The applications for the 2024 edition of the Dutch Burlesque Festival are now open!
The Dutch Burlesque Festival is a celebration of the weird and wonderful world of burlesque. There's no theme, no competition, just a fabulous feast of the very best burlesque.
Whether your are a seasoned pro or a rad rookie, if you have an act that’s ready for the stage, we want to hear from you! We are looking for the full breadth of burlesque genres: from the most classic beauty to the most oddball nerdlesque and everything in between. Performers of color, queer performers and those with bodies not represented in mainstream media: we would love to have you on our stage and encourage you to apply.
What we are looking for:
- Show us something we’ve never seen before… originality is key!
- We prefer acts that are no longer than 5 minutes
- Sadly, we cannot accommodate aerial, pole or acts with open fire
- We want to our stage kittens to have some fun too, so no fine glitter (confetti is allowed)
Applications open: January 1st
Applications are free between January 1st and 15th
From January 16th, we ask a €10 application fee to help us cover our costs.
Application deadline: Wednesday May 1st (23h59 CET)
Notification to applicants: until May 31
Dates of festival: Friday September 13 & Saturday September 14
The € 10 non-refundable application fee must be paid in order for your application to be processed.
(it would be great if you can make it a payment to "friends and family")