Every week I am inundated with emails asking if I will be performing my show in London and where it can be seen. The truth is most of my shows these days are private events in the corporate market. Whilst I do put on a few public shows each year these are few and far between and tickets generally sell out before I get the chance to advertise (when I do advertise you can find details on the London page HERE). The next question is whether i can recommend a magic show in London, therefore I am writing this post so I have all the information in one place and can direct people here.
The following are regular or semi permanent London magic shows. Throughout the year a number of touring shows will hit London, I recommend viewing theatre listings for these.
CONJURING AT THE COURT – This show has been running since 2009 at Draytons Court hotel. It takes place on the last Thursday of each month and hosts a wide range of different magicians and performers. I’ve heard good things about this show although as it’s different magicians every month I would imagine the quality is very much dependant on who is performing.
SIMON DRAKES HOUSE OF MAGIC – Whilst the majority of shows here are for private events Simon opens to the public a few times each year. This truly unique show takes place in Simon’s house, a museum to magic and the macabre. Explore the curiosities, enjoy dinner and drinks and top it all off with an unforgettable magic show. This is a show like no other.
THE GENTLEMAN CHEATER MAGIC SHOW – This one seems to move around a bit but at present it can be seen at the Radisson Blue on Mercer Street on the last Friday of every month. Performed by Christian Gambin, he presents an interactive close up magic show with an emphasis on cards and demonstrations of card cheating in a gambling environment.
THE MAGIC HOUR – An evening of Victorian/Edwardian style parlour magic performed in the intimate setting of the Grand Royale hotel near Hyde park. Generally seems to be on a Thursday or Friday evening. Tickets are limited so book early.
If you’re after an old fashioned Music Hall type event I heartily recommend checking our Brick Lane Music Hall. Magicians can often be found on the bill, including myself on very rare occasions.
Whilst this isn’t a permanent show I can’t write this post without mentioning the Magic Goes Wring show currently in London. One of the funniest nights I’ve had in the theatre for a long time. Highly recommend catching it whilst you can.
If you have a show in London, let me know and I’ll add it to my list.
Edward Crawford is a magician and mind reader performing throughout the world at private and corporate events. He specialises in the esoteric field of magic known as mentalism (reading minds and predicting thoughts). Edward is based in LONDON but spends most of his life travelling to shows around the world. On the rare day Edward isn’t performing or stuck in traffic/an airport lounge he likes to spend his days napping.