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The Grand Exhibition Burlesque Benefit, CAPE TOWN

The Grand Exhibition is an annual burlesque showcase in aid of Charity. The Rouge Revue hosted the first TGE in Cape Town in 2015 and has raised R112 000 for our chosen charity, Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust, over the last 4 years.

The Grand Exhibition will showcase Cape Towns top burlesque talent, from seasoned professional solo performers to dazzling troupe numbers from Cape Towns longest standing burlesque companies.

Performers include:

Betty Behave

Bon Bon

Diva Disastar and King St Fox

Jezzy Belle

Kitty Fay

Lady Danger and MizzChief

Lady Magnolia

Miss Kitty Kat

Red Baroness

Scar-lit Hearts

Sophia Von Syren

Sweet Cheeks

The Rouge Revue Burlesque Company

Black Orchid Burlesque Company

Enjoy browsing our bespoke burlesque market, enjoy some delicious food and drinks and be mesmerised by a spectacular burlesque show.

Vendors include:

Blush Play Couture

The Velvet Letter

Black Orchid Burlesque

A Wicked Little Company

Tipsy Gypsy

Carmina Burlesque

Reidewaans Foods

Shwarma Zone


There will be an array of food and refreshment vendors to satisfy your appetite as well as beautiful bespoke burlesque wares, from corsets to pasties, specialty lingerie and everything in between.

Saturday 26 October 2019

Centre For The Book - Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town

Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm

Our bespoke market and bar will be open from 7pm so come and browse, shop and warm up with us before the show.

Our dj will get the dance floor going after the show so please stick around for a boogie!

This is a formal event, please dress to the nines.

Please note that due to the naughty nature of burlesque, this event is only open to those over 18.

Tickets are R200 online only and all profits will be donated to Rape Crisis Cape Town.

There will not be tickets for sale at the door. Please purchase yours online.

BAR - Please pre-purchase your drinks for the night on our merch page when purchasing your tickets - click here


A bit about our beneficiary - RC Cape Town Trust

All funds raised from The Grand Exhibition will be donated to Rape Crisis.

The Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust (RCCTT), established in 1976, empowers rape survivors in the Western Cape on their journey to recovery and on their road to justice. Furthermore, we work to reduce and deter rape in communities, to support survivors speaking out about rape and to bring about law reform through partnering with other organisations across South Africa. We help an average of 300 calling and about 400 new face-to-face clients every month. There is little support available to rape survivors and Rape Crisis is one organisation that provides comprehensive services from the time of the rape right through to the conclusion of the trail and beyond. Our services are run by 13 staff members and 80 volunteers serving a beneficiary group that is 50% black African, 40% coloured and Indian and 10% white.

Rape is a significant social problem with 6 000 rapes being reported in the Western Cape every year. However, despite this, government funding and donor support fall short of addressing the full extent of the work required to address this problem. It is the generosity of people like you that enables us to continue providing these vital services in partnership with the communities that we serve.


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Donation Target


Raised of R3000 goal

When and where?

Centre For the Book
Queen Victoria Street 62
Cape Town City Centre
Cape Town
South Africa

Sat 26 Oct 2019 at 7:00 PM (SAST)
Sat 26 Oct 2019 at 11:30 PM (SAST)

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