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The Famous Spiegeltent to arrive in Sydney one week late

Issued  Monday, October 13, 2008

The Famous Spiegeltent to arrive in Sydney one week late – but  the shows must go on!

Sydney Opera House today regretfully announces the delayed arrival of The Famous Spiegeltent affecting its Gorgeous! program of music, comedy, cabaret and kids shows.

The Famous Spiegeltent was expected to arrive in Sydney on October 10 but the container ship transporting the tent from the United Kingdom has been delayed at sea.

The Spiegeltent will now arrive in Sydney on Friday, October 17 and will be constructed over the weekend.

Due to this unavoidable delay, performances scheduled to take place in The Famous Spiegeltent on Friday 17, Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 October will now take place in The Studio.

Access to The Studio and tickets for affected shows can be collected from the box office located in the Drama Theatre foyer on the western side of the building.

Please note that the 10am performances of Men of Steel on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 October have been cancelled.  Patrons with tickets for these performances are welcome to attend the 2pm show which will take place on both days.

From Tuesday 21 October onwards, Gorgeous! shows will take place in The Famous Spiegeltent on the Sydney Opera House Forecourt as previously advertised.

Sydney Opera House Chief Executive Richard Evans said we are committed to bringing significant international productions to our audiences.

“The nature and beauty of live performance means that even the best laid plans can go awry and Sydney Opera House apologises for any inconvenience the delay of the Spiegeltent arriving may cause,” he said.

“However in the tradition of our business, the show must go on and we trust our patrons will enjoy the great acoustics and intimate surrounds of The Studio.”

The Famous Spiegeltent GORGEOUS!

Dates/Times: Tuesday to Sunday from 21 October to 15 November.
Show times vary.
Venue: Sydney Opera House Forecourt
Tickets: From $18 - $49
Bookings: (02) 9250 7777 or online at


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