QUESTIONS ABOUT ATTENDING THE SHOW
Is there a licensed bar at the venue?
Is there an age limit to attend the show?
All our shows are 19+ due to adult content and liquor license agreements with the venue. Make sure you bring proper photo ID when attending our show.
Is The Great Hall wheelchair accessible?
Yes! The entrance to the Great Hall’s Main Hall includes a long staircase, however the Main Hall is also accessible with an elevator between the lower floor and second floor of the building. Accessible washrooms are located on both the lower level and the second floor. For any accessibility requests or questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am/my friend is having a bachelor/bachelorette party. Do you do something special for the bride/groom to be?
If you plan to include PeepshowTO as your prime party destination for your bachelor/bachelorette/birthday/anniversary/festivus party, we’d love to hear from you! We usually like to plan a special treat for the celebrant, so be sure to email us if you are celebrating a special occasion during one of our shows!
Is there full frontal nudity in the show?
As burlesque is the art of the tease, there is no full frontal nudity in the show. Pasties, panties or merkins are required for all burlesque acts.
Do many women attend these events?
Yes! Our shows are catered to adults 19+, and our audience spans a diverse range of ALL genders and identities! There’s no need to feel out-of-place. We are all here to celebrate our shared nerdy passions, share some laughs and enjoy some good ol’ striptease!
Does it make sense to get an advanced ticket or should I try my chances at the door?
It is highly recommended that you get your tickets in advance if you plan to attend our shows as they do tend to sell out.
What is the difference between VIP and General Admission Tickets?
VIP tickets come with a special gift bag of goodies, raffle tickets, as well as guaranteed seating at the first few rows of the theatre. There is also often some more audience participation involved with VIPs! General Admission Ticket holders have access to the rest of the available seating on both the main floor and balcony levels that are not reserved for VIP. Seats are on a first-come-first-serve basis.
What time do you recommend coming to the theatre before the show?
Our shows usually start around 45 minutes to an hour after doors open. The earlier you arrive, the better chance you will have at scoring the better seats. If you don’t have an advanced ticket, we recommend arriving at the venue at least an hour before doors open to try and get tickets.
Are there chairs at the venue?
At the Great Hall, seating is available on the main floor and standing room is available in the Balcony. The first few rows of seating are reserved for VIP ticket holders and the rest are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Should you require a chair due to medical reasons, please contact us in advance so we can accommodate your request.
QUESTIONS ABOUT BEING INVOLVED
Do I need burlesque experience to apply to perform at the show?
All experience levels are welcome to pitch an act for the show.
How do I become involved in performing with the PeepshowTO?
About three months before the next show, we announce the new theme that we will be presenting. For two to three weeks, we will open the pitching floor to welcome anyone with an idea relating to the theme to submit an act. Be sure to read all the requirements on our website before submitting a pitch. We favour more detailed pitches that truly embody the character and theme you wish to portray.
I didn’t get in the show! Does this mean I suck?
No. It doesn’t mean that you suck! We just receive a high volume of pitches for every show, and it’s tough to narrow it down. Nine times out of ten, people do not get in our show because their chosen character has already been pitched multiple times by other applicants. Don’t be discouraged if you don’t get in the first time. We encourage you to pitch again if the next theme sparks your interest.
Will you help me with my costume and my act if I get in?
The PeepshowTO community is full of people with different skill-sets that they can contribute to the show. We are always happy to help you prep your acts and costumes by providing you with different resources that can help steer you in the right direction. All you have to do is ask us in advance.
Where can I learn to do Burlesque?
There are a variety of highly skilled burlesque teachers in Toronto and we are happy to provide recommendations if you wish to reach out to us! We also always recommend taking any general dance classes to strengthen your confidence and movement, even if the classes aren’t burlesque specific! Burlesque is a very open artform and there are so many styles of dance that can be transferred into an amazing burlesque act. Improv, acting and comedy lessons might serve you well in a burlesque act too! Your imagination is really the limit!