About the show

Created to help support emerging talent, Burlesque Idol is a high-energy and deliciously entertaining evening, jam-packed with talent, humour and audience participation. Every show features a dazzling array of rising burlesque talents, a dynamic host and a panel of judges comprised of burlesque promoters, producers, and world-renowned burlesque artists. 

Burlesque Idol is excited to announce it's largest Australian tour after five great sold out years! 


Herstory of the Show

Burlesque Idol was founded by Lola LaBelle in 2010 in London, where it continues to run in the city's prestigious West End under the creative direction of Miss Tempest's Rose's House of Burlesque. With 8 years in London, shows in New York City, Boston, Los Angeles, and now a sixth upcoming national tour of Australia, Idol is pleased to be amongst the world's largest burlesque competitions, and the most international.


What to Expect

Expect to see some of the country's top performers showcasing their most unique acts. From glamorous Vegas-inspired showgirls to comediennes who will have the whole room laughing, to poets, opera singers, and so much more. Burlesque Idol celebrates all forms of burlesque, creating a night as entertaining as it is enticing for its audience. 

As a guest, you can also expect a best-dressed competition (please see our Dress To Impress page), raffle prizes from our sponsors, and most importantly a vote for who you think should go home with the lucky prize package! The winner is chosen from a 70% audience, 30% judges vote. 

While every artist is a winner in our book, the one who takes the prize that night will go home with a fabulous array of gifts, including a professional photo shoot (valued from $500-$1000), champagne, crown and tools to take their career to the next level.