The Last Hurrah

The Last Hurrah

The last splash of magic and sparkle with some amazing acts and friends of our Spiegel family including spots from Elixir, Showtime, Les Femmes and more! Join us on this unique and extravagant night to celebrate the end of Brighton Fringe 2018 - a party to end all parties, with an extra sprinkle of fairy dust!!! 

Friday

Friday

It's Friday at the office, with a unique circus twist! Explore with us the inverted perspective of a unique group of co-workers coping with workload tensions in an effort to resist the daily grind... 

Dynamite Boogaloo

Dynamite Boogaloo

From 1992 until 2009, the dazzling and dynamic trio of Boogaloo Stu, Dynamite Sal and Dolly Rocket ruled Brighton clubland with their riotous and playfully anarchic parties. Following last years sell-out club night at the Spiegeltent, the legendary pop’n’cabaret knees-up is back again to give you more! 

Friday Night Spiegel

Friday Night Spiegel

Our last Friday night dancing at the legendary Spiegeltent this season. We’ll be polishing up the mirror ball for our favourite DJs, playing special sets of Friday night tunes. With dancing boys and girls from Spiegel friends and family, and loads of fun! 

Junior Jungle Rave

Junior Jungle Rave

Junior Jungle Party is the antidote to ‘baby raves’. Functioning on the pillars of no Pop, no Diznee, just proper tunes and real ravin' for kids and adults together. At a Junior Jungle Party you can expect only the finest cuts of Ragga-Jungle (vetted for age appropriate content), all expertly mixed live by Nick Terrific... 

Friday Night Spiegel with Gypsy Disco

Friday Night Spiegel with Gypsy Disco

Our last Friday night dancing at the legendary Spiegeltent this season. We’ll be polishing up the mirror ball for our special guests Gypsy Disco! Returning to Brighton for ONE NIGHT ONLY to tease your senses and massage your ego... 

Ida Barr: Granarchist

Ida Barr: Granarchist

Join the world's only hip hop pensioner and star of 'Artificial Hip Hop' for an unique game of bingo that is a multi-award-winning Fringe favourite. Expect big prizes, big laughs, communal sing-a-longs and shared joy... 

High Top Circus Showcase

High Top Circus Showcase

Join us in the jungle for our hit annual 'High Top Circus Student Showcase'. Our young, up-and-coming acts will thrill you with fabulous Jungle Book themed performances in our family-friendly cabaret. 

Tina C's 20:20 Vision

Tina C's 20:20 Vision

Tina C is the multi-award-winning country music singer who went from white trash almost to the White House. In her sensational autobiography 'Complete and Utter Country' she outlined her two failed bids for the presidency... 

"Hello la voix" New Show, New Shoes, Old Earrings

"Hello" La Voix is the brand new show from 'Ab Fab the Movie' star La Voix! La Voix's new show is a feast for the senses, with a show featuring her amazing live musicians, side-splitting comedy and incredible live singing and vocal impressions... 

Brighton Big Drag Pageant

Brighton Big Drag Pageant

Spiegeltent presents: 'Brighton Big Drag Pagent' Kings, Queens, and Inbetweens! Talent, diversity, creativity, and nerve. It’s the first, the spectacular, the only and ultimate Drag Pageant! Spiegeltent is proud to invite you to the spectacle of the year: Kings, Queens, Club Kids, and Exhibitionists will be sharing the stage for a night of talent, innovative acts, wigs styled for the gods, and entertainment... 

Tony Roberts: I'm a Magician Get Me Out of Here

Tony Roberts: I'm a Magician Get Me Out of Here

Mind-blowing escapology and magical mayhem are unleashed by Covent Garden’s cheekiest and funniest street performer! For humans 8-80+ Having escaped from chains at festivals in over eight countries around the world , the hilarious and charming Tony Roberts proves the impossible possible as, tied up in knots, he escapes and entertains in this show all about friendship, fun and following your dreams... 

Emma Morton and the Graces

Emma Morton and the Graces

Scottish singer-songwriter Emma Morton’s ascendancy through the European music scene has seen her work gain high-profile recognition. Emma has enjoyed reaching top 3 in the Italian charts and has collaborated and performed with international artists including Olly Murs, Paolo Nutini, Glen Hansard and Gary Lucas... 

SpiegelCircus

SpiegelCircus

Join us this half-term for a magical, interactive, family circus show in the sky! Journey through the clouds and see what you can find at the beautiful Brighton Spiegeltent, with lots of fun activities and an amazing skilled cast performing aerial, hula-hoop, hand-balancing, music and more! All ages welcome and encouraged! Arrive an hour before the show if you want to warm-up with us, play and try out some circus skills for yourself... 

Monski Mouse's Baby Cabaret

Monski Mouse's Baby Cabaret

Join Monski Mouse and friends: Richard Crawley, Amy Gwilliam and London cabaret superstar, Dusty Limits, for a live musical cabaret of nursery classics, originals, puppetry and fun for 0-5s and parents/carers... 

Sell Your Soul

Sell Your Soul

The perfect end to the bank holiday weekend - first a kicking soul gig, then relax with a drink as the weird and wonderful unfolds before you. Let your soul soar and swing as you dance to a two-hour set of Motown, Stax and Atlantic records' greatest tunes from one of the UK's finest 10-piece, soul-revue bands, the mighty SoulFish... 

Sing-A-Long-A-Musical

Sing-A-Long-A-Musical

We are back to lead you in a sing-a-long of hits from all the best musical shows, with a live band of West End theatre musicians backing you. But this time there'll be a kids show at 2pm (Annie, Oliver, Disney etc... 

The Revolver Revue

The Revolver Revue

'The Revolver Revue' is a glamorous, dazzling extravaganza featuring top UK and international circus, cabaret and burlesque acts. Produced by Chi Chi Revolver, born with sawdust in her veins and lifelong experience in the circus, cabaret and burlesque world, 'The Revolver Revue' is guaranteed to knock your glittery socks off! 

Club Click: Miami Meltdown

Club Click: Miami Meltdown

Booty queens and hip hustlers pack your bags and fly down with us to Coconut Grove, Miami for a tropical night of sultry glamour, cabaret chic and dirty disco dancing. Club Click presents its racy residents: Cutting Luce, Local Honey and Desert Ivan Discs, Disco diva DilEmma Kilbey and her hip swivelling dancers - The Hot Pockets... 

The Tap Pack

The Tap Pack

With successes in Edinburgh, Beijing, Berlin and London, this high-energy, tap comedy show gives a modern twist to the classic Rat Pack. Dressed in slick suits and equipped with sharp wit, they infuse tap dance with swing music and witty banter... 

And the Devil Will Drag You Under

And the Devil Will Drag You Under

Now in its 10th triumphant year, 'And The Devil May Drag You Under' is the cult hit of Brighton Fringe. Bringing together some of the finest cabaret talent on offer at Brighton Fringe, this is the show where the acts compete for their mortal souls... 

Pussy Liquor presents Disco Pussy

Pussy Liquor presents Disco Pussy

For queers and their allies who like their cabaret feminist, political, patriarchy-smashing, sex positive, riot grrl and kick ass, Pussy Liquor is most definitely the night for you... 

Cat Loud: To the End of the World

Cat Loud: To the End of the World

It’s the eve of the apocalypse and Cat is making her way home. Delivering cynical humour and slaying a killer set of songs from the likes of Nina Simone, Cat Power and Adele, Cat tries to make sense of how we ended up like this and set her world to rights, before it’s too late... 

Home Solo - How to Survive the Future

Home Solo - How to Survive the Future

Two female soloists exploring intimacy and freedom and how to be human. 'Home Solo' - Hayley Matthews/Hej Jones, composer is an intimate performance that weaves together contemporary dance with spoken word and original live music and song, in an epic tale of feeling at home in your own skin... 

Northern Soul All-Afternooner

Northern Soul All-Afternooner

Your chance this season to keep the faith and polish up our dance floor with Northern Soul dancing, returning for the second time at Brighton Spiegeltent. Early sell-out for the last 3 years... 

Courtney Act: Under the Covers

Courtney Act: Under the Covers

If you’re familiar with Courtney Act you’ll know there are many strings to her bow; on RuPaul’s Drag Race we witnessed a formidable competitor, who sang, danced and modelled her way to the top three of her season... 

Club de Fromage

Club de Fromage

Started by ex-gangster Fat Tony and now run by his half-wit son, Slow Alfie, this is the club that time forgot. Bring your dancing shoes (you will need them) and let Slow Alfie and the 'Club de Fromage' performers entertain you on a bumpy trip through the musical decades! The legendary Saturday night at the O2 Academy Islington comes to town. 

Big Band: Swingin' at the Spiegel

Big Band: Swingin' at the Spiegel

Straight No Chaser big band combine with Swing Patrol dancers for a Lindy Hop dance spectacular. Swing out to this all-star 18 piece band formed from the cream of the Brighton jazz scene as they recreate the iconic sound of 1940s dance music: Count Basie, Duke Ellington and vintage Rat Pack classics from Ella and Frank... 

