The Nerdlesque Festival

The World’s First ALL Nerdy Burlesque Festival!

For Nerds... By Nerds... Get Naked! 


The Nerdlesque Festival is the first ever festival dedicated to nerd and pop culture related burlesque! From April 1-3, 2016 nerdy burlesque performers from around the globe converged in New York city for shows, classes, parties, and more! Details for 2017 will begin being announced this Summer!

Created in 2014, this festival showcases the best in nerdlesque from across the planet, 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 sexy nerd powers combine to turn New York City into the epicenter of glittery naked nerdery!


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!