Christmas Spiegeltent

Spiegeltent Christmas Drag Ball

Kings, Queens and everyone in-between! Book your tickets for the new highlight of the season’s social calendar – The Spiegeltent Christmas Drag Ball!

This year the Spiegeltent are queering Christmas, serving a high energy camp-drag-cabaret packed with a host of fierce international drag queens, kings, burlesque and cabaret superstars, produced in partnership with Eat Sleep Drag Repeat.

Expect the usual hedonism of our annual masquerade ball mixed with a runway pounding stage show, powerful lipsyncs for your life, explosive acts, fierce looks, wigs styled for the gods and the best in gender-bending entertainment. Your night will be topped off with epic dancefloor disco beats from the best of the UK’s LGBTQIA DJs.

Although the full line-up is still strictly under wraps, we’re absolutely delighted to present your host for the evening, the phenomenally talented Virgin Xtravaganzah!

“Heaven is boring. Gawd is old. I am a 2,000+ year old virgin and I have had enough! So I came down to earth to be a superstar!”

Virgin Xtravaganzah (AKA the Virgin Mary AKA The Holy Mother of Gawd) is a drag queen in celestial robes of leather and lace sent from heaven to absolve you of your sins. Originally from Oregon, she’s London’s Holy one and only Virgin Mary drag compere and comedian. Imagine Mary as a pissed-off drag queen with a valley girl accent and you’re on the right track. She is a Virgin on a mission, and she is out to make the world #StrutWithChrist!

Regardless of your sexuality or gender, this night is for everyone (not just our LGBTQIA friends!). Get yourself a ticket and get your glad-drags on – all are welcome at the Spiegeltent!


★Host: Virgin Xtravaganzah – (AKA the Virgin Mary AKA The Holy Mother of Gawd)

★Ana Matronic has made a profession out of soundtracking the good times in life. Whether onstage as a member of pop phenomenon Scissor Sisters or on air as Radio 2’s Doyenne of the Disco, Matronic has made a name for herself by not only being able to curate an eclectic musical journey, but by also putting words to the experience, bringing the audience into the music and bridging the gap between performer and listener.  What’s your pleasure, what’s your poison? Ana Matronic has a case full of killers for your dancefloor.

★ Don’t Tell Your Mother is a monthly Pop/RnB/Indie LGBTQ+FRIENDS club night in Bristol…we say LGBTQ+FRIENDS because EVERYONE is welcome. DTYM will also be bringing their resident drag family Mother and Auntie along to ensure you’re all misbehaving fabulously!

“Gender is a construct, tear it apart!” – Sasha Velour

We don’t want to tell you how to dress, but whatever your gender we encourage you to get creative with drag to become your fiercest, most fabulous self. Perhaps you are a dapper gentleman in a smart suit, with a fine moustache? Maybe you’d look great in a little black dress? Or perhaps you’re an all-out high-camp glitter queen in a huge wig? Whatever your style, remember the words of Mother RuPaul: “We’re all born naked and the rest is drag!”


Why not join us for a delicious Pre-Show Dinner before the ball? We’ll welcome you into the Spiegeltent before the crowds arrive, fix you a drink and serve you up a festive feast – freshly cooked in our on-site kitchen by excellent local chefs – to your very own spot in one of our sumptuous booths. Your booth will remain yours for the evening so after dinner is done you can sit back, relax and enjoy the show.

Please note: Pre-Show Dinners must be booked in advance. You will need to arrive for dinner at 7pm prompt. Please click here for more info.


This is a standing show.

Doors open at 8pm. Event ends at 2am.

Over 18s only.