Charleston Gaillard Center Presents

Charleston’s Spiegeltent Returns
November 18 - December 23, 2023

Nov 18, 2023 at 6:00 pm

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This holiday season, the Gaillard brings back its unique Spiegeltent, a “mirror tent,” originally used as a traveling European dance hall in the 20th century. Under the elaborately ornate big top, patrons will have an opportunity to experience vibrant performances from a variety of contemporary artists spanning circus to comedy to music.

The anchor show will feature a US premiere by internationally-recognized producers, Underbelly. Underbelly are famous for producing multi award-winning, live experiences and are the biggest producers of Spiegeltent shows in the UK. They are also a mainstay of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival since 2004 and feature the best of circus, comedy, and cabaret in the world.

This season will also feature international cabaret star Meow Meow; the stunning bluesy vocals of Kyshona, following her appearance at Charleston’s High Water Festival this year; and the two-time Grammy Award-winning Charlton Singleton leading the second annual Homegrown and Nationally Known concert to close the season.

“There is something about the tent’s convergence of twinkle and intimacy that lends a conspiratorial comfort to the performances therein. […] You might feel that what happens in a Spiegeltent stays in the Spiegeltent — or at very least could only have happened there at all.”

Maura Hogan, Post & Courier