Benvenuto a Paradiso
Just for Laughs London are proud to announce that one of our venues is the biggest and most spectacular Spiegeltents in existence… The Paradiso!
Spiegeltents are legendary symbols of wild fin-de-siécle nightlife, attracting night owls, heartbreakers and dream chasers, so we couldn’t think of a better venue for hosting the world's best entertainment.
Literally translates as ‘mirror tent’, Spiegeltents were originally built in Belgium in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Designed as travelling ballrooms, the mirrors allowed discrete eye contact to be made across a crowded dancefloor. Marlene Dietrech famously sung ‘Falling in Love Again’ in a Spiegeltent in Paris in the 1930’s and their innate beauty and romance have continued to attract artists who would normally perform in much larger venues.