Spiegeltent Events


Future Jazz

The Spiegeltent


20:00 / 16+

Future Jazz At The Spiegeltent returns in 2024 for a night of explosive contemporary jazz, featuring two of the UK’s finest up-and-coming young jazz ensembles.

Expect searing melodies, dreamy textures and afro-latin grooves.

Old Time Sailors

The Spiegeltent


20:30 / 16+

Ahoy there! You are invited to board the Sailorette and join the plentiful crew, ‘The Old Time Sailors’, for a night of foot-stompin’, dancing and singing!

You will be sailing back to the 19th century for an immersive experience of traditional seafaring music performed in a way you have never seen before. The Motley Crew and their plethora of traditional and eclectic instruments will take you back to the time of clashing tankards, and drunken debauchery.

Sing & dance along like a drunken sailor as the band perform centuries old folk & shanty songs. Fancy dress is encouraged, so pull out your best seafaring garments and join the festivities!

Herbie’s Jazz Breakfast

Start every Sunday morning in the gorgeous setting of The Spiegeltent and in the company of our own Jazz legends! Herbie is all set to lead the team ably supported by Malcolm Mortimore in the engine room.

In the meantime, the rest of the gang’s all here and looking forward to playing for you. Enjoy the superstar talents of the UK’s finest Jazz musicians up close and personal, and have more than a bit of a chat!

(Every Sunday at 11am)

Big Band: Swingin’ At The Spiegel

The Spiegeltent


13:00 / 12+

The ultimate big band experience is back at the Spiegeltent for their 8th season! Brighton’s biggest, baddest band, the one & only: Brighton Jazz Mafia are returning with an extra special performance of the most iconic big band album: Atomic Mr Basie.

Come dressed to impress in vintage style or just come as you are, to experience this next level swing performance.

John Doran: Aphex Twin and Cornish Culture 

BOSCO Theater

Sun 12 May 8pm-9pm


During a family holiday in Cornwall, writer and broadcaster John Doran decided to drag his long-suffering family around as many Aphex Twin related places of interest as they could reach in one day, taking in the curious speaker cone shaped amphitheatre the Gwennap Pit, the dreamlike coastal settlement of St Michael’s Mount and the mysterious Logan Rock. The jaunt became the basis of Selected Ambient Walks: Aphex Twin And Cornish Mythology, a lecture to be presented at The Bosco in full 5.1 AFX Vision*. The talk draws many links between the tin mining industry, West Country witches, the legend of Merlin’s keep, state vandalism of the Logan rock, Michel Foucault and the stunning history of the Cornish pasty. 

*it’s a Powerpoint slide show with some music

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Séayoncé: She Must Be Hung!

The Spiegeltent


19:00 / 16+

The legendary Ghost Whisperer is back! Award winning, critically acclaimed comedy cabaret sensation Séayoncé… and this time it’s a witch trial! It’s time to figure out which witch is which? Will everyone’s favourite co-medium survive? Will she literally give up the Ghost? One thing is for certain she simply must be hung!

A hilarious bewitching night of mystical debauchery, cabaret ballads, and camp theatrics. Join Séayoncé (aka rising queer star Dan Wye) and her murderous accomplice Leslie-Ann (aka musical genius Robyn Herfellow) for a hexceptional evening where we raise the stakes… and burn the witch. You’re spell-bound to be scared stiff!

Anna Soden: It Comes Out Your Bum

The BOSCO Theater



Girls aren’t allowed to talk about poo. Even though we all do it! Is Anna sensitively exploring how we’ve managed to gender a universal body function? Or is she just talking about how she used to fancy Milo from the Tweenies and pretending to be the tiny nerdy man that lives in all the calculators in the world? Maybe both!

Part character comedy, part sketch, part stand up, part one person MUSICAL! It Comes Out Your Bum promises to be a super silly hour of your time (and it promises nothing gross, promise!!)

Biscuit Barrel: The 69-Sketch Show

Sat 11 May @ 18:00

Sun 12 May @ 18:00


“The most reliable sketch group in the game” (★★★★ – EdFringeReview) returns to Brighton for the sixth time! Performing 69 sketches within an hour, fresh off their sell-out Edinburgh Fringe run!

Featuring new sketches for 2024, including a slapstick routine told exclusively through beatbox. Meanwhile, a bandit wreaks havoc throughout, stealing characters, sound effects, and even dialogue.

Weekend of Weird


6:30pm The Establishment: Le Bureau De Strange

8pm Fool’s Moon: Dance Plague

9:30pm Siblings & Séayoncé


3:30pm Derek Mitchell: Goblin

5pm Fool’s Moon: Puella Eterna

6:30pm Sami Abu Wardeh: Mergiez

8pm Rosa Garland: Primal Bog

9:30pm Cabaret Impedimenta


3:30pm Boyz Nite

5pm Sam Nicoresti: Baby Doomer [Work-In-Progress]

6:30pm The Lovely Boys & Friends

8pm Settlers of Catan, the Unofficial Play: You Can’t trade Friendship

9:30pm Wrong Songs


3:30pm Su Mi: Banana Beard

5pm Bertie Hodd: Dad Jokes

KIDS and Family

The Extraordinary Time-Travelling Adventures of Baron Munchausen

4, 5, 6 May @ 14:00

Fri 31 May @ 14:00

Sat 1 – Sun 2 June @ 14:00


Amazing tales, elegantly told. The Extraordinary Time-Travelling Adventures of Baron Munchausen is a multi award winning, family friendly, improvised storytelling show. There will be pirates and princesses, unicorns and dragons, spacemen and swordfights, and all of it completely and irrefutably true.

