It's Magic Time

It's Magic Time

It's Magic Time locationBrighton and Hove, Sussex

Elite Pro (19 Reviews)

Magician Tony Charles specialising in close-up walkabout magic, family magic shows or even a mix of the two for weddings, parties, venues and corporate events in Sussex, Surrey, Hants and Kent.

Also parties for children of any age.

Interested in magic and performing arts from the age of 11, I launched It's Magic Time whilst living in Kent in1991, soon gaining a host of regular private, corporate and service industry clients including;-

Bridgewood Manor and Hythe Imperial Marston Hotels
Holiday Inn Maidstone
Hilton Dartford Bridge
Ramada Jarvis Pembury Tunbridge Wells
Salomons Tunbridge Wells
Lympne Castle Kent
Museum of Kent Rural Life Maidstone
Swale Borough Council
and a cluster of family restaurants such as Whitbread's Beefeaters.

More recently, since my move to Sussex, clients include:-

Lea Graham Associates
The Spread Eagle at Midhurst
Ockenden Manor in Cuckfield
Worthing Chamber of Commerce
ETI Ltd, Worthing Homes
Extra Time,
Vivacious Events
Jewel Fun Casinos
amongst many private bookings.

In addition to my close-up magic and magic shows, since 2004 I have been working in education presenting maths and science shows/workshops in schools UK wide. I use magic to explore the concepts, topics and calculation strategies of these subjects to fit in with the particular learning of students from age 4-16. About 100 schools per year engage me, and historically 60% of these clients have requested repeat visits. Please visit my website for more details about school visits.

I have £10,000,000 PLI, an Enhanced Fully Portable DBS check and I am a member of Equity.

What you can expect at your event.
Magic is such a flexible form of entertainment and can be tweeked to suit your needs.

If you are looking for close-up magic for your family, corporate or venue event, I can perform walkabout mix-n-mingle magic at your drinks reception, table magic during the meal, a stand up show for the guests or a mix of all these. My tricks are varied, using ropes, money, rings, cards and mind magic, so not just card tricks. Usually 2 hours however 1 hour or 3 hours is often requested depending on the number of guests present,

If your event is for a children's party, I use real magic appropriately presented for the age group present. Normally a 45 min show followed by balloon modelling. Often I am asked to attend the whole 2 hour party, and in this situation the usual format is a show, balloons whilst the children have their party food followed by either party games, a magic workshop or fizz bang science workshop.

Parties and events are always special occasions and my aim is for the guests to feel great about the magic experience they receive, and to enhance the overall enjoyment of the event. My business has grown by building relationships with my clients and their guests, and that is probably the aspect I love most about my job, as many rebook or engage me after seeing my work live. The only way to do that is to make sure I give my very best at every engagement.

In conclusion, I understand that as an event organiser you want to be sure you have the right entertainer for your guests. In view of this I do have clients who are happy to be contacted and provide specific references for your type of event. If you would like to meet me before deciding that is often possible, providing a good opportunity show you my magic and discuss how it could fit in with your party. Of course I only charge for the event and not for pre event meetings.

That is a basic summary of my services. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

Wishing you a fabulous event.

Tony Charles

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It's Magic Time Reviews

Review of It's Magic Time by Louisa Jones
5 20/10/2017

My daughter's 5th birthday party was a complete success. The kids were absorbed!!

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Review of It's Magic Time by danielle
5 02/10/2017

We hired Tony for our daughters christening yesterday, he was amazing, all of our guests found him very entertaining, it was very relaxed and we enjoyed having him there going around the tables keeping the guests amused, the kids loved it and the balloon animals at the end was a really nice touch.
I wouldn't hesitate to use Tony again and one of our guests is going to use him for her wedding!
Thankyou Tony you were fab.

danielle Used this pro
It's Magic Time replied:
Hi Danielle,
Thank you for your review, I had a fabulous time at your celebration. It was a joyous occasion, and I am so pleased everyone enjoyed my magic. Wishing you both and your daughter a happy and healthy future.
Review of It's Magic Time by Trevor Sayer
5 11/09/2017

Tony entertained us all at our 50th Wedding Anniversary party and was a great success. Adults & children were enthralled at his magical skills. We're so glad that Tony came to our party and we would certainly invite him along again.

Trevor Sayer
Review of It's Magic Time by John Dummer
5 15/08/2017

Our 60th wedding celebration was enhanced by Tony creating an additional dimension to the occasion. All ages, all guests gave us positive comments after 2 hours of table entertainment. His close-up tricks were amazing. We were particularly grateful for the time he spent with our young grandchildren (including twin boys of 6 years); they continued doing the tricks at home! Aug 2017

John Dummer
It's Magic Time replied:
Thank you John for your testimonial. .I am so pleased a good time was had by all. I had a fabulous time at your wedding anniversary, everybody was in good spirits and the children were great. Wishing you all the very best for the future.
Review of It's Magic Time by Rob John
5 22/03/2017

I booked Tony Charles to perform at my daughter's 7th birthday party. He is truly magnificent. He held 23 children (aged 6 to 7) totally spellbound for two wonderful hours. This alone is a feat I wouldn't have believed possible until I saw it! We've had brilliant feedback from the childrens' parents. The kids absolutely loved it. Tony had them focused from the first moment to the last.

