Welcome to Unbridled!

We are Chicago’s longest running weekly burlesque, circus, and variety show. We have supported next level talent in Chicago’s River North community for the past 10 years. Our performers are the very best in their field and we have hosted many international award winning acts on our stage. Now we want YOU! Unbridled is looking for its next star of burlesque, circus* and variety. We are an inclusive show and welcome performers from all backgrounds, genders, race, size, and orientation.


Submissions for 2024 are OPEN. Stay tuned for, contestant announcements & showcase performances!

Participants will be notified of their participation by March 14th. Participants will be notified of their participation by March 25th. 10-12 contestants will be chosen to showcase their talent in an Unbridled show on April 4th, April 11th, or April 18th. The winner from each of those shows will compete in the finals on April 25th. The grand prize winner will receive $500 and a month residency at Unbridled, which runs every Thursday at 7:30pm. If you are a current member of the cast, you are not eligible for this contest. If you have applied or competed at Unrivaled before, you are eligible to apply again.


Thank you and good luck!