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Check out Magic Circle Member Ben Hart on Britain's Got Talent tonight at 8pm on ITV! #bgt #magic
11/05/2019

Check out Magic Circle Member Ben Hart on Britain's Got Talent tonight at 8pm on ITV! #bgt #magic

Master magician Lu Chen @magicluchen has popped in for a cup of coffee. And he’s presenting a lecture too. #magic #lon...
10/05/2019

Master magician Lu Chen @magicluchen has popped in for a cup of coffee. And he’s presenting a lecture too. #magic #london

The Royal Family
04/05/2019

The Royal Family

Magician David Berglas, known as the International Man of Mystery, has been awarded the first ever MBE for a contribution to magic, at the age of 92. David has performed since the 1950s.

On behalf of all the Members The Magic Circle I’d like send our condolences to the family of Anthony Owen MIMC who die...
14/04/2019

On behalf of all the Members The Magic Circle I’d like send our condolences to the family of Anthony Owen MIMC who died on Friday.

Anthony was respected throughout the magic and entertainment community for the creativity and support he offered so many.

For The Magic Circle, he served on Council, edited our magazine 'The Magic Circular', volunteered his time for The Young Magicians’ Club and much more.

He will be missed by many and our thoughts are with his children at this difficult time.

Scott Penrose MIMC
President

The Magic Circle Young Magician of the Year 2019 was held this evening at its central London HQ.In front a packed house,...
08/04/2019

The Magic Circle Young Magician of the Year 2019 was held this evening at its central London HQ.

In front a packed house, six competitors competed for the coveted title and we are delighted to announce that the winner is ADAM BLACK from Dunblaine .

Scott Penrose, our Club President said ‘It’s great to see so much fresh magic and the magicians of the future compete for this wonderful trophy. Adam will no doubt have a great future following in the footsteps of some many others who have gone on to establish a great career’

Brian Sibley, The Magic Circle’s Chair said, ‘‘Watching these young performers displaying so much talent bodes very well for the future of magic. Congratulations to all who took part and thanks to everyone who made the event such a success.’

Dean Leavy holds the title of current Young Magician of the Year for just two more weeks. Who will be next? Book now to ...
23/03/2019

Dean Leavy holds the title of current Young Magician of the Year for just two more weeks. Who will be next? Book now to find out! More info on our site. #magic

Items from our museum packed up and ready to go to #wellcomecollection exhibition #magic #london
21/03/2019

Items from our museum packed up and ready to go to #wellcomecollection exhibition #magic #london

Someone in our museum is waiting to say hello to all our visitors for tonight’s At Home with The Magic Circle! #sooty ...
19/03/2019

Someone in our museum is waiting to say hello to all our visitors for tonight’s At Home with The Magic Circle! #sooty #magic #london

Thank you for the magic. #johnnythompson
10/03/2019

Thank you for the magic. #johnnythompson

Tickets for The Magic Circle Young Magician of the Year 2019 final are now on sale. Part of The Magic Circle's Youth Ini...
01/03/2019

Tickets for The Magic Circle Young Magician of the Year 2019 final are now on sale.

Part of The Magic Circle's Youth Initiative, the Competition, which is held every other year, attracts entries from some of the finest young magicians in the country, competing for what many regard as the best prize in British magic: the title 'The Magic Circle Young Magician of the Year', four years free membership of The Magic Circle (on reaching their eighteenth birthday), a trip to the McBride Magic & Mystery School and the award itself, the Derrick Speight Trophy.

https://themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events/68-young-magician-of-the-year/1135-the-young-magician-of-the-year-finals-2

The Magic Circle Close-Up Magician of the Year 2019 competition was held at the Club’s London Headquarters this weekFo...
29/01/2019

The Magic Circle Close-Up Magician of the Year 2019 competition was held at the Club’s London Headquarters this week

For the first time in the competition’s history, we have joint winners.

In a packed Headquarters, members and an invited ‘lay’ audience watched eight magicians compete for the title.

After long discussion between the judges, Robert Pound was named runner-up and two competitors, for the first time in the competition’s history were named winners: Matthew Le Mottée, and Paul Pickford.

Scott Penrose, President of The Magic Circle said:

“Congratulations to Matthew and Paul. Having joint winners is a first for The Magic Circle, but this year’s competition produced another first! One of this year’s winning duo, Matthew Le Mottée, is the first member to win the coveted title of ‘The Magic Circle Close-up Magician of the Year’ three times in a row. To win the title once is special for any member, but to score a hat-trick is unprecedented!

