No need to run away to the circus this summer – it’s coming to you! Barwon Coast is proud to welcome the Wonderland Spiegeltent, a beautiful 1930s nostalgic wooden mirrored and antique travelling European circus tent, to Barwon Heads this summer.
After a day of surf, sand and sun the Wonderland Spiegeltent will provide an exciting night out for locals and visitors to the Barwon Coast. Featuring a spectacular program of live entertainment on offer for all ages. Take your pick of Circus, Cabaret, Comedy, Music and Kids shows that will keep everyone cool all summer long.
Running from the 26th December to the 28th of January, the Spiegeltent will be located on the foreshore at Lahey Square Park on the foreshore in Barwon Heads adjacent to the Barwon Heads Bridge.
There are a number of shows on offer including Papillion – a show for grown-ups with thrilling physical circus and sideshow extravaganza featuring high-flying acrobats, death-defying balancing acts, saucy humour and cheeky performers. Circus Wonderland will delight the whole family with the Strongman, the Contortionist, the Gypsy, and a mesmerizing cast of acrobats delivering a thrilling and hilarious circus spectacular.
Local community groups will also get their chance to shine with the Barwon Heads Arts Council Presenting EmotionWorks Cut Opera Don Giovanni – Lets Rock N Roll and Carmen and the Barwon Heads Film Society running movie nights every Monday and Tuesday evenings from 7pm.
Revenue raised from the Spiegeltent’s site rental will go towards Barwon Coast’s coastal management operations. Barwon Coast manage 13km of coastal Crown land from 7W beach access in Ocean Grove to 42W beach access to the west of 13th Beach, Barwon Heads. Management of the coastal reserves is funded through revenue provided by the Barwon Heads Caravan Park, Riverview Family Caravan Park in Ocean Grove, the Riverside Camping area, restaurant leases and events such as the Wonderland Spiegeltent.