Solo performers or groups with a standalone act less than seven(7) minutes may apply.
Accepted acts will be cast into virtual showcases officially produced by the BHoF Production Team.
All act types welcomed, including but not limited to protest performances, new takes on classic tease, political statements, the humorous, the bizarre and strange, the sultry, and the serious.
May 14 May 17 at 11:59 p.m. PDT
Producers interested in producing a complete showcase to be streamed for VHoF may apply.
Showcases should represent the diversity of their local community and its performance styles as much possible. With that in mind, producers are encouraged to cast a wide net, and be as inclusive as possible.
Virtual showcases are benefits for BHoF and organized at the discretion of the Producer.
May 14 May 17 at 11:59 p.m. PDT
Non-performance pre-recorded content may apply.
The diversity of talent in burlesque is wide-ranging– we want to celebrate it!
Accepted interstitial content will be incorporated into the VHoF stream between showcases.
May 14 June 15 at 11:59 p.m. PDT
The Virtual Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender (“VHoF”) is a 48-hour continuously streaming virtual fundraiser showcasing the best-in-class burlesque. New for 2021: In addition to showcases produced by the VHoF production team, VHoF will feature productions curated by guest producers from around the world. Truly, this will be a unique opportunity to “tour” global burlesque and in two-days! Proceeds from the VHoF fundraiser will benefit the Burlesque Hall of Fame, a 501(c)3 non-profit museum committed to preserving, sharing, celebrating, and inspiring the art of burlesque.
VHoF will take place August 6-8, 2021.
Anywhere and everywhere with internet, VHoF is completely virtual!
Anyone who loves burlesque– performers, producers, enthusiasts, academics! Virtual as an accessible opportunity to welcome even more folks to join us in celebrating burlesque. Please note that VHoF will feature mature content so viewers should be 18+.
The VHoF platform will be browser-based so additional downloads are not required on a computer browser. A strong internet connection speed will be required in order to watch. On mobile, depending on the type of device, an additional app download may be required in order to view.
Why not? Those who have attended the traditional in-person event know this as the “Oscars” of burlesque, We highly encourage you to dress to impress! Who knows, there may be a red carpet opportunity on the virtual platform for you to strut your stuff. Or share photos of your own red carpet at home and hashtag #VHoF!
There will be no Tournament of Tease at VHoF or any other BHoF virtual offerings for 2021.
Accepted applicants for both showcase and competition have been notified by email that their slots will be held for 2022.
In addition to BHoF titleholders and Legends, selected performers and productions from the wider burlesque community will be showcased.
We’re always looking for volunteers! See below opportunities: If you’ve any experience managing virtual productions, sound mixing, digital graphics, then please email the VHoF Production Team. Are you local to any Legends and feel comfortable helping them bridge the technology gap so they may join in on the festivities? Email the Legends Team. Do you have any contacts for companies that value our mission and want to support? If so, then please email the Sponsorship Team.
None of the above? General volunteering or questions may go here.
Or perhaps you’d like to volunteer for the museum, please see here.
Tickets for individual nights of BHoF Weekend are now on sale ONLY at the BHoF Registration table at The Orleans Hotel and Casino. Check Registration for hours.
As the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend has grown, so has our commitment to celebrating the women and men who made burlesque great. We are proud of our Living Legends—and we need your help to get as many of them as possible to Vegas this year. We can’t spell “Burlesque” without “U,” so please help us rock this year’s BHoF Weekend Legends Challenge!