Rob John Used this pro
It's Magic Time replied:
Thank you for your complimentary comments, I am so pleased everyone enjoyed themselves at your magic party.
Review of It's Magic Time by Liz Hills
5 17/02/2017

Thank you so much for visiting our school and providing such a fantastic day of mathematics and science awe and wonder for all our children. The feedback from staff and pupils alike was incredibly positive and everyone felt that you pitched the sessions just right for each phase group. The children really enjoyed your exciting, magical, enthralling sessions and were inspired by the way you brought maths and science together in such a brilliant way. Feedback from parents and friends who attended the twilight session was also hugely positive and so thank you for a brilliant day's contribution to our Maths and Science Week.

Liz Hills
It's Magic Time replied:
Thank you Liz for your feedback. I had a totally enjoyable visit at your school, and I was most struck by the happy learning atmosphere. Wishing you a fabulous remainder of the school year.
Review of It's Magic Time by Miranda Little
5 30/01/2017

Not only is Tony's magic totally fabulous - but the way he worked a room full of sugar saturated 5 years olds was really quite magic too! He totally transfixed the room - a rarity - and I love the humour he brought to the day. All the adults had a good laugh too! Tony was generous with his time and skills and is a charming guy to deal with too. Unlike some magic acts out there Tony's isn't cheesy (or creepy like some!) but very funny, warm and informative (the maths element was very cleverly done) and his comedy ad-libbing was second to none! Including - an ad hoc disappearing act with my son's Power Rangers. I passed his card onto all my friends and many took one on the day. Hope to get Tony back on board at some point soon and will tell our school about him too! My son is still literally obsessed with the balloon snake Tony made him, a true testament to his act.... Thank you Tony :) You rock x

Miranda Little
It's Magic Time replied:
Thank you so much Miranda, a great party for me too, fully enjoyed myself. It is always a pleasure when the adults present are happy to join in with the fun too. Best wishes to you all.
Review of It's Magic Time by Andy Rudd
5 29/01/2017

From the moment we saw Tony at Bocketts Farm we knew that he was the perfect choice for our daughter's 5th birthday party. He is a brilliant magician whose show is fun for both children and adults. We booked him for a village hall party with 40 kids and we were a little apprehensive about whether they would sit still. We didn't have to worry because the moment Tony started they were all under his spell! Tony invited our daughter up to be the star of the show and at first she was a bit shy but Tony was great at getting her to join in. He then involved lots of other children in his show and made balloon animals for everyone. We would not hesitate recommending him for any event and hope to see him again at Bocketts Halloween week.

Andy Rudd
It's Magic Time replied:
Thank you Andy for your review. Your comments are very much appreciated. Thank you for booking me, the party was great fun for me too. I shall look out for you if Bocketts need a Halloween Wizard again this year.
Review of It's Magic Time by Becky Hildrey
5 27/11/2016

We have hired Tony for the previous two years at Bocketts Farm Park for our week long October Half Term Halloween event. We are always so impressed with his magic shows and how he manages to make it fun and entertaining for all ages. He is always reliable, professional and friendly. We will certainly be re-booking him for our next event and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him!

Becky Hildrey
It's Magic Time replied:
Many thanks Becky, it is always a pleasure to work with you and the team at Bocketts Farm Park. Lovely venue with so much to do and always so well attended. Have a fabulous Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Review of It's Magic Time by Martin Bloomfield
5 29/10/2016

I saw Tony perform at Bocketts Farm today. Apparently he's been there all week during the half term holiday putting on five to six shows a day! He's got a great style and works the crowd well. He's both humorous and clever with his magic! I would certainly recommend Tony.

Martin Bloomfield
It's Magic Time replied:
Hello Martin, thank you for your comments, I appreciate your feedback. It was a busy Halloween themed half term week and I hope you enjoyed your visit.
Review of It's Magic Time by C. Selby
5 19/10/2016

Highly entertaining and informative for pupils and staff alike. Children who don't like Maths beforehand see the subject in a different light afterwards. Also great for engaging parents who might otherwise avoid Maths related events.

C. Selby
It's Magic Time replied:
Thank you for your comments Miss Selby, for organising the day and for making me feel welcome during my visit. All the staff, pupils and parents were enthusiastic about the sessions which made the whole day a total joy.
Review of It's Magic Time by Sally Clarke
5 27/09/2016

Tony is brilliant. He runs workshop's for Extratime, we provide holiday clubs and after schools for children with additional needs. Tony is able to keep the children focused for the whole length of his workshop and adapt it so that all the children enjoy it and get involved. We have been working with Tony for 3 years and will continue to do so.

