The flames of wholesome hellfire await you. Enter the Rapture; an intimate evening of queer and gender-diverse excellence. Brought to you by an exquisite cast of potent, delicious creatures, and hosted by the bespoke daddy of pole dance, Cleo Rapture. Bear witness to outrageous displays of eroticism, acrobatics, sideshow, burlesque, drag, and much more. Strap in for an explosive ride of magic, art, sensuality and soul; you're guaranteed the rebirth of a lifetime.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Queer Excellence, Wholesome Hellfire" - QUEER & NOW
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Wild, Intimate,” "Highly skilled choreography wrapped up in lust" - WHATSONSYDNEY
Under the full moon of August 12th 2022, THE RAPTURE debuted at The Rogue Scholar, Newcastle, to a scorching hot sellout success. The second coming of THE RAPTURE took place on December 9th, where over $700 was raised for Share The Dignity's #itsinthebag campaign. 2023 kicked off with a very special 'Queer Rebirth' edition to celebrate Sydney World Pride, and over $500 was raised for The Gender Centre throughout the night. The June 2023 edition saw another spiritual evening and generous fundraising support for What Were You Wearing. After consecutive sold out shows since its inception, THE RAPTURE descended upon Sydney in September at legendary cabaret hub, The Vanguard, for a sellout evening in the 2023 Sydney Fringe Festival season. The sensual supernatural Halloween special edition saw a magical night of tricks and treats, where generous donations flew thick and fast for ACON Health NSW.
SHOW CONTENT INCLUDES visual effects, Loud noises, use of smoke machines, sexual content, nudity. THE RAPTURE is a safe and inclusive event. Any unwelcome behaviour will not be tolerated, will be reported to staff, and lead to expulsion from the venue.