What happens in the Spiegeltent, stays in the Spiegeltent.
For the last two years, Rochester has swooned to the elegant beauty of our jewel box of a venue: the Spiegeltent. Originally created as traveling dance halls in the early 1900’s, only a few of these magical “Mirror Tents” exist in the world today. Another breathtaking Spiegeltent returns to the Flower City for rocfringe#15. Direct from its treasured home in Europe, this very special and beloved piece of history boasts stained glass windows, magical faceted mirrors, a velvet-draped ceiling and private booths fit for royalty. For 10 days, the Spiegeltent lives in Rochester as an indelible and scintillating part of the Fringe, attracting the young and the forever-young.
One Fringe Place at the corner of Gibbs & Main Streets, Rochester, NY 14604.
The Spiegeltent is wheelchair accessible.
All shows are performed in the round.
Entry to the Spiegeltent is via ticket only.
Spiegeltent shows sell out. Buy your tickets early to avoid disappointment.
- Single Tickets (General Admission): Single ticket seats allow you to get “up close and personal” to the action. All seats are first-come, first-served. Entrance is via the left-hand side door. Arrive early!
- VIP Booths: These fabulous booths seat 6 and include dedicated table service. Entrance is via the right-hand door.
The Cristal Palace is owned by West Coast Spiegeltents.
Placement Logistics: C.P. Ward
Pallets: Pallet Express
Sponsors: The Elaine P. and Richard U. Wilson Foundation’s generous grant has allowed the Spiegeltent’s return to Rochester.
Spiegeltent programming is made possible in part due to support from Monroe County.
Shows in the Spiegeltent
Lunchtime dance party? Silent Disco is such a hit, we’ve expanded it to include this special session during the work day. Originated by party-loving office workers in Sweden [those Swedes], the mid-day disco craze has since become a New York City sensation. Take a break from your pbj and shake your groove thing in the ultra glamorous Spiegeltent. Entry price includes a bagged lunch from and dancing til your boss shows up. Dancing.
VIVA LAS VEGAS, ROCHESTER! A world-premiere show created for the Fringe by Matt and Heidi Morgan, hosts of the world-renowned Las Vegas Spiegeltent show, ABSINTHE. It’s the New Cirque! CABINET OF WONDERS celebrates the eccentricities of life through comedy, contortion, juggling, aerial, feats of strength and yes, a one-legged tap dancer. A night of of world-class performers under one magical tent. What happens in the Spiegeltent, stays in the Spiegeltent!
Rochester’s own native son, Jamie Lissow is back for more. Brother Wease’s former sidekick, Jamie has appeared on THE LATE SHOW, THE LATE LATE SHOW and Comedy Central. He recently finished co-writing and starring in the new sitcom REAL ROB, coming this fall, with SNL alum Rob Schneider. This is his third appearance at the Fringe, formerly opening for Patton Oswalt and Jay Pharoah. He returns to the Fringe for one show only.
Get ready for a sexy, wicked, wild romp through your own garden of infinite delights in Princess Wendy’s Late Nite Tease Room. You will be teased, tortured and tickled by your hostess of the night, Princess Wendy, a down-and-out professional birthday party entertainer.
This comic and burlesque romp created just for Rochester will also feature some very special guests straight from NYC including Darlinda Just Darlinda. A gritty sexy slice of heaven for adults.
The glamorous Spiegeltent will be filled with a giant dance party with a twist: you don’t hear a sound until you slip on a set of headphones. Is that YMCA on one channel and Iggy Azalea on another? Courtesy of a two-channel system and live DJs who let you switch up your mood at a touch of a button. Hugely popular at Bonnaroo and Burning Man, it’s an unforgettable experience you have to see and not hear to believe!