- Melbourne's Boutique Burlesque Destination!
Tucked away over two levels on Bridge Road in the heart of Richmond is Maison Burlesque - a glamorous parlour/boudoir studio space flocked by some of Melbourne's finest burlesque artists, Maison Burlesque designed for burlesque classes, hair & makeup workshops, hens parties, photo shoots, catered functions and more!
Far from your traditional studio, our aim at Maison Burlesque is to provide delightful, memorable experiences for ladies from all walks of life - incorporating a burlesque, vintage and retro flair!
And with our ever expanding series of special events, guest artist, burlesque shows and other fun activities, there is something for everyone...
With three separate studio spaces: our Parisian boudoir inspired 'Peacock' room and our retro-60's tropical inspired 'Flamingo' room, and bordello inspired "Phoenix Room" we're able to make any vintage or retro dream a reality!
We look forward to sharing our Maison with you!
COMPANY DIRECTOR - POPPY CHERRY
Co-founder and now sole director of Maison Burlesque, Poppy Cherry has been a key figure on the Melbourne Burlesque scene for almost 10 years. With an extensive list of achievements and performances both on and off the stage, Poppy Cherry is a headmistress, burlesque performer, MC, producer, stylist, teacher, and pastie maker… Is there anything this little lady can’t do? Starting her burlesque career in 2009 as a resident performer at the iconic Burlesque Bar, Poppy's theatrical leanings led her to working as Melbourne's cheekiest potty-mouthed cheesecake MC - she is a regular hostess of the Burlesque Showboat and Cherry Poppers Showcase and has also hosted events such as Burlesque Idol, Australian Burlesque Festival, The Burlesque Cruise (on P&O Pacific Aria) and more!
Having performed her unique brand of tease nation wide, Poppy’s production credits also include working as Entertainment Manager for Burlesque Bar, the Stage Manager for the Australian Burlesque Festival national tour, Entertainment Manager and resident MC for the Burlesque Showboat, Entertainment Manager for Phillip Island Burlesque Festival, as well as numerous of her own productions including Stage Fright!, Poppy’s Peepshow, The Hoochie Coochie Club, Burlesque De Vine, The Velvet Grind and the annual Oktoberfest Burlesque event.
Poppy's main aim at Maison Burlesque is to create a safe community space for people from all walks of life to come together and feel free to creatively express themselves while most importantly, having fun!