Venue Details

Spiegeltent- Pier 17 at South Street Seaport
South Street & Beekman Street Pier 17 at South Street New York City, NY 10038
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Rated by 211 members
Mindy H.
Review from Mindy H.
24 events 17 reviews

I had hoped for this show to be erotically sophisticated - it's not! But it had a few laughs and the tent is really nice.

reviewed Sep 02 2007 report as inappropriate
Review from camparlene
28 events 16 reviews

it was fun and frisky - my only complaint was that the nudity only involved women - how about some naked men for us females????

reviewed Aug 31 2007 report as inappropriate
Review from Tom
18 events 15 reviews

Fun time, though very adult show so will not be for everybody. Circus acts have nothing new to offer but are all quite well done and enjoyable. Singing/dancing/comedy portions were also very good (no drag impersonator as some earlier posts...continued

reviewed Sep 27 2008 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

“Imagine Cirque du Soleil as channeled through “Rocky Horror Picture Show” and painted by George Grosz. A blend of skill, erotic innuendo and zaniness. The memorable moments make a jaded audience literally gasp." -New York Times
“An off-beat European circus on acid – do not miss it.” -New York Post
“Edgy entertainment that explodes off the stage.” -Variety


Absinthe features new strange and sultry acts with deliciously seductive men and women who perform amazing feats of strength, balance, danger and unfathomable flexibility – this season’s Absinthe takes variety to sexy new heights.

The Spiegeltent is an opulent venue of canvas, cut glass, teak, mirrors, billowing velvet and brocade overlooking one of the most breathtaking views of the city.  A night time saunter through the strangest, most sultry circus in town. Absinthe collides fair ground attraction with torch song and spectacle within the elegant, sumptuous surrounds of this exceptional venue.

Recommended for ages 18 and older.

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