Charleston Gaillard Center Presents

CHARLESTON’S FIRST EVER SUMPTUOUS SPIEGELTENT DEC. 1-23
December 1-23, 2022

WHEN
Dec 23, 2022 at 6:00 pm
COST
Tickets start at $55 + fees

Be transported to an early 1900s, much loved European attraction without ever leaving Charleston’s Historic District – a glittering and awe-inspiring Spiegeltent — only on the grounds of the Charleston Gaillard Center!

The Spiegeltent (“mirror tent”) is a unique and utterly enchanting venue with deep russet colored mahagony, plush surroundings, a sultry vibe and intimate setting, premiering in the Southeast for the first time in its history.  

Built in Belgium in the first half of the 20th Century, this elaborately ornate venue was originally created as a traveling dance and music hall, and fewer than 40 of the original tents are still in existence worldwide. Don’t miss your chance to experience this opulent piece of history, meticulously comprised of magical faceted mirrors, colorful stained-glass windows, a velvet draped ceiling, and hand-painted wood VIP booths. 

Join us for an experience of genuine nostalgia!

“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

Charleston Gaillard Center Members receive a 10% discount on member nights,
December 1 and 14. Become a Gaillard Center Member today!


HOW DO YOU EXPERIENCE THE SPIEGELTENT’S OTHERWORLDLY AND SPELLBINDING INTERIOR? 

With a ticket to one of our spectacular shows below. Come celebrate the holidays with us inside the tent.

VIP OPENING NIGHT CELEBRATION

SOLD OUT

The fabulous Spiegeltent Opening Night Party kicks off this incredible month-long journey to another place and time. Enjoy creative cocktails, delicious hors d’oeuvres, spectacular tree lighting, and more.

Be the first to experience the magical world of the Gaillard Center’s Speigeltent. 

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.

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.

GRITTY GLITTER BURLESQUE SHOW FEATURING PRINCESS WENDY

Feeling like you’re on the Naughty List? Don’t Miss The Gritty Glitter Burlesque Show featuring Princess Wendy. Join us for a delightfully raucous evening of comedy, burlesque, and sexy circus hosted by a sassy, wine drinking party princess! Princess Wendy will charm your socks off while her band of beautiful and bizarre bandits take off more than just their socks! Come celebrate at The Gritty Glitter Burlesque Show — it’s all sugar, all spice, and everything naughty AND nice! 

For Mature Audiences, 18 years or older

AMAZING LOCAL PERFORMANCES

Fulfilling its promise to provide a home for local and regional artists on its stages, the Gaillard Center is excited showcase performances from local artists on the Spiegeltent’s unique stage. Don’t miss amazing performances from country-folk band She Returns from War, fronted by Charleston music staple Hunter Park; and Homegrown and Nationally Known featuring jazz musician Charlton Singleton, guitarist and singer-songwriter Emily Curtis, and vocalist, composer, and lyricist Quiana Parler.

AN EVENING OF MUSIC & COMEDY WITH SANDRA BERNHARD

A pioneer of the one-woman show, Bernhard brings a completely unique and raucous mix of cabaret, stand-up, rock-n-roll, and social commentary to her live stage performances.

Cracked Nuts! & Gritty Glitter Burlesque Show Seating Map

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.

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