Cabaret Boheme: Cinematic Spectacular

Cabaret Boheme: Cinematic Spectacular

Warning: this show is not for the faint-hearted. Veronica Blacklace and company return for the fourth consecutive year to present you with their new, talent-filled spectacle. Phenomenal vocals surround a visual masterpiece of gravity-defying aerial, circus splendour and burlesque sensuality, all tied together by a soundtrack of movie magic. 

Sophisticated Mischief: Thursday Late

Sophisticated Mischief: Thursday Late

Sophisticated Mischief DJs Nick T (TG, Merkaba My Brighton, Below Lucky Voice) and Peter von Sleaze (TG, Cabaret Boheme, Below Lucky Voice) play the best old and new music vibes, from Motown to Ghetto Funk, and jump up Jive RnB to Electro Swing... 

David Hoyle's Love In

David Hoyle's Love In

Post-drag, post-gender, impossible to beat, performance avalanche and avant-garde legend 'David Hoyle' returns for unmissable evening of high comedy, sound, vision, paint and song. "There is nothing quite like it: bold and unique, electrifying and disarmingly humane" (Time Out) 

circoPitanga: Cordes Nuptiales

circoPitanga: Cordes Nuptiales

Cordes Nuptials is about a naive couple preparing for the most important moment, their wedding. But the rush and destination involve them in a cluster of buffoonish events. Only her mischievousness and his strength bring them to a ... 

Duo Bogof: It's a Kinda Magic!

Duo Bogof: It's a Kinda Magic!

The Duo Bogof aren’t simply magicians, they are cinemagicians! Equipped with their trusty video camera, a few magic props and the belief that anything is possible, The Duo Bogof weave an illusion of theatrics, split-second timing and cinematic loop the loop whilst just about maintaining a civil working relationship post their divorce... 

Kemptown Carnival: The Resonators + Barnacles Ensemble & Guests

Kemptown Carnival: The Resonators + Barnacles Ensemble & Guests

A quick Google search defines the word resonator as something that “produces a deep, full, reverberating sound.” This certainly chimes with the performance given by The Resonators at this year's Brighton Fringe... 

Allons Danser

Allons Danser

Allons Danser is a good-time dance for everyone, steeped in the traditions of Cajun music and French joie de vivre: two step, swing, jive, jitterbug, waltz or whatever you like, take to the floor and let go... 

Ragroof Tea Dance

Ragroof Tea Dance

Roll up for vintage tunes, dazzling dance displays, and whirlwind Instant Dance Classes to ease you onto the floor. Dress up if you want to, you don’t have to! Suitable for experienced dancers and absolute beginners alike... 

Paul Zenon's Hellfire Club with the Urban Voodoo Machine

Paul Zenon's Hellfire Club with the Urban Voodoo Machine

Step right down for a debauched carnie cabaret within tent, hosted by magic roustabout and snake-oil peddler Paul Zenon, TV trickster and longtime ‘La Clique’ ringmaster. Featuring bourbon-soaked gypsy bop n stroll legends 'The Urban Voodoo Machine Marching Band', together with a rogues gallery of special guests... 

Brighton Swing Thing

Brighton Swing Thing

Join the Brighton Swing Community for a special Fringe afternoon of swing music and dancing with a live swing band, DJs, Lindy Hop beginners dance class, Charleston dancers and a dance-off competition... 

Crap Music Rave Party

Crap Music Rave Party

Grab a bunch of mates and hit the dance floor with Australian party machine Tomas Ford for Brighton Fringe's most ridiculous party. Start thinking of those crap music requests now. Tomas Ford knows his crap... 

Joe Black - Touch of Evil: A Celebration of Villainy in Song

Joe Black - Touch of Evil: A Celebration of Villainy in Song

Let’s get the review part over and done with; this was going to be a five star review from the moment I saw the title Joe Black - Touch of Evil: A Celebration of Villainy in Song... 

Ali McGregor's ALCHEMY

Ali McGregor's ALCHEMY

Ali McGregor, The Opera Australia soprano who ran away with the circus has gone on to become international cabaret royalty. Fresh from sell-out tours of arts festivals around the world, comes her award-winning solo show... 

After

After

A tale of power, parenthood and a rabbit. Set in a post-apocalyptic future where history is lost, this short play is performed twice per show by a mother, Syreeta Kumar (Notes on a Scandal, The Infidel, The Buddha of Suburbia) and her daughter Echo, and by a father, Tom Dussek (Glengarry Glen Ross, Doing What it Says on the Tin, the voice of Gorilla Glue) and his son Dan... 

Spiegeltent: Heart of the Fringe Show

Spiegeltent: Heart of the Fringe Show

Tonight was Brighton's chance to show the size of its heart – and its wallet. Heart of the Fringe was a special charity show for Clowns Without Borders presenting two and half hours of the best Fringe performers giving sneak peaks for a good cause... 

Ceyda Tanc Youth Dance

Ceyda Tanc Youth Dance

Ceyda Tanc Dance, with three different programmes of cutting edge and dynamic contemporary dance, works with influences of Ceyda's traditional Turkish folk dance heritage. Ceyda's interests lie in challenging traditional gender representation in a contemporary context. 

Seaside Sideshow!

Seaside Sideshow!

Come one, come all! Seaside Sideshow invites us to step back into a Victorian-era celebration of music hall, vaudeville and variety; a place occupied by magicians, showgirls and strongmen – all the fun of the fair! Who could resist a bit of a sideshow beside the seaside?On individual merits, the acts were multi-award winning performers... 

Kids Disco: My Mini Disco

Kids Disco: My Mini Disco

7 May: Guest DJ Krafty Kuts 'Intergalactic Space and Star Wars' fancy dress (0-10yrs) 28 May: Guest DJ Russ Cuban (Cuban Brothers fame) ‘Gangsters and Hippies’ fancy dress (0-10yrs) Expect giant balloons, bubbles, hula-hoop show, parachutes, prizes Brighton’s no... 

Diva Las Vegas

Diva Las Vegas

The Sundaes are delighted to be returning to Brighton Fringe for one night only with their hit show 'Diva Las Vegas'. In this one hour, show-stopping spectacular The Sundaes pay homage to their favourite divas from Vegas with stunning vocals, a generous scoop of comedy and outrageous costumes... 

Iconic: A Brief History of Drag

Iconic: A Brief History of Drag

Join West End star Ian Stroughair, the man behind the makeup of the sensational Velma Celli, on a passionate pilgrimage through the most iconic drag moments of film, stage and popular culture... 

Singing Hands Summer Spectacular

Singing Hands Summer Spectacular

Singing Hands bring their unique blend of Makaton and musical fun to Brighton Fringe for the very first time! The Singing Hands show will be an interactive, multi-sensory, Makaton-signed experience featuring many of the much-loved songs from the Singing Hands DVDs and CDs... 

Sunday Assembly Brighton: Solidarity (Spiegeltent Special 2018)

Sunday Assembly Brighton: Solidarity (Spiegeltent Special 2018)

Sunday Assembly is a global network of non-religious gatherings celebrating life through inspirational speakers, fascinating science, thoughtful readings, raucous pop music, peaceful reflection and free tea and cake... 

SOUNDSCAPE: Brighton Film Quartet

SOUNDSCAPE: Brighton Film Quartet

Brighton Film Quartet presents 'SOUNDSCAPE', a concert of sheer escapism with this extraordinary piano quartet. 'SOUNDSCAPE', a truly unique live concert (piano, clarinet, cello and violin), features stunning big-screen visuals and a specially composed soundtrack set to hauntingly beautiful cinematic music... 

Herbie's Jazz Breakfast

Herbie's Jazz Breakfast

Start every Sunday during Brighton Fringe in the company of our very own living leg-end, bassist Herbie Flowers and his incredible bands. Enjoy the superstar talents of the UK's finest Jazz musicians up close and personal, and more than a bit of a chat... 

Disco Lovers

Disco Lovers

The Disco Lovers return to the beautiful Spiegeltent for their fourth sell-out season at Brighton Fringe! Bank Holiday Sunday May 6th sees their inaugural FLUORESCENT BALL! The Disco Lovers 'fluffers' will bling you up with all-biodegradable washable fluoro paint and glitter, with all paint proceeds to charity... 

Bourgeois & Maurice: Style Over Substance - A 10-Year Retro Speculative

Bourgeois & Maurice: Style Over Substance - A 10-Year Retro Speculative

If you like cabaret which is sprinkled with a liberal dusting of political satire, the Bourgeois and Maurice Retro Speculative could be the show for you. Celebrating ten years as a duo, they deliver a hilarious, and at times poignant, thought-provoking musical comedy set... 

Fever Club

Fever Club

Salon of Soul with a contagious beat, 'Fever Club' has grown out of the joyous, social atmosphere of our extraordinary house parties. Extending the hospitality we have spilled over into the most fabulous location in Brighton... 

Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Dance Hall

Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Dance Hall

Why toddle when you can dance! Parents and under-5s are let loose on the dance floor in the friendliest of discos. Created by DJ, producer and mum of two, Monski Mouse. Get your disco-dancing-booties on to an eclectic selection of retro hits and funky nursery rhymes... 

