Welcome to the Pacific Crystal Palace Spiegeltent

We are delighted to bring the Pacific Crystal Palace Spiegeltent back to Taranaki for 2019, this time as a standalone event - Spiegel Fest! The programme is jammed packed with award-winning performances that we know will leave you in a state of amazement. Puke Ariki Landing will be home to the beautiful Pacific Crystal Palace Spiegeltent which will help the city come alive as we ease into the summer and festive season. Over the two weeks we hope you all get to experience the Spiegeltent and absorb its grandeur while being entertained by our impressive festival line-up.

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.

The Spiegeltent

The Pacific Crystal Palace Spiegeltent itself is an impressive space that must be experienced. The Crystal Palace is a traveling 330 seat performance venue made up of 3000 pieces. The 40 tonne palace is based on the Belgium designed Spiegeltent of the 19th century; it features the same magic as the European style although it is brushed with hints of Kiwiana culture

With New Zealand ferns on the ornate mirrors, paua carved into the wooden pillars and gorgeous stained glass windows featuring harakeke, the Crystal Palace is a lavish space that will whisk you away and leave you smiling.