Jim the Magician

Jim the Magician

Jim the Magician locationRose Street, Edinburgh, Edinburgh City

(13 Reviews)

I am a full-time professional close-up magician, specialising in weddings and corporate events, but also perform at parties, dinners, charity occasions, bars/restaurants and festivals throughout Scotland and beyond. I specialise in close-up card magic, but also perform magic with other objects like a ring, rubix cube, Kitkats, etc...and provide some mind reading magic as well. Many guests can keep souvenirs including playing cards, envelopes, KitKats, etc...I am well known for magic various objects disappear and reappear in impossible locations.

The type of magic I provide mostly is strolling magic round small groups of people and/or sitting at a table. However, I can also provide magic to just a small group of people, for example, as after dinner entertainment.

I have had the pleasure of performing for some well known companies, including EY, Royal Bank of Scotland, Baillie Gifford, Scottish Whisky Association, Glasgow Science Centre and the National Museum of Scotland. I am also resident close-up magician at the world famous Pleasance Courtyard during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. I’m also resident magician at The Pitt Street Market (Edinburgh) and Heb Celt Fest (Stornoway).

As part of my company Beyond Belief Magic, I also teach magic to beginners and intermediate level, both on a one-to;one basis and in small groups.

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Jim the Magician Reviews

Jim the Magician Reviews


Review of Jim the Magician by Will Jackson
5 29/06/2018 Will Jackson

Jim performed at a party I organised in Edinburgh last weekend. He was fantastic from start to finish - helpful and prompt in replying to emails beforehand, and on the actual night his magic wowed everyone there. He moved easily amongst the guests at the initial reception and among the tables during the dinner itself, and had a lot of guests gasping and asking what just happened! Highly recommended.

Review of Jim the Magician by Alan Cowie
5 05/06/2018 Alan Cowie

Book Jim NOW!!

Jim performed magic at our wedding meal recently. It was a mixed bunch of all age groups, and everyone, without exception, loved him.

Jim is a delightful, charming performer who can and does win over even the biggest sceptics. It's a joy to watch someone who clearly has such a love and passion for what they do.

Review of Jim the Magician by Eddie Neilson
5 13/04/2018 Eddie Neilson

Jim performed at our Wedding on 3rd Feburary 2018 at Summerhall. We met Jim back in August 2016 where he helped create 'some of' the magic on our first date.

Of course we've met Jim a few times. His tricks are great. At our wedding he entertained at the drinks reception / meal and part of the evening.
All the feedback we got from our friends was he was brilliant - they still keep going on about him. We managed a couple of tricks with him ourselves and were not disappointed.

Jim is friendly and a great entertainer.

We will add some photos when we get them.

Review of Jim the Magician by Kim Kemp
5 21/03/2018 Kim Kemp

Jim came to our wedding and entertained our guests while we had photographs taken. He was interactive and helped bring people together - a definite talking point on the day, and afterwards!

Review of Jim the Magician by Jonny Kinross
5 02/02/2018 Jonny Kinross

Jim is extremely talented and captivated - great entertainment. Engaging for the whole group and everyone was blown away! Brilliant patter and tricks. Couldn't recommend him more as he will bring a lot of energy and laughter and awmazement to your event, party, gathering or whatever you're organising.

Review of Jim the Magician by Grant Wightman
5 21/01/2018 Grant Wightman

Jim is a great guy and even better wizard. His charm and sleight of hand make his close up magic very special indeed. We called upon Jim to entertain our guests at our wedding reception where he went down a storm.

Review of Jim the Magician by Paul McGill
5 02/01/2018 Paul McGill

Jim came along to perform at our Managers Xmas Get Together in North Yorkshire. He absolutely blew everyone away with his great card magic. He was punctual, very professional and extremely entertaining. Thanks for contributing to a superb night Jim !!

Review of Jim the Magician by Mila Dijkman
5 16/12/2017 Mila Dijkman

We hired Jim for our wedding in Edinburgh. He mingled with our guests in a relaxed and unforced manner during our drinks reception and evening reception, providing entertainment for both young and old. All of our guests were amazed by his tricks and he was certainly a talking point of our day! We would recommend Jim in a heartbeat. Thanks Jim, for bringing some extra magic to our special day.

Review of Jim the Magician by Theo Dijkman
5 15/12/2017 Theo Dijkman

We asked Jim the Magician to come and perform his magic at our daughter's wedding. He was an absolute star and with his personable manner he entertained the guests. Everyone was enthralled and his performance was extremely professional. We would highly recommend Jim for any occasion that deserves that extra bit of magic.

Review of Jim the Magician by Christopher Macrae
5 15/12/2017 Christopher Macrae

We hired Jim for our work Christmas party and he was fantastic! He creates a lovely rapport with his audience and his tricks truly are unbelievable. Would highly recommend him, he'll make it a great night.

Review of Jim the Magician by Alfred Cary
5 11/12/2017 Alfred Cary

We saw Jim at the Pitt market in Edinburgh and he blew us away with his tricks. Really friendly guy and had the whole audience captivated. He had a wide range of baffling tricks. I would highly recommend hiring Jim - A great entertainer.

Review of Jim the Magician by Goa Bergman
5 17/11/2017 Goa Bergman

Highly recommend hiring! I hired Jim the Magician for my boyfriends Halloween Birthday Party. In terms of the booking process, none of the other magicians came close; he was quick to respond, easy to deal with, and a reasonable price (other magicians were coming in at RIDICULOUS prices). He turned out to be well worth his fee. Our guests were blown away, and it really took the house party to the next level - something different and special! Great magic skills. Would recommend him to friends and family for any upcoming events - thanks again Jim!

Review of Jim the Magician by Shaun Milne
5 04/09/2017 Shaun Milne

Having witnessed Jim the Magician in action at the HebCelt and Edinburgh festivals, there was only ever going to be one choice for a family party. He wowed guests young and old with some excellent close up magic, great chat and made the birthday pensioner feel extra special. Good value fun to believe in.

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Jim the Magician Q&A

Jim the Magician Q&A

How long have you been interested in magic?

My father was in the Magic Circle, so I grew up with magic. From 13-14 years old I was perform magic at children's birthday parties and stage shows at Christmas Parties. However, it wasn't till a lot later, in 2006, inspired by David Blaine's street magic that I started learning close-up magic. With determination, commitment, obsession and a lot of practice, I am now proud to say I work as a full-time close-up professional magician!

Take us through your show – what can we expect?

My performance varies, although the most common type of magic is walk-around close-up magic to small groups of people either sitting or standing. I will perform a mixture of close-up card magic and magic with other common objects. There is lots of interaction and energy and I am happy to talk about my interest and background in magic, if anyone is interested.
I also teach magic. So if you are interested in organising an event with some performance and some teaching, please do ask what I can offer.

What do you love most about your job?

I love connecting with so many different people and bringing that sense of wonderment, magic and wowness into people's lives.
Most people I perform to, have never seen close-up magic live. Most have seen magic on TV and some in theaters. But to watch people’s amazement and wonder as I perform the impossible, right in front of them, centimeters away and they still can’t work it out is so so special.

What inspired you to start your own business?

I have always loved to perform magic and so decided it was time to ditch the day job and make magic my main job. I have not looked back!

Why should our clients choose you?

Everyone who sees my magic, love it.
I have many many FIVE STAR Google Reviews, which you can find by doing a Google search for 'Jim the Magician Edinburgh'. Alternatively, these are listed as part of Bark.com's reviews.
The testimonies from others will show you why to choose me.

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