Please note, this event has been postponed until 28th Aug 2021.
* Coronavirus (COVID-19) update *
I am heartbroken to announce that due to the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, The Library Theatre in Sheffield have extended their theatre shut-down period, therefore cancelling/postponing more upcoming show bookings with show producers for the next few months, and so I have no choice but to POSTPONE Sheffield Burlesque & Cabaret Extravaganza on Saturday 29th August 2020.
HOWEVER – we have already managed to RESCHEDULE this show to Saturday 28th August 2021.
ALL current ticket bookings have automatically been transferred over to the rescheduled date.
All ticket-holders have been notified of their options via email (sent to the email address you have registered with PayPal/other payment correspondence).
Please contact The Velvet Burlesque for further information.
As the majority of you know from my website, mailing lists and social media posts, I run all the shows/events as 'not-for-profit'. All my shows/events are initially entirely self-funded, and I then nail-bitingly wait to rely on ticket sales to recoup towards the overheads.
I do not take any money/wages or anything financially for myself for these events! Nothing - zero - nada - ziltch!
Your ticket money pays for the performers, the venue, the staff, the lighting & sound equipment, the licences and insurances, and all the rest of the (many, many!) event overheads. Any profit from the events is rolled right back into the next show, which is why I can continue to offer such incredible value for money with all my events.
* I earn my living teaching, performing, and producing private/corporate events. Public-based shows are my passion for the industry I am in, and something I want to share with as many people as I can.
Financially for 2020, the Covid-19 crisis has already set me back thousands & thousands of pounds, as I've already paid out for venues, licences, insurances, performers, flights, trains, buses, hotels, equipment hire, promotional materials and promotional production costs (etc., etc.) for all my upcoming events this year. As you may know, a lot of these production costs need covering well in advance of the business year starting, and nobody could have predicted this current situation we find ourselves in. The majority of these production costs are also all non-refundable.
My event insurance won't cover any of my business losses as it's classed as 'Force Majeure'.
I have not been eligible for any government grant or support for my business/as a self-employed business owner. I have slipped through the cracks, as have many others in this industry.
I've also now got to reschedule or refund tickets out of my own pocket as the 'ticket-pot' money has already been sunk into all the 2020 shows.
My dance & fitness classes and own performance bookings have been cancelled since mid-March, and the entertainment & leisure lockdown extension continues for a yet unknown length of time.
No money coming in, and even more money to find to pay out.
I stand in solidarity with shows and performers around the UK and indeed the world – all UK stages and theatres will remain dark for many more months to come. Myself and my cast are sad that we can’t perform for you publicly – especially at a time when we all need the power of theatre/performance. The financial impact of postponing/cancelling shows & events will be significant to so many of us within the entertainment industry, and as above, it may well threaten the future of a great deal of our valuable live entertainment all around the world.
I know that so many of us are in the same boat, and my heart honestly goes out to any one of you who is also currently battling with a business or a job that is now critically at risk. I can only hope that all of us get through this with our health! (Not quite sure about our sanity right now, though … this shit is so bloody hard!)
Take good care of yourselves, and please stay safe.
Photo: Lena Mae by Scott Chalmers Photography
Promo: Shot by Stan
The Velvet Burlesque proudly presents the 5th Sheffield Burlesque & Cabaret Extravaganza - a spectacular celebration of fabulous burlesque, vaudeville, cabaret, circus, & variety acts, featuring multiple-award-winning national and international guest performers ... expect nothing less than excellent quality entertainment!
Presented in the Library Theatre, set in the heart of Sheffield's theatre district - let us welcome you into an exciting, glamorous atmosphere for an unforgettable night of unique variety entertainment!
This event always sells-out fast, so don't delay booking!
Date: Saturday 29th August 2020
Showtime: 8pm till 11:30pm(-ish)
(Doors open at 7pm ... Bar will remain open until midnight)
Venue: The Library Theatre
Full details: https://velvetburlesque.co.uk/shows
PERFORMERS ANNOUNCED SOON!
'The Velvet Burlesque - Guaranteed to be one of the most fantastic, professional, flamboyant, and entertaining Burlesque, Cabaret & Variety Shows you could wish to attend!
Come and see how Burlesque and Cabaret should look!'
Due to our excellent reputation and extremely high quality of events, 'The Velvet Burlesque' are proud to be one of the largest, & longest-running Burlesque & Cabaret Variety Theatre shows/productions in the U.K.
Tickets only available from www.VelvetBurlesque.co.uk™
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* This event is billed as an 18+ Cert.
* Due to content, some acts/performances will include bawdy/risqué style humour/themes/language, plus there will be some degree of Burlesque striptease/semi-nudity.
* This event will include loud music & flashing lights.
* Please be aware that due to ongoing building renovation and improvements being undertaken by Sheffield City Council/Sheffield Central Library, The Library Theatre currently has no wheelchair access available, so cannot accommodate wheelchairs at this particular venue, nor is there a disabled toilet available at this time.
Sheffield Library Theatre along with Sheffield City Council are hoping to have made significant improvements for wheelchair/disabled users over the coming months. We are sorry for any inconvenience. but please understand that this is out of our hands. We will update re this matter as soon as we have more information as to expected work completion dates.
* General Accessibility: There are 2x flights of stairs down into the theatre foyer/bar from the main entrance on Tudor Square, and then a short flight of stairs up from the foyer/bar area into the theatre.
Full details via our main website show page.
* Producer: Lara Gothique - 'Hells Belle' - The Velvet Burlesque
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