Rogue Burlesque

Award-winning Boston burlesque troupe

Official website of Rogue Burlesque, an award-winning Boston burlesque troupe specializing in nerdlesque, classic, and neoburlesque comedy.


Rogue Burlesque is an award-winning Boston-based neo-burlesque troupe with roots in classic burlesque, comedy, and theater.

The award-winning Rogues have brought their brand of gorgeous, geeky burlesque to New England since 2009. The Independent Film Channel television featured them as a quintessential Boston experience, right up there with the Sam Adams Brewery, and in 2013 they won Judge’s Choice awards at AlternaTease: The New England Neo-Burlesque Festival.

Rogue Burlesque has dazzled audiences at Oberon, Club Cafe, ImprovBoston, and the Davis Square Theatre, as well as festivals, private parties and events across the nation. They are regular performers at the Women in Comedy Festival, held a multi-year monthly residency at the Middlesex Lounge, and taught five-star striptease classes at the Boston Center for Adult Education.

Rogue frequently collaborates with its brother troupe, Sirlesque, and its members can also be seen guesting in shows with the Slaughterhouse Sweethearts, Old School Game Show, Bon Appetit Burlesque, and Punk Rockin’ Pasty Poppin.’  The Rogues have been the official “Flufferettes”, performing at the annual Fluff Festival in Somerville since 2013.  

Rogue is a proud member of the Boston Circus Guild and Burlesque Boston, and is the creator of the wildly popular Lucky 13 Amateur Burlesque Competition.

Proud member of Boston Circus Guild

Proud member of Boston Circus Guild

Our boylesque brother troupe

Our boylesque brother troupe

Proud member of the Burlesque Boston collective

Proud member of the Burlesque Boston collective

Performers and supporters of Alternatease

Performers and supporters of Alternatease



In Rogue Burlesque, we pride ourselves on nurturing diverse styles of burlesque and creative expression. Each member has their own approach to burlesque, but we are best known for:

  • Character and storytelling burlesque

  • Slapstick comedy

  • Nerdlesque

  • Classic striptease

  • Spectacle and glamour


Rogue Burlesque strives to embody certain values in its membership and in its interaction with the community. Through our art, we aim to:

  • Celebrate and empower women (including transwomen and genderqueer people)

  • Engender sex-positivity and body-positivity

  • Encourage diversity and inclusion

  • Create a safe space for audience and performers alike