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The Famous Spiegeltent
The Famous Spiegeltent
Hyde Park North
Entry near Archibald Fountain
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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 Spiegeltentisa licensed venue and alcohol is available after 4pm. Persons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult

Events at The Famous Spiegeltent
The Invisible Dot Cabaret
Cutting-edge, late-night comedy
The Invisible Dot Cabaret
07 - 17 January
The Famous Spiegeltent
Songs for the Fallen
An outrageous, corset-bursting cabaret musical
Songs for the Fallen
19 - 24 January
The Famous Spiegeltent
Knee Deep
A dazzling display of unexpected feats
Knee Deep
12 - 26 January
The Famous Spiegeltent
Secrets
An intimate jazz theatre show about all the things we’d prefer to keep hush-hush
Secrets
08 - 10 January
The Famous Spiegeltent
Tolu
Family-friendly, gravity-defying circus
Tolu
14 - 16 January
The Famous Spiegeltent
The Very Worst of The Tiger Lillies
The godfathers of punk cabaret descend on The Famous Spiegeltent
The Very Worst of The Tiger Lillies
06 - 17 January
The Famous Spiegeltent
The Weather Station
The next great Canadian singer-songwriter
The Weather Station
06 - 07 January
The Famous Spiegeltent
40 Ways to Love Your City
Sydney Festival's history in stories and songs
40 Ways to Love Your City
23 - 24 January
The Famous Spiegeltent
Jenny Hval
Avant-pop meets alt lit poetry and potent sexuality
Jenny Hval
19 - 20 January
The Famous Spiegeltent
My Family's Weirder Than Your Family
Stand-up that will have the whole family in stitches
My Family's Weirder Than Your Family
12 - 16 January
The Famous Spiegeltent
Thank God It's 2016
A raucous radio recording with ABC's Richard Glover and James Valentine
Thank God It's 2016
21 January
The Famous Spiegeltent
Ryley Walker
Crisp jazz-folk from Chicago's rising star
Ryley Walker
22 - 23 January
The Famous Spiegeltent
The Apartments
The treasured Australian chamber pop outfit returns
The Apartments
24 January
The Famous Spiegeltent
Girlpool
Punk rock melodies with pure guts
Girlpool
26 January
The Famous Spiegeltent

Getting There

Train:
The Festival Village is centrally located, and only a short walk from St James, Museum and Town Hall Stations.

Bus: Many buses service the inner city with all stops on roads surrounding Hyde Park offering very quick access to the Festival Village. The following busses make stops along Park St, College St, Elizabeth St, William St and Prince Albert Rd: 311, 323, 324, 325, 326, 327, 389, 441, 480, 483.

Bike: Bike Parking is available between Higher Ground and the Village Entrance.

Parking: Wilson Parking operates at 175 Liverpool St near the south end of Hyde Park (ANZAC Memorial). St parking is extremely limited around Hyde Park. Sydney Festival encourages patrons to travel by public transport.

For further public transport information, please call 131 500 or visittransportnsw.info.


ACCESS

Entry and Parking
The closest station with wheelchair access and lifts is St James Station, a 7 minute walk at a slow pace from the Hyde Park North entry near the Archibald fountain. Town Hall is also wheelchair accessible, and a 15 minute walk at a slow pace.

Additionally, Sydney Festival and the Transport Management Centre will be providing a pick up and drop off area in close proximity to the entrance of Meriton Festival Village, on St James Road. This is reserved for accessibility guests wishing to attend the Festival and is strictly for pick up and drop off only (any vehicles left longer than the allocated time will be towed). Please contact Paul Nunnari on (02) 9228 5667or email paul.nunnari@dpc.nsw.gov.au for further details.

The Famous Spiegeltent is wheelchair accessible, and priority entry is given to people with specific needs and access needs.

We make every effort to ensure Sydney Festival events are accessible to our whole audience. To book your tickets or if you have any queries please call 02 8248 6500 or emailaccess@sydneyfestival.org.au. Sydney Festival is happy to receive phone calls via the National Relay Service.

Restaurant and Bars
The Famous Spiegeltent is a part of the Festival Village, a temporary Sydney Festival venue in Hyde Park North.There are a number of pop-up venues in the Festival Village from Sydney's best bars and eateries.

Food and drink options will be available in the Village. All vendors will display an international wheelchair symbol on their counter. If you require assistance when purchasing from any these counters, please make your way to that area and a staff member can assist you.

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