AFTER DINNER ENTERTAINMENT

About magic entertainment

After dinner entertainment - why does it work so well, and why is a magician the perfect option?

Well, consider the idea of dinner and a show! It's a classic for a reason. You don't want to just eat and leave. If you can stretch the experience into the night you get to spend more time with those whose company you enjoy the most.

There's a word for it in Spanish - sobremesa - it's that stretching of time after a meal as you laugh, chat and enjoy each other's company. It's relaxed, unhurried. After all how you eat is as important as what you eat.

So if you're celebrating with a special meal, I recommend you think about the whole experience. Why not give your guests something to talk about even long after the last glass of wine has been sunk. My magic entertainment creates the stories you'll be laughing and chatting about for years to come

"Ed had everyone captivated! His great magic and jokes were the perfect addition to our dinner."

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Sue Phelan
Sue Phelan
Ed was absolutely phenomenal at my friend's 50th birthday! Fantastic magician x
Michelle Talbot
Michelle Talbot
Very, very impressive 😁
Amanda Bryant
Amanda Bryant
He was very professional before the event and everyone was thoroughly entertained by his close magic and the larger scale audience participation tricks.
Rach Ryan
Rach Ryan
We invited Ed to join us at our wedding reception to entertain our guests during / after the meal. Lots of guests were chatting about his tricks the next day. We loved the one he did for us and have absolutely no idea how he managed it! Ed is relaxed but professional, friendly and fun. Thank you for sprinkling some magic on our day Rach & Mick
Laura Darrant
Laura Darrant
Super personable and an amazing magician. Book him for your works events.
kerry smith
kerry smith
Ed was fabulous, what a fantastic magic show this was the perfect entertainment for my 50th Birthday and left us scratching our heads on how he did some of the tricks as we couldn’t work it out, and we were really impressed, and still talking about it later into the night and after my birthday too. I would definitely recommend and book Ed again and he was very professional, fabulous magic tricks and great communication and early to the event to prepare. I won’t mention what tricks he did as I won’t spoil the surprise but we all loved it. Thanks Ed 🤩🥰👍
Fern Dennis
Fern Dennis
I saw Ed last weekend he was booked for a family wedding. Nearly a week later and I’m still speechless, he was amazing best magician I’ve ever seen! He caters to all age groups, so entertaining.
Le pe
Le pe
Excellent entertainment
Doggo (Aɴʏᴀ ᴛʜᴇ ʟᴏsᴛ ᴘʀɪɴᴄᴇss)
Doggo (Aɴʏᴀ ᴛʜᴇ ʟᴏsᴛ ᴘʀɪɴᴄᴇss)
Really friendly magician 👍🏾
a magician performing after dinner entertainment in london
After dinner magic entertainment at a private dinning event in London.
Sue Phelan
Sue Phelan
Ed was absolutely phenomenal at my friend's 50th birthday! Fantastic magician x
Michelle Talbot
Michelle Talbot
Very, very impressive 😁
Amanda Bryant
Amanda Bryant
He was very professional before the event and everyone was thoroughly entertained by his close magic and the larger scale audience participation tricks.
Rach Ryan
Rach Ryan
We invited Ed to join us at our wedding reception to entertain our guests during / after the meal. Lots of guests were chatting about his tricks the next day. We loved the one he did for us and have absolutely no idea how he managed it! Ed is relaxed but professional, friendly and fun. Thank you for sprinkling some magic on our day Rach & Mick
Laura Darrant
Laura Darrant
Super personable and an amazing magician. Book him for your works events.
kerry smith
kerry smith
Ed was fabulous, what a fantastic magic show this was the perfect entertainment for my 50th Birthday and left us scratching our heads on how he did some of the tricks as we couldn’t work it out, and we were really impressed, and still talking about it later into the night and after my birthday too. I would definitely recommend and book Ed again and he was very professional, fabulous magic tricks and great communication and early to the event to prepare. I won’t mention what tricks he did as I won’t spoil the surprise but we all loved it. Thanks Ed 🤩🥰👍
Fern Dennis
Fern Dennis
I saw Ed last weekend he was booked for a family wedding. Nearly a week later and I’m still speechless, he was amazing best magician I’ve ever seen! He caters to all age groups, so entertaining.
Le pe
Le pe
Excellent entertainment
Doggo (Aɴʏᴀ ᴛʜᴇ ʟᴏsᴛ ᴘʀɪɴᴄᴇss)
Doggo (Aɴʏᴀ ᴛʜᴇ ʟᴏsᴛ ᴘʀɪɴᴄᴇss)
Really friendly magician 👍🏾

CLOSE UP MAGIC, MIND READING & CONVERSATIONAL COMEDY

SPARK CONVERSATIONS AFTER DINNER

MEMBER OF THE MAGIC CIRCLE

BASED IN MIDLANDS AND AVAILABLE ACROSS THE UK

AFTER DINNER ENTERTAINMENT FOR

