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So, how much does a magician cost for a birthday party? Do they charge more for certain events? A magician isn’t an everyday service so it can be hard to know what costs to expect.
There is no standard price and it can vary hugely depending on the skills, availability, and location of the magician in question.
Types of Magician
Sleight of hand - These sorts of magicians rely a lot on card tricks and the sort of magic tricks you would expect in a small party environment rather than on a big scale with a stage and lots of props.
Illusionists - Think of the sort of shows that leave you wondering “how did they do that?”. “Sawing” an assistant in half is an example of an illusion. They often have big stage setups.
Children’s Magician - Nothing too heavy. These are the sort of magicians that are fantastic for children’s parties, they tend to have a good rapport with children and plenty of fun and light-hearted tricks. The adults might work out the tricks, but most children will be spellbound.
Comedy Magician - Half stand-up comedian, half magician, these are a great choice for getting the guests at a party or wedding involved and having a laugh while being wowed!
How do I check the Magician’s credentials?
Magicians come from a variety of backgrounds, so it can be hard to check their credentials. However, there are a number of different performance guilds as well as prestigious membership clubs such as The Magic Circle. A true magic specialist will probably have a membership to these sorts of organisations so keep an eye out for those who advertise that they are part of a magician’s guild.
In the modern age, you can check a lot about the magician before you employ their services. For example, you can check if they have a YouTube page where you might even be able to watch their magic show and see them in action. Online reviews and testimonials are also a very good way to check that other customers vouch for their skills.
Ideal to bring magic and entertainment to your party or event, we are professional magicians Alex and George. We are a father-and-son duo with a friendly, engaging, and entertaining style that will amuse and amaze you and your guests!
Because there are two of us, we can get around and entertain more people, adapting our performances to suit your event and your guests. We both have individual styles that complement each other, and we can entertain as individuals or perform together, giving your guests a wider variety of magic.
We get your guests laughing, smiling, and mystified from the beginning! You will all get a chance to see our amazing magic up-close and personally. With us performing on your special occasion, everyone will have lots of fun as we share a wide variety of magic that’s suitable for all.
We love performing our magic, entertaining people, and having fun. It would be great if we could chat and see what we can do for you: please use our profile or contact information on our website to get in touch!
Our unique and entertaining magic is a great way to get together and share something special whilst entertaining your friends and family. It doesn’t matter what or where your event is, our magical performances are incredibly fun, engaging and a unique experience for all people!
George has been performing and entertaining for over 30 years, and Alex has been performing and entertaining for more than 15 years. We have been performing professionally together for over 10 years at a large variety of events, including parties, weddings and corporate experiences for brands and services like Amazon, the US Federal Reserve, ASDA, Specsavers, the NHS, and many universities.
People describe us as being talented, very enthusiastic, extremely professional, friendly, great fun and really entertaining to watch. Have a look at some of our reviews below:
“You’ve absolutely made the evening for us, thanks!” “Everyone who saw them was amazed with their magic and left them completely confounded.” “They made sure they fit in with our guests, made sure everyone was involved and part of it, all whilst performing a whole host of fantastic tricks.” “It’s just what I wanted AND needed! Thank you.” “Wow! What a fantastic, entertaining act for my party. Loved it, thanks.”
We pride ourselves on maintaining high standards. We promptly answer emails, phone calls and text messages, we’re always flexible with our arrangements and we always arrive early to meet with you and ensure everything is in place.
To find out more, please call or text us using the contact information on our profile and website. We’re always happy to chat about what you need and put together the best magical performance for you!
George has always loved magic, comedy and entertainment, and has used it to help people on their special occasions across the country for the past 30 years.
Alex has grown up around magicians and entertainers. He first performed magic at the age of 11 to an audience at the Birmingham School of Acting. This is where he discovered his love of creating fun and laughter for other people.
They both spend their time travelling across the country to entertain people, help bring laughter into their lives and bring the spark of magic to any party or event.
Take us through your show – what can we expect?
We want to make sure you and your guests have a great time. We will do everything we can to get people laughing, having fun and remembering your party.
We offer various formats and types of magic depending on your party and event:
Mix and Mingle/Sitting or Standing/Walkabout – We go around the room and perform our magic to small groups. Can be done up to 100 people over the space of 2-hours or so.
Mystery Table – A unique talking point where your guests drop in for an intimate short performance that gets them excited, laughing and amazed. Works with groups between 10 to 20 people at a time.
Short Children’s Show – Separate from the rest of the event, we can gather together a group of children and keep them entertained using age-appropriate magic for about half an hour. Limited to about 15 children at most.