Imagine Jackanory meets Whose Line Is It Anyway, Live. Award winning comedians, actors and improvisers are challenged to tell increasingly extravagant tales all based on The Adventures of Baron Munchausen. All they have are their wits, a box of silly hats, and the imaginations of a room full of giggling children to ensure that the stories end happily ever after.

The Giant Balloon Show

11, 12, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 May 

Sun 2 June


Fresh from touring Australia and New Zealand, the family favourite, sell-out show returns to Brighton Spiegeltent for the fourth year running! The Giant Balloon Show will have you in stitches and awe – expect balloons, audience participation, a banging ’80s soundtrack, dancing, and the all-important GIANT BALLOON!

Non-stop fun for the whole family – do not miss it!

Marcel Lucont: Les Enfants Terribles – A Game Show For Awful Children

Sat 1 June @ 16:00

Sun 2 June @ 16:00


Marcel Lucont, the UK’s favourite French comedian, presents a wild family gameshow, in which kids get to be pests, politicians and pétomanes to be crowned the most awful child.

See what happens when international insouciance meets infantile exuberance.

A big hit at Edinburgh Fringe and many other festivals, the multi-award-winning comic channels his acerbic humour and quickfire wit into a series of tasks for the younger generation, which is every bit as entertaining for adults as it is for children.


Cabaret & Drag

United Queendom: Smooch

16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 May


Sassy, Silly and Sexy as Hell!

United Queendom, the surprise Smash Hit of Brighton Fringe 2023 are back! And this time… it’s getting intimate! Pucker up and get ready for SMOOCH! Featuring a dazzling cast of international circus and cabaret superstars, United Queendom are back bringing the fun, the flirt and the downright foolish in their search for love, sex and everything in-between in this racy, raucous riot of a show!

Part catwalk, part cabaret, United Queendom is a company that fuses fashion, circus, burlesque and drag to create shows about self-expression and empowerment with a fierce cast of performers from across the globe.

Dizney In Drag: Once Upon A Parody

22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 31 May

1 June


Prepare to have all your childhood dreams shattered like Cinderella’s glass slipper in an elephant graveyard of adult fantasies and fairytale follies. ‘Dizney in Drag: Once Upon a Parody’ is a Whole New World you didn’t know you needed!

Follow some familiar characters and discover sides of them you never knew existed. Come and be a Toy in our Story. If you have any reservation, just Let It Go. Be Our Guest and book a seat now! You’ll pity the Poor Unfortunate Souls that miss out on this one.

“There is so much to love about this show” ★★★★★ – WeekendNotes, 2022

Disclaimer: This Dizney in Drag: Once Upon a Parody event and the producers The Hairy Godmothers are in no way affiliated with, or endorsed by, The Walt Disney Company or any of its affiliates.

Ginger Johnson

The Spiegeltent


21:00 / 14+

Ginger Johnson is a very silly sausage wrapped in a 1950’s hollywood moviestar, wrapped in bacon and cooked in the oven at 200 degrees until she’s golden brown and crispy round the edges. She is also the current reigning Queen of Rupaul’s Drag Race UK.

Since bursting onto the UK cabaret scene over a decade ago, Ginger’s award-winning blend of camp laughs and bareknuckle confessional have earned her a reputation for being a risk-taking performer with a big heart and an even bigger mouth.

This year Ginger makes her Brighton Spiegeltent debut, in this one-night-only spectacular that boasts sequins, stories and self-penned songs that promise to beguile and bewilder in equal measure.

“Brilliant, bizarre, and completely unmissable!” – Time Out

David Hoyle

The Spiegeltent


21:00 / 18+

Just when we need him the most, David Hoyle, the fire ball of avant-garde cabaret, arrives at Brighton Spiegeltent with a new show packed with wit, wisdom and humanity.

David is the original performance avalanche – an all singing, all raging bona-fide performance legend. He has appeared in his own Channel 4 TV series, in films and on-stages worldwide.

“He is raw, sometimes frightening, but also thrilling in his look-no-hands recklessness” – The Guardian

Club nights

Late Nite Minicab FM

The Spiegeltent


23:00 / 18+

DJs Alexis Petridis, Johnno & Simon Price play the power ballads, slow jams, and mushy retro tearjerkers that mean nothing to you in the daylight but mean EVERYTHING when they punch you in the feels with a fist of pure emotion during the drunken taxi ride home.

Expect Toto, The Bangles, Foreigner, Elton John, Whitney Houston, Leona Lewis, Bonnie Tyler, Madonna, Tina Turner and more…

“We don’t care how you get here, just get here if you can… “

@ lateniteminicab

Guilty Pleasures

Fri 17 May @ 23:00

Sat 25 May @ 23:00


Guilty Pleasures is a club where the spirit of umbrella-era Rihanna downs shots with Whitney Houston, while Taylor Swift doesn’t stop moving to the funky funky beat with S Club 7 and Katy Perry loses her sh*t over the fact that Backstreet is back, all right? Not actually, but you know what we mean.

Born out of a frustration for boring souless “super” clubs, their mission was to take back control & put the ‘fun’ back into nightlife.

So throw your hands in the air like you just don’t care and let that POP music course through your veins well into the night.


The Spirit of Acid Jazz!

The Spiegeltent


23:00 / 18+

Acid Jazz, a music genre that combines elements of Funk, Soul and Hip Hop with Jazz and Disco into one joyful mix. Originating in UK clubland in the late 80’s and combining elements of the Rare Groove and Jazz Dance scenes the Acid Jazz movement took off in the early 90’s.

A myriad of live acts took the sound global including Jamiroquai , The Brand New Heavies, Galliano, James Taylor Quartet, Incognito, The Digable Planets and many more.

Jazz Rap/Heavy Funk/Psychedelic Soul/Latin Boogaloo/Bossa Beats all in the mix…

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