“The other joint winner, Paul Pickford wowed the audiences with some amazing card magic. With standards so high, it’s no wonder the judges found it difficult to decide who the winners should be”

The Magic Circle Close-up competition started in 1967 and is held annually our Headquarters in Central London.

For a full list of winners visit https://themagiccircle.co.uk/the-society/…/close-up-magician

It’s our first close up magic night of 2019 tonight ! Prepare to be amazed. Or slightly impressed at the very least! #...
11/01/2019

It’s our first close up magic night of 2019 tonight ! Prepare to be amazed. Or slightly impressed at the very least! #magic #london

08/01/2019
Breathe Arts Health Research

Breathe Arts Health Research

Want to find out more about the Breathe Magic Intensive Therapy Camps? Our Patrons Jim Carter and Imelda Staunton introduce the programme.

Christmas Show hula hoop shenanigans! Our office new year resolutions to hula hoop at least one hoop has failed. There i...
07/01/2019

Christmas Show hula hoop shenanigans! Our office new year resolutions to hula hoop at least one hoop has failed. There is always next year. #magic #christmas #london

It’s @jamieravenmagic on stage at The Magic Circle. #magic #london
06/01/2019

It’s @jamieravenmagic on stage at The Magic Circle. #magic #london

Waiting to create the magic backstage #magic #London
06/01/2019

Waiting to create the magic backstage #magic #London

The great escape! #magic #london
05/01/2019

The great escape! #magic #london

We can’t believe our Christmas show has finished. Thankfully our new season of events begins on Tuesday ! #magic #lond...
04/01/2019

We can’t believe our Christmas show has finished. Thankfully our new season of events begins on Tuesday ! #magic #london

Congratulations to Danny Buckler and Dean Leavy, both promoted to Associate of The Inner Magic Circle with Silver Star f...
31/12/2018

Congratulations to Danny Buckler and Dean Leavy, both promoted to Associate of The Inner Magic Circle with Silver Star for their dazzling performances at The Magic Circle Christmas Show. Both well deserved!

Today is the final day of magic and wonder at The Magic Circle in 2018 !  Thank you all for coming and we look forward t...
30/12/2018

Today is the final day of magic and wonder at The Magic Circle in 2018 ! Thank you all for coming and we look forward to seeing you at one of the many events planned for 2019!

Wave your wand and it becomes Saturday and the penultimate day of The Magic Circle Christmas Show 2018! #magic #christma...
29/12/2018

Wave your wand and it becomes Saturday and the penultimate day of The Magic Circle Christmas Show 2018! #magic #christmas #london

The Magic Circle is delighted to share the news that David Berglas, our past president, has been appointed a Member of t...
28/12/2018

The Magic Circle is delighted to share the news that David Berglas, our past president, has been appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to Magic and Psychology in the New Year Honours List. It is believed this is the first time that this honour has been given to anyone for their contribution to the art of magic.

The Magic Circle president Scott Penrose said: “I am sure our members both in the UK and around the world will join me in congratulating David Berglas on receiving this award which recognises his immense contribution to magic. As our former president he was deeply involved in the successful development of our permanent HQ in London. His influence on magic and magicians has been profound for many years and many magicians owe him a real debt of gratitude.”

David Berglas said: “I am delighted to accept this honour but even more pleased that the art of magic has at last been recognised. I have spent over 60 years entertaining people in person, on radio and television, as a magician and mentalist - “reading their minds” - but I certainly didn’t see this one coming.”

David, aged 92, was the first elected president, serving from 1989 to 1998, and helped revitalise the society. During his tenure The Magic Circle admitted women as members, formed the Young Magician’s Club and acquired and rebuilt the HQ, the society’s first permanent home. David named it the ‘The Centre for the Magic Arts.”

