Gloucestershire Magician

Your questions answered

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS DO YOU PERFORM MAGIC AT?

As well as providing magic for weddings of all sizes, I've performed magic at corporate parties, trade shows, car launches, launch parties, birthdays and anniversaries, office parties, Christmas parties, university and college balls, hen parties and other private functions.

If you can plan it, I can bring the magic!

WHAT KIND OF MAGIC DO YOU PERFORM?

Most of my clients book mix and mingle walkaround magic - close-up magic tricks involving cards or small props. You'll see their guests' awestruck reactions here on my website or over on Instagram! Other event organisers prefer to enjoy an after-dinner parlour show magic performance or either table magic or stage magic, depending on the event, audience size and requirements.

DO YOU OFFER HOSTING OR EMCEE (MC) SERVICES?

I do! As an experienced magician who's performed in front of large audiences of all kinds, I also provide hosting and emcee services tailored to your event.

ARE YOU A MEMBER OF THE MAGIC CIRCLE?

Yes! The Magic Circle is the world's most famous - and exclusive - magic society, with members including King Charles, Stephen Fry, Derren Brown and Dynamo.

I passed my membership audition to The Magic Circle on my first attempt in 2012. (And yes, it was a pretty nerve-wracking experience!)

ARE YOU A FULL-TIME MAGICIAN?

Yes! Gloucestershire Magician Ltd is my full-time business, making me one of the UK's only full-time professional magicians, event hosts and emcees. You can can book me with absolute confidence, knowing you're getting a professional, experienced magician for your wedding, event or celebration.

HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE?

My fees and prices depend on the location, type and duration of your wedding, celebration or event. Get in touch for a no-obligation quotation.

ARE YOU INSURED?

Yes! I hold professional liability insurance (PLI) cover of £5,000,000 for your peace of mind.

DO YOU DO CHILDREN'S BIRTHDAY PARTIES

No. While I'm not a children's entertainer I do have some tricks for a younger audience at weddings and events. I've even been known to distract teenagers from their smartphones - and we all know that's magic!

DO YOU USE ANIMALS IN YOUR ACT?

No, I don't use any live animals in my magic act.

DO YOU HOLD A DBS CERTIFICATE?

Yes, I have a clear basic DBS check.

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

Cancellations outside of 60 days: all deposits or money paid will be refunded. Between 60 and 31 days before your event: 50% of the fee paid will be refunded. Cancellations within 30 days: the full fee is payable.

IS MY EVENT TOO BIG?

No! If you're in charge of arranging a large celebration or corporate event and you want to hire more than one magician to entertain your guests, get in touch. I can assemble a trusted team of magician friends and colleagues to save you the time and trouble of organising multiple magicians yourself.

WHERE HAVE YOU PERFORMED?

I've performed as a magician at many different locations in Gloucestershire, London, around the UK and internationally. Some of my favourite, most memorable, venues include:

  • Monasterio de Valbuena, Spain
  • JW Marriott, Venice, Italy
  • Soho Farmhouse
  • Cheltenham Racecourse Gold Cup week
  • Kingsholm Stadium, Gloucester Rugby
  • Sandy Park Stadium, Exeter Chiefs Rugby
  • 22 SAS Regiment, Hereford
  • Chateau La Chaire, Jersey
  • Celtic Manor, Wales
  • Highgrove - the private residence of King Charles III
  • The Lanesborough, London
  • Grosvenor House, London

HOW FAR WILL YOU TRAVEL?

For the right event, there's no limit to where I would travel to host, emcee or perform my magic!


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