Castellana in the Spiegeltent Dates and Times
Castellana - Brand new acts for 2023!
6th - 24th December
Footage of 2022 production - we have a brand new line-up for 2023 show!
This Christmas, spice up your night with Castellana, the sensuous, smooth and seductive cabaret show.
Following its critically acclaimed debut last year, this new production brings a brand new line-up including the thrilling spectacle of raunchy roller-skating, a sensational whip-cracking fire routine, the graceful elegance of burlesque, the mesmerising agility of hoop dancing, the amazing skills of world-class aerial acts, astounding acrobatics and the playful tease of naughtiness.
All this and more in the stunning setting of the Fortuna Spiegeltent, a magical venue of plush velvet and sparkling lights in the heart of Cardiff City Centre.
The evening is hosted by the outrageous and hilarious drag artist Velma Celli as MC, who has performed in the West End and recently successfully competed in hit TV shows Britain's Got Talent and America's Got Talent. Joining her as fellow-MC is Cardiff singer Justine Marie Mead, fresh from starring in the smash hit Greatest Night of the Jazz Age in London.
Castellana is not just a show, it's a sensation! Don't miss this dazzling experience that will ignite your senses and get everybody talking this Christmas.
Book your tickets now and enjoy a wicked night of fun at Castellana!
"Wow what a show!" - Wales Online Magazine
"As soon as the show started the audience at this pulse-raising show started whooping and cheering." - Art Scene in Wales
The show is suitable for those aged 16+ and includes naughtiness and nudity so be prepared!
For more information, please read through the event FAQs
The Cardiff Christmas Festival - in the SpiegeltentThe Cardiff Christmas Festival returns in 2023 with its iconic Spiegeltent relocated to the Theatre Festival site in Sophia Gardens in the centre of Cardiff. Santa's Wish, the magical Christmas musical, is back by huge popular demand and a new production of Castellana will seduce and tantalise audiences once more. We are also delighted to welcome global internet and Britain's Got Talent musical theatre stars Welsh of the West End into the intimate surroundings of the Spiegeltent for what promises to be a unique opportunity to see and hear them like never before. And on 10th December My My! ABBA – The Christmas Concert brings a fabba-ulous sing-along of all your favourites. The opening weekend will also host The Christmas Comedy Cracker, a special night full of laughs in aid of Shelter Cymru. All shows will be performed in the round, in the intimacy of our heated 550-seat Spiegeltent, promising to transport audiences to a nostalgic and magical world this Christmas. The Cardiff Christmas Festival is proudly sponsored by Admiral Money.
From the moment you step into the large foyer of the Fortuna you feel this is going to be a night to remember... This is something you have never seen before! 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, dating from the late 1800s. 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 cabaret performers and musicians.