The fun continues with our Christmas Show. Three more days to go! #christmas #london #magic #hulahoop #variety
28/12/2018

The fun continues with our Christmas Show. Three more days to go! #christmas #london #magic #hulahoop #variety

We're back and we're very busy! Let the magic continue! #magic #london #christmas
27/12/2018

We're back and we're very busy! Let the magic continue! #magic #london #christmas

Have a magical Christmas time! We're back on Thursday with the second half of the run of our rather fabulous Christmas S...
24/12/2018

Have a magical Christmas time! We're back on Thursday with the second half of the run of our rather fabulous Christmas Show! #christmas #london #london

Last ten tickets released for our Christmas Show! 27th December now available. All other dates are sold out.  Book befor...
23/12/2018

Last ten tickets released for our Christmas Show! 27th December now available. All other dates are sold out. Book before the go! #christmas #magic

Busy times at The Magic Circle ! #magic #christmas
21/12/2018

Busy times at The Magic Circle ! #magic #christmas

The Magic Circle Christmas show has begun! #christmas #london #magic
20/12/2018

The Magic Circle Christmas show has begun! #christmas #london #magic

Only 34 tickets left for the run of our Christmas Show! Get in quick before they all go. Best availability 27th December...
18/12/2018
Events

Only 34 tickets left for the run of our Christmas Show! Get in quick before they all go. Best availability 27th December evening. www.themagiccircle.co.uk/public-events. #magic #christmas #london

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The Magic Circle Christmas show is coming soon ! #magic #london #Christmas
13/12/2018

The Magic Circle Christmas show is coming soon ! #magic #london #Christmas

The Magic Circle is sad to hear the news today that one of its honorary members, Johnny Hart MIMC died last night.Johnny...
11/12/2018

The Magic Circle is sad to hear the news today that one of its honorary members, Johnny Hart MIMC died last night.

Johnny won the very first title of ‘The Magic Circle Young Magician of the Year’ in 1961. So began a career that took him around the world performing on some of the biggest stages and tv shows.

His act inspired many magicians to follow his ambition - dazzling card manipulations, a charming budgie routine and a unique stage presence that boiled over with confidence and experience not seen before in other magicians.

“Johnny inspired many young magicians who saw an extraordinary well dressed magician perform miracles from a very young age. He will be missed by many magicians all over the world” Scott Penrose President The Magic Circle

In 2011, Johnny was awarded honorary professional membership of The Magic Circle, one of its highest honours, with just 20 magicians worldwide holding the title. You can read more about the award here: https://themagiccircle.co.uk/the-society/our-awards/honorary-members and see one of Johnny’s many tv performances here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cr69uHhfAZ0

Johnny Hart MIMC who passed away on 10 December 2018

Christmas Show Ticket update: Most performances are now full, however there are some tickets available for 27th and 28th...
10/12/2018

Christmas Show Ticket update:
Most performances are now full, however there are some tickets available for 27th and 28th Dec performance. Check other dates for occasional house seat returns! #christmas #london #magic

Last year’s Christmas with its mysterious wonders. What will this years shown bring? Click on the link in our bio for ...
03/12/2018

Last year’s Christmas with its mysterious wonders. What will this years shown bring? Click on the link in our bio for more info ! #christmas #london #magic

Sooty is looking forward to a visit from you during our Christmas Show. (He's in our museum!) And he thinks your card is...
03/12/2018

Sooty is looking forward to a visit from you during our Christmas Show. (He's in our museum!) And he thinks your card is.... #christmas #London #magic Click the link in our bio for more info.

Christmas Show flashback! Great image from our show a few years ago. What magical wonders await for this year's event ? ...
02/12/2018

Christmas Show flashback! Great image from our show a few years ago. What magical wonders await for this year's event ? Book and find out ! https://tinyurl.com/y8sa6xm9 Best availability: 27th and 28th December. #christmas #london

What antics will Andy Reay be getting up to in The Magic Circle Club Room during our Christmas Show ? Book now to find o...
30/11/2018

What antics will Andy Reay be getting up to in The Magic Circle Club Room during our Christmas Show ? Book now to find out!

Are you ready to meet Professor Morgan and his Marvellous Miniscules? Come to our Christmas Show to find out more ! Clic...
29/11/2018

Are you ready to meet Professor Morgan and his Marvellous Miniscules? Come to our Christmas Show to find out more ! Click book now for more info.

The Magic Circle's cover photo
29/11/2018

The Magic Circle's cover photo

Storm Hooper is in our Christmas Show! Come along and join in the festive fun! Click book now for more info,  #christmas...
28/11/2018

Storm Hooper is in our Christmas Show! Come along and join in the festive fun! Click book now for more info, #christmas #london

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