Bella Besame Presents

Manchester Burlesque Festival

Manchester Burlesque Festival


Manchester is about to get glamorous!

The first ever Manchester Burlesque Festival is coming to the capital of the North in Autumn 2019 to celebrate all things burlesque and cabaret. Featuring workshops, socials and headline shows every night at venues across the city, this festival will be unlike anything Manchester has seen so far.

Combining vintage glamour, sumptuous surroundings and some of the best talent in the industry the first ever Manchester Burlesque Festival is for everyone to join together and celebrate twelve years of thriving burlesque and cabaret across the Northwest.

Join Bella Besame and the fabulous community of burlesque and cabaret stars from all over the UK as they celebrate the very best of vintage glamour, retro decadence and good old fashioned debauchery.

Follow the Manchester Burlesque Festival on Facebook to keep up to date as we reveal new and exciting events leading up to the festival.



Celebrate Halloween in wicked style. Each ticket holder will enjoy a glass of bubbly, two-course dinner catered by James Martin, live Halloween-themed Burlesque and cabaret, one free bet to play on blackjack/roulette and a DJ.

Where: Manchester 235 Casino, Great Northern, M3 4LP
When: 31st October 2019, 19:30 – 00:00

Call to book tickets: 0161 828 0314

Some of the best talent in the industry are starring in Manchester’s longest running burlesque show, The Slippery Belle, as it celebrates 12 years of sumptuous events and general debauchery. It is certainly not an event to miss!

Where: Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford, M50 3AZ
When: 1st November 2019, 20:00 – 23:00

Join us for the grand final of Ecdysiast Encounters. Eleven fabulous newcomers will compete to become the Queen of up and coming burlesque as decided by our guest judges and audience votes.

Where: Tribeca Manchester, 50 Sackville Street, M1 3WF
When: 2nd November 2019, 19:30 – 23:00

Come and join us for this exclusive closing party to celebrate the first Manchester Burlesque Festival. Invitations include entry, canapés, seating and pop-up entertainment – get there early to not miss out! Lets party like its 1920 and get ready for an night you won’t forget.

Where: The Fitzgerald, 11 Stevenson Square, M1 1DB
When: 3rd November 2019, 19:00 – 00:00

Manchester Burlesque Festival


Tickets are now on sale!

Manchester Burlesque Festival will be featuring an exclusive collection of workshops across the three days delivered by some of the most experienced hands in the business. Our fabulous teachers include local legends and burlesque stars Titsalina Bumsquash, Cleopantha, Evka Allen, John Celestus and Bella Besame!

All classes will be held at: The Fitzgerald, 11 Stevenson Square, Manchester M1 1DB

For more details on individual classes, see the Manchester Burlesque Festival Workshop page or see the itinerary below to book tickets!


Bella Besame

The glamour doesn’t end after the closing night!

Bella Besame produces burlesque & cabaret shows and also teaches burlesque year round across the United Kingdom. So whether you are interested in hosting a dazzling private party, putting on a glamorous cabaret night or learning the art of the tease for yourself, we would love to hear from you!

Bella Besame Burlesque
Manchester Burlesque Festival

Press Enquiries

If you are a journalist or editor interested in featuring Bella Besame or the Manchester Burlesque Festival, we would love to hear from you.

For information regarding Bella Besame Entertainment or the Manchester Burlesque Festival, please download the Manchester Burlesque Festival Press Pack below, or contact us by email and telephone on 0797 258 6212.

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