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Sydney Festival


Dates 18 January - 27 January 2013

After whooping up a storm across Europe, Briefs is back with an all male circus to tantalise and tease.

Under the Salon Perdu Spiegeltent’s sparkling canopy, your host Shivannah, love-child of the ringmaster and the bearded lady, leads a contortion of vaudeville, burlesque, dance and clowning.

Prepare yourself for a non-stop, eye-popping riot of physicality and fun that breaks the rules, blurs the lines, and brings the notion of ‘undoing the seatbelt’ into the theatre.

“Laugh out loud funny!” The Daily Telegraph

Dates & Times:
9:00pm, Friday 18 January 2013
2:00pm, Saturday 19 January 2013
7:30pm, Saturday 19 January 2013
2:00pm, Sunday 20 January 2013
7:30pm, Monday 21 January 2013
7:30pm, Tuesday 22 January 2013
7:30pm, Wednesday 23 January 2013
7:30pm, Thursday 24 January 2013
9:00pm, Friday 25 January 2013
2:00pm, Saturday 26 January 2013
7:00pm, Sunday 27 January 2013
9:30pm, Sunday 27 January 2013

All tickets $40, 3 Show Parra Pack (For more information, please refer to the ‘Discounts’ tab) $32*
*Transaction fees apply
Please Note: This performance is for patrons 18 years and over only.

Spiegeltents are hand-hewn pavilions used as travelling dance halls, bars and entertainment salons since they were created in the early 20th century. There are only a handful of these unique and legendary ‘tents of mirrors’ left in the world today. Built of wood, mirrors, canvas, leaded glass and detailed in velvet and brocade, each has its own personality and style.

The Salon Perdu Spiegeltent in Parramatta’s Prince Alfred Park (Directly behind Riverside) hosts a program of singers, bands, and late night cabaret.


Parramatta Opening Party Access to the City and Prince Alfred Park.

All areas of Parramatta Opening Party and Prince Alfred Park are accessible. From Parramatta train station, we recommend travelling along Church Street to arrive at the managed access point at the corner of Church and Phillip Street. There will be marshals along the route directing you towards the Parramatta River foreshore and to Prince Alfred Park.

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If you require drop off, we would recommend that you use the drop off area next to Prince Alfred Park on Marist Place (travelling south). There is a small area for vehicles to pull into, and for passengers to disembark. Wheelchair access is available from this point to the CBD and Old Kings School site. From here a traffic controller will direct your vehicle to public carparks.

The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Public Transport

Train – Parramatta is linked in all directions by train. Catch the Western line direct from Wynyard, Town Hall or Central, or if travelling on Northern or Southern lines, change at Strathfield.

Ferry – It is a 50 minute ride by Rivercat Ferry from Circular Quay. The Parramatta ferry terminal is located on Charles Street. Follow the pathway along the river from the terminal.

Bus – All major bus services are available in Parramatta. Take routes L20 or 520 from Circular Quay.

For quick and convenient access to timetables, trip planning and other public transport service information call the Transport Infoline on 131 500 or visit 131500 Transport Info.

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Ticket Prices

All tickets $40
3 Show Parra Pack $32

Transaction fees apply

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Counter $2.60
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