The Queen City Burlesque Expo is a four day event filled with jaw-dropping and lascivious burlesque entertainment presented in the Sinixt Territory (Nelson, BC).
Live entertainment, workshops, social gatherings and local explorations are all pleasures that you can enjoy.
The QCBE team also curate shows throughout the year, throughout the Kootenays, for audiences from 50 to 600 people.
Featuring some of the most world renown, professional entertainers that the industry has to offer, coupled with members of our fabulous local art scene, QCBE showcases a wide range of entertainment.
Take a workshop or two, and join in on the fun!
Nestled in the glorious mountains of British Columbia is an area known as "The Kootenays" where art and creativity thrive.
Performers, tourists, and locals alike bask in the beauty that is Nelson and its surrounding area. Whether you are an athlete, an artist, or small business owner, the Kootenays are home to many thriving entrepreneurs and adventurers.
Featured performer, Donna Boss Rogers delivers a beautiful act with a costume created by local costumer, Kootenay Costume Co.
The burlesque industry is world wide. Together we can foster our connections and expand our reach.
You're not just a passing performer, or audience member, we are a growing family.
Who’s missing? We want you to see yourself on our stage.
There are always more ways to grow. How do you challenge yourself?
Only by listening and implementing change will we make progress.
We acknowledge that we live, produce, and perform on the land that is the traditional and unceded territory of the Sinixt Nation. We also recognize that this acknowledgement is a small part of the bigger ongoing work to foster a true reconciliation which is disruptive of the legacies of colonialism.