MyCharleston Speakeasy

MyCharleston Speakeasy

Pull on your spats and tassels and learn to Charleston like it’s 1929. Now in its third year, the 'MyCharleston Speakeasy' will have you dancing the iconic steps of the 1920s. With a twist of Jazz and a dash of Electro Swing, this is a modern take on a classic Speakeasy... 

Guilty Pleasures

Guilty Pleasures

An unashamedly glorious all-singing, all-dancing renouncement of Pop music and an antidote to modern day clubbing fatigue. In eight short years it’s become one of the biggest events and movements of the music scene... 

Cabaret Boheme: A Night at the Movies

Cabaret Boheme: A Night at the Movies

Sexy provocateur Veronica Blacklace is back with seasoned cabaret talent and fresh faces from her own burlesque school. On a beautiful bank holiday night, the packed Spiegeltent experienced a carousel of wonderment and excitement filled with sultry vocals, gravity defying aerial acrobatics, circus splendour and steaming hot burlesque... 

A Night In... Double-Oh Heaven

A Night In... Double-Oh Heaven

Warning: this review contains numerous cheesy James Bond puns. A Night In… Double-Oh Heaven promised Bond girl burlesque, thrilling danger acts, skilled circus and live renditions of classic 007 themes, served with a dash of titillation and a double measure of glamour... 

The Last Hurrah

The Last Hurrah

The last splash of magic and sparkle with some amazing acts and friends of our Spiegel family including spots from Double-Oh Heaven, Showtime, Elixir and more! Filled with Circus, Cabaret, Comedy, Music, Burlesque, Loads of fun and so much more! Join us on this unique and extravagant night to celebrate the end of Brighton Fringe 2017 - a party to end all parties with an extra sprinkle of fairy dust! 

How To Make Friends - and Imitate People

How To Make Friends - and Imitate People

A lonely scientist clones a perfect army of women, until something goes horribly wrong. Isolated teenagers realise it’s better to fight their emotional battles as a united front... 

Dynamite Boogaloo

Dynamite Boogaloo

Brighton's legendary pop'n'cabaret knees-up returns to Brighton Fringe. Expect party anthems all the way from DJ Dynamite Sal, plus smutty cabaret and game-shows with Boogaloo Stu and Dolly Rocket... 

Junior Jungle Rave

Junior Jungle Rave

Junior Jungle Party is the antidote to ‘baby raves’. Functioning on the pillars of no Pop, no diznee, just proper tunes and real ravin' for kids and adults together. At a Junior Jungle Party you can expect only the finest cuts of Ragga-Jungle (vetted for age appropriate content), all expertly mixed live by Nick Terrific... 

High Top Circus Showcase

High Top Circus Showcase

Join our students for a fantastical cabaret showcase from High Top Circus workshops and our special guests. Our young up-and-coming acts will thrill you with fabulous performances from aerialists, hoopers, jugglers, acrobats and more... 

La Voix’s Red Hot Globe Trot

La Voix’s Red Hot Globe Trot

Show: La Voix is a woman on a mission - To bring back the glamour! In this hilarious one-woman show, La Voix will take you on a journey exposing, analysing and satirically delivering an evening of Judy Garland, Liza Minnelli, Shirley Bassey, Cher and many more! La Voix delivers dazzlingly precise sound-alike performances along with an abundance of Laughter and the chance to be up close with La Voix herself... 

Tony Roberts: Card Magic & More For Kids!

Tony Roberts: Card Magic & More For Kids!

Join Covent Garden’s cheekiest street performer, award-winning magician Tony Roberts for mind-blowing card magic and more! There’ll be laughs, mayhem and classic conjuring for kids and parents... 

SpiegelCircus

SpiegelCircus

Half-term family circus show in the beautiful Spiegeltent with lots of fun and amazing skills hosted by the lovely bunch from High Top Circus with turns from Aussie boys' Head First Acrobats and just a few of our Spiegelly acrobatic friends... 

SoundKarD: explorations in sound

SoundKarD: explorations in sound

SoundKarD are soprano Sarah Dacey, pianist Kate Halsall and composer Duncan MacLeod. Performances include The Barbican Centre, hcmf//, Frontiers Festival, sound festival, Nexus Art Café Manchester, Staging Sonic Spaces Festival, Derry and Nonclassical... 

Diva Las Vegas

Diva Las Vegas

A round of applause for The Sundaes. This show had everything from glitz and glamour to sassy stage antics, and when coupled with breathtaking vocals and mind blowing costumes, it really encompassed what the Spiegeltent is all about... 

Kids Disco: My Mini Disco

Kids Disco: My Mini Disco

Brighton’s no. 1 family-friendly disco returns with the massively popular 'Intergalactic Space and Star Wars' fancy dress party. Cool music for cool kids 0-10 years, balloons, bubbles, hula-hoop show, best costume prizes and more... 

Sing-A-Long-A-Musical

Sing-A-Long-A-Musical

We are back to lead you in a sing-a-long of hits from all the best musical shows, with a live band of West End theatre musicians backing you. But this time there'll be a kids show at 2pm (Annie, Oliver, Disney etc) and an adults show at 4pm (Grease, Mamma, Mia, Les Mis etc)... 

Lorraine Bowen's Polyester Fiesta

Lorraine Bowen's Polyester Fiesta

BGT's Crumble Lady (David Walliams' Golden Buzzer winner) in a fun fashion catwalk cabaret starring her personal collection of polyester dresses, jackets, trousers and housecoats from the 1960s to present day! Lorraine and her dancers and singers celebrate its 75 years in 2 hours of catwalking to original hit songs with favourite retro tracks in this affectionate homage... 

Bourgeois & Maurice: How To Save The World Without Really Trying

Bourgeois & Maurice: How To Save The World Without Really Trying

Critically acclaimed musical satirists make a triumphant return to Brighton Spiegeltent with their out-of-this-world Edinburgh Fringe smash hit. Riotous original songs in this hysterical catwalk through the quagmire of current affairs... 

Joe Black: Meet Me At The Eldorado

Joe Black: Meet Me At The Eldorado

In this lushly hilarious show, noir superstar Joe Black conjures up the atmosphere of the Eldorado; the Berlin nightclub that served as a regular haunt for gay men and women before it was closed by the Nazis in 1932... 

Club Click: The Soul of Dirty Disco

Club Click: The Soul of Dirty Disco

Booty queens and hip hustlers let your freak flag fly at our dazzling evening of sumptuous glamour, glittering divas, cabaret chic and dirty disco dancing. Club Click presents: Our racy residents: Cuttin’ Luce, Local Honey and Desert Ivan Discs ... 

Pavillion 7090

Pavillion 7090

7090 are the hosts of a playground full of music, films and installations. It offers a warm place to their strange, obscure but mainly curious takes on life. 7090 are called "the Bermuda Triangle of performing arts"... 

Laughing Stock

Laughing Stock

Laughing Stock is a character-based sketch comedy foursome “yin-yanged to perfection”(The Mumble). Sketches are interwoven with a rich tapestry of music, dance, mime and song in order to tell tales of irreverence and irregularity... 

The Jellyfish Trap: Satie in 3D

The Jellyfish Trap: Satie in 3D

A musical narrative based on Erik Satie's play of the same name. A cavalcade of characters and explosions in an absurd ceremony with intimate encounters, interspersed with Satie's original stage music... 

Huldebiet: a Dramatic Concert

Huldebiet: a Dramatic Concert

Through the use of film projection, plays, and music by Justyna Ponikowska, 7090 and Hana present a concert about the malleability of meaning. The press: “A fascinating experience... 

Sorry: Harald Austbø

Sorry: Harald Austbø

The Viking warrior, the HubbaBubba Gum-chewing slut and the Hermit have placed the sign 'Do Not Disturb' on the door of the hotelroom. They live in my head and I'll give you a peek through wood, strings and horsehair... 

Daddy Day: Bert Hana

Daddy Day: Bert Hana

'Daddy Day' is a perfectly pitched, meticulously performed work that stretches the limits of theatre and leaves one reeling. A family slideshow with a bloodcurdling ending... Daddy Day won the Dioraphte Amsterdam Fringe Award 2009... 

Wayward: a Surreal Musical Cabaret

Wayward: a Surreal Musical Cabaret

In this slightly surreal, politically-charged musical cabaret, seemingly wholesome Scottish lass Cat Loud is still on the prowl for her next big adventure. A chance encounter with a white rabbit after dark entices her into a secret speakeasy, the playground of subversive mythical figures with mischief in mind... 

Northern Soul All-Afternooner

Northern Soul All-Afternooner

Your chance this season to keep the faith and polish up our dance floor with Northern Soul dancing, returning for the third time at Brighton Spiegeltent. Early sell out in 2015 and 2016... 

Stars and Stripers!

Stars and Stripers!

London's electrifying Burlesque troupe are back! After their sell out premier performance last year at The London Wonderground, The Folly Mixtures wiggle their way to Brighton to celebrate everything you love or loathe about the US of A! Their unique blend of sexy and silly means you can expect everything from Vegas Showgirls to tap dancing Trumps in this fun, cheeky Burlesque Revue... 