Dinner Parties & After Dinner Shows - A smaller, more intimate and more amazing show where everyone gets involved. Perfect for a themed-event or as in-between course entertainment.
Comedy Magic - A more adult and mature mix of magic, stand-up and entertainment, great for birthday celebrations and hen/stag do's.
Mind-Reading - A deeper, more mysterious and totaly engaging form of magic that gets your guests mystified with our psychological and mental abilities. Perfect for small-groups up to about 20 people.
Shows – Depending on situation, we have a variety of our live shows that can be performed to all the guests at once e.g. comedy magic, spooky mind-reading etc. We will work with you whatever your party or event situation is. Great for audiences of more than 50.
What do you love most about your job?
We love getting to have a laugh. Getting share something mysterious and providing entertainment for people along the way just makes it even more fun and rewarding for us. We love being able to share our magic with people and add fun, mystery and surprise to parties and events.
It's even more rewarding because we get to travel around the country meeting new people, time-after-time, and always finding something new and fascinating to laugh at.
That look that people get in their eye when they've seen something impossible, and had a great laugh along the way, is something truly magical.
What inspired you to start your own business?
The core of our business is a love of magic. The surprise, wonder and sheer enjoyment that it generates is amazing - we love the glint you can see in people’s eyes when they know you are a magician.
We are a father and son duo and together, we decided to start Mindsways, where we would put George’s training and performance expertise together with Alex’s love of storytelling and acting.
Mindsways is about creating moments of laughter, awe, wonder and true amazement. By helping people to have a truly magical experience, whether it’s for a birthday party, a wedding, an anniversary, work-do or anything else, we feel we are truly living up to why we started Mindsways.
Why should our clients choose you?
We are a pair of professional magicians, making sure everyone has a great time.
You can use us to make your guests gasp and cheer with delight, bring an air of the mysterious and surprising to your event and add a spark of something unique, memorable and entertaining.
You’re in safe hands with us. Together, we’ve had over 20 years of experience in delivering magic in all kinds of different situations and environments.
We are always professional, courteous and on time. You can rely on us to show up, entertain your guests, be flexible for your needs and move out of the way for what’s really important - which is, of course, you and your party!
Can you provide your services online or remotely? If so, please add details.
Yes, absolutely. Our Live and Interactive Virtual Magic Show is a 60-minute fun, hilarious and tongue-in-cheek virtual performance that mixes mischief, mystery, and mental magic with our unique style, all delivered through Zoom.
During our show, we involve you, your choices, and your decisions directly by demonstrating:
• Mind-melting mind reading
• Fantastic and futuristic foresight
• Puzzling persuasive powers
• Impossible influencing
• Perplexing predictions
What make these shows unique for you are:
• They’re packed with mental magic – we have as much fun as possible combining psychological and traditional magic
• They’re fun, funny and mysterious - we mix our own unique style of fun, comedic magic with on-screen entertainment so you get to laugh and be mystified
• They're fully live and interactive - you get to join in, make decisions, influence how the show goes and have full interaction
• They make the best of the virtual situation - we make some parts of the magic happen on your devices and we’ve made them specifically for Zoom
• They’re perfect for getting together virtually - they're great for special occasions or just entertaining a group of people together online
When you book for this experience, you’ll get a wonderful online experience of mental magic that’s entertaining, funny and mysterious.
What changes have you made to keep your customers safe from Covid-19?
We now offer full online experiences to ensure social distancing and self-isolation practices.
When we do deliver face-to-face, we ensure we maintain a 2-metre distance when performing, keep physical contact to an absolute minimum and adhere strictly to all government guidelines and advice.
How can you tell if a Magician is going to be any good?
Magicians won’t give much away - that’s the nature of their job after all! But one thing you should be certain of when hiring a magician is whether they’ll be worth your money. The best way to assess your magician’s ability and skill is by viewing their website or Bark profile. Most magicians will have video examples of their tricks to showcase the best they have to offer. Always remember to check their reviews, as genuine customers will give an honest assessment of their work. It’s quick and simple to read reviews of professionals on Bark - just head over to their Bark profile and have a read!
Are Magicians insured?
As magicians work with the general public every day, it’s important that they have insurance to cover them in the case that anything goes wrong. It’s a good idea to ask for their insurance details before committing to a booking so that you can rest assured that you’ll be safe in their hands.
What does a close-up Magician do?
As the name suggests, a close-up magician will perform a variety of tricks up close - just inches away from their audience. This adds to the allure and surprise as you’ll be left wondering how the magician managed to pull the trick off literally in front of your eyes. Close-up magicians usually circulate around the room to perform tricks on smaller groups, making for an immersive experience.
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