Attention! Due to restrictions on gathering size related to the Covid 19 outbreak.
this the festival has been re-scheduled to Septermber 18th and 19th 2020.
About the Empire Burlesque Festival:
Join Ithaca's own Whiskey Tango Sideshow and over 20 unique special guests from New York State and beyond for two nights of dazzling "adult-oriented" entertainment at the beautiful Hangar Theatre in Ithaca N.Y! Our mission is to celebrate the bounty of talent and variety that our greater burlesque community has to offer and to bring you two unforgettable nights of jaw-dropping, heart-stopping burlesque, cabaret and sideshow entertainment! From classic to neo, comedic to tragic, the Empire Burlesque Festival hosts a wide array of performers from all walks of life, demographics and points of view. We celebrate all that is interesting and different in the wider burlesque community and strive to bring you a truly unique and unforgettable show experience!
For questions about the festival, auditions, workshops, sponsoring, volunteering etc. email