Kate Dimbleby: Songbirds

Kate Dimbleby: Songbirds

Delightful show about the songs we all keep inside ourselves that define who we are. "With a voice of pure velvet, she has magnetic stage presence and captivates her audience" (Glasgow Herald). 

Smiler & Stollar's Rock'n'Roll Circus

Smiler & Stollar's Rock'n'Roll Circus

A unique rollercoaster of a whole night inspired by the 1968 Rolling Stones extravaganza and specially created for Brighton Spiegeltent. "... we've got sights and sounds and marvels to delight your eyes and ears” (Mick Jagger)... 

Big Band: Jumpin' at the Spiegel

Big Band: Jumpin' at the Spiegel

Straight No Chaser Big Band combine with JATS swing dance aces Sam and Gabi for a Lindy Hop dance spectacular. Swing out to this all-star 18 piece band formed from the cream of the Brighton jazz scene as they recreate the iconic sound of 1940s dance music: Count Basie, Duke Ellington and vintage Rat Pack classics from Ella and Frank... 

Club De Fromage

Club De Fromage

Started by ex-gangster Fat Tony and now run by his half-wit son, Slow Alfie, this is the club that time forgot. Bring your dancing shoes (you will need them) and let Slow Alfie and the Club de Fromage performers entertain you on a bumpy trip through the musical decades! We're on every Saturday at the O2 Academy Islington. 

Carnesky's Finishing School: Brighton Fringe Graduation Night

Carnesky's Finishing School: Brighton Fringe Graduation Night

Described as an esoteric St Trinian’s for the queer cabaret generation, Carnesky’s Finishing School has been helping people discover and hone their creative talent since 2010. Artist and headmistress Marisa Carnesky has helped launch a whole new generation of bold, transgressive performers onto London’s mercurial alternative cabaret/performance art scene and is now bringing her legendary school to Brighton Fringe, the spiritual home of radical stagecraft... 

Kemptown Carnival: The Resonators + TBA

Kemptown Carnival: The Resonators + TBA

Join us for a night of deep psychedelic bass and high energy from the mighty nine-piece Dub/Reggae phenomenon, The Resonators. Positive vibes, infectious grooves and exquisite, soulful melodies... 

Ceyda Tanc Youth Dance

Ceyda Tanc Youth Dance

This spectacular cluster of dance pieces not only astounded through the sheer physicality of their presentation, but to produce piece after piece of originally choreographed narrative, so experimental yet clearly owing to Ceyda Tanc’s traditional Turkish folk training, was utterly remarkable... 

Moulettes

Moulettes

Special Spiegeltent show from female-fronted Prog/Art Rock ensemble in celebration of their 4th Album, 'Preternatural'. Somewhere between Pink Floyd, King Crimson, Tune Yards, Björk and The Unthanks... 

Bunty #101Collabz + Barnacles (horns drums heaviness)

Bunty #101Collabz + Barnacles (horns drums heaviness)

Avant-Pop priestess and vocal looping pioneer invites her favourite cohorts for one special night. Collaboration and improvisation with an elaborate team of artists, musicians and performers in a beautifully twisted dreamscape - using a brass ensemble, projection, dance, choir song, ceremony and motivational speeching... 

Guilty Pleasures

Guilty Pleasures

Do you love pop music? Do you love to dance? Do you love to see the sassiest, most flamboyant of performers in town strutting their stuff?If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then dust off your sparkly catsuit, find your festival glitter and get yourself down to Guilty Pleasures at Brighton’s one and only Spiegeltent for their next night of fabulousness! Yes, the unbeatable favourite for a night out at the Fringe, where the atmosphere is infectious, the drinks are… alcoholic and the smell of the triple-cooked chips from the nearest food stand is enough to make your mouth water... 

Ragroof Tea Dance

Ragroof Tea Dance

THE MAIN THING IS ABOUT BUYING CAKE! Ragroof take you to LaLaLand (14 May) in our very own City of Stars for an afternoon of Hollywood musical delights: American Smooth, Foxtrot, Jive, & all that jazz... 

Soundscape: Brighton Film Quartet

Soundscape: Brighton Film Quartet

Soundscape – a concert of sheer escapism with this extraordinary piano quartet. Stunning big-screen visuals mixed by live VJ create a breathtaking backdrop to the quartet’s hauntingly beautiful cinematic music and soundtrack... 

The Brexorcist

The Brexorcist

I was really looking forward to this show. The press release says it contains some of the best performers and musicians from the city and examines the social, political, ideological and emotional factors that led us to where we are today, through the form of a darkly, satirical musical... 

Saturday Night Spiegel

Saturday Night Spiegel

Saturday night late dancing at the legendary Spiegeltent. Sophisticated Mischief hosting the decks with Nick T and Peter Von Sleaze and special guest tunesmiths playing wicked Saturday night tunes... 

Brighton Swing Thing

Brighton Swing Thing

Join the Brighton Swing Community for a special Fringe afternoon of swing music and dancing with a live swing band, DJs, beginners Lindy Hop dance class, Charleston dancers and a dance-off competition... 

Cirque Du Cabaret: Gala Show

Cirque Du Cabaret: Gala Show

One of the UK’s longest running cabaret companies 'Cirque Du Cabaret' debuts in Brighton Fringe 2017 with a brand new show. Expect some cheap thrills, bone chilling chills and a big dollop of sauce from the Cirque crew... 

Sophisticated Mischief: Thursday Late

Sophisticated Mischief: Thursday Late

Sophisticated Mischief DJs Nick T (TG, Merkaba My Brighton, Below Lucky Voice) and Peter von Sleaze (TG, Cabaret Boheme, Below Lucky Voice) play the best old and new music vibes, from Motown to Ghetto Funk, and jump up Jive R&B to Electro Swing... 

David Hoyle

David Hoyle

Post-drag, post-gender, impossible to beat, performance avalanche and avant-garde legend David Hoyle returns for an unmissable evening of high comedy, sound, vision, paint and song... 

Cordes Nuptiales: Nuptial Ropes

Cordes Nuptiales: Nuptial Ropes

Sensitive and passionate melodrama, which intelligently integrates circus, theatre, poetry and innovative techniques. It's love versus gravity... an aerial romance told through the art of acrobatics! Look out for Swiss company circoPitanga's street shows on the Old Steine and New Road during Fringe City! 

The Odditorium: Spiegeltent

The Odditorium: Spiegeltent

Dr. Bramwell’s counterculture night presents two supersized events in the Spiegeltent. Pioneering Women in Music with Viv Albertine and Sarah Angliss (10th) and Ghosts of Watling Street with Alan Moore, Iain Sinclair, John Higgs (24th)... 

Spiegeltent: Heart Of The Fringe Show

Spiegeltent: Heart Of The Fringe Show

A special Spiegeltent charity showcase with the very best 'Heart of the Fringe' performers helping kick off the season. A sparkling bill of comedy and circus with more music and variety including surprise guests with The Amazing Bubble Man, Head First Acrobats, Joe Black and more... 

FAT 45's Big Spiegel Spectacular

FAT 45's Big Spiegel Spectacular

Fat 45 is a blistering 11-piece big band bringing back the Jump Jive, Rock & Roll and Rhythm & Blues of the 1940s and 50s. Setting dance floors alight since 2006, they make their long-awaited Brighton Fringe return with this Spiegel Spectacular... 

Herbie's Jazz Breakfast

Herbie's Jazz Breakfast

Start every Brighton Fringe Sunday in the company of our very own living leg-end, bassist Herbie Flowers and his incredible bands. Enjoy the extraordinary talents of the UK's finest Jazz musicians up close and personal - and more than a bit of a chat... 

Sunday Assembly: Movement

Sunday Assembly: Movement

Sunday Assembly is a worldwide network of non-religious gatherings that aims to celebrate life and build community through thought-provoking speakers, readings, poems, quiet reflection and raucous Pop music... 

Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Dance Hall

Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Dance Hall

Why toddle when you can dance! Parents and under-5s are let loose on the dance floor in this friendliest of discos. Created by Adelaide’s own DJ, producer and mum of two, Monski Mouse... 

I Charleston Brighton Speakeasy

I Charleston Brighton Speakeasy

I Charleston Brighton Speakeasy is back with a bang! The Charleston girls will take you through the A-Z of '20s dance with a twist of jazz and a dash of electro-swing. With live music, workshops in abundance, competitions and mesmerising performances this is the perfect chance to release your inner flapper and dapper in the beautiful Spiegeltent. 

Ida Barr: Never Heard The Like

Ida Barr: Never Heard The Like

Brighton's Favourite, as faded yet not jaded as a seaside pier, Ida Barr returns! This former music hall singer used to be quite the shining star, known for her two big hits, 'Oh You Beautiful Doll' and 'Everybody’s Doin’ It'... 

Disco Lovers

Disco Lovers

After 3 sold-out seasons, the Disco Lovers return to their now-legendary late night slots at the awesome Spiegeltent. With their irrepressible mix of joy and humour, they promote inclusivity, raise money for good causes, and of course play epic Disco and Classic House music all night long!   

