The Biggest, Queerest Burlesque Party on the Planet is coming to Toronto!

After five years in the United States, the Fierce! International Queer Burlesque Festival is making it’s International debut in Toronto, and Making Buddies in Bad Times Theatre it’s main home.

The festivities start on Thursday, May 24th and run through until Sunday, May 27th. No two shows will be alike, so audiences will not want to miss a single show! In addition to the incredible roster of talented queer performers, Fierce! will proudly welcome honored Burlesque Legend headliner, Camille 2000, an openly gay performer who has graced burlesque stages, movies, and television since the 1970’s. In total, there will be nearly one hundred and fifty performers from across the U.S. and Canada!

THURSDAY: Buddies in Bad Times (Cabaret Space) 

Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm

FRIDAY: Buddies in Bad Times (Chamber Space)

Doors at 8pm, show at 9pm

SATURDAY: Buddies in Bad Times (Chamber Space) – 12 Alexander Street

Doors at 6pm, show at 7pm (followed by a dance party in the Cabaret with DJ Johnny B Goode)

SUNDAY BRUNCH: Club 120 – 120 Church Street

Doors at noon, show at 1pm (Enjoy burlesque with your breakfast!)

No Admission Fee – Space limited – reservations strongly recommended by calling the restaurant at 416.792.7725 or by texting Todd at 416.706.4237

SINFUL SUNDAYS: Fierce! Edition at Cherry Cola’s – 200 Bathurst Street

Doors at 9pm, show at 10pm

No Admission Fee – tipping is strongly recommended!

For a comprehensive cast list for each show – including emcees and headliners – visit the Fierce! website.

All advanced tickets guarantee seating. VIP tickets guarantee seating in the first three rows AND a FIERCE! gift.


See Thursday, Friday AND Saturday’s shows for one reduced price by clicking “BUY FESTIVAL PASSES”.

VIP and GENERAL ADMISSION prices available.

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