Melbourne will come alive these with the arrival of The Famous Spiegeltent coming to Luna Park in St Kilda these September school holidays.
Offering a spectacular line-up of adult and family entertainment, the famous iconic amusement park, Luna Park will be home to The Famous Spiegeltent and deliver magic, music, thrills and spills to audiences of all ages inside its vintage opulent setting.
A one-of-a-kind venue, The Famous Spiegeltent is famous for being the ultimate performance salon, incorporating stunning wood, mirror and leaded glass all finished with velvet and brocade. This building is the last of the remaining original Belgian spiegeltents built in 1920 and it has travelled from Edinburgh to Melbourne and Paris to New York.
Combining the best of vintage fairground alongside the The Famous Spiegeltent, David Bates, Director of Spiegeltent International, says there is much to see. "The original concept of the fairground is being reinstated with the much loved, Famous of all Spiegeltents.
Pictured: Hello Tut Tut
"This is the world that imagined the spiegel (mirror) tent, and we are trilled to present a season of concerts, comedy, cabaret, and carnival dreams. The world of The Famous Spiegeltent returns to Melbourne!" David says.
Luna Park CEO Mary Stuart agrees the The Famous Spiegeltent is a fabulous addition to the Park. "The links between the world of carnival history that is Luna Park and the world of performance art that is The Famous Spiegeltent are very strong. Heritage Amusement parks were the places of the people's art. We are delighted to welcome the rich diversity of live performance to co-mingle with the thrills and excitement of everything," she says.
Featuring an extensive list of events on show - check out:
Le Petit Circus - on from the 22 Sept - 7 Oct
Melbourne Singers of Gospel Choir - 23 Sept at 2pm and 5pm
Dinosaur Time Machine - 28 Sept - 7 Oct at 1.30pm
Cirque du Salsa - 29 Sept at 8pm
Splash Test Dummies - 22 Sept, 24- 30 Sept, 3-7 Oct, 13-14 Oct at 4pm
Hello Tut Tut - 5 Oct at 6pm
Mikelangelo: King of the Crooners - 5 Oct at 8.30pm
Comedy Island - 6 Oct at 7pm
Proudly presented by Melbourne International Comedy Festival and National Gallery of Victoria as part of MEL-NYC festival.
Take a trip to Comedy Island! The country’s freshest new comics bring all-ages amusement to the Spiegeltent at Luna Park. Talented teens and twenty-somethings will take to the stage alongside host Matt Okine, with special guests Geraldine Hickey (3RRRFM Breakfasters), Danielle Walker (Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2018 Best Newcomer), Bec Melrose (Raw Comedy Winner 2018), Sam Simmons and more acts to be announced, for a night of unbridled hilarity. Also featuring alumni from the Class Clowns and LOL Squad programs, you know they’ve got the goods to get you giggling. You’ll be shocked, you’ll be amazed… you’ll be thoroughly entertained by these comedians of all ages with funny in their futures. It’s the carousel of comedy you won’t want to get off!
More info here.
Moira Finucane's Diva Carousel - 10-13 Oct at 8pm and 14 Oct at 6pm
Vardos - 13 Oct at 6pm
Kermonds 3 Gen - 14 Oct at 2pm
So visit The Famous Spiegeltent and see a show and rediscover the magic of Luna Park before it ends this October!
Dates: 22 September - 14 October 2018
Location: The Famous Spiegeltent at Luna Park, 18 Lower Esplanade, St Kilda
Times: vary - see website for full details
Cost: $20 - $80 - show and park tickets available