Performing with House of Hush Burlesque in our monthly show at Crash Hotel

Are you performing, or are interested in performing, at our monthly burlesque show at Crash Hotel’s vintage cocktail bar (located in downtown Edmonton)? Read on!

About the show

Our monthly speakeasy show at Crash Hotel is styled after a past era of extravagant parties. It’s an intimate show (less than 50 tickets available per show) without the separation of stage: burlesque artists  perform mere inches from guests' seats. We take our guests back in time to an era of luxurious outfits, glamour, wild gin-soaked revelry, and a night of classic burlesque with top burlesque performers from Edmonton, Calgary, and beyond. If you live in Edmonton and haven't been to the show before, we highly recommend you check it out before applying!

What we’re looking for

Our show has a very small cast – sometimes as few as 3 or 4 performers. So every performer and every act needs to be stand-out, professional and high level, from costume to choreography! Shows generally include a headliner, a few members from our core House of Hush cast, and other professional-quality performers. We also try and reserve one spot (as a headliner or performer) each show for out-of-town performers, so that we can showcase the amazing wider burlesque community to local Edmonton audiences.

So what do we mean when we say we're looking for professional performers and high-quality acts?

  • We are looking for highly skilled burlesque performers with at least two years of burlesque performance experience on a variety of different stages and events.

  • Because of the speakeasy vibe of the venue and the branding of the show, we are generally looking for acts that lean towards what is termed “Classic" burlesque: jazz or big-band music tracks and dazzling costumes that harken back to the 1910s, 20s, 30s and 40s, as well as great musicality, movement and striptease-ability!

  • As a performer you will need to be comfortable and confident performing in a small space (no stage) where you will be roving and interacting with guests.

  • Because performers are so close to the audience, costumes need to be really high-quality and dazzling!

  • Professional and respectful engagement with House of Hush team, volunteers, venue and audience is required at all times. This includes promoting the show, sending music/bio/promo images by the deadline, showing up prepared and on-time, sharing the backstage area and being kind, professional and respectful at all times to fellow performers, volunteers, producers, venue staff, and guests. Anyone who fails to meet these basic professional standards may be asked to leave immediately, and will not be invited back.

Interested in performing?

Email us at hello@houseofhushburlesque.com and be sure to include the dates and themes of our shows that you’re interested in/available for (they are all listed here). Please note that shows are generally fully booked 2 to 3 months out. Include a video(s) of the act(s) you wish to perform (longform acts are welcome!) and note which show(s) you think your act(s) would be a good fit for. Please also include your bio and a link to your social media accounts. Thanks!