Following two successful years, the Ballarat Cabaret Festival is back with 25 shows across seven Ballarat CBD venues – including The Deluxe Spiegeltent. The Festival will open this year with the Opening Gala in the Deluxe Spiegeltent showcasing not just the 2014 festival, but also the breadth of Cabaret. Hosted by Dolly Diamond and featuring nine performers from across the festival, the special guest will be Jane Badler returning as the first ever Ballarat Cabaret performer in 2012.
The feature venue for this year is also a first for Ballarat – The Deluxe Spiegeltent. Spiegeltents were created in the late 19th century to bring entertainment to towns without a hall. Built of timber, cloth and mirrored glass these tents were opulent, inviting and full of reflected light. Featuring 180 seats, a bar and ten performances across this year’s festival The Deluxe Spiegeltent promises to be a hive of activity. With Catherine Alcorn’s tribute to Christine McVie and shows featuring the songs of Madonna and the voice of Shirley Bassey, the Ballarat Cabaret Festival is getting bigger and better.
Where: Various venues around Ballarat
When: 5-12 October