Sally Clarke
It's Magic Time replied:
Thank you Sally, I really appreciate your comments. Extratime is a fabulous organisation and working for you is always a pleasure.
Review of It's Magic Time by Denham Thomas
5 26/09/2016

Tony did a magic show for my little girls 10th Birthday. He performed an action packed 45 minute set that the kids and adults alike loved. I had only seen Tony do a very short Demo to adults so did not know. what to expect. but he had all the kid enthralled, laughing and involved in the show which they loved. I think they even learnt a bit of geometry and fractions ( but don't tell them ). I would definitely use Tony again and recommend him to friends.

Denham Thomas
It's Magic Time replied:
Thank you for your testimonial Denham.and I am so pleased the show was well received. I would just like to say it was a lovely party and the children were all charming. Thank you for setting up the perfect staging area in the garden. Best wishes.
Review of It's Magic Time by Josie @ Vivacious Events
5 22/09/2016

Tony is our preferred Magician supplier, we have hired him for clients and events on many of occassions , Tonys close up magic is just amazing, he is amazing, tony is great with guests and we would not hesitate to recommend Tony

Josie @ Vivacious Events
It's Magic Time replied:
Thank you for your positive review Josie, it is always a pleasure working with you. Best wishes.
Review of It's Magic Time by David Youngs
5 21/09/2016

Tony from It's Magic Time has been our favourite first-choice magician for many years now

He is extremely talented and personable and very reliable

We have had many repeat bookings for him from our clients

We would highly recommend him

David Youngs
It's Magic Time replied:
Thank you for your review and comments David. Always a pleasure working with you.
Review of It's Magic Time by Louise Dorling
5 19/09/2016

Tony is pure magic! He has provided a Maths Magic show in two school I have worked in. The children are enthralled by the magic and the Maths. He keeps up to date with the latest developments in the Maths curriculum, whilst at the same time ensuring his magic makes it seamless. The children just demand more! He adapts his show and the skills involved for all children from Nursery age up to 11 years old and all the teachers and the children both enjoyed each show and wanted to ask him about his maths magic. His ideas, creativity and ability to enthrall children of all ages are purely brilliant. I would give him 5 stars out of 5 every time.

Louise Dorling
It's Magic Time replied:
Thank you Louise for your comments. I am so pleased everyone enjoyed the days and appreciated the educational value. It is always a joy to visit your schools. Best wishes.
Review of It's Magic Time by Fiona Hosford
5 16/09/2016

I booked Tony for my Father's 75th Birthday - Tony was extremely popular with everyone and all I kept hearing was huge amounts of laughter form his tricks! His wicked sense of humour kept them all entertained and it's a must for any social gathering! Any excuse to book Tony I wouldn't hesitate - he's a must :)

Fiona Hosford
It's Magic Time replied:
Thank you for your comments Fiona, I had a great time entertaining at your Father's 75th. A lovely party.
Review of It's Magic Time by Lea Graham Associates
5 16/09/2016

We have worked with Tony Charles for many years, and have always received glowing testimonials from clients. Whether wedding, party, conference or Christmas, Tony is a consummate professional with outstanding tricks which baffle and astound in equal measure.

Lea Graham Associates
It's Magic Time replied:
Thank you for your testimonial, I always enjoy working for you, the are events you arrange are always very well organised and prestigious. Thank you again.
Review of It's Magic Time by Amanda
5 15/09/2016

Thanks again Tony for the Professional party that you did for my cooperate event the guests had a great time. Magic was amazing very reasonably priced , eye popping close up work, definitely on of the UK's top Magicians. Will be in touch soon. Amanda at Jewel Events.

It's Magic Time replied:
Thank you for your comments Amanda, and I am so pleased everyone had a good time. I did too, an excellant event.

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Review of It's Magic Time by Life With The Houghtons
1 week ago

Booked Tony for my husband's 30th, we had a Vegas themed party. Tony was the first person I booked and was great at helping with recommendations for other bits. He was brilliant very friendly and worked so well with everyone. He even added a little balloon making at the end for the kids. Would highly recommend made the perfect addition to the party. Thank you.

Life With The Houghtons
Review of It's Magic Time by Jane Schwartz
2 months ago

Tony came to the house for my son's 5th birthday party. He was amazing and managed to enthral a group of 11 children aged from 5 - 8 , not to mention the adults !! He was punctual, polite and really a pleasure to do business with. I would highly recommend .

Jane Schwartz
Review of It's Magic Time by MicroPi
7 months ago

We hired Tony for our daughter's 6th birthday party and the magic show was excellent from start to finish. His rapport with the children and adults was excellent. The children were engrossed and amazed with all the wonderful magic they experienced. They all received a magic wand and balloon animal as well.

What really impressed us was the way Tony got all the children involved in the show and even showed them some magic and how to perform it. Our daughter even received her own magic trick birthday present, which she hasn't put down since she got it.

We highly recommend Tony!

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