Types of Magicians

What are the different types of magicians?

Looking to organise or host a party, a wedding or perhaps  a corporate event that needs a little something extra? Adding a touch of magic and entertainment is always a great idea that can be enjoyed by all. But with so many types of magician out there to choose from, how do you know which one will be right for your event? 

Abracadabra – there are more types of magicians than you think!

Close Up Magician

Having a professional close up magician is a wonderful way to make everyone feel included at your event whilst simultaneously creating a sense of wonder and awe through this technical, unique entertainment. Having magic tricks performed so close to your guests leaves no margin for error which is why it’s so important to find an experienced professional magician. Take a look for yourself how, when executed with precision, this type of magic can be incredible to experience first hand.

Sleight of Hand Magician

Sleight of hand magic, whilst being at the heart of all close up magic, requires great skill and precision. Only a seasoned magician is able to execute it to the highest standard. The tricks are designed to deceive the audience through clever distractions and the manipulation of objects. It requires a truly dexterous individual to successfully pull it off. A sleight of hand magician will leave your guests astonished and guarantee your event is an exciting conversation topic for time to come. It is also perfect for both smaller and larger groups as the magician is able to mingle with the guests to ensure everyone gets a piece of the magic.

Cabaret Magician

A cabaret magician is the perfect choice for entertaining large groups. The performance doesn’t require a stage which makes it adaptable to your audience and venue size. Making it the ideal choice no matter the event. This performance type is interactive with lots of audience participation. So all your guests will not only feel included, but engrossed in the high value entertainment. Cabaret magic includes a mix of magic, mentalism and circus along with the audience participation. This unique balance and combination of skills must be executed with expert mastery, so only the best magician will do!

Who to Hire?

So, now you understand the different types of magician and how important experience is, where do you find one? Well, Chris Whitelock has been a professionally trained magician for over 15 years, making him highly accomplished in his field.

You can be confident that he will deliver professional magic sets with flair and precision to entertain and enchant your guests. His customer testimonials will leave you in no doubt that Chris is the right choice for you. 

Get in touch early to enquire if Chris is available for your event as he books up fast!


Christopher Whitelock
17 Feb 2023

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