After providing sound and lighting for last year’s Spiegeltent event, we were delighted when we were asked to support this year’s unique event, which was held in Nottingham city centre recently.
Having spent its life touring the world, from New York to Sydney and just about everywhere in-between, the Spiegeltent made a seven-day visit to the Old Market Square to bedazzle visitors with its unique brand of entertainment.
The Spiegeltent is an amazing and beautifully crafted century-old European mirrored tent made of wood and decorated with ornate embellishments and mirrors.
The tent comprises a travelling dance hall, bar and entertainment salon and features beautiful red velvet draped ceilings, stained glass windows, private booths and gorgeous period lighting, whilst the circular central stage allows the entire audience seated in the tent to get a 360o view of the performance.
There are currently only a handful of these very special tents in the world, so we feel very lucky to have been able to work on such a unique project twice!
Commenting on the event, Ben Dorrington, senior production manager at On, said:
“Having worked on the Spiegeltent last year, we were thrilled be asked to be involved in the project for the second time.
“The Spiegeltent really is a spectacle to behold and captures the imagination of everyone at On. We’re really proud to have been able to contribute towards such a fantastic event!”
The Spiegeltent was the jewel in the crown of Nottingham’s campaign to get people to visit the city during the month of October as part of the UK Festival City initiative.
The event featured an array of events including the jousting of legends, Victorian old-time music hall and a 25-hour dance marathon.