ABOUT

Alex Meder

founder of Magic Mirrors

In 1985 Alex was so captivated by an old mirror tent in Belgium that he began collecting them. Four years later he established Magic Mirrors and became the first to promote mirror tents around the globe.

Demand grew and new markets showed interest.
Magic Mirrors, as the pioneer, building new tents to meet this demand…
“Mirror tents with a soul” respecting the inherited tradition.
Alex and his extraordinary team have had the opportunity to meet fascinating people on their journey and to live unique experiences in the cultural and artistic fields.
The moving theatre created and rented by Magic Mirrors are unique and the warm feeling created emanates from the natural materials (colored glass, wood, …) making these theatres timeless. This magic feeling has been experienced by millions of visitors and well-known professionals from all over the world during multiple events.

Magic Mirrors, the first mirror tent business of modern times…

1989 Weelde (BE)

Magic Mirrors steps in to the world



Ballroom of broken hearts. . .
Rome by night, musette de Paris, tango from Buenos Aires.
It sounds as nice as a Mortier organ in a Flemish Spiegeltent.
See a ray of sunlight piercing through the multicolored stained glass windows and being reflected a thousand fold by the many faceted mirrors.
Sentiment of the 1st order a dream comes true .....

1992 Zoetermeer (NL)

International exhibition and garden festival



The first in a whole new generation of mirror tents – using lighter materials for the construction, to achieve a larger capacity, with astonishing wind resistance, that results in a better mobility. The massive interiors and traditional materials, magically transform settings with an indescribable, everlasting atmosphere . .

1993 - 1996 World tour

Pomp duck and circumstance



Where did the Monegasque Prince Rainier polish a cabaret artist's nose? Who was spontaneously invited by Sting to the closing tour party in Tuscany? Where were Diana Ross and Peter Ustinov "private" guests?
A heady adventure for all the senses, that unfold a magic that sweeps the audience away and takes them into a fascinating world full of emotions: variety and circus, musical and comedy - poetic images and sensual music, the finest cuisine and bizarre slapstick scenes ...
"a children's birthday party for adults"!

1997 Paris (FR)

Cabaret Sauvage



Twenty years of discoveries. Twenty years of unforgettable encounters.
Twenty years of creations. Twenty years of taking risks, daring, joys, incredible parties.
A whole memory at the crossroads of music, circus, theatre, storytelling, performance.
This unique cabaret where the voices and imaginations of the planet interacted.
Felicitations Méziane, for your achievement, turning this Magic Mirrors (26m first concept) into home-coming for so many people, it’s here where our dreams came together.

2010 Le Havre (FR)




The idea of bringing people together in all their diversity seduced the Mayor and his council.
Ten years later this unique Magic Mirrors, both in its characteristics and in the wealth of events, hosting; concerts, festivals, balls, readings, charitable events, from the youngest to the elderly, a warm shelter that immerses them in a cosy universe, all year long, has become a reference in the field. Finding its permanent place, which is an unmissable city landmark.
Many thanks Le Havre and roll on the next decade.

2012 London (UK)




The Roundhouse invitation to participate in CircusFest with a Magic Mirrors giving young disadvantaged people excluded by society an opportunity to meet and work, and enable them to find their pathway back into the community, we couldn’t refuse!
Like you say, a show in a tent is always a special experience a feeling of excitement and anticipation. Thank You!

2012 - 2015 World tour




After the first adventure, Magic Mirrors wondrous travelling Belgian spiegeltent, and Ross Mollison‘s Spiegelworld, returned to New York City with its new show Empire, on an unused car park in Times Square and commenced a 17 month Australian tour in Sydney on January 4th 2013. In late 2014, the show toured New Zealand and then in 2015 it played seasons in Portland, Toronto and Montreal.
An unforgettable experience!

2015 Madrid (ES)




Having been closed for 27 years, the former Estación del Norte has been transformed into a large culture and entertainment complex, called La Estación.
Prior to its inauguration in the old building, the space was housed in a gigantic “Jugendstill” hall of mirrors tent (29m diameter) outside the station, known as Magic Mirrors carpa clandestino, inspired by Belgian dance halls pre-World War II, which hosted the cultural program from 2016 until the summer of 2019.
“A fabulous preview for the final theater”
Luis Alvarez, producer, director but most of all hacedor de sueños”

2016 Mexico

Cirque Cabaret Theatre Delyria



Cirque Cabaret Theatre Delyria Framed in a Magic Mirrors Spiegel tent full of mysticism and in the European style of the 19th century, the show presents acrobats, of the highest level, from more than 10 countries, masterfully executing routines of balance, strength, flexibility and skill with a wave of sensuality that will captivate you. Premiere of eight weeks in The Diego Rivera Park in Monterrey, before continuing on tour around the country.

2018 Lint (BE)

Helmut Lotti Soul Classics in Symphony



“Soul and the Amazing Dance-Theatre Magic Mirrors”
celebrated their glory days last century back in the 50‘s and 60’s catchy funky rhythms from the Golden Symphonic Orchestra, spotlights pierce through the multi-coloured stained glass windows and are reflected a thousand times by the many faceted mirrors, the immense wooden dance floor makes your blood wave. What a drive . . . .
The perfect “TV Special” recording place for Helmut ‘s “Soul Classics”

2019 Paris (FR)

Utopia ! Le "Cabaret Sauvage"



The world’s first "SOUNDPROOF" Magic Mirrors (35m ∅ 1.000 m2) with its round dance-floor, all its mirrors, crystal and chrome. In this new case of wood and red velvet, the acoustic performances are indeed of studio quality. Respecting an ecological ethic Alex and his architect Boris Zeiser imagined a building manipulating the shapes of the circle, in order to make the construction as welcoming as possible, entrance inspired by the mythical flight of Marilyn Monroe’s dress above a breeze from a NY subway grate.
Glam and Mystical celebrates “Magic Mirrors 30- th Birthday”
You need to create a visceral experience . . .
“What distinguishes the product is the Magic, the alchemy that happens when you put it together” Ian Schrager: the innovative hospitality entrepreneur.

MAGIC MIRRORS steps in to the World

1989 foto Start.pdf (1 page) 2021-04-06 17-16-53

Weelde

Ballroom of broken hearts. . .
Rome by night, musette de Paris, tango from Buenos Aires.
It sounds as nice as a Mortier organ in a Flemish Spiegeltent.
See a ray of sunlight piercing through the multicolored stained glass windows and being reflected a thousand fold by the many faceted mirrors.

Sentiment of the 1st order a dream comes true .....

1989

International EXHIBITION and GARDEN festival

1992 foto Zoetermeer (2)

Zoutemeer (NL)

The first in a whole new generation of mirror tents – using lighter materials for the construction, to achieve a larger capacity, with astonishing wind resistance, that results in a better mobility. The massive interiors and traditional materials, magically transform settings with an indescribable, everlasting atmosphere . . .

1992

WORLD TOUR

1994 foto Pomp Duck.pdf (1 page) 2021-04-06 18-46-01

Where did the Monegasque Prince Rainier polish a cabaret artist's nose? Who was spontaneously invited by Sting to the closing tour party in Tuscany? Where were Diana Ross and Peter Ustinov "private" guests? Only One that only exists once in the world:

POMP DUCK AND CIRCUMSTANCE & MAGIC MIRRORS World tour!

A heady adventure for all the senses, that unfold a magic that sweeps the audience away and takes them into a fascinating world full of emotions: variety and circus, musical and comedy - poetic images and sensual music, the finest cuisine and bizarre slapstick scenes ..."a children's birthday party for adults"!

1993-1996

Paris (FR)

1997 foto Paris.pdf (1 page) 2021-04-06 18-47-51

Twenty years of discoveries. Twenty years of unforgettable encounters.
Twenty years of creations. Twenty years of taking risks, daring, joys, incredible parties.
A whole memory at the crossroads of music, circus, theatre, storytelling, performance. This unique cabaret where the voices and imaginations of the planet interacted. Felicitations Méziane, for your achievement, turning this Magic Mirrors (26m first concept) into home-coming for so many people, it’s here where our dreams came together.

1997

Le Havre (FR)

2010 foto Le Havre
The idea of bringing people together in all their diversity seduced the Mayor and his council. Ten years later this unique Magic Mirrors, both in its characteristics and in the wealth of events, hosting; concerts, festivals, balls, readings, charitable events, from the youngest to the elderly, a warm shelter that immerses them in a cosy universe, all year long, has become a reference in the field. Finding its permanent place, which is an unmissable city landmark. Many thanks Le Havre and roll on the next decade.
2010   

London (UK)

1997 foto Paris.pdf (1 page) 2021-04-06 18-47-51

The Roundhouse invitation to participate in CircusFest with a Magic Mirrors giving young disadvantaged people excluded by society an opportunity to meet and work, and enable them to find their pathway back into the community, we couldn’t refuse!
Like you say, a show in a tent is always a special experience a feeling of excitement and anticipation. Thank You!

2012

WORLD TOUR

2012 foto Empire

After the first adventure, Magic Mirrors wondrous travelling Belgian spiegeltent, and Ross Mollison‘s Spiegelworld, returned to New York City with its new show Empire, on an unused car park in Times Square and commenced a 17 month Australian tour in Sydney on January 4th 2013. In late 2014, the show toured New Zealand and then in 2015 it played seasons in Portland, Toronto and Montreal. An unforgettable experience!

2012-2015

Madrid ( ES)

2015 foto Madrid

Having been closed for 27 years, the former Estación del Norte has been transformed into a large culture and entertainment complex, called La Estación.
Prior to its inauguration in the old building, the space was housed in a gigantic “Jugendstill” hall of mirrors tent (29m diameter) outside the station, known as Magic Mirrors carpa clandestino, inspired by Belgian dance halls pre-World War II, which hosted the cultural program from 2016 until the summer of 2019.
“A fabulous preview for the final theater”
hacedor de sueños”

2015

Paris (FR)

2019 foto Magic Mirrors jarig

The world’s first soundproof “Magic Mirrors” (35m ∅ 1.000 m2) with its round dance-floor, all its mirrors, crystal and chrome. In this new case of wood and red velvet, the acoustic performances are indeed of studio quality. Respecting an ecological ethic Alex and his architect Boris Zeiser imagined a building manipulating the shapes of the circle, in order to make the construction as welcoming as possible, entrance inspired by the mythical flight of Marilyn Monroe’s dress above a breeze from a NY subway grate.
Glam and Mystical celebrates “Magic Mirrors 30- th Birthday”
You need to create a visceral experience . . .
“What distinguishes the product is the Magic, the alchemy that happens when you put it together” Ian Schrager: the innovative hospitality entrepreneur

2019

2012 - 2015 World tour


After the first adventure, Magic Mirrors wondrous travelling Belgian spiegeltent, and Ross Mollison‘s Spiegelworld, returned to New York City with its new show Empire, on an unused car park in Times Square and commenced a 17 month Australian tour in Sydney on January 4th 2013. In late 2014, the show toured New Zealand and then in 2015 it played seasons in Portland, Toronto and Montreal. An unforgettable experience!