Grotesque Burlesque / Art Direction



Copenhagen Grotesque Burlesque


Art direction & grafisk design: Manufakt

Fotograf: Mads Høbye



The dashing duke invites us all

to his venetian ball. 


The duke invites you to his palace in beautiful Venice. An extravagant ball, with stunning costumes and endless intrigue. The only catch? To gain entrance to the ball, you must entertain the Duke, Duchess, and their guests. All guests have the same requirement: so the question is, what will you do? Royals romance rogues, and unique and extraordinary circumstances present themselves around each turn of the palace’s halls. Within the palace walls, gold and silver drip from the ceilings, and skirts are ruffled as strangers pass. Who is beneath the mask?

Extravagant hats are paired with exquisite ball gowns, silk waistcoats, and patterned trousers. Jesters display a rainbow of colours as they trick or treat the guests, and courtesans flirtatiously greet the most esteemed, or the most adventurous in the crowd. You simply can’t guess what you’ll see next, a performance by a daring burlesque diva? A feat of acrobatics by the royal contortionists? A concert, so beautiful, it brings tears to your eyes?

You’ll have to join us to find out.


See you on the 7. April, 2018.



What is Grotesque Burlesque?


Copenhagen Grotesque Burlesque is a participatory performing arts party. We create a universe that exists for one glorious night, and is remembered for years. Most importantly, by “we”, we mean the people who attend the party, because you aren’t just guests, you are active participants, co-creating an incredible experience for everyone.

A playground for the outlandish, the bizarre, the playful, the joyful, the creative, the passionate, and those who love to dress up, engage with others and expand their creative boundaries.

We aim to misbehave in terms of challenging the status quo of a night out or a typical party where a passive audience is entertained. In the universe of Copenhagen Grotesque Burlesque, a creative and engaging space is created where it is okay, encouraged, and even expected that you come and participate and engage with others. To learn about being a Participant (and getting a reduced ticket price) read our short intro here.

Welcome to the incredible new world of participatory experiences, we can’t wait to see your costume, engage with you, and have an incredible night!