The Empire Strips Back



The Great Star Theatre - San Francisco

22nd May - 14th Jul, 2024


Fox Performing Arts Centre - Riverside, CA

31st May - 31st May, 2018

The Theatre at Ace Hotel - Los Angeles, CA

1st Jun - 1st Jun, 2018

Spreckels Theatre - San Diego, CA

2nd Jun - 2nd Jun, 2018

California Theatre - San Jose, CA

7th Jun - 7th Jun, 2018

Community Center Theater - Sacramento, CA

8th Jun - 8th Jun, 2018

The Warfield - San Francisco, CA

9th Jun - 9th Jun, 2018

The Great Star Theatre - San Francisco

6th Jul - 2nd Oct, 2022

The Montalbán, Los Angeles

17th Nov - 1st Jan, 2023

Alderaan Memorial Theatre San Diego - An Extraordinary Pop Up Venue

7th Feb - 30th Apr, 2023

Orpheum Theater (Off-Broadway)

10th May - 23rd Jul, 2023

Logan Square Auditorium, Chicago

24th May - 13th Aug, 2023

The Cornish Playhouse, Seattle

21st Jun - 21st Aug, 2023

Herberger Theater, Center Stage, Phoenix

6th Sep - 24th Sep, 2023

Granville Island Stage, Vancouver

20th Sep - 15th Oct, 2023

Senate Theater, Detroit

4th Oct - 29th Oct, 2023

Théâtre du Gymnase, Paris

6th Oct - 24th Nov, 2023

Pullman Yards / Porter Hall, Atlanta

29th Nov - 21st Jan, 2024

Portland Alberta Abbey

1st Nov - 30th Jan, 2024

The Royal Cinema, Toronto

29th Dec - 17th Mar, 2024

The Brighton, Denver

7th Feb - 28th Apr, 2024

Le National, Montreal

27th Mar - 28th Apr, 2024

The Empire Strips Back

We are very proud to be a financial investor in the North American Tour of The Empire Strips Back being produced by Russall S. Beattie and Craig Ridgwell.

For full information visit the website for the show:

We are very proud to be a Producer of Empire Strips Back in North America

For full information visit the website for the show:

After a sold-out, critically acclaimed US tour and seasons in San Francisco and Los Angeles, Empire Strips Back is currently playing in San Diego with upcoming seasons in New York, Chicago and more to be announced!

Let us deliver you to the dark side!

With comedy and allure, loving detail and hilarious parody, The Empire Strips Back drops classic Star Wars characters into the world of burlesque. Be prepared for some seriously sultry Stormtroopers, a dangerously enticing Boba Fett, some tantalizing Twi'leks, a delightfully luke-warm Taun Taun, a lady-like Skywalker, the Droids you are looking for, and much, much more!

Neil Gooding was also a finanical investor in The Empire Strips Back previous US tours having moved to the role of co-producer in 2021.



"The Empire Strips Back has been packing out Australian theatres since 2011..... and is poised to take on the United States." - The Guardian 

" extravagent, fantastical melange of burlesque stylings performed exquisitely by the ladies - good adult fun taking suggestive subtexts of the films & running a mile with them"
- Canberra Times 

"...a most saucy caricature - the bawdy nature of burlesque makes a perfect match for the pop culture icon that is the world of Star Wars" - Music Feeds 

"Nothing has blown me away nor made my face ache from smiling so much quite like The Empire Strips Back." - NOWUC