CRACKED NUTS!

Come inside this unique destination and enjoy a joyous ride fit for a Nutcracker King!

Cracked Nuts! will deliver thrills, laughs, and mind-blowing feats that will leave you inspired and delighted this holiday season featuring ACROBATS, AERIALISTS, JUGGLERS AND A FEROCIOUS LION IN SPANDEX! Don’t miss this eye-popping, jaw-dropping variety and comedy spectacular staring Vegas legends Matt and Heidi Morgan.

“We make a show for adults that kids love.” – Matt Morgan, Post & Courier “Spiegeltent, the ‘darling of international arts festivals,’ comes to Charleston

Age recommendation: Cracked Nuts! performances are ideally recommended for ages 8 and above. For the December 4th performance at 5pm, the age recommendation is ages 5 and above.

Pricing is dependent on show date and time and is subject to change. Buy now for the best prices! Change the show date to see available pricing for different dates.

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. Arrive early!

VIP Booths: The Spiegeltent has a handful of VIP booths available per performance, which all sit 6 individuals. These fabulous wooden booths, surrounded in faceted mirrors must be purchased as a whole.

Additional Spiegeltent programming will be announced in the coming weeks

Admission to the Spiegeltent is by ticket purchase only. To gain entry, please purchase a ticket to one the BEST show in Charleston.

LOCATION: The Spiegeltent is located on the grounds of the Charleston Gaillard Center. All Cracked Nuts! shows are presented in-the-round.

SEATING OPTIONS

  • General Admission Tickets: General Admission tickets are seated in the round (identified in purple) You can practically touch the stage! Psst, we don’t recommend that. All seats are first-come, first-served. Arrive early!
  • Booths: The Spiegeltent has a handful of VIP booths available per performance, which all sit 6 individuals. These fabulous wooden booths, surrounded in faceted mirrors must be purchased as a whole.

ACCESSIBILITY: If you or a guest need assistance with wheelchair access, please email our ticket office at ticketing@gaillardcenter.org. The Spiegeltent is wheelchair accessible.

SPIEGELTENT CREDITS

Owner: West Coast Spiegeltents

​​Spiegeltent performances are sponsored by

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Spiegeltent heated?

The Spiegeltent is equipped with both heating and air conditioning to keep the tent a comfortable temperature for all shows.

I have General Admission tickets. What does that mean?

If you have a General Admission ticket for Cracked Nuts! or a burlesque performance, seating is first-come, first-served. Arrive early!

She Returns From War is standing room only.

Homegrown and Nationally Known has cabaret-style seating.

I purchased a VIP booth. When can I pick up my tickets for myself and my guests?

All attendees seated in booths will receive wristbands instead of tickets. Please visit the Will Call window at the Ticket Office inside the main lobby the day of the show. For your own safety, please be cautious of grabbing or leaning on poles when entering the booth seats.

How long are the performances?

Cracked Nuts will have an approximate run time of 90 minutes with a short intermission.

The Gritty Glitter Burlesque Show featuring Princess Wendy will have an approximate run time of 70 minutes with a short intermission.

An Evening with Sandra Bernhard, She Returns From War, and Homegrown and Nationally Known will have an approximate run time of 75 minutes with no intermission.

Is there an age recommendation for Spiegeltent performances?

Cracked Nuts! performances are ideally recommended for ages 8 and above.

The Gritty Glitter Burlesque Show featuring Princess Wendy will be for Mature Audiences, 18 years or older. Please note, the performance does include partial nudity. 

There are no other age requirements for the Spiegeltent. 

May I take photos during the show?

Photography and videography are encouraged, without flash for the safety of our performers. Tag @gaillardcenter and use #gaillardcenter in your posts!

Are there any prohibited items?

Prohibited items include gum, weapons of any kind (including pocket knives and firearms), projectiles, and illegal substances.

May I purchase food and beverages during the event?

Beverages and snacks will be available for purchase at the bar inside the Spiegeltent. On Friday and Saturday nights, an outdoor Beer Garden will open one hour before the performance. The bar inside the tent will be open during the performance. 

The Spiegeltent will be a cashless venue for beverage purchases. We will only be accepting credit cards, debit cards, and Apple Pay mobile payments.

Is there a restroom inside the Spiegeltent?

There are no restrooms inside the Spiegeltent. You may use the restroom inside the Gaillard Center.

Will I be able to leave and re-enter the Spiegeltent?

Yes! You may leave the Spiegeltent and reenter. Guests will be given a sticker upon exit that will be used to re-enter.