Close up magician or illusion show???
This is a question we get asked a great deal and to be honest it depends on the event. Some events are more suited to close up magic whilst others are more suited to stage magic.
A huge factor is the amount of space that you have available at the venue. If you are in a small function room with limited space there is no way we could fit our full illusion show in. In this situation close up magic is perfect. With close up magic we mix and mingle performing magic in their hands and space is not a issue at all.
For an illusion show you really need a space where you can perform. The ideal situation would be a stage. We have a Technical Ryder which we can send out to you explaining how much space we would need if you provided a stage. However there are ways of still having an illusion show even if you don't have a stage. We always bring our own back drop to events which looks elegant and when raised gives us an impromptu backstage area. This means that unlike other illusionists we can perform anywhere there is space. For example we could perform on a dance floor, or in the corner of a room.
Other than space the other factor is what experience you want your guests to have. With an illusion show all your guests watch at the same time for anything from 30 to 45 minutes. An illusion show is a very grand spectacle and is something you or your guests will not forget for a long time. Close up magic is more unobtrusive. A magician can mix and mingle between your guests while they are chatting or talking. You can have a close up magician while there are other things happening such as a disco. With table magic the magician could even circulate between courses while your guests eat.
Obviously if you have the space and the budget to have both then that is the best option. Luckily we have made it easy for our clients to have the best of both worlds. If you book one of our award winning illusion shows then we can offer close up magic on top completely free of charge. So you can have mix and mingle close up magic as your guests arrive and then later on at the event have a full mega illusion show.
Have a look over our site and watch some of our performance videos. Then all you have to do is give us a call and we can give you a no obligation consultation.
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