A Wink and A Smile...

The revenue that we generate through admissions and museum shop sales is not equal to the costs of maintaining the American Burlesque Collection.

Your support enables A.B.C. to continue to preserve and promote the Art of the Tease.  We are able to create special exhibits, engage specialized educators, and continue to digitize our extensive collection of digitized ephemra thanks to your generosity. 

All members receive: 

  • A Welcome Gift
  • A membership card  (physical or digital)
  • A 10% discount in our museum store
  • A "Fan admission" to the annual Great Burlesque Exposition
  • Our quarterly newsletter, The Communiqué of Burlesque 

New benefits are being added all the time and each level of membership comes with additional perks and privileges:

Chorus Line memberships are individual memberships.  In addition to the benefits describe above, you receive free admission to the museum, and a reproduction of Ann Corio's How To Strip For Your Husband pamphlet!($35/year)

Duet memberships allow two named cardholders admission to the museum.  You also get all the benefits of membership, two guest passes, the Ann Corio  pamphlet plus two A.B.C. enameled lapel pins ($60/year)

Top Banana members receive free admission for the cardholder and a guest, four guest passes, a discount on special events, the Ann Corio pamphlet and an enamel lapel pin ($75/year)

Featured Act members will receive: free admission for themselves and one guest;  six guest passes; the Ann Corio pamphlet, the lapel pin, a Burlesque Deck from Lili vonSchtupp!, admission to one special event per year (restrictions may apply), a discount on classes at The Boston Academy of Burlesque Education, free or discounted admission at thousands of museums throughout the world. and the ability to rent out the museum for private functions. ($120/year)

We understand that there are those who wish to support us but who may not be able to visit the museum regularly.  If you live outside New England (somewhere other than CT, MA, ME, NH, or RI), we'd love to have a Long Distance Relationship with you.  An LDR membership is the exact same thing as a Chorus Line, but at a lower price.   This membershio is only available to those whose mailing address is outside of New England

Groups such as Burlesque troupes, schools, and businesses can contact us about group membership and sponsorship oppotunities.

If you love burlesque and want to see it shared and preserved for future audiences and performers JOIN TODAY