Award Winning Close Up Magician for Hire

Tj has performed as a close up magician at thousands of events in many environments and can adapt his performance to meet the needs of your guests. Good close up magic is both entertaining and baffling and will leave you laughing and scratching your head at the same time.

The Power of a Close Up Magician

This type of magic is usually performed under the guests noses. In fact, it is often performed in their own hands. It becomes very powerful when witnessed live and creates a novel and entertaining experience.

Table Magic

Performing at tables during a meal is very popular. To some organisers this sounds counter intuitive, “people are eating”, they cry, “we can’t have a close up magician!” However, over half of the meal guests are waiting. The food needs to be rolled out and there are inevitable delays.

Having a close up magician working the crowd can be a real asset. Typically a good magician can visit anything up to fifteen tables during the average meal, leaving them hungry for more.

Working a Crowd

If you have an informal event where guests where there is no seating plan and guest move around meeting others and making friends, your magician can mingle with your friends and family entertaining as they go.

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Close Up Magic at a Table

Why Book A Close Up Magician

I think in the past year or so we have all realised how important friendship and family is.

Joni Mitchell so elegantly put it in what must be the most surreal song title ever, “Big Yellow Taxi”, you “don’t know what you’ve got till its gone”

As we start to come together, entertainment, fun and laughter become so important and magic can bring your family and guests that wonder and surprise that has been missing for so long.

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Close Up Magician For Hire

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