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.

12 nights 27 performances unlimited fun

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.

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Seductive as it is, there’s only one way into the Speigeltent’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

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

Astonishing. Hilarious. Unforgettable. From the creators of sold-out Spiegetent hits SideShow and Eclectic Attraction comes an all-new Cirque du Fringe, made just for Rochester! With whip-cracking wizards, gravity-defying phenoms, and masters of magical mayhem, the irreverent duo of Matt & Heidi Morgan bends every illusion into a full-on delusion with laugh-out-loud results. “Funny? Yes. Shocking? Absolutely.” Chicago Sun Times

  • 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

Drag Brunch

The hairspray. The outfits. The honey baked ham. Sunday morning under the glittering Spiegeltent, an ensemble of Rochester’s most dazzling drag queens will serenade guests. Mrs. Kasha Davis, Darienne Lake, Keke Velasquez Lord and Wednesday Westwood will serve up the glamor and camp. And Edibles will serve up an exquisite menu. Of course, the bar will be ready to pour Mimosas, Bloody Marys, or whatever other breakfast beverage you prefer. Brace yourself for the tastiest, bawdiest brunch of your life.

  • Length: 105 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Spiegeltent
  • Genre: Comedy


Rochester premiere of a new adaptation! 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 theatre, Shotspeare’s adaptation of MACBETH 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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