What happens in the Spiegeltent stays in the Spiegeltent.

What happens in the Spiegeltent stays in the Spiegeltent.

Since 2013, Rochester has swooned over our jewel box of a venue from Malle, Belgium: the Spiegeltent. Originally created as traveling dance halls in the early 1900’s, only a handful of these magical “Mirror Tents” exist in the world today.

This beloved piece of history boasts stained glass windows, magical faceted mirrors, a velvet draped ceiling, VIP booths fit for royalty, and a truly spectacular vintage bar. For 12 days, the Cristal Palace Spiegeltent lives in Rochester as an indelible and scintillating part of the Fringe, attracting the young and the forever-young.

2019 Shows

Admission to the Spiegeltent is via ticket only. To gain entry, please purchase a ticket to one of these fabulous shows:  Cirque du Fringe: D’illusion, Shotspeare, Silent Disco or Disco Kids.


One Fringe Place across from the Eastman Theatre, at Main & Gibbs Streets, Rochester, NY 14604.  [GPS: 71 Gibbs Street, Rochester, NY 14604.]

The Spiegeltent is wheelchair accessible. All shows are presented in-the-round.


  • 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 six and include dedicated table service. Entrance is via the right-hand side door.


If you or a guest need assistance with wheelchair access, please email our house manager at

Both Cirque du Fringe: D’Illusion and Shotspeare have ASL performances. Please click on the shows and add the ASL filter.  Should you need assistance, please email us at


Owner: West Coast Spiegeltents (
Pallets: The Pallet Express

Shows at Spiegeltent

Cirque du Fringe: D'illusion

From the creators of sold-out Spiegeltent hits SideShow and Eclectic Attraction comes another blockbuster world premiere created especially for Fringe by Las Vegas masterminds, Matt and Heidi Morgan. Starring illusionist Rod Raven – irreverently portrayed by Matt himself – and his eccentric assistant Heidi, this cast of top international artists features whip-cracking wizards, gravity-defying phenoms, masters of magical mayhem and live, original music.

  • Length: 90 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Spiegeltent
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

Disco Kids

The sell-out disco returns! Big party for pint-size dance machines takes over the Spiegeltent. The next generation of club kids is here, popping and pouting up a storm. Disco Kids is a nonstop, fun-filled, dance extravaganza that is the talk of kid town. Lights, music and glow sticks. Welcome to the Fringe’s not-so-silent disco.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Spiegeltent
  • Genre: Kids Fringe


The sell-out hit returns! Five sword wielding actors, one lucky audience member, a ton of booze, the Wheel of Soliloquy, and an entire work of Shakespeare – all in 90 minutes. Equal parts bacchanal and classical theater, Shotspeare’s all new adaptation of OTHELLO takes the world's most beloved playwright, soaks him in beer, and flips him on his head. You may know the Bard, but you’ve never experienced him like THIS, Rochester!

  • Length: 90 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Spiegeltent
  • Genre: Comedy

Silent Disco

TOTAL SELL-OUT SINCE 2013! The Spiegeltent will be filled once again with a giant dance party. But with a twist: you don’t hear a sound until you slip on a set of headphones. Wait! Is that Donna Summer on one channel, Calvin Harris on the second, and Cardi B on the third? A three-channel system and live DJs let you switch up your music. It’s an unforgettable experience you have to see – and not hear – to believe!

  • Length: 180 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Spiegeltent
  • Genre: Dance

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