Parties & Shows

Options on the table for top-quality magical entertainment

For children

One-hour party: a stand- alone magic show which is fast-moving, interactive and carefully crafted to suit ages and numbers. I have built up a large stock of props and routines over many years, and have material that will keep children aged from three years upwards enthralled. I adapt throughout as I develop a sense of what the group enjoys. Juggling is included in all shows. Even the youngest children love its rhythmic movement and colour.

Childrens party magic show in York

Two-hour party: the majority of bookers engage me to entertain for the whole party. After the magic show and a break for food there is age-appropriate fun: mini disco; dancing; games. A short balloon-modelling demo rounds off the party, with a balloon animal for each child and a special creation for the birthday boy or girl. For the seven-year-olds and above, an increasingly popular alternative for the second half is a juggling workshop. I also run these as separate activities; please see my Workshops page for details.

Entertainment for children at weddings, christenings and other family celebrations: Any of the above can be adapted to fit your timetable and venue. Mixed-age audiences are catered for.
Schools, playgroups and nurseries: I regularly provide end-of-term or special occasion entertainment at a number of these. Shows for the whole school or separate classes; basic circus skills for smaller groups; colourful, story-based magic for small children.
Seasonal: Christmas is always my busiest time so please inquire early. Halloween is now a popular party date for older children. Magic combined with spooky games provides the ultimate in light-hearted horror.

For adults

Martin the Magician from York performing a card magic trickPrivate parties: Whether circulating among your guests or providing a short, cabaret-style set, magic is guaranteed to raise the party spirit very high; an original addition to your birthday, anniversary or other special occasion that will help make it memorable.

Magic is being re-invented all the time. The materials of close-up are now anything from cards to kiwis, and the use of ‘found objects’ – supplied by guests themselves from their bags or pockets – has added a thrilling sense of spontaneity to the repertoire.

Restaurants and hotels: successful table-hopping is an art in itself. Knowing how and when to approach customers is the difference between them feeling indulged or intruded on. Offering just enough of the right kind of magic: intimate; amusing, can keep them guessing long after they’ve paid the bill; and keep them coming back.

Retirement homes: Residents appreciate a get-together that’s a bit out of the ordinary. Older people enjoy the essentially playful quality of magic every bit as much as younger ones do.

For community and corporate events:

Fetes, galas and street parties are all enlivened by professional entertainment, but do bear in mind that most magic needs to be performed in a sheltered place. Years of experience have taught me what works and I will be happy to advise you. If you’re looking for something to attract families but you want to keep it relaxed and informal, balloon modelling is just the job: It’s high- visibility but low- intrusion, perfect in an open space where people are gathering.
Corporate clients such as holiday villages or organisers of promotional events at shopping centres etc are also welcome to book these entertainments.