Wonderland Spiegeltent returns for a summer of circus, music and burlesque in Barwon Heads

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Wonderland Spiegeltent returns for a summer of circus, music and burlesque in Barwon Heads

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The Wonderland Spiegeltent Festival Hub will be returning to our favourite Summer home until 28 January 2024.

Wonderland Spiegeltent has returned for unforgettable summer in Barwon Heads, bringing a burst of live entertainment for all ages.

From now until January 28th, the beautiful 1930s nostalgic wooden mirrored travelling European circus tent will become home to a spectacle of circus, cabaret, music, magic, comedy, and more, from astounding circus, magical stories of Neverland and the boy who never grew up, big music names and a Champagne fuelled adult cabaret Popcorn Underground.

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Nestled on the picturesque shores, Wonderland Spiegeltent by the Sea is not just a venue; it’s an experience. Boasting world-class performances, this unique venue plays host to comedy, acrobatics, aerial displays, circus acts, live music, and dance. More than just a show, it’s an intimate journey into a historic European setting, complete with stained glass windows and mirrors. Plus there’s a beautiful nostalgic ferris wheel too.

“Spiegeltent,” Dutch for mirror tent, has been a haven for stars like Edith Piaff and Marlene Dietrich for decades. The Wonderland Spiegeltent revives this tradition, offering a luxurious and exciting ambiance.

Prepare for a stellar line-up of shows, including comedy nights, circus spectacles, music performances, dance nights, acrobatics, and family-friendly events:

Wonderland Spiegeltent Summer Program 2024

Circus Wonderland – A Neverland Adventure

Dates: December 29, 2023 – January 21, 2024

Immerse yourself in the circus adaptation of J.M Barrie’s classic story, “Peter Pan – A Neverland Adventure.” Join the adventure to Neverland with breathtaking flying acrobatics, astounding feats, and hilarious antics.

Ella Hooper

Date: Saturday, January 13, 2024

Experience the magic of Ella Hooper, a music sensation since her teenage years.

Unearthed by Triple J when she was just 13, Ella scored her first number one with the single ‘Mascara’ on her 17th birthday. At 18, she became the first woman to be awarded APRA’s Songwriter of the Year. After releasing three hit albums with Killing Heidi, Ella embarked on a solo career. Her forthcoming album, Small Town Temple – written in her hometown of Violet Town – has been hailed as a new beginning, showcasing Ella’s deeply personal songwriting.

As she sings on Small Town Temple: “Still strong, still on a mission.”

The Big Bash Band

Date: Friday, January 19, 2024

Local talent takes the stage with The Bash Big Band, delivering a mix of traditional Australian rock, R&B, Funk, and Blues. The Bash Big Band produces a great night of entertainment, taking the audience back to the sounds  that incorporate James Brown, Joe Cocker. Stevie Wonder, The Angels and AC/DC and other artists from the 70’s & 80’s.

INXSIVE, The INXS Tribute Show

Date: Saturday, January 20, 2024

INXSIVE captures the sound and style of Aussie Rock legends INXS.

Their full production sound combined with energetic audience engaging performances make INXSIVE Australia’s leading INXS tribute show and an excellent live entertainment option for any venue or event.  Their repertoire encompasses all the smash hits from the impressive INXS back catalogue, and a performance by INXSIVE needs to be seen to be believed. They regularly receive rave reviews from their audiences on how closely they capture the sound and style of INXS.

Popcorn Underground

Dates: January 24 – 27, 2024

Embark on a riotous variety show with Popcorn Underground. This world-class cabaret circus and comedy promise a night of sizzling entertainment, blending adult carnival, burlesque, circus, and extraordinary artistry. Popcorn Underground, named after the Belgian club party subculture, promises scintillating action that will take audiences to a grittier place than they’ve ever been before.

The Wonderland Spiegeltent promises an unforgettable summer, and tickets are on sale now. Dive into the marvels and secrets inside the Wonderland Spiegeltent.

For more information and ticket bookings, visit Wonderland Spiegeltent.