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The Spiegeltent returns to Bristol

7th June 2019

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Christmas at The Spiegeltent returns to Harbourside District 28th November.

Huge list of events including Christmas parties, live music events, Cabaret, family-friendly children’s parties and more. You'll definitely want to pop in your diary!

The Spiegeltent is a stunning and truly unique event space that that brings wonderment and panache to any occasion. Join us for a spectacular evening of merriment and good cheer filled with fine food, incredible live performance and raucous revelry. The Spiegeltent is the ideal location for Christmas parties, live events and special occasions. So, for this festive season, come and experience the amazing atmosphere and treat yourself to fine dining and enticing libations, uproarious entertainment and sumptuous surroundings. We’re here for the party goers, the thrill seekers and the decadent adventurers ready to undertake a journey strewn with excitements and curiosities.

Spiegeltent 2019 interior

What is a ‘Spiegeltent’?

‘Spiegeltent’ literally translates as ‘mirror tent’ and they were created in the Flemish Region of Belgium in the late 19th century. Spiegeltents are hand-hewn pavilions known for their wild and decadent ambiance and used for travelling dance halls, bars and bohemian entertainment salons. The magnificent round tent is made of dark wood with intricately carved panels, stained glass windows, bevelled mirrors and an impressively draped ceiling.

Its ornate beauty and mesmeric atmosphere make it a truly extraordinary venue for any event. The Spiegeltent continues a fine tradition with its exquisitely decorated performance space that is ideally suited to Christmas parties, masquerade balls, live music shindigs and food filled festive soirees.

Christmas at The Spiegeltent in Bristol since 2012

The Christmas at The Spiegeltent was created by Steve Meadows in 2012 (joined by Diana Smith in 2017). For the last eight seasons, The Spiegeltent has been solely located in Bristol’s Harbourside District where it has played host to an eclectic mix of Christmas parties, world-renowned performers, big-name bands, DJs, choirs, immersive theatre shows, family friendly children’s parties and live Cabaret evenings.

The Spiegeltent’s Christmas parties are already stuff of legend and have attracted an array of people across the South West – from individuals and couples looking for something special to large corporate bookings seeking out something spectacular for their traditional festive parties.

The Spiegeltent has attracted some of the most exciting and innovative talent on the live entertainment circuit. Past events have included Ghost Poet, Don Letts, London Community Gospel Choir and Nina Conti as well as gala extravaganza events such as Masquerade Balls, Craft Beer Festivals and Electro Swing nights.

This popular Christmas attraction and event space has become one of the highlight’s of Bristol’s cultural calendar and continues to receive great write ups for both the array of events and the overall uniqueness and quality of the experience it offers.

Christmas Parties

As well as its list of fantastical live entertainment events, The Spiegeltent is perfect for Christmas party bookings. The Spiegeltent is designed to incorporate large (and small) Christmas parties for friends, families and businesses looking to celebrate the festive season in style.

The Spiegeltent is a stunning, luxurious venue constructed from rich mahogany, dappled mirrors and stained glass with an incredible draped ceiling, circular dance floor and boothed seating.

Christmas parties at The Spiegeltent are famed for their spectacular atmosphere; filled with fine food, incredible live performance, swingin’ live music and a décor that guarantees to bring a touch of magic to your festive soirées.

Furthermore, as well as catering for large bookings, The Spiegeltent is equally as welcoming and intimate for those looking to book smaller parties. The Spiegeltent prides itself on providing something for everybody and it’s also a great place to meet new people.

During their time in Bristol, The Spiegeltent garnered a reputation for inclusivity and friendliness that ensured everyone felt welcomed and this togetherness and party spirit will be evident in overwhelming supply this Winter season.

Every effort is made to make sure your Christmas party is an unforgettable occasion. Be greeted with a glass of fizz on arrival before enjoying a sumptuous three-course dinner. Then, sit back and enjoy a show of incredible live entertainment, jump and jive to a swingin’ live band
 then throw some shapes on the dancefloor to the soundtrack of fantastic DJs
. Sip fine wines, craft beers, Champagnes and Proseccos. We also have a bespoke cocktail lounge with an array of delicious libations and intoxicating curiosities.

Pop in to the special photo area for a souvenir snap of your evening and to ensure that you have a memento from your experience at Bristol’s most magnificent Christmas party venue!

For a quote and to book your Christmas Party, please call 0117 287 2484 or email us at

Dining experience at The Spiegeltent

The team behind The Spiegeltent know how important the eating experience is at your Christmas party, so they always guarantee to deliver outstanding quality. Their menus are designed by top class chefs, freshly cooked in the on-site kitchen and served by a team of friendly and professional staff.

The bar is stocked with a wide range of quality wines, beers and ales, spirits, fizz and cocktails and The Spiegeltent work with highly regarded local wine merchants to offer a well-rounded wine list that complements their array of mouth-watering menu options. All designed for maximum enjoyment and curated to suit every budget

The Spiegeltent is lined with booths that seat 8 guests with the rest of the seating at large round tables that accommodate between 8 and 12 guests. For groups of less than 8, The Spiegeltent will give you the opportunity of sharing a booth or a table – a great way for smaller parties to get involved and also a great chance to meet new people and share the experience with others.

Spiegeltent 2019


The Spiegeltent prides itself on its live entertainment and events. Past events have included performances from the likes of Don Letts, Jerry Dammers and Tony Hadley as well as assorted live shows such as Masquerade Balls, Children’s Discos, (Drag) Cabaret and Circus acts. Events will be added in the coming weeks, but please see below for a list of confirmed dates:

28/11/2019      Opening Night & Drag Pageant

29/11/2019      Club Spiegel

30/11/2019      White Mink

05/12/2019      Christmas Party

06/12/2019      Christmas Party

07/12/2019      Kid Disko & Christmas Party

12/12/2019      Christmas Party

13/12/2019      Christmas Party

14/12/2019      Monster Ball & Christmas Party

15/12/2019      Sunday Social

18/12/2019      Immersive Theatre

19/12/2019      Christmas Party

20/12/2019      Christmas Party

21/12/2019      Kids event/Masked Ball

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