Tina C's President-C

Tina C's President-C

Tina C is the multi-award-winning country music singer who went from White Trash almost to the White House. In her sensational autobiography 'Complete and Utter Country' she outlined her two failed bids for the Presidency... 

The Last Hurrah

The Last Hurrah

The last splash of magic and sparkle with some amazing acts and friends of our Spiegel family including spots from Elixir, Showtime, Les Femmes and more! Join us on this unique and extravagant night to celebrate the end of Brighton Fringe 2016 - a party to end all parties with an extra sprinkle of fairy dust!!! 

Dynamite Boogaloo

Dynamite Boogaloo

Brighton's legendary pop'n'cabaret knees-up returns to Brighton Fringe. Expect party anthems, all the way from DJ Sal, plus smutty cabaret and game-shows with Stu and Dolly. Remember - too much is never enough! 

Eyes down! Bingo with Ida Barr

Eyes down! Bingo with Ida Barr

Join the world's only hip hop pensioner and star of 'Artificial Hip Hop' for a unique game of bingo that is a multi-award-winning Fringe favourite. Expect big prizes, big laughs, communal sing-a-longs and shared joy... 

The Tiger Lillies

The Tiger Lillies

The Tiger Lillies are a band that everyone should experience at least once in their life times. Their mix of gypsy-folk, punk and cabaret with warbling falsetto vocals is a strange but heady concoction and make this a trio like no other... 

Copperdollar Club Night

Copperdollar Club Night

A night of debauchery at the hands of Kat Lil and a whole rabble of Skellies, there in numbers like never before! Immerse yourself in the land of the carnival. Dance with the dead, with resident DJ Marc Stylus spinning everything you need to get your bones rattling, jumping, shaking and bumping. 

High Top Circus Showcase

High Top Circus Showcase

Join our students for a fantastical cabaret showcase from High Top Circus workshops and our special guests. Our young up-and-coming acts will thrill you with fabulous performances from aerialists, hoopers, jugglers, acrobats and more... 

Showtime with Cabaret Boheme

Showtime with Cabaret Boheme

Sparkling host Veronica and her troupe of performers bring their mix of entertainment with all the skill, charm and cheek you could want. Filled with burlesque, cabaret and cirque. A night you’ll never forget... 

SpiegelCircus

SpiegelCircus

Half term family circus show in the beautiful Spiegeltent with lots of fun and amazing skills hosted by the lovely Les Femmes Circus girls with turns from Aussie boys' Head First Acrobats and just a few of our Spiegelly friends... 

SpiegelCircus Workshop

SpiegelCircus Workshop

A happy and informal taster session hosted by Les Femmes Circus and our Spiegely friends. Games and floor exercises with hula hoops, juggling and allsorts. No experience necessary. Loads of fun jumping and twirling and why not watch your teachers in action at the Spiegelcircus later... 

RED

RED

The exquisite Emma Serjeant (Knee Deep-Casus), winner of the Star of the Fringe Award 2014, returns with the absurdly wonderful Lilikoi Kaos, and the haunting vocalist Carol Cate to merge music, circus and the colour RED with unpredictable beauty and grace... 

Kids Disco: My Mini Disco

Kids Disco: My Mini Disco

Brighton’s no.1 family friendly disco returns with a massively popular 'STAR WARS' fancy dress party. 'Cool music for cool kids' (0-10yrs) balloons, bubbles, free healthy snacks, hula hoop show, prizes and more... 

High Top Circus Workshops

High Top Circus Workshops

High Top Circus half-term kids workshops! Come learn circus skills such as trapeze, tightwire, hula hoop and juggling in our High Top in a fun and friendly Spiegel session. Suitable for kids 8-12 years old... 

Sing-A-Long-A-Musical

Sing-A-Long-A-Musical

It's back! Once again we're ready to lead you in a sing-along of hits from shows such as Wicked, Mamma Mia, Grease and Oliver and so much more! With a live band backing you and fun props to play with, it's infectious family fun! So many great songs packed into two hours - phew... 

How to be a Rock Star

How to be a Rock Star

Winner: Most Outstanding Comedy (Melbourne Fringe), Winner: Best Comedy Weekly Award (Adelaide Fringe). Spandex, sequins and killer dance moves collide in Tessa Waters’ hilarious new interactive physical comedy for KIDZ... 

Club Click: Get Ya Freak On

Club Click: Get Ya Freak On

Let your freak flag fly at Brighton’s own Studio 54 by the sea. Anything goes at our dazzling evening of sumptuous glamour, glittering divas, cabaret chic and dirty disco dancing... 

Come Fly With Me...

Come Fly With Me...

Playful pink lighting, red velvet drapes, glittery fixtures and wooden circus seats - entering the Brighton Spiegeltent screams ‘Showtime!’ Come Fly With Me is a charming, cheeky dose of spectacle hosted by Brighton's Les Femmes Circus... 

Sophisticated Mischief

Sophisticated Mischief

Sophisticated Mischief - Nick T and Peter von Sleaze (TG, Merkaba, Cabaret Boheme, Below Lucky Voice) - play wicked party vibes from Electro-Swing, to Ghetto Funk mixed with 60s Grind, Lounge-Core, Mod Grooves, Storming Soul and Porno Funk... 

A Night In... Double-Oh Heaven

A Night In... Double-Oh Heaven

After a sell-out show last year, Double-Oh Heaven returns to the Spiegeltent! Expect Bond Girl burlesque, skilled circus acts and show-stopping live renditions of classic 007 themes, served with a dash of titillation and a double measure of glamour... 

Reves d'ete

Reves d'ete

Sensitive and passionate melodrama intelligently integrating circus and theatre, poetry and innovative techniques. Love versus gravity... an aerial romance told through the art of acrobatics! And look out for Swiss company circoPitanga's street shows on the Old Steine and New Road on 19th-22nd and 26th. 

Elixir

Elixir

Elixir is an incredible display of acrobatics and physical comedy; an action packed hour of circus. The story follows three bumbling (albeit handsome) scientists who attempt to create the elixir of life... 

Northern Soul All-Afternooner

Northern Soul All-Afternooner

Your chance this season to keep the faith and polish up our dance floor with Northern Soul dancing, returning for the second time at Brighton Spiegeltent. Early sell out in 2015... Do we love it? Yes we do! We're gonna dance till teatime... 

Meow Meow

Meow Meow

She’s played in the West End, sparkled in La Clique and starred as Titania in Shakespeare’s Globe – but now, she’s “in a tent in Brighton, in the middle of a roundabout.”Huge fake eyelashes fluttering with confusion, Meow Meow adjusts her corsage, steadies her chaotic backcombed bob and vows to make the best of it... 

Kemptown Carnival

Kemptown Carnival

An evening of legendary psychotropic tales. Adventure, absurdity, bedlam, heroic deeds, exotic smells, and intoxicating rhythms with... Barulho and King Lagoon's Flying Swordfish Dance Band with special guests and dancing till late... 

David Hoyle

David Hoyle

Post-drag, post-gender, impossible to beat, performance avalanche and avant-garde legend David Hoyle returns for unmissable evening of high comedy, sound, vision, paint and song. "There is nothing quite like it: bold and unique, electrifying and disarmingly humane" (Time Out) 

Tenors Unlimited:The Rat Pack of Opera

Tenors Unlimited:The Rat Pack of Opera

The atmospheric Spiegeltent was bursting at the seams as the three tenors took the stage and the audience with their sunny, easy-going manner. The acoustics were great, spirits were high and the tenors top-notch... 

Ragroof Tea Dance

Ragroof Tea Dance

The Players mark a milestone at the Brighton Spiegeltent, with two specially themed events: 'Shall We Dance? A 10-Year Celebration', a whizz-bang dance through the decades, and 'Tutti Frutti', a 1950s jamboree of jive and mambo... 

Camille O'Sullivan: Brel

Camille O'Sullivan: Brel

There aren’t enough superlatives in the English language to describe the great Camille O’Sullivan and her incredible interpretation of the songs of Jacques Brel. Her fierce performance of some of his best loved songs were more than just an ode to the Belgian singer songwriter, her unique style and schizophrenic leap between her many on-stage personas made this an unmatchable performance... 

Traumfrau presents Disco Outrage - Spiegeltent: The Queer Takeover (A Night of infamous disco and disgraceful performers)

Traumfrau presents Disco Outrage - Spiegeltent: The Queer Takeover (A Night of infamous disco and disgraceful performers)

Dance until the late hours. Watch disgraceful drag acts and incredible performers. Meet gender benders, weirdos and the hottest queers in town. It's more than a dance floor... Sounds like a dream!? 

Brighton Swing Thing

Brighton Swing Thing

Join the Brighton Swing Community for a special Fringe afternoon of swing music and dancing with a live swing band, DJs, beginners Lindy Hop dance class, Charleston dancers and a dance-off competition... 

Guilty Pleasures

Guilty Pleasures

An unashamedly glorious all-singing, all-dancing renouncement of pop music and an antidote to modern day clubbing fatigue. In eight short years it’s become one of the biggest events and movements of the music scene... 

March of the Mermaids Fin-raiser Party

March of the Mermaids Fin-raiser Party

Get your dancing fins on and make sure to wear your best nautical attire! The Sophisticated Mischief DJs will be spinning surf sounds from the deep, accompanied by projections from our favourite mermaid movies and vintage cartoons... 

