Mission statement

The Stockholm Burlesque Festival has been run by Bichard Studios since 2012 – here is our mission statement for the festival:

The International Stockholm Burlesque Festival is a celebration of the artform burlesque, held once a year in Stockholm in two beautiful vintage venues. Our mission is to bring a provocative mix of talents from around the world for a non competitive, inclusive, extravagant show, with high production values and showcase the performers to a fantastic and enthusiastic audience.

Our aim is to contrast and combine acts that show what burlesque can be, and to develop both the Swedish and International burlesque scene. We strive to produce a two day event with as big and varied line-up as possible. This includes burlesque (and related artforms) in a variety of styles: classic, neo, boylesque, queerlesque, fetish, circus, dance, music, singing and cabaret.

We aim to have as wide selection of cultures, body types, race, ages, music styles and themes represented as possible, and to create learning opportunities and mingle/networking events, around the festival.