The Nerdlesque Festival

The World’s First ALL Nerdy Burlesque Festival!

For Nerds... By Nerds... Get Naked! 

WHAT IS THE NERDLESQUE FEST?

The Nerdlesque Festival is the first ever festival dedicated to nerd and pop culture related burlesque. Created in 2014, this annual festival showcases the best in nerdlesque from across the globe, brought together for one jam-packed weekend in New York City full of shows, classes, parties, panels, and more! As the popularity of nerd-friendly burlesque and cabaret rises daily, this festival aims to encourage and foster the development of nerdlesque as an art form and a community. From April 1-3, 2016, our powers combine to turn New York City into the epicenter of glittery naked nerdery!

OUR MISSION

The Nerdlesque Festival’s goal is to create a safe place where all the dweebs, dorks, geeks and freaks can get together, without fear or shame, in celebration of our dedication to the art of burlesque. As much as this is an event to entertain and amuse, it is a community-building weekend. Featuring shows, classes, and networking events, the Nerdlesque Festival strives to contribute to strengthening the Nerdlesque Community while increasing opportunities for nerdy performers as well as their exposure in the world at large!