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If you want to see mind-blowing magic performed up close, without any smoke and mirrors or special effects and stage curtains to hide behind, then hire a Close-up Magician. This is real magic that has to be seen to be believed!

Whether you are looking to hire a Close-Up Magician in London or a California conjuror, we have Magicians all over the world for hire! Close-up Magicians are also known as Walkabout / Table Magicians.  They will entice your family, friends and work-colleagues with a mixture of close-up magic, comedy, mind-reading and a level of showmanship that is rarely seen in other forms of entertainment.

Here we give you the basics of what you can expect from a Close-up Magician. For the full low-down on hiring Magicians of all kinds for different events, including all you need to know about set up requirements, booking and contracts, see our Complete Guide to Hiring a Magic or Illusion Act.


Magicians are an ideal choice of entertainment for any event where you have an attentive audience. Magicians bring excitement and laughter to wedding receptions, birthday parties and even award ceremonies. They can also be a great addition to liven-up corporate events. These spellbinding performers break the ice, get people involved and create a buzz that will be talked about for weeks to come.


Whether you’re planning an anniversary, birthday, Christening, Bar or Bat Mitzvah, student party or family fun day, a Close-Up Magician is just the trick! He or she will mix and mingle, or go from table to table, turning twenty pound notes into a fifty dollar bills, or making flowers disappear in a puff of smoke. They cause chairs to levitate and put their hands through solid objects, leaving their audience totally flabbergasted!

Looking for ideas to make your hen or stag do extra special? A Close-Up Magician will wow your friends with mind-blowing tricks as they sip cocktails and champagne and celebrate your special evening.

If you need to think about entertaining children, a Children’s Magician will have a show that’s tailored to kids of different ages and will have them enthralled and in stitches!

Many of our magic acts are members of the world’s premier magical society, The Magic Circle. This is a prestigious organisation and only the very best magicians gain entry, so this is the equivalent of a 5 star rating. Read more about the Magic Circle Club & Museum and how you can visit in this article.

If you want a sure-fire way to get people mingling at your event, we recommend hiring a Close-up Magician. These skilled artists perform amazing tricks, flourishes and illusions that will leave your guests in utter disbelief, using small objects such as coins, banknotes, keys, cups, balls, ropes and other small objects.

Close-up Magicians add a dynamic element to your occasion, as they generally work around the room performing to small groups of guests. This is a fantastic ice-breaker at events where guests don’t necessarily know each other. As they hear gasps of amazement from across the room, they will want to come and investigate!


Magicians are hugely popular at weddings (see also Wedding Magicians), where they can keep guests entertained while photos are being taken, or move from table to table at your wedding breakfast, making guests roar with laughter and gasp at genuinely awe-inspiring magic. This is a superb way to encourage guests who don’t know each other to mingle, and get the conversation flowing. Booking mix and mingle entertainment is one of our top recommendations in our comprehensive guide to wedding entertainment.

At your evening reception, they can add some enthralling extra entertainment, while your band performs. Happy to work in a busy, noisy room, or in a quieter area, they will engage your guests one by one, and everybody will get their turn to be involved in some real magic. Close-Up Magic appeals to children and adults alike, so it’s the perfect family-friendly entertainment, great for keeping kids busy, as they can even get the chance to learn how to perform a few tricks themselves.

Magician at wedding in LondonAmazement and delight as a Close-up Magician entertains guests at a wedding in London

Corporate Events

Want to inject some energy and interest into your corporate event? A Close-Up Magician’s tricks will have the crowd talking long after the trick has finished. The audience will be engrossed in tricks and visual illusions, and will enjoy discussing how it was done!

A Close-Up Magician is suitable for corporate events such as team building exercises where they will help your colleagues to bond with sensational, modern magic. If you want contributors to dig deep at your charity gala, a Magician is the perfect trick to have up your sleeve!

Promotional Events

If you’re putting on a brand event or taking part in a trade show, hiring a Close-up Magician is a great way to draw a crowd, entertain delegates and attract new clients. They can even customise their act to include your products, or use playing cards emblazoned with your logo, ready to hand out afterwards. These performers are experts in audience participation, and will involve passers-by (and potential clients) in their spell-binding tricks, with natural charm and ease.


As a rough guide, prices for a Close-up Magician will start at £450 in the UK ($450 in the U.S. and 500€ in Europe).

Since prices vary, we recommend getting in touch with your chosen magician for a free, no-obligation quote. Our easy-to-use directory allows you to search for professionals in your area and contact them via their profile page. Feel free to ask them what packages they offer. Some will add a rough price guide to their profile for your convenience.


Magicians can tailor their performance times to suit you and your event, however, on average a professional Magician will perform for two hours.


Close-up Magicians do not generally have a lot of equipment or set up requirements. They carry their props in their pockets (and up their sleeves) and move around from group to group. They will usually arrive around 30 minutes before they are due to start performing, to smarten up and prepare.

All they require is a backstage area in which to get ready. If there is no available purpose-built dressing room, a lockable office or back room should be sufficient. You should also offer your magician water, soft drinks and tea or coffee. If they are performing over a long period, they will also need a proper meal.


The quickest way to find an experienced Magician in your area is to use our simple search function. Just add your location and click search. On their profile pages, you will find details of their experience, testimonials, showreels, links and contact information. Once you’ve found your ideal performer, just contact them direct! Even better, if you would rather they came to you, you can request multiple quotes, and this service is completely free.


Hiring a Close-up Magician can make all the difference to your event, and we know we have just the act on here to deliver spellbinding entertainment at your party or event. We hope you enjoy your search but do contact us if you need any help.

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