Bourgeois & Maurice

Bourgeois & Maurice

Following sell-out shows last year, award-winning musical satirists Bourgeois & Maurice are back with a brand new show celebrating and skewering life's absurdities. "Witheringly sharp and pointedly British’" [newline] **** (The Independent) 

Soundscape

Soundscape

Premiere of the multimedia show 'Soundscape', featuring stunning visual projections with soundtrack of their hauntingly beautiful cinematic score. Heart-stopping, beautiful music from this extraordinary piano quartet of piano, clarinet, cello and violin... 

Ceyda Tanc Dance

Ceyda Tanc Dance

Ceyda Tanc Dance, with three different programmes of cutting edge and dynamic contemporary dance, works with influences of Ceyda's traditional Turkish folk dance heritage. Ceyda's interests lie in challenging traditional gender representation in a contemporary context... 

Laura Moody

Laura Moody

Wildly alternative ex-Elysian Quartet cellist, vocalist and Avant-Garde singer-songwriter, fascinated not only with words and songwriting, but also with sounds, noises and textures, Laura eschews laptops and loop pedals to explore what is possible using only solo cello and voice... 

Sunday Assembly

Sunday Assembly

Sunday Assembly is a non-religious coming together of people seeking to make the most of this one life. Togetherness, wonder and a bit of science without the trappings of magic and myth... 

Herbie's Jazz Breakfast

Herbie's Jazz Breakfast

Start every Brighton Fringe Sunday in the company of our very own living leg end, bassist Herbie Flowers and his incredible bands. Enjoy the extraordinary talents of the UK's finest jazz musicians up close and personal - and more than a bit of a chat... 

I Charleston Brighton Speakeasy

I Charleston Brighton Speakeasy

Pull on your spats and tassels and learn to Charleston like it’s 1929. The I Charleston girls will guide you through the A-Z of 20’s dance with a twist of jazz and a dash of electro-swing... 

Baby Disco Dance Hall

Baby Disco Dance Hall

Why toddle when you can dance! Parents and under 5s are let loose on the dance floor in this friendliest of discos. High energy smiling, spinning retro hits and funky nursery rhymes to get you moving... 

English Disco Lovers

English Disco Lovers

Sell-out 2014 and 2015, the 'English Disco Lovers' are back at the best little tent at Brighton Fringe. Bringing their irrepressible mix of awesome classic Disco and House music, humour, anti-racism, inclusivity and fun to Brighton Fringe’s beautiful late night venue... 

Cassetteboy vs DJ Rubbish

Cassetteboy vs DJ Rubbish

YouTube sensations Cassetteboy team up with hilarious rapper DJ Rubbish to crash open the season with a comedy show in a nightclub, as they dance on the wreckage. With 20 million hits - and back by public demand - they've mashed-up everyone from David Cameron to Harry Potter! Afterclub 'til 2am... 

Tina C: Eating Country

Tina C: Eating Country

Join the world famous US country music singer Tina C for the launch of her Southern Cookbook. Hear how global political events were turned around by Tina's thrice baked molasses pumpkin cheesecake... 

Huldebiet: a Dramatic Concert

Huldebiet: a Dramatic Concert

Through the use of film projection, plays and music by Justyna Ponikowska, PAND7090 and Hana present a concert about the malleability of identity. "A fascinating experience. Remarkable and absurd, but also poetic stillness and vulnerability in a most intriguing way... 

The Last Hurrah

The Last Hurrah

Special turns from Showtime, Lost In Transit, Elixir and other friends from the Spiegeltent and around town. All with a final extra sprinkle of fairy dust! Our legendary DJs and who knows what else... 

Northern Soul All-Afternooner

Northern Soul All-Afternooner

One last chance this season to polish up our dance floor, Northern Soul dancing for the first time at Brighton Spiegeltent. Do we love it? Yes we do. We're gonna dance till teatime! 

Club Click: The Soul of Dirty Disco

Club Click: The Soul of Dirty Disco

Booty Queens & Hip Hustlers come on down for a dazzling evening of sumptuous glamour, glittering divas, cabaret chic & dirty disco dancing. Club Click are proud to present: Luke Howard (Horse Meat Disco)... 

A Night In...Double-Oh Heaven

A Night In...Double-Oh Heaven

Bond girl burlesque, skilled circus acts and show-stopping live renditions of classic 007 themes, served with a dash of titillation and a double measure of glamour. Prepare to come away both shaken and stirred! 

Showtime with Cabaret Boheme

Showtime with Cabaret Boheme

An intimate evening filled with red hot burlesque, phenomenal vocals, Cabaret and Cirque. Be dazzled by variety to vaudeville eye catching aerialists. Sparkling host Veronica and her troupe of performers bring their mix of entertainers with all the skill, charm and cheek you could want... 

Jonny Woo's Transformer

Jonny Woo's Transformer

A live rock show of Lou Reed’s 1972 album ‘Transformer’. It’s about finding our stories in one of the most poetic rock albums of all time. It’s about joy and setting yourself free; brilliant music and having a fantastic time. 

Tina C: Herstory

Tina C: Herstory

A special night to celebrate the second volume of her autobiography. HerStory is a personal unique female history of the highs, lows and even greater highs of one of country music’s more enduring celebrities... 

SpiegelCircus

SpiegelCircus

Half term family circus show in the beautiful Spiegeltent with Aussie boys Head First Acrobats and the lovely Les Femmes Circus and friends at 2pm. With circus skills workshops and try-out sessions from 12... 

Ida Barr Bingo

Ida Barr Bingo

Ex-music hall star Ida Barr sings her own brand of artificial hip-hop. Her legendary bingo sessions are beyond slammin. along the way expect laughter, sing-songs, dancing and topical comedy. 

Kickmouse Cabaret

Kickmouse Cabaret

A night of alternative variety, featuring award-winning Jon Hicks and acts selected by this "master of deadpan" & "funereal rocker" himself. With George Egg, Matt Rudkin and extra guests TBC... 

PAND 7090

PAND 7090

PAND7090 (winner Amsterdam Fringe Award 2014) stands for "space" : it is a concert hall, a shop, a gallery and hangout all at once. But it could also be short for PANDEMONIUM: a place where everything blends into a "unique, off the wall and brilliant piece of performance" (jury Amsterdam Fringe Festival 2014)... 

Crap Music Rave Party

Crap Music Rave Party

Hit the dancefloor for party monster Tomás Ford's late night rave. You can request any song you want, so long as it is truly CRAP. We only party to bad music here. Sold out Perth Fringe World, Edinburgh and Adelaide Fringe. 

Ceyda Tanc Dance

Ceyda Tanc Dance

Ceyda Tanc Dance with three different programmes. The company creates cutting edge and dynamic contemporary dance works with influences of Ceyda's traditional Turkish folk dance heritage... 

Soweto Spiritual Singers

Soweto Spiritual Singers

Inspirational show from the world famous 27-strong choir with earthy rhythms and rich harmonies to uplift the soul. They dance, sing, clap and shout their way in an electrifying hour of the ultimate musical experience 

Same Sky Benefit

Same Sky Benefit

We love Same Sky! From Burning of the Clocks and Children's Parade to projects large and small, bringing people together in Brighton and beyond. Cabaret, art and music from the Spiegeltent and our chums... 

Brighton Swing Thing

Brighton Swing Thing

Join the Brighton Swing Community for a special Fringe afternoon of swing music and dancing with a live swing band, DJs, beginners Lindy Hop dance class, Charleston dancers and a dance-off competition. 

David Hoyle

David Hoyle

For those who haven’t seen David Hoyle perform before, throw out your preconceptions and definitely expect the unexpected; for David is not your typical drag queen, and I’m sure he’d disagree with this label to begin with... 

Brighton Film Quartet

Brighton Film Quartet

Top musicians and beautiful compositions. Heart-stoppingly beautiful music… cinematic with a minimalist twist. A stunning quartet of piano, clarinet, cello and violin, think ‘The Piano’ and ‘Amelie’. 

Bunty: Full AV show feat VJ Luna

Bunty: Full AV show feat VJ Luna

Looping experimental avant-pop music with a distinctive voice, Brighton's Bunty brings us her raw talent and unique multi-tasking showmanship! An epic & dazzling audiovisual feast featuring VJ metaLuna, dancing and more! 

An Evening With... The Rat Pack of Opera

An Evening With... The Rat Pack of Opera

An entertaining and uplifting hour of stunning vocals, luscious harmonies and witty banter from the UK’s premier classical-crossover vocal trio. A wonderful evening out… you’ll be glad you came. 

Sell Your Show on the Fringe

Sell Your Show on the Fringe

If you are preparing for the Edinburgh Fringe or performing in Brighton, this expert panel discussion can help with getting your show noticed by media, arts industry and audiences. Covering media engagement, marketing tactics and just how to get that venue programmer into your show, this two hour session is perfect for anyone with a show to sell... 

