Close up magic is when a magician performs smaller magic tricks with cards, coins, jewellery etc.
It can be performed mixing and mingling at a drinks reception type setting, or the magician can move from table to table and entertain each table at a time, or it can be performed as a parlour show which is similar to how you would watch a stage magic performance but because it's close up magic it's most suitable for smaller gatherings where the audience can gather round and watch the magic up close.
In my opinion close up magic is the strongest type of magic because it's performed... close up (hence the name).
Sometimes the magic even happens in the spectators hands, and the reactions that you get from those situations can rarely be replicated in a stage show. Don't get me wrong stage magic is amazing and it's fantastic for audiences to see some of the larger illusions, but from years of listening to feedback from past clients and people who have been in my audiences I know that when magic is performed up close it has the strongest effect.
How many times have you watched a magician on TV and thought to yourself that you would be able to figure it out if you were actually there?
My close up magic is £150 per hour and I can get round approximately 50 people per hour.
“We all enjoyed watching you and I personally have given up at even wondering how you did it all!”
Anni Humes – Christmas Party
“We really enjoyed having you and have had nothing but positive reports from people about your performance.”
Jonny Morris – Durham University
“Loved the amazing magician! thanks for a great night, well done!”
Sharon Procter – Diner at The Slug and Lettuce Restaurant (Newcastle)