Kootenay Burlesque festival
June 28 & 29 2019

Our Location


Nelson, BC

 The Kootenay Burlesque Festival is proud to call Nelson, BC home. Nestled in the majestic Selkirk Mountains this beautiful lake town has a thriving and vibrant performing arts community and is considered one of the top 10 Charming Towns in Canada  to visit. 

 There are beautiful beaches for sunbathing on, tons of secret swimming spots and Ainsworth Hot Springs is nearby for soaking aching muscles.  Nelson is also home to the the Canadian Legend of Burlesque Ms. Judith Stein who just happens to be one of our headliners! Come join us for a week end of fun and everything else under the sun at the 2019 Kootenay Burlesque Festival!

Our Venue


The Capitol Theatre

The Capitol Theatre is the perfect venue to host the 2019 Kootenay Burlesque Festival.  This quaint little theatre has a distinct vintage feel to it with it's plush velvet curtains, retro red seats and Romeo & Juliet style balconies. This venue is licensed and offers a small selection of wine & spirits along with handmade artisan chocolates

The Capitol Theatre

421 Victoria St. Nelson, BC 


our producer


Vesper Valentine

 Vesper Valentine was born into the showgirl world of Glamour & Glitter in 2015.  Part sultry, part sass, this voluptuous vixen has been teasing audiences ever since!  She is a founding member of The ShowCats, a showgirl inspired burlesque troupe from Nelson, B.C. and is also the producer of the Kootenay Burlesque Festival and the Nelson Chapter of Naked Girls Reading.  Her background in event coordinating quickly led her down the producer path and that is where she discovered her true passion. Since 2016 she has been working hard to successfully build the local burlesque scene in Nelson by offering local performing artists a paid space to share their artistic visions and by creating educational opportunities by bringing in professional performers who teach classes to the community.

She is thrilled to to be producing the 2nd annual Kootenay Burlesque Festival and is looking forward to seeing you all on the 2019 Canada Day Long Week End!


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