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The Famous Spiegeltent

Spiegeltents are hand-hewn pavilions used as travelling dance halls, bars and entertainment salons since they were created in the early 20th century. There are only a handful of these unique and legendary ‘tents of mirrors' left in the world today. Built of wood, mirrors, canvas, leaded glass and detailed in velvet and brocade, each has its own personality and style.

The most beautiful of the last remaining Belgian Spiegeltents, The Famous Spiegeltent, was built in 1920 by master craftsmen Oscar Mols Dom and Loius Goor. This Grande Dame has spent her lifetime at the bequest of festivals and fairgrounds throughout Europe and beyond, playing host to the world's greatest cabaret artists, musicians and circus burlesque performers.

The Famous Spiegeltent is a part of The Festival Garden, a temporary Sydney Festival venue in Hyde Park North. The Garden plays host to a cornucopia of musical and theatrical delights and has several bars and food outlets.

The Famous Spiegeltent is an over 18s venue from 5pm. All tickets sold to The Famous Spiegeltent are General Admission.

The Famous Spiegeltent is wheelchair accessible. To book your wheelchair accessible tickets or if you have any queries please call Sydney Festival on 02 8248 6500 and we'll be happy to assist. For all other ticketing queries, please call the box office on 1300 668 812.

Restaurants and Bars
There are several bars and food outlets, featuring a wide range of cuisines.

Public Transport
The closest train stations are Martin Place (Eastern Suburbs/Illawarra line) and  St James (Bankstown/Inner West line).

For quick and convenient access to timetables, trip planning and other public transport service information call the Transport Infoline on 131 500 or visit

Car Parking
There are various car parking stations within the city which are walking distance to the Festival Garden, as well as limited off street parking in Surry Hills and Kings Cross.

Events at The Famous Spiegeltent

The Famous Spiegeltent
Hyde Park North
Corner College and Park Streets
Wheelchair Accessible 
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