Dark Follies

Vaudeville Performers

Dark Follies

Dark Follies is an award winning vaudeville style variety show based in Portland, Maine. Family friendly while still keeping an edge, Dark Follies features the live music of the Dark Follies Rhythm Orchestra, dancing, juggling, side show acts, fire performers and more.

Born of a love of street theater, vaudeville and a desire to create a space to showcase the performance talent present in Portland’s goth community, Dark Follies began bringing its special brand of street Vaudeville to life in the dark hours of Portland’s summer First Friday Art Walk nights in the Autumn of 2008.

2011, 2012 and 2014 Dark Follies has won the  Portland Phoenix Best of Portland Award  for best street/ performance artist.  Now entering it’s ninth year, Dark Follies will continue to surprise, entertain and delight audiences in the street and on the stage in 2019 and beyond.


“If you think vaudeville is a dead art, think again.” Ray Routhier, Portland Press Herald