The roots of this Spiegeltent remain a mystery. In the golden Spiegeltent years, a lot of people wanted to have one. Many have tried to make a copy, which rarely succeeded. The established Spiegeltent makers had more work than they could handle, and received many enquiries for ambitious projects. Including our beloved Raine & Horne Wynnum Spiegeltent…
Meant to beat the competition, a couple of builders joined hands to create one of the biggest, and most luxurious Spiegeltents in the world. Inevitable were the artistic differences between modern or classic. After the project was shut down for a couple of years, one of the builders decided to continue with the project.
The interior was finished in classic, dark style. Only the best materials were used for the dancefloor and walls. As usual back in the days the build of a spiegeltent could take years, earning money bit by bit to buy all the different materials. Unfortunately the builder ran out of money to finalize the project.
Therefore the interior was stored – and seemed to be forgotten – until Rob van Rosmalen took a glance at this tent and bought it without hesitation. A new modern framework was built, and the venue was launched. After years of being forgotten, this Spiegeltent spreads her wings, and you can see her around the globe, including at Wynnum Fringe in the Wynnum Fringe Garden from November 16, 2022.
The Vault presented by BMD
The (legendary) Vault was secured by award winning circus creators Head First Acrobats in the middle of COVID-19, and boy do we love a successful pivot story!
The geodesic dome is a dome-shaped vault invented by Richard Buckminster Fuller many moons ago and now is home to all types of live performance across the globe. The structure of the dome is based on the division of the icosahedron (a regular shape with twenty faces that also forms the basis of a football), with 20 hexagons and 12 pentagons.
Having played successful seasons at world renowned locations like Adelaide Fringe’s Garden of Unearthly Delights, we are honoured to welcome The Vault to the Wynnum Fringe Garden in 2022.
The Wynnum Fringe Garden
In 2022 we are bringing a new festival hub to George Clayton Park on the shores of Moreton Bay. The Wynnum Fringe Garden is our homage to the great Fringe Festival hubs of the world. Bringing something loved from interstate and overseas to Brisbane, to the Bayside – for you!
Additional venues across the Bayside include Bay Terrace Precinct with Cedar & Pine, Frenchies up late, The Shed (behind Cultivate Design) along with our established Wynnum music venue, Bayside Music Hall.
Welcome to Bayside Music Hall – the home of world-class talent in the heart of Brisbane’s Bayside.
Discovered during Wynnum Fringe Festival, the auditorium within the Waterloo Bay Leisure Centre possesses the perfect ingredients for an old-school music venue; great bones, beers and tunes mixed in with that classic country feel.
Built in the 1970s by the community and for the community, this local staple with classic character is the next step in the Bayside’s cultural scene – with polished floors and a bar to boot.
Music lovers of the Bay and beyond can see the best local and interstate live music acts, conveniently located in the heart of Wynnum. A great excuse for a weekend away in the Bay!
Celebrate world-class music in your own backyard at Bayside Music Hall.
Bay Tce Fringe Precinct
The Bayside’s favourite watering hole becomes the Fringe’s home of Jazz – and more! Cedar & Pine: Jazz Lounge and Cedar & Pine: Live and Local will be your late night go-to during this year’s Fringe. Open till late in our new Bay Tce Fringe Precinct
Frenchie’s: Up Late
It’s the Frenchies – Up Late Series! Normally a really early AM venue, our gorgeous nook of a local cafe, Frenchies, will transform into a late-night music venue for some stunning, intimate shows during Fringe. Located in our Bay Tce Fringe Precinct
What we’ve fondly named The Shed is an extension of Fringe 2020/21s Laneway vibes, behind Cultivate Design Co. As part of our Bay Tce Fringe Precinct, this intimate theatre and comedy venue will play host to the quirky, offbeat and fascinating during Fringe.