Welcome to Spiegel Fest! 

The first Spiegeltent venues were hand-crafted from wood and ‘spiegel’ or mirrored glass in the Nineteenth Century. Touring through Northern Europe, they would bring the excitement of the Dance Hall to the small towns and villages that lacked these venues.

Today in New Zealand we are lucky enough to have our very own modern version, the glorious Pacific Crystal Palace, and it’s our pleasure to bring it once again to Taranaki just in time for the start of summer.

Get ready for a fortnight of explosive fun. Starting off is an intense weekend of comedy, music and cabaret from some of the best New Zealand artists including Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Julia Deans, Jamie Bowen and the 2019 Billy T Award-winning Kura Forrester.

This gives way to a week-long season from the international smash-hit cabaret burlesque-circus style production Limbo. After years touring throughout Europe, South America and Australia, this show has been re-designed for the intimacy of our very own venue in this very special Up Close production.

See you at the Spiegel!

Craig Cooper
Artistic Director

Around Taranaki - Troy Kingi 

Troy Kingi is going on tour and performing in venues in Eltham and Kakaramea! Click below to find out more! 

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