The Sydney Festival is Australia's largest annual cultural event. Held every January since 1977, the program features theatre, music, dance, visual arts and lectures. Many events on the program are free. The Famous Spiegeltent is a regular performance venue, which is part of Festival Gardens, set up in Hyde Park, on the corner of College Street and Park Street. Spiegeltents were created in the early 20th century as travelling pavilions used as concert venues, dance halls, bars and entertainment salons. It's desserted during the day but it comes alive at night.