Ragroof Tea Dance

Ragroof Tea Dance

The Ragroof Players return to the Spiegeltent with two specially themed Tea Dances. 10 May: Let’s Do It! Celebrate the great Jazz vocalists of the Big Band era with finger-popping Foxtrots, sassy Swing numbers, and crackling Quicksteps... 

Camille O'Sullivan

Camille O'Sullivan

If you think that going to a Camille O’Sullivan gig will be a nice way to spend an hour listening to music wash over you think again. O’Sullivan has the voice of experience, a voice that has seen the world and decided to create havoc... 

Bourgeois & Maurice

Bourgeois & Maurice

Alt-cabaret stars Bourgeois & Maurice return to Brighton Fringe with a special General Election-themed show, written in just 48 hours following the results. Sequin-clad satire for the politically jaded... 

Sing-a-Long-a-Musical

Sing-a-Long-a-Musical

West End On Sea bring London’s theatre stars to Brighton. Now it’s your chance to shine alongside them! Come join in a sing-along of hits, led by a cast of characters from your favourite musicals... 

Dynamite Boogaloo

Dynamite Boogaloo

Relive one of Brighton’s favourite nights for party boys and girls for so many years. The mixed, sweaty crowd at this club-cum-cabaret experience are as madly varied as the eclectic music and outlandish night itself. 

Traumfrau Does Fringe

Traumfrau Does Fringe

Traumfrau's queer disco for the unusual crowd makes its Fringe debut in style(ish) at the Spiegeltent. This unique party is a blend of disco, live performance and art: get ready to enter into a parallel dancefloor reality, partying will never feel the same again. 

Mat Ricardo: Showman

Mat Ricardo: Showman

The Gentleman Juggler, leading act of the British cabaret revival shows big laughs,serious skills,slapstick,and breathtaking spectacle. With genuine danger, elegance, thrills, performed by a man at the top of his game. 

Spiegel Late with Club Click DJs

Spiegel Late with Club Click DJs

The weekend starts Thursdays at the Spiegeltent with Club Click DJs playing a slinky mix of funky soul, R&B and dirty disco. Last Friday special guest Copperdollar’s DJ Marc Stylus & friends with infectious Latin, funk & ska. 

Lost in Transit

Lost in Transit

This award winning show returns with a wild new twist! “Sensational piece of cabaret theatre that had the sold-out crowd roaring with laughter one minute and silent in awe at elegant aerial acrobatics the next” The Argus 

May the Fourth Be With You

May the Fourth Be With You

A Star Wars themed family-friendly disco party. "May The Fourth Be With You", superstar DJs, supersize ghetto blaster, dance teachers, hula hooping, complimentary healthy snacks, face painting, fancy dress prizes and more. 

English Disco Lovers

English Disco Lovers

Honoured to be invited back for two nights of disco celebration at Brighton Fringe after a sell-out debut at the beautiful Spiegeltent in 2014. Classic and Underground disco all night long! Bank Holiday Sundays. 

Herbie's Jazz Breakfast

Herbie's Jazz Breakfast

Start every Brighton Fringe Sunday in the company of a living legend, bassist Herbie Flowers and his incredible bands. Enjoy the extraordinary talents of the UKs finest jazz musicians up close and personal - and a bit of a chat. 

Sunday Assembly

Sunday Assembly

Sunday Assembly is a non-religious coming together of people seeking to make the most of this one life. Togetherness, wonder and a bit of science without the trappings of magic and myth... 

Baby Disco Dance Hall

Baby Disco Dance Hall

Why toddle when you can dance! Parents and under 5s are let loose on the dance floor in this friendliest of discos. High energy smiling, spinning retro hits and funky nursery rhymes to get you moving. 

Guilty Pleasures

Guilty Pleasures

An unashamedly glorious all-singing, all-dancing renouncement of pop music and an antidote to modern day clubbing fatigue. In eight short years it’s become one of the biggest events and movements of the music scene. 

Jason & the Argonauts: A Musical Retelling

Jason & the Argonauts: A Musical Retelling

The epic of Greek Mythology performed by Herbie and 7-piece band MUSIC BOX, two solo vocalists, 20-piece choir and narrator. A fantastic storyline and inspired crossover music creates unique entertainment for the whole family. 

Copperdollar Club Night

Copperdollar Club Night

Kick off the Spiegeltent season in spectacular style. Shake your bones to an irresistible mix of latin, funk and ska. Cut loose to the far side of reality in this bizarre carny dance hall. 

The Tinker Box

The Tinker Box

The Tinker Box is a small vehicle for great expression; a travelling gallery for the spoken word. Writers and poets will randomly fill it with their stories to be told, poetry to be read and random acts of surprises! 

Harman

Harman

A moving and powerful performance in four pieces by a group of talented dancers. The up and coming dance company, Ceyda Tanc, has influence of traditional Turkish folk dance that combines beautifully with a contemporary approach... 

Knee Deep

Knee Deep

I have had the good fortune to witness many amazing shows at the Fringe; however this display of intense physical strength, hypnotising aerial acrobatics and aesthetically gorgeous body lines has managed to top my list of must-see Fringe shows of 2014... 

Ida Barr Bingo

Ida Barr Bingo

“Life’s not fair so neither is bingo!” declares Ida Barr, Edwardian come urban grooves music hall star. This is our catchphrase shouted with gusto; it sums up the mixture of old-school family fun and satire tinged with melancholy that is Barr’s particular style of comedy... 

SHOWTIME at CABARET BOHEME

SHOWTIME at CABARET BOHEME

Sparkling singer-compere Veronica and her troupe of international performers bring their intimate & combustible collaboration of the finest entertainers with all the skill, charm and cheek you could ask for... 

Brighton Fashion Week Launch

Brighton Fashion Week Launch

Brighton Fashion Week Launch followed by Showtime with Cabaret Boheme. See websites for more details: www.brightonspiegeltent.com www.brightonfashionweek.com 

Herbie's Jazz Breakfast

Herbie's Jazz Breakfast

It was early(ish) on a Sunday, but still the Speigeltent was bursting at the seams without an empty seat.Herbie Flowers is a multi-talented musician playing double bass, bass guitar and even the tuba... 

Spiegel Dance

Spiegel Dance

Spiegel Dance is an exciting mixed bill of contemporary dance works. The companies and choreographers selected to showcase their work are emerging contemporary dance artists, based in the local area. 

The Last Hurrah

The Last Hurrah

Legendary DJs, live music, special guests from ‘Lost in Transit’ and other shows around town and who knows what else… see website for details. 

Curioddity

Curioddity

Performances of the fantastic, acts of the awesome & feats of the mundane. Mr Hicks, with death defying sidekick Frank the Dog, presents this unexpected, playful, funny, world of performing curios: Acrobatic toy elephants, chain reaction contraptions, magic chalk drawing… A one man cabaret of silent comedy, illusions, live art, magic, puppetry & the beautifully bizarre from a renowned, worldwide performer... 

Horse

Horse

See how far one woman's passion for all things equine can go, in a show where the horse obsessed become the horse possessed. Flick brings twenty years of experience as deviser, actress, comedienne, physical performer and idiot... 

Imaginary Worlds

Imaginary Worlds

You are in an auditorium made of mirrors. A man who says he is a Doctor (though somehow you know he’s not) appears onstage and casts an imperious eye over the crowd. ‘Welcome to Twilight Worlds,’ he says in a sultry voice, ‘Everything that will happen this evening happens at night... 

VarietyVille

VarietyVille

Britain’s got some talent and it’s right here at the Spiegeltent. Not often can you can say that a show suits all ages, shapes and sizes. This is one of those rare treats. The comedy troupe Slightly Fat Features brings a new generation of variety back with a storm... 

Boxing

Boxing

For the first time in history Boxing's Biggest Baddy Fraser Hooper will dare to challenge all comers in a three round bout of pure comedy carnage. This is a must see for all sport and comedy fans everywhere... 

Explorers Club: Lucid Dreaming

Explorers Club: Lucid Dreaming

Eccentricty and the quest for experience don't stop at Brighton and further down the coast is another hotbed of intellectual pursuit. Presented by the hugely popular Hastings salon, the Explorers Club, Sarah Janes and Luciana Hall promise to give you the ticket to a holiday inside your head with their guide to sleep, sex and snowboarding alongside practical techniques for lucid dreaming. 

Storytime in the Spiegeltent

Storytime in the Spiegeltent

Bring your little ones and come along to a special double bill of two Brighton-based companies who specialise in original story telling for children. Sometime Soon’s Graham Shackell uses words and physical performance: Herringbone Arts use music and puppetry... 

Kunst Rock (Art Rock)

Kunst Rock (Art Rock)

Musical comedy acts are one of the hardest to master, but Die Roten Punkte, consisting of dysfunctional siblings Astrid and Otto Rot, have got the art (pun intended) down to a tee. They take the audience on an engaging journey through their lives, telling tales of tragic childhood, pregnancy, musical influences, and recording an album - all underlined with a gentle inference of incest... 

Tiger Lillies in Concert

Tiger Lillies in Concert

Catch the Tiger Lillies on their 25th anniversary world tour and celebrate their unique anarchic Brechtian blues. Their world is dark and peculiar with moments of deep sadness, cruel black humour and immense beauty... 

