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 2018 Kootenay Burlesque Festival!

Our Venue

The Capitol Theatre

The Capitol Theatre is the perfect venue to host the 2018 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 2014.  Her background in event coordinating quickly led her down the producer path and that is where she discovered her true passion. Over the past two years she has helped to successfully build up the local burlesque scene in Nelson by offering local performing artists a space to share their artistic visions and by creating educational opportunities via means of bringing in burlesque headliners who teach their craft to the community.

She is thrilled to to be producing the 1st annual Kootenay Burlesque Festival and is looking forward to seeing you all on the 2018 Canada Day Long Week End!


Connect with us