What happens in the Spiegeltent stays in the Spiegeltent.

What happens in the Spiegeltent stays in the Spiegeltent.

Back in Rochester for the First Time Since 2019!

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.

2022 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: Afterglow, or Silent Disco. Additional Spiegeltent programming will be announced in the coming weeksspiegeltent

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Seductive as it is, there’s only one way into the Spiegeltent’s glittering interior: with a ticket to one of its shows!

Happily, there’s a whole spectrum of performances from which to choose. And each promises to be an unforgettable time.


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

Cirque du Fringe: Afterglow has ASL performances. Please click on the shows and add the ASL filter.  Should you need assistance, please email us at


Owner: West Coast Spiegeltents

Shows at Spiegeltent

Cirque du Fringe: Afterglow

Join us in the dazzling Spiegeltent for a night of eye-popping and jaw-dropping variety and comedy, from the creator of past years’ sold-out hits D’illusion, SideShow, and Eclectic Attraction. There’s simply no way to fully prepare yourself for Cirque du Fringe: Afterglow, a world-premiere created just for Fringe and starring Las Vegas legends Matt and Heidi Morgan. "Matt and Heidi just do not let down." - Stage and Cinema

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

Late & Live

From the hive mind of Rochester Fringe comes a brand-new show, hosted by Fringe favorite and physical comedian Mark Gindick (Cirque du Soleil, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and The Late Show with David Letterman). This one-of-a-kind artists’ cabaret show will feature different Rochester Fringe performers both nights – all performing (potentially! raucous!) snippets from their individual shows to offer festival goers a sneak peek of the shows occurring at various venues. Settle in with a libation and get ready for late night gasps, LOLs, and OMGs to remember!

  • Length: 85 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Spiegeltent: Spiegeltent
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary


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 adaptation of Romeo & Juliet 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: Spiegeltent
  • Genre: Comedy

Silent Disco

Total Sell-Out Every Year. The glamorous 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. Hugely popular at Coachella and Burning Man, it’s an unforgettable experience you have to see – and not hear – to believe!

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

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