Sophie Hannah: Sex, Lies and the Internet

Sophie Hannah: Sex, Lies and the Internet

Sexual infidelity, internet cruelty and secrecy - how much should one tell and how much should one hide? Queen of psychological crime and prize-winning poet Sophie Hannah in conversation with fellow domestic noir writer Julia Crouch about the themes behind Sophie's shocking new novel, The Telling Error. 

Cassetteboy vs DJ Rubbish

Cassetteboy vs DJ Rubbish

YouTube sensations Cassetteboy have teamed up with hilarious rapper DJ Rubbish and are on their way to Bank Holiday Brighton to crash into the Spiegel Late Club nightclub and dance on the wreckage... 

Tina C: Where the Hell Were You?

Tina C: Where the Hell Were You?

Tina C is a comedy country singer from the good ole U.S of A, played by Christopher Green. Her show encompasses live music and political stand-up, as well as observational humour on the differences between America and the UK... 

BOAT Benefit Zincbar

BOAT Benefit Zincbar

Take a trip back to Brighton in the 90s as the legendary anarchic art school cabaret Zincbar returns for one night only. Founded and compered by Adrian Bunting, who died last year, this special one night only event is a trip down memory lane and a fund-raiser for a new venue... 

A Myriad of Crime Writers

A Myriad of Crime Writers

Calling all crime fiction fans and aspiring writers! Three best-selling crime authors - Elizabeth Haynes, Lesley Thompson and Lisa Cutts - who started out with Myriad – the prize-winning indie publisher based here in the heart of Brighton – join Myriad MD Candida Lacey to talk with bookish host Laura Lockington about the role of the independent publisher in establishing genre novelists... 

Hitch

Hitch

As somebody who, for better or worse, spent more than three months studying Alfred Hitchcock – probably, I mention for introductory flair, history’s most famous director – I approached this production with the faint self-image of an aficionado, albeit one who hasn’t watched a Hitchcock film in over a year... 

366 Days of Kindness

366 Days of Kindness

366 Days of Kindness is the uplifting story of one woman’s journey through a leap year, doing something kind for a stranger every single day. Bernadette Russell begins her tale with the unkind things she has done... 

An Evening of Americana Music

An Evening of Americana Music

I greatly admire Union Music Store’s mission to bring their home-grown acts to the masses – a labour of love and angst warding off cynics like me, to be sure. Their three-band production, An Evening of Americana, attempts to tap into the lush, nostalgic backbone of American music – the blues, folk, rock and country that form and later inform most of our collective musical libraries... 

Comic Book Babylon

Comic Book Babylon

Comic Book Babylon is the candid and amusing odyssey of one comic fan’s quest to get his dream job and becoming the first British member of the DC editorial staff. Join the author Tim Pilcher as he takes you through the debauchery and excess of publishing life in the 90s and encounters with Jonathan Ross, The Spice Girls, Blur, Adam Ant, Grant Morrison, Jamie Hewlett, Paul Gambaccini and many more. 

The Greatest Shows on Earth

The Greatest Shows on Earth

A dress-up sing-along celebration of everyone’s favourite musicals. Featuring Shoreham-Singers-By-Sea and The Ditchling Sympathy Orchestra. Lyric sheets – fabulous prizes – maybe a little bit of dancing if there’s room... 

Graphic Design as an Extreme Sport

Graphic Design as an Extreme Sport

Andie Airfix has created some of the most memorable music designs of the last 30 years, working with the Rolling Stones, Metallica, Def Leppard, Dead or Alive, AC/DC, Guns n’roses, Led Zeppelin and Paul McCartney to name a few... 

Philosophy Hour

Philosophy Hour

Spend a stimulating and entertaining hour in the company of philosophers, thinkers and mischief-makers. These speakers have given TED talks, run courses at Alain De Botton's School of Life and still know how to throw shapes on the dance floor... 

Jerk

Jerk

Tripping. Falling. Plummeting. A woman at the edge, taking just a tiny step forward. Microphones so close you'll hear every breath, every tightening sinew, every pore opening and closing... 

Animals, Acrobats and Family

Animals, Acrobats and Family

An extravaganza of imaginative themed and extravagantly costumed figure drawing with music accompaniment. Come and sketch in good company as models in circus attire freeze mid-act for your drawing delight... 

Tricksters & Troublemakers

Tricksters & Troublemakers

A Catalyst Club special. Join Dr David Bramwell for an evening of stories about Brighton tricksters and trouble-makers featuring Bob Dobbs and the Church of the Sub Genius, Ken Campbell, the KLF and Robert Anton Wilson... 

Lost In Transit

Lost In Transit

Cabaret with a story to touch your heart and stir your senses. In the midst of the transit tumult a lonely traveller struggles with a suitcase but who is the girl and where is she heading…? With a cosmopolitan company of dare devils, circus pranksters and aerialists we whisk you away on an out of this world joy ride... 

Gabby Young & Other Animals + REVERE

Gabby Young & Other Animals + REVERE

An evening of delights specially curated for us by REVERE. The world's finest purveyors of circus swing, Gabby and her band promise aunforgettable music blending klezmer, vaudeville and ragtime with a theatrical spectacular... 

Happy Clap Trap

Happy Clap Trap

Claptrap, as in absurd or nonsensical talk, sounds like a perfect starting point for an interesting Fringe night. That was what I expected entering the Spiegeltent on a blustery Tuesday evening... 

Made In Brighton

Made In Brighton

The Great Escape and Brighton Spiegeltent present Made in Brighton’s welcome party. Made in Brighton is supported by Brighton & Hove City Council to highlight the city’s thriving music industry during The Great Escape... 

Bourgeois & Maurice: Sugartits

Bourgeois & Maurice: Sugartits

Is there anything these two can’t do? I doubt it. In their own words “darker and slicker than a BP oil spill”, Bourgeois & Maurice are a musical cabaret duo with style as sharp as their wit... 

Christine Bovill's Piaf

Christine Bovill's Piaf

No glamour. No gimmicks. No pretence. Nothing but a voice, singing of life's triumphs and tragedies. PIAF is a powerful musical homage to one of France's most endearing icons, celebrating some of her best known songs, threaded with Piaf's story... 

Eliza Skelton and Friends

Eliza Skelton and Friends

Eliza Skelton is one of the finest of Brighton’s many wonderful songstresses. Come along to a very special evening in a genre-spanning eclectic mix of Eliza’s own unique material, medieval madrigals, British folk and interpretations of the songs of Jacques Brel... 

Le Foulard

Le Foulard

One elfin woman, a stage and a scarf. Not much to keep an audience entertained for an hour you would think, but such is Lucy Hopkin’s courage and genius as a performer she had the audience guffawing throughout her one woman ‘Art Show’... 

Sunday Assembly Brighton

Sunday Assembly Brighton

Sunday Assembly is a global network of super people who want to make the most of this one life we know we have. It is a godless congregation that celebrate life and live by the motto: live better, help often, wonder more... 

Poets-SLASH-MC's Festival Showdown

Poets-SLASH-MC's Festival Showdown

Heroes of performance poetry Hammer and Tongue and rap warriors Slip Jam proudly present a spiralling twist on their annual battle ('A legendary fixture' Latest 7) Gauntlets thrown down, picked up and thrown back... 

Baby Disco Dance Hall

Baby Disco Dance Hall

Why toddle when you can dance, dance, dance! DJ Monski Mouse and her team bring high energy smiling in a fabulous retro music and dance event for parents and children under 5. Designed to encourage and foster the joy of music, dance and play, for parent and child alike, it includes a soft furnishing ‘baby area’ for the non-walkers to roll around! ‘Monski Mouse is the best DJ in the world!’ Comedy 4 Kids 

Tea Dances

Tea Dances

The Ragroof Players return to the tent with a season of very special Hollywood film themed Tea Dances: Saturday 3 May: Hellzapoppin (devilish swing, jive and lindy hop) Sunday 18 May: The Great Gatsby (foxy foxtrot and cheeky Charlestons) Sunday 25 May: Dirty Dancing (you’ll have the time of your life) Sunday 1 June: Lets Face the Music and Dance (a Fred and Ginger special)... 

Spiegel Late

Spiegel Late

Spiegeltents are the ultimate portable dancehall, which have been touring the world with their special blend of magic, glamour and escapism for more than 100 years. Let some of Brighton’s finest festival DJs entice you onto the historic dance floor to throw some shapes... 

The Back of Beyond

The Back of Beyond

Copperdollar are an award- winning performance company known for their cutting-edge and mixed-media immersive theatre productions inspired by Mexico’s Day Of The Dead. They are a wildly popular fixture at numerous UK music festivals winning a dedicated following from everyone lucky enough to have stumbled across their after-hours tent - the eponymous ‘Back Of Beyond’, selected by the BBC as a Glastonbury festival highlight... 

Knee Deep

Knee Deep

Knee Deep jumps into a pair of fisherman’s waders and wanders well out beyond the shallows of the physically possible. Full of mind-and-body-bending manoeuvres, three men and a little lady defy gravity and convention to perform the most heroic of moves on the floor and in the air...