Charleston Gaillard Center Presents

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

No upcoming perfomances found for this event.

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

Opening Night Fête | Saturday, November 18, 2023

Cocktails: 6:00PM – 7:30PM
Meow Meow Performance: 7:30PM – 9:00PM

Tickets begin at $250. For more information on attending this event, please contact the Gaillard Center Office of Advancement,, (843) 718-1578, or call the Ticket Office (843) 242-3099.