Luminato takes over David Pecaut Square for twelve days with free outdoor programming as well as nightly shows in our pop-up venue The Famous Spiegeltent (read on to learn more), a licensed patio, activations from our partners, and more! It’s your go-to place in the city from June 14–25.
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The Famous Spiegeltent is a 1920s heritage travelling pavilion which provides an intimate performance space for music, theatre, spoken word, and cabaret. There are only a handful of these unique “tents of mirrors” left in the world today. The Famous Spiegeltent, considered the most beautiful of the last remaining Belgian Spiegeltents, was built in 1920 by master craftsmen Oscar Mols Dom and Loius Goor. This Grande Dame has spent her lifetime at the behest of festivals and fairgrounds throughout Europe and beyond, playing host to the world’s greatest cabaret artists, musicians, and circus burlesque performers. It’s been a mainstay at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and has travelled from Melbourne to Montreal, Brighton and now Toronto.
Since Marlene Dietrich sang Falling In Love Again
on The Famous Spiegeltent stage in the 1930s, its magic mirrors have reflected thousands of artists, audiences, and eclectic gatherings. This June, it will be the creative heart of Toronto with free lunchtime concerts as well as evening performances featuring local and international musicians, clown artists, and more.
Accompanied by a licensed patio, unique activities, and activations from our partners throughout the festival, it will be the perfect place to relax, unwind, and discover.