The Festival has finished for this year, however we have The Magic Hour, Sleight of Hand on the Strand, and other shows running throughout the year. Please see the home page.
About the London Festival of Close -Up Magic:
From the producers of the 5 star sell out shows The Magic Hour and Sleight of Hand on the Strand, comes a brand new London festival this summer. Enjoy close-up magic like never before at the luxurious Le Meridien Hotel on Piccadilly Circus. With amazing shows - featuring acts from Penn & Teller: Fool Us, The Next Great Magician, and France's Got Talent, and further magic and themed cocktails late into the night at London's only close-up magic bar Maskelyne & Cooke, you will never get closer to the impossible. Book now
Ticket prices: Standard tickets £25, Premium tickets £35 (Reserved 1st / 2nd row).
Venue address: Le Meridien, 21 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 0BH
Tube station: Piccadilly Circus
Show times: 7pm & 9pm
Duration: 1 hour
Festival Shows Line Up - 2019
11th & 12th July
Kicking off the festival is Gold Star member of the Inner Magic Circle Nick Einhorn, who fooled Penn & Teller on series 1 of Fool Us. 3 times winner of 'Close-Up Magician of the Year' and F.I.S.M Award Winner he has 25 years of experience performing for celebrities, members of royalty, and billionaires in over 20 countries around the world. He is the author of top selling magic books The Art of Magic & Sleight of Hand and Magical Illusions (over 1 million copies sold). This is a rare opportunity to be entertained by one of the busiest professional magicians on the circuit today. Don't miss him!
Laura London: CHEAT
18th & 19th July
As seen on Fool Us and ITV's The Next Great Magician, Laura London will dazzle you with this intimate 1920s card cheating show. Following rave reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe, her show CHEAT takes you on a journey into her life and background as one of the UK's foremost female sleight of hand artists. She has held residencies at some of London's top hotels including Hotel Cafe Royal and The Rosewood. Laura has made regular appearances at prestigious London clubs Cafe de Paris, the Groucho Club, and Hippodrome Casino. She was also invited to perform for the Prince of Wales, and Her Majesty The Queen at Buckingham Palace.
Magic Double Bill:
Michael Vincent & Dominick Zwolinksi
Michael has been named the best close-up magician in the UK 3 times by The Magic Circle, made multiple appearances at The Magic Castle in Hollywood, and appeared twice on the hit TV show Fool Us. His presentations combine engaging narrative, storytelling and visually stunning magic. He is joined by Dominick Zwolinksi, an Associate of the Inner Magic Circle with 20 years experience, who has performed for over 2 years in the 5 star sell out show Sleight of Hand on the Strand at the world famous Savoy Hotel.
Dr. Houstoun's Conjuring
24th & 31st July
Catching a bullet on a china plate. A magician without any hands. Conversations with the dead. An iconic trick that never happened. The last five hundred years are filled with astonishing moments of magic. This is a very special kind of show that reveals the truth behind the smoke and mirrors. Can you trust your judgement or will these past masters continue to dazzle and deceive? Join Dr Houstoun – The Magic Circle Close-Up Magician of the Year (2015) as featured on ITV’s The Next Great Magician – as he pulls back the curtain on some of the most incredible magicians of days gone by!
Finishing the festival this year, direct from Paris, is France's Got Talent finalist David Stone. He returns to London for one night only following his sell out run in the West End last April. Enjoy his multi-award winning comedy and magic closer than ever before! Having amazed the likes of Bono and Bruce Willis, he will make bottles of Champagne appear from nowhere, multiply dozens of packets of cigarettes while desperately trying to quit smoking, and vanish a borrowed ring that will reappear in a very unexpected place (!)
Having trouble booking?
Enjoy further close-up magic before or after our festival shows at London's only close-up magic bar Maskelyne & Cooke at Le Meridien. Choose from a range of cocktails themed around the legendary Victorian magic venue Egyptian Hall and inspired by the Golden Age of Magic.
Bar magic timings:
Wednesday & Thursday 6:30 - 10pm
Friday & Saturday 7:30 - 11pm