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The Ultimate Guide To Booking A Magician

Last Updated: 10th August 2022


Perfect for weddings, launch parties, gala dinners, conferences and just about every type of event in-between, a magician is a fantastic entertainment option that’s guaranteed to leave your guests open-mouthed and with unforgettable memories.

From close up table magic to full-scale stage shows, our magicians will enchant your awestruck guests with their remarkable talents!

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  • What Is A Magician?
  • What Will A Magician Do At My Event?
  • How Long Will A Magician Perform For?
  • When Is The Best Time To Have A Magician Perform?
  • How Much Does It Cost To Hire A Magician?
  • How Do I Choose Which Magician Is Right For Me?
  • How Much Space Does A Magician Need?
  • Do I Need To Provide Anything For The Magician?
  • What Will The Magician Wear?
  • How Do I Book A Magician?

  • What Is A Magician?

    A magician is simply someone who performs magic. (Unnecessary disclosure: It isn’t REAL magic, but your guests will still be left dumbfounded!) Magicians comes in all shapes and sizes. At Entertainment Nation we have magicians for hire who will astound your crowd with some of the following types of acts:


    • Close Up Magic – From cards tricks and sleight of hand trickery, to incredible illusions, a performance from our close up magicians is ideal for table entertainment or for drinks receptions.
    • Mind Readers – Think Derren Brown style magic. With the clever use of psychological tricks, these brilliant entertainers will appear to be able to read the minds of your guests. Ideal for times where your guests are mixing and mingling, they are a fantastic icebreaker and will have your guests talking about their performance long after the day is over!
    • Stage magicians – These are more like the type of magician you see on Britain’s Got Talent. Performing to large audiences they will dazzle your guests with baffling illusions and bewildering tricks of the mind. They are ideal for corporate events due to the sheer number of people they can entertain at the same time.


    • magician at weddingParadox Magic

      What Will A Magician Do At My Event?

      First and foremost, a magician will thoroughly entertain your guests! Unless you’ve hired a stage magician, they will likely circulate among your guests, either at tables or while people are mingling over a few drinks. This makes a magician the ideal entertainer for filling gaps between different parts of your day. While you’re off having your photos taken, your guests can witness mind-boggling illusions. There’s nothing like a good magic trick to get the conversation flowing! They will usually perform to around six people at a time, allowing everyone a good view and an intimate feel to the performance.

      If you’re looking to entertain all your guests at the same time, a stage magician is for you. They’ll deliver a mesmerising show for everyone to enjoy at once. This could be anything from cabaret-style magic to having your guests partake in hypnosis or mind-reading (and mind-blowing) acts on stage.

      magician with fire trickThe Great Alexandro

      How Long Will A Magician Perform For?

      For a wedding or event of one hundred people, magicians recommend two hours of performance and this is normally the standard time offered by our performers. This gives them time to ensure that every guest gets to be astounded by their wizardry! Many will offer longer or shorter times, depending on the size of your event or personal preference.


      When Is The Best Time To Have A Magician Perform?

      If you’re after a magical stage show, we would recommend booking an evening performance, but for mix and mingle-type magicians, drinks receptions are the perfect set-up. Guests naturally gather in small groups to chat, so your magician can swoop in and astonish them before moving onto the next lucky bunch! Alternatively, if you’d rather wow your guests while they’re seated, before and after meals is the ideal time for a magician to work their magic.

      magician at weddingThe Mind Tapper

      How Much Does It Cost To Hire A Magician?

      For a standard 2-hour set, a magician normally costs around £450-£600 to hire. More experienced and in-demand magicians will likely have higher fees.


      How Do I Choose Which Magician Is Right For Me?

      At Entertainment Nation, all our magicians come with excellent reviews from real clients, so whichever act you choose, you can book them safe in the knowledge that they will do a superb job. Many of our magicians are members of the world’s most prestigious magic club – the ‘Magic Circle’, which sets them apart in their pedigree.

      In order to decide which magician is right for you, read their profiles. Here you’ll be able to read reviews, find out about their past clients and watch videos or see images of their past performances. Choose one that specialises in the type of magic you’re interested in for your event. Booking through an agency is always advisable for the security of your booking, reliability of your chosen act and peace of mind in the unlikely case your magician is unable to attend. We’ll do everything we can to find you a replacement act!

      stage show magicianMaestro Mystique

      How Much Space Does A Magician Need?

      For stage magicians, we recommend contacting your venue before booking to find out exactly how much space is available so that your magician is able to tailor their performance to suit the size of the stage. This will help ensure against disappointment on the day. Each act is unique and has props of different sizes so you need to make sure there is enough room.

      A close up magician takes up no more room than a guest. As long as they have enough space for around six people to stand and watch them perform, then that’s great!


      Do I Need To Provide Anything For The Magician?

      Magicians don’t need much! They’ll just need somewhere to get changed, a secure place to store their personal belongings and of course they’ll need somewhere to park, but other than that they are pretty undemanding. Oh and one last thing – please provide them with soft drinks, as no-one can put on their best performance while they’re thirsty!

      magician at wedding tableInstant Magic

      What Will The Magician Wear?

      The photos on each magician’s profile will give you a good idea about what they wear at events – normally smart attire. However, they are likely to be flexible with what they wear if your event is themed and will normally be happy to wear something to complement it.


      How Do I Book A Magician?

      It’s really easy to book a magician with Entertainment Nation. Once you’ve chosen your act, simply fill in the enquiry form on their profile with the date of your event and we’ll get back to you quick as a flash – it’s like our very own magic trick! If you’d rather call, give us a bell on 0800 53 000 35 to chat through your options and book with one of our friendly advisers.


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