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Christmas Festival in the Spiegeltent: Welsh of the West End
17 Dec 2023 - 18 Dec 2023
Sophia Gardens Open Air Theatre, Pontcanna, Cardiff, CF11 9LJGoogle map
THE CARDIFF CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL IN THE SPIEGELTENT
The Cardiff Christmas Festival is a spectacular new entertainment attraction being staged inside a unique venue in the grounds of Sophia Gardens. Adding another unique offering to to Cardiff’s Christmas Season, four incredible shows will offer something for everyone – Santa’s Wish, Castellana, Welsh Of The West End & My My ABBA The Christmas Concert – and will be performed in the round, in the intimacy of a 570-seat Spiegeltent, promising in every second to transport visitors to a nostalgic and magical world.
WHAT’S A SPIEGELTENT?
A European Spiegeltent (or magic mirrors) is the ultimate cabaret and music salon. It is a hand-hewn pavilion used as a travelling dance hall, Bohemian entertainment salon and wine tasting marquee since the late 19th and early 20th centuries. They used to be the number one attraction at Belgian funfairs.
The tent is built from wood, cut mirrors, canvas, leaded glass, and detailed in velvet brocade. Each one is unique with its own name, personality, and style. Only a handful of these special and legendary tents remain in the world and The Fortuna, owned by Dutch company Van Rosmalen, is one of the most beautiful, playing host to some of the world’s greatest performers and musicians.
WELSH OF THE WEST END
Join Welsh of the West End for an intimate night of festive music, featuring musical theatre favourites and Christmas classics.
With over 18 million views, musical theatre super-group Welsh of the West End became an online viral sensation, entertaining audiences with their show-stopping versions of musical theatre classics.
Having performed at iconic venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, London Palladium, Trafalgar Square and the Principality Stadium, they went on to wow audiences internationally by reaching the live semi-finals of ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent.