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Berlin Burlesque Festival

October 3rd-6th

Berlin Burlesque

The 12th International
October 3rd-6th

Liu Bohème, Pic: Gulliver Theis

This was 2023...

The 11th International
 October 12th-15th, 2023

This was 2022...

The 10th International
 October 13th-16th, 2022

"Eine magische Welt"

Berliner Zeitung


The first BERLIN BURLESQUE FESTIVAL took place in September 2013. It was a huge success from the first day on. Since then we have constantly built up an excellent reputation in the international burlesque scene and industry.

Performers love Berlin and they love the BBF. Every year we have had more than 150 applications.


We always make sure to choose the best artists and the largest variety of all different kinds of burlesque, as well as other artistic show-acts and performance arts.


Marlene von Steenvag

Marlene von Steenvag

Marlene von Steenvag is internationally known as Germany's queen of burlesque and is considered the European counterpart to Dita von Teese. With her background at the East 15 Acting School in London and her international network of world-famous artists, she brought the burlesque scene to Berlin.from the small Salon Kokett to  big festivals. She is portaited in various movies and frequently seen in TV. Based on her passion and the success of the events she subsequently founded the Berlin Burlesque Academy, the Hamburg Burlesque Festival and Berlin Burlesque Agency.


Max Oestersötebier

Max Oestersötebier the musical director of the award winning jazz band THE SAZERAC SWINGERS, is a prolific musician, composer, promoter, arts consultant, and event producer. Apart from touring internationally with his band, he is known as the creator of the high profile jazz and burlesque production "Sazerac Club," held annually at 4*S Hotel-Residence Klosterpforte Marienfeld. A long-time creative partner of Marlene von Steenvag, Max has been an integral part of the Berlin Burlesque Festival since 2016, supplying the house band and having accompanied a plethora of burlesque performances with live jazz music. 

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Liu Bohème

The Asian Ivansion of the European burlesque stage, with her Asian roots she sets the stage on fire. Provides for the burlesque offspring in the heart of Zurich and makes every flower bud blossom.

As an experienced performer, choreographer, dancer, coach, teacher and producer, she brings a lot of experience to the team and is characterized by her cultural background and brings different cultures together.

As an organizing committee member of Zurich Pride, she has been actively involved in the queer community for several years

Arden Delacour

The burlesque sensation from Berlin calls the stages of this world her home. Whether Barcelona, Ibiza, Istanbul, New Orleans, Prague or Stockholm - Arden turns the heads of her international audience. 

Thanks to her dance studies, Arden has strength and elegance in every inch of her body and captivates with pure sensuality in her shows.  She is also the owner of the

Berlin Vintage Market and producer of The Burlesque Speakeasy.

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Lady White Rabbit

Lady White Rabbit is a multi-talented character, born and raised between France and the rest of the world, she traveled starting at a very young age which strongly defined her character and sense of adaptability.

She describes herself as a “lover of all things strange and beautiful”  With a sharp sense of organization & team spirit she stage managed selected events worldwide with her unique softness. 

We are proud to have her as a member of the BBF team since 2016

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