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It’s been just over seven years since the 80-year old Belgian Spiegelpaleis (Victoria) arrived on South African shores and became the venue for Madame Zingara’s Theatre of Dreams. Since its inception, this unique dinner-cirque spectacular has completely transformed the concepts of both dining out and entertainment in South Africa.  Offering us all a much-needed escape from daily life, guests are invited to leave behind the mundane and escape into a magical world of glitter and stardust from their very first step into the whimsical world of the Madame.

And there have been many that have shared this magical journey with us. In the seven years, there have been 2000 shows, 800 000 tickets sold and a whopping 3.2 million courses served. We feel truly blessed to have been able to spread the love.

The road hasn’t always been easy, however. After braving the international market and sending the entire crew to England at the end of 2008, the global economy crisis affected Madame Zingara as severely as it did so many other businesses, and we were eventually forced into liquidation.

Thankfully it didn’t take too long for the irrepressible Zingara to rise from the ashes. In 2009, the group opened an eclectic restaurant in vibey Kloof Street in Cape Town, aptly named it The Bombay Bicycle Club, and we’ve never looked back. The success of the business led to the resurrection of the Theatre of Dreams and in 2010 The Love Magic Tourlaunched with an overwhelming response from thrilled audiences, which confirmed the credibility of the Madame’s secret recipe.

The current show, The After Forever Tour, is housed at the popularMontecasino in Fourways and has also seen sold out shows month after month. After deliberation, the Madame has decided to extend her stay and plans are set to head for Durban early in 2015.

A fairy-tale success story and a proudly South African founded company – Madame Zingara has proved time and again that perseverance and passion can overcome any obstacle.

We never stop dreaming though, and you won’t believe what we have planned in our confetti-filled pipelines…

Notes to editors:

The Theatre of Dreams has contracted performers from 15 countries across the globe for the different tours, bringing international entertainment to local audiences.

The Madame Zingara group also runs five restaurants (and two other businesses) in the Mother City with our sixth addition being the much-anticipated new Company’s Garden restaurant (Haarlem & Hope) opening in Spring 2014.



·       For bookings please contact 0861 623 263 or email

·       Tickets range from R440 to R495 per person depending on seating area.

·       VIP party packages and overnights stays are also available.

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