Castellana in the Spiegeltent Dates and Times

6th - 24th December

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 fresh delights including the amazing skills of world-class aerial acts, the thrilling spectacle of fire, the graceful elegance of dance, 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.

Castellana is not just a show, it's a sensation! Don't miss this dazzling event that will ignite your senses and get everybody talking this Christmas. Book your tickets now and enjoy a wicked night of fun at Castellana!

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Photos from 2022 production of Castellana.

The Cardiff Christmas Festival - in the Spiegeltent

The 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. 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.

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.