Do you have a schedule of upcoming shows? We get our dates confirmed about 1 ½ or 2 months prior to the show. As soon as we have a date confirmed, it is listed on the Show Dates page of the website. At the present time, Bustout Burlesque and Bad Girls of Burlesque each perform once a month at House of Blues. ALL shows are listed on this website.
What is the age requirement to attend? 18+
Is there seating? For Bustout Burlesque there is limited open seating for our shows. We recommend arriving early. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. If you do not get a seat, there are plenty of vantage points around the music hall where you can stand, lean, and watch the show, including the bar. If you eat dinner at House of Blues, you can pass the line. Contact the restaurant for details. House of Blues does offer a limited number of reserved balcony seats for purchase. You can purchase these online or at the box office. There is also some reserved seating on the main level. These are 4 or 5 tables set off to the side. These tables can only be purchased at the bar once you are inside the venue.
For Bad Girls of Burlesque, you can purchase reserved table seating up front, otherwise there is open limited seating on a first come first serve basis, and standing room.
Are the 8pm and 10:30pm Bustout Burlesque shows the same show, or different? The two back-to-back shows are the same.
Where can we eat before the show? House of Blues has a restaurant. If you eat at House of Blues, and have a ticket to the show, you can pass the line and get in before general ticket holders! For late-night eating after the show, we like to walk over to Daisy Dukes (open 24 hours).
Who attends your shows? Is it mainly men? No. You will find many couples attending Bustout Burlesque. It’s a perfect date night! There often seems to be more women at the shows than men. And we always have one or two bachelorette parties in attendance. That’s right, we said bachelorette parties!
Is there a dress code? No.
How can I audition for Bustout Burlesque? If you live in the New Orleans area, and are 18 years of age or older, email a photo (head shot and full-body shot) as well as any performance experience you have to firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, if you have any videos online, send us a link. We hold local auditions periodically. If you are an experienced burlesque performer from out-of-state, and would like to be considered for a guest spot, you must send us a video link to a full performance. Since Bustout Burlesque is accompanied entirely by a live jazz band, your video submission should be an act performed to instrumental music, preferably jazz.