Brighton Fringe Venue Focus: Brighton Spiegeltent

Old Steine Pleasure Gardens Brighton BN1 1GY

“Discover cabaret, comedy, circus, theatre, dance, spoken word, music and Family programmes that are out of this world!”

Brighton Spiegeltent takes up the challenge to fill the Old Steine with cabaret, comedy, circus and music delight. But there’s much, much more with shows for children. live literature and film on offer too.. This year the legendary Bosco tent has been added again to the famous main venue. Brighton Spiegeltent once again invites us all to “escape and explore”.

So, begin here…


Essential links

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I want to see .. at the Brighton Speigeltent


Our quirky and visual show-finding tool.

I want to see…

Here are some early picks…

… some verbatim theatre. Then see When Julie Met John

… a performance of contemporary circus, physical theatre, high aerial flights and risky balances. Then see CircoPitanga: Circus

… an acclaimed comedy cabaret. The see Bourgeois and Maurice: Memento Mori

… the music of Nick Cave, interpreted. Then see Camille O’Sullivan Sings Cave

… a pop’n cabaret knees-up. Then see Dynamite Boogaloo

… a music quiz. Then see Sounds Familiar Music Quiz

… a a dazzling extravaganza featuring top UK and international circus, cabaret and burlesque acts. Then see The Revolver Revue

… an interactive, multi-sensory, Makaton-signed experience featuring many of the much-loved songs from the Singing Hands DVDs and CDs. Then see Singing Hands Summer Spectacular

… an into the early hours show – an unashamedly glorious all-singing, all-dancing renouncement of Pop music and an antidote to modern day clubbing fatigue. Then see Guilty Pleasures

… some burlesque. Then see Cabaret Burlesque: Supernature

… something family-friendly. Then see SpiegelActive

… family fun dancing and socialising for 0 – 5s. Then see Baby Bambinoes

… some morning Jazz: Then see Herbie’s Jazz Breakfast

                    Cat Loud: To The End of the World

… an award-winning cabaret performer and jazz singer from a remote Scottish island. Then see Cat Loud: To the End of the World

… some big band swing. Then see Big Band Swingin’ at the Spiegel

… something very different – a multi-sensory meditative journey into the ‘nine celestial bodies’, using pioneering harmonic scales and technology from ancient civilisations augmented by cutting edge science. Then see Navagraha Live 

We’ll be adding more recommendations in the run up to, and during the Fringe.

Link Collage

Here’s a different way to find a show at the Brighton Spiegeltent.

We’ve chosen a few intriguing images from the programme that grabbed us.

Click on an image that draws you and you’ll find a show – then get booking…




We’ll be adding more recommendations in the run up to, and during the Fringe.

Keyword Chaos


We’ve selected evocative phrases from the Brighton Spiegeltent programme.

Click on the ones that intrigue you and you might just find the show you need to see…

We’ll be adding more recommendations in the run up to, and during the Fringe.

Enjoy an upside-down perspective as this unique group of co-workers do everything they can to keep the daily grind interesting. From dancing towards deadlines and customer care on the ceiling to aerial acrobatics in the meeting room, this really is blue skies thinking.

At a Junior Jungle Party you can expect only the finest cuts of Jungle, DnB and Jungle remixes of classic tunes, vetted for age appropriate content and expertly mixed live by Nick Terrific. You can expect to dance, a lot.

Put your screens away and disconnect to reconnect with live entertainment in 360 degrees.

they provide stunning live vocals to surround a visual masterpiece of gravity defying aerial, circus splendour and burlesque sensuality.

Started by ex-gangster Fat Tony and now run by his half-wit son, Slow Alfie, this is the club that time forgot. Lay your dignity at the door and prepare to dance like no one is watching

We’ll be updating this page in the run up to, and during the Fringe.