris, Prague, Berlin, Rome, Oslo, Stockholm, Vienna, Madrid, Indonesia, South Africa, Italy and many more.

In his shows Chris Oh! has pushed the boundaries of gender and performance art, wowed audiences with his Burlesque prowess, and always made time to help train and initiate newcomers to the artform of Burlesque, believing that art should be inclusive, equal and celebratory for all.

We are absolutely thrilled to have been able to book Chris Oh! for #SBCE2020, as this gentleman is always extremely busy!

Rod Laver
(Photo: )

A World Record breaking gentleman juggler and oral exhibitionist - described by Derren Brown as “Breath taking and truly unique."

Rod has been performing all over the world in Cabaret, Variety and on TV for over 25 years and was one of the few British jugglers to appear in the book "The Virtuosos of Juggling".
Last year he appeared at the iconic Wintergarten Variety Theater in Berlin and has twice been seen on the legendary French TV show “Le Plus Grand Cabaret Du Monde.”
He spent much of 2019 performing at the iconic Hippodrome in London’s West End.

More performer announcements coming soon!


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.)

Mystery Performer #4


We are currently confirming a booking with the fourth 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 #5


We are currently confirming a booking with the fifth 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 #6


We are currently confirming a booking with the sixth 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 #7


We are currently confirming a booking with the seventh 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.)


*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.

 

Advance Tickets: £25.00 (+ £2.50 booking fee)
Door Admission: £30.00



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 28th August 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.