Direct from Broadway and a sell-out season in Australia, EMPIRE is pitching its spiegeltent in New Zealand. Step inside and get ready to be shocked and awed by some of the most daring artists ever to perform. The 700-seat spiegeltent features a carnival-style bar and the most intimate stage in town. So order a drink and don’t miss an unforgettable night out.


Monday: No show
Tuesday: 7.30pm
Wednesday: 7.30pm
Thursday: 7.30pm & 9.30pm
Friday: 7.30pm & 9.30pm
Saturday: 7.30pm & 9.30pm
Sunday: 7.00pm
Please note: Schedule subject to change. Check the website for details.
The Spiegelworld Garden Bar opens one hour prior to the show. Tent doors open 30 minutes prior.


Horncastle Hub (at Horncastle Arena), 55 Jack Hinton Drive, Addington
Odlins Plaza, Wellington Waterfront, 21 Cable Street
Cnr of Daldy and Pakenham Street West, Wynyard Quarter

Getting there

Ample paid on-site parking. Access this parking from Jack Hinton Drive in Addington.
For more information, please visit www.vbase.co.nz
Public transport:
Metro bus stops are located on Lincoln Road and Whiteleigh Avenue.
For more information, please visit www.metroinfo.org.nz
Limited on-street parking available near the venue or Wilson Parking located on Wakefield Street.
Public transport:
Bus stops are located on Cable Street. For more information, please visit www.metlink.org.nz
Paid parking available on-street and off-street in the vicinity. Alternative parking available at Downtown Carpark, 31 Customs Street West.
Public transport:
Bus stops are located on Daldy Street. For more information, please visit www.at.co.nz

Running time

EMPIRE runs for approximately 90 minutes with no interval.


Latecomers will only be admitted at a suitable break in the performance.

Age recommendation

EMPIRE is recommended for ages 15 and above. The performance features some nudity and coarse language.


Audiences are welcome to take as many photos as they like, however flash photography is not permitted.

Group bookings

Group bookings are available to groups of 6 or more. Contact the Ticketek Premium Products Team: Auckland: (09) 307-5058; Wellington (04) 384-3842; Christchurch (03) 379-3597 or email premiump@ticketek.co.nz

Box office hours

The on-site box office opens two hours prior to the first show of the day, and closes 30 minutes after the start of the final show of the day.

Food and beverages

The Spiegelworld Garden Bar opens one hour before the first show of the day and is open throughout the performance. The bar serves a range of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages with small snacks. The bar accepts cash, EFTPOS, Visa and MasterCard.


- The show contains flashing lights and haze effects.
- The tent is temperature controlled.
- There is no cloakroom available.
- Smoking is not permitted.
- Videotaping, flash photography and audio recording is prohibited.
- Animals are not permitted inside the tent; harnessed guide dogs are accepted.

Patrons with special needs

Available Monday-Friday (8.30am-9.00pm) and Saturday, Sunday and public holidays (9.00am-5.00pm).
Please note there are no hearing-assistance systems or hearing loops inside Spiegelworld.

Wheelchair access
Please call the Special Needs Booking Line to make a wheelchair booking.
There are two wheelchair bays in the tent, all located in A Reserve, Row H.

Limited mobility
The tent can be accessed with ramps and handrails, and no stairs to navigate.
Once inside Spiegelworld, all seating can be accessed via either ramps or shallow steps.

Facilities for visually impaired patrons
Harnessed guide dogs are permitted in Spiegelworld. The Special Needs Booking Line can make the best arrangements to suit any specific requirements.