265 W.45th Street, New York, NY 10036

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Closed September 9, 2012

The best burlesque, the bawdiest vaudeville and the wildest circus performers: Welcome to "Empire," Spiegelworld's latest spectacle.

Why See Empire?

Reinventing the traditions of circus, cabaret, variety and burlesque for the 21st century audience, Spiegelworld brings its all-new show, entitled Empire, to the heart of Broadway, pitching its infamous tent at 265 West 45th Street.

Spiegelworld presents a mind-altering variety show housed inside a unique venue; a luxurious traveling Belgian spiegeltent featuring intimate in-the-round seating with unobstructed sight lines, ornate wooden paneling, mirrors and stained-glass windows. An international cast of extraordinary acrobatic performers, featuring burlesque and vaudeville, amazing feats of strength, balance, danger, unfathomable flexibility, heavenly bodies and outrageous comedy has been assembled to create the mythical and extremely sexy world of Empire.

Empire headliners include Moondog, Carrot Man, Polka Dot Woman, Rubbish Bag Lady, Lime Green Lady and many more.

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Previews from: 22 May 2012

Opening night: 31 May 2012


Intended for a mature audience.

Run time

90 minutes

Cast and Creative


Empire headliners include Moondog, Carrot Man, Polka Dot Woman, Rubbish Bag Lady, Lime Green Lady and many more.

What you thought

5 reviews, average rating: (4.5 Stars)

4.5 star rating

Anonymous: “Amazing”

I am not sure why there are any negative reviews for This show, but it... more

Ultra-Satisfied: “Outstanding Entertainment”

A slickly-produced hybrid of theater, cabaret and circus. I'm still amazed... more

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