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Highlights from The Belly Theatre and the Spiegeltent!

16th Jun 2017

Belly Laughs or Decadent Luxury - Where's your Southbank Stomping Ground?

Down on the Southbank it's a whole new world at the Underbelly Festival - and we want to show you around. 

Our two venues The Belly Theatre and The Spiegeltent offer a whole host of live performances in two very different settings.


The Belly Theatre

Home to our comedians and circus performers, The Belly Theatre is the perfect space for big, bold and bright live-performances.

This year we have some incredible circus in The Belly Theatre including Catch Me, a 'lively, lovely and family-friendly' (★★★★ Times) show brought to the Southbank by Quebec-based circus troupe FlipFabriQue. Performers fly through the air atop a giant trampoline, performing extreme and daring feats of acrobatics that leave the audience open-mouthed and at the edge of their seats.

When the performers are back on their feet and we usher in the evening, the comedians come out to play! With the crème de la crème of comedy acts hailing from all over the globe (and some very much closer to home), the Underbelly erupts with laughter. The irrepressible impressionista Jess Robinson (as seen on Britain's Got Talent) rocks Underbelly this year with a show of musical impressions and masterful mashups. 

Catch Me (Attrape moi): Flip FabriQue
Till 9 July | More Info and Tickets
Twirling hoops, daring diabolos, and acrobats soaring through the air – all in a day’s play for Flip FabriQue, the exciting new faces of Canadian circus.

Jess Robinson
10-12 July | More Info and Tickets
Multi-award winning Jess Robinson returns with more spot-on celebrity impressions, musical comedy and stunning vocal gymnastics.

Zach and Viggo Thuderflop
23 June | More Info and Tickets 
Through a series of surreal and free-flowing vignettes, Gaulier-graduates Zach Zucker and Viggo Venn take you on an absurd trip through their wild imagination into the deepest darkest depths of stupidity!



During the day the Spiegeltent is home to family entertainment with a vintage twist. Join Monski Mouse for some disco with your little divas! 

As dusk falls, the Spiegeltent's allure becomes inexorable. Creating a blissful idyll of luxury (and a little bit of naughtiness) in the heart of London's Southbank, it is the perfect place for cabaret, cocktails and shaking a glittery tailfeather! Spiegeltents are traditionally Belgian celebration tents - decorated with opulent stained glass and mirrors: so step back in time with us and settle in for an unforgettable show this summer.

Swing Out
7 August / 11 September | More Info and Tickets
Swing Out - An interactive vintage dance experience with bubbling live music where anything goes!

House of Burlesque
Till 15 September | More Info and Tickets
Queen of provocateurs, Tempest Rose and her House of Burlesque are meshing the traditions of hi-end glamour, joyful satire and subversive cabaret with stunning technology and a new vision, confronting today’s big issues - proving this mesmerising art form is more relevant than ever. 

Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Dance Hall
Till 24th September | More Info and Tickets
Why toddle when you can dance? Celebrating 5 years of baby boogieing on London’s Southbank, join our resident dj-mumma, Monski Mouse and her Dancers for 50 minutes bopping family fun.

Best of Burlesque More Info and Tickets
21 - 22 July
Best of Burlesque offers an international round-up of the finest in strip tease, cabaret and variety. Delivering the hottest emerging and established acts Best of Burlesque is renowned for being a great night out. 


There is plenty more on offer at Underbelly Festival Southbank, click here to see our full line ups!

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