Stepping into Teatro ZinZanni’s Belgian Spiegeltent: A Glimpse into Timeless Elegance

Teatro ZinZanni is housed in a treasure of both history and magic: an antique  Belgian Spiegeltent. This intricate structure transports us to a bygone era of opulence, blending artistry with entertainment in an experience like no other.

Originating in the early 20th century, Spiegeltents, or “mirror tents,” were designed to tour Europe’s cities, bringing delight to audiences with their ornate beauty. Crafted with intricate woodwork, stained glass, and mirrors, these tents were more than mere venues; they were mobile palaces for dancing and happy gatherings. They could be erected and taken down very quickly.

Teatro ZinZanni’s Spiegeltent in Chicago, named “ZaZou,”  is a true marvel, tracing its heritage back to the artistic fervor of 1910. Each hand-carved detail and every reflective surface whispers stories of performances that have captivated hearts for over a century. As you step inside, you’re transported into a world where history and contemporary entertainment unite.

Teatro ZinZanni was created when the founder stepped into a Spiegeltent in Barcelona and realized audiences could be transported just by the venue. Teatro ZinZanni went on to work with the Klessens family in Belgium to bring  the tents “Moulin Rouge” and “Palais Nostalgique” to the United States in 1998 and 2002.  The beautiful “ZaZou” joined the family thanks to the discovery of the space above Broadway in Chicago’s Nederlander Theater and the work of the leaders of Broadway in Chicago, Randolph Entertainment and Teatro ZinZanni to import and install the structure indoors in 2019 and to design all of the necessary support facilities around it.

The ambiance within the Spiegeltent is unparalleled. Lit by chandeliers and bathed in a warm glow, it’s the perfect setting for intimate one-of-a-kind performances that include circus arts, live music, comedy and a multi-course feast. The wooden panels and red velvet  lend an air of nostalgia, while the vintage mirrors reflect the awe on the faces of every guest and allow guests to see around the pillars that hold up the tent.

From cabaret to circus, vaudeville to variety, the Spiegeltent has hosted a myriad of artistic expressions. Its timeless charm has remained untouched, making it a living testament to the enduring power of art to unite and inspire across generations.

At Teatro ZinZanni, we’re honored to bring this piece of history to life again and again. Every show inside the Spiegeltent ZaZou continues a legacy of entertainment that spans continents and eras. As the curtains rise, remember that you’re not just stepping into a theater; you’re stepping into a space where dreams intertwine with history.

Join us at Teatro ZinZanni Chicago and experience the allure of the Belgian antique Spiegeltent, where the past and present merge to create an unforgettable journey into the heart of entertainment.

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(312) 488-0900

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Closed on Mondays

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Open Tuesday - Sunday  (Phone Only)

1 - 7PM

Closed on Mondays

RESERVATIONS

(312) 488-0900

chicago-info@zinzanni.com

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