The Biggest, Queerest Party on the Planet is coming to Toronto!

After 5 years in the United States, the Fierce! International Queer Burlesque Festival is making it’s International debut in Toronto, and Making Buddies in Bad Times Theater it’s main home.

The festivities start on Thursday, May 24th and run through Sunday, May 27th. No two shows will be alike, so audiences will not want to miss a single show! In addition to the incredible roster of talented queer performers, Fierce! will proudly welcome honored Burlesque Legend headliner, Camille 2000 (, an openly gay performer who has graced burlesque stages, movies, and television since the 1970’s. In total, there will be nearly one hundred and fifty performers from across the U.S. and Canada! Other Headliners include: Maxi Millions and Les Femmes Fatales.

General Admission and VIP seats are available!

VIP WEEKEND PASSES! VIP guarantees you seating in the first 3 rows and a FIERCE! gift. GET YOURSELF A WEEKEND PASS – IT’S THE BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK! You get to see Thursday, Friday AND Saturday’s shows for one reduced price!  Weekend Pass Tickets here:

THURSDAY KICK-OFF PARTY: Buddies in Bad Times (Cabaret Space) Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm

Thursday Tickets here:

FRIDAY SHOWCASE: Buddies in Bad Times (Chamber Space) Doors at 8pm, show at 9pm

SATURDAY SHOWCASE: Buddies in Bad Times (Chamber Space) Doors at 6pm, show at 7pm (followed by a dance party in the Cabaret with DJ Johnny B Goode)

Friday and Saturday Tickets here:

ANNUAL FIERCE! SUNDAY BRUNCH: Club 120120 Church Street Doors at noon, show at 1pm (Enjoy burlesque with your breakfast!)

No Admission Fee – Space limited – reservations strongly recommended by calling the restaurant at 416.792.7725 or by texting Todd at 416.706.4237


SINFUL SUNDAYS: Fierce! Edition at Cherry Cola’s200 Bathurst Street Doors at 9pm, show at 10pm

No Admission Fee – tipping is strongly recommended!

Your FULL Fierce! 2018 cast!

Thursday May 24 - Kick-Off Party and Show

Your host Ryan G. Hinds from Toronto

#ClownsKillEmpires from Toronto

Bella Canto from Toronto

Canada's Capital Kings from Ottawa

Cazzwell van Dyke and Dezi Desire from Vancouver

Dottie Champagne from Toronto

Holly Von Sinn from Edmonton

Ivory from Toronto

Kinsey Quake from Cleveland, OH

Kit Katastrophic from Portland, OR

Master Cameron Eric Leon from Ottawa

Midnight Wolverine from Toronto

Miss Holly Grail from Cleveland, OH

Queeny Ives from Montreal

Rasta Boi Punany from Philadelphia, PA

Rhett Slutler from Halifax

Sass La Fraise from Pittsburgh, PA

St. Stella  from Toronto

Friday May 25 - Fierce! Showcase

Burlypicks "Most Fierce!" Headliner: MAXI MILLIONS from Phoenix, AZ

The "Producer's Choice" Feature: JAC PAU from Minneapolis, MN and

Your hosts Belle Jumelles & Johnny B. Goode from Toronto

Delhi Marquette from Columbus, OH

Devon Orel from Pittsburgh, PA

Femmi Le Freak from Columbus, OH

Flare from Toronto

Gay Jesus from Gay Paradise

Jak Ammer from Ottawa

Karmen Sutra from Seattle

Kelsey Slammer from Toronto

Koston Kreme from Ottawa

Maximum Capacity from Toronto

Miami Minx from Montreal

Noella DeVille from Cleveland, OH

OD Kimani from Madison, WI

PeepshowTO from Toronto

Penny Romanoff from Montreal

Pixie Trix from Toronto

Randi Rouge from Ottawa

Sly Feiticeira from Toronto

Tea Just Tea from Bloomington, IN

Uma Gahd from Montreal

Tygr Willy from Toronto

Saturday May 26 - Fierce! Showcase

Honored Legend Headliner: CAMILLE 2000

Headliners: LES FEMMES FATALES from Toronto

Your host Beneatha Mann

Special group opening act by Fierce! Toronto!

Ace Phoenix from Pittsburgh, PA

Al Lykya from Seattle

Alexander Cameron from Cincinnati, OH

Beauregard Deville from Toronto

Bee Appletini from Vancouver

Bianca Boom Boom from Toronto

BonBon Bombay from Toronto

Crocodile Lightning from Chicago, IL

Dolly Berlin from Toronto

Honey Lustre from Montreal

Jadynn Starr from Gainesville, FL 

Jesse Factor from Iowa City, IA

Loki Smoke from Toronto

Moon from Pittsburgh, PA

Oliver Easy from Ottawa

Ruby Slickeur from Yellowknife

Sugar Vixen from Montreal

The Velvet Hearts! from Pittsburgh, PA / Columbus, OH / Cleveland, OH

Sunday May 27 - Annual Fierce! Brunch Show

Your host Ivory from Toronto

Brixton Banshee from Pittsburgh, PA

Divine Chocolate from Toronto

Dottie Dangerfield from Toronto

Eden Ivy from Pittsburgh, PA

Midnight Siren from Pittsburgh, PA

Rosie Bourgeoisie from Montreal

Scarlette Two-Face from Traverse City, MI

Victoria Vermouth from Ottawa


Sunday May 27 - Sinful Sundays - Fierce! Edition at Cherry Cola’s

Your host, FIERCE! Founder, Viva Valezz! from Pittsburgh, PA

Sunday Climax Feature: BUTTERFLY from Columbus, OH

Al Lykya from Seattle, WA

Black-Eyed Bliss from Traverse City, MI

Crocodile Lightning from Chicago, IL

Cyril Cinder from Toronto

Dotty Staccato & Jac Pau from Minneapolis, MN

Mike Hunt-Black from Toronto

Pearl Necklace from Los Angeles, CA

Pidgeon Von Tramp from Seattle

Tristan Ginger from Montreal

Velvet Kensington from Brooklyn, NY

Our mission statement: Fierce! will honor the history of and diversity within the queer burlesque community -- celebrating a spectrum of age, race, ethnicity, class, body type, access/ability, and gender expressions. Fierce! will provide kinship and celebration for all, and highlight the talents and contributions of queer and allied burlesque communities and performers throughout the world.

Fierce! is the first festival to honor and celebrate the talents and uniqueness of burlesque performers around the globe who identify as queer (and the allies who love them). 
"The biggest naked queer party on the planet!"