What happens in the Spiegeltent stays in the Spiegeltent.

What happens in the Spiegeltent stays in the Spiegeltent. Agreed?

Since 2013, Rochester has swooned over 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. The Spiegeltent makes a breathtaking 2017 return to the Flower City for Fringe 6. This very special and beloved piece of history boasts stained glass windows, magical faceted mirrors, a velvet-draped ceiling, private booths fit for royalty, and a truly spectacular vintage bar. 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.

Entry to the Spiegeltent is via ticket only.

To enter, please purchase a ticket to a Spiegeltent show. Spectacular choices in 2017 include Cirque du Fringe: Eclectic Attraction, The Bicycle Men, Fringe Afternoon Tea, Silent Disco, and Disco Kids. We’ll see you there for the never-ending FUN.

Fringe pro tip: Spiegeltent shows sell out. Buy your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

Seating Options

  • 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. Bring the whole fun crew. Entrance is via the right-hand door.

BTW, the Spiegeltent is wheelchair accessible. All shows are performed in the round.

Spiegeltent Credits

The Cristal Palace is owned by West Coast Spiegeltents.
Pallets: Pallet Express

Shows at Spiegeltent

The Bicycle Men

This sublimely bawdy, award-winning musical comedy tells the story of Steve, a hapless American cyclist whose bike breaks down in a small French village. There he encounters a bizarre assortment of twisted locals as he waits for his bike to be fixed. The Tour de France is child’s play compared to the tempest of lunacy that unfolds. Part Monty Python, part Second City, THE BICYCLE MEN will take you on a ride you won’t forget.

  • Length: 75 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Spiegeltent
  • Genre: Comedy

Cirque du Fringe: Eclectic Attraction

CIRQUE DU FRINGE: ECLECTIC ATTRACTION transforms the Spiegeltent into a strange, sexy, and hilarious journey exploring the depths of a lifelong romance – from a very unexpected point of view. Vaudevillian ringmasters Matt Morgan and Heidi Brucker Morgan are back with a fresh cast of performers, including foot jugglers, Chinese pole acrobats, a head-to-head balancing act, and original rock-classical fusion music. ECLECTIC ATTRACTION delivers thrills, laughs, and mind-bending physical feats. Prepare to be entertained.

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

Disco Kids

The 2016 sell-out hit returns! Big party for pint-size partiers takes over Club Spiegeltent –Kiddie Style. The next generation of club kids is here. From popping to pouting, Disco Kids is a fun-filled dance extravaganza that is the talk of kid town. Lights, music, and glow sticks! Welcome to Fringe's not-so-silent disco. Note: Disco Kids is not silent disco for kids. There are no headphones involved. Only DJs. And loads and loads of fun.

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

Fringe Afternoon Tea

Indulge in an afternoon of elegance in a truly spectacular setting. A fine British tradition in the middle of Fringe, featuring dainty finger sandwiches (crusts off), proper scones, lashings of strawberry jam, clotted cream, and traditional pastries and cakes. A touch of local pride comes from the award-winning jams and sweetbreads from Hurd Orchards. Additional catering provided by downtown favorite Orange Glory. One lump or two? Join us for a cuppa. Napkins on your lap and mind your manners.

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

Silent Disco

TOTAL SELL OUT every single year since 2013! The spectacular Spiegeltent is THE place for our signature giant dance party with a twist: you won’t hear a sound until you slip on a set of headphones. Wait, is that YMCA on one channel, Calvin Harris on the second and David Guetta on the third? A three-channel system and live DJs let you switch up your music at the touch of a button. You have to see – and not hear – to be a believer.

  • Length: 120 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Spiegeltent
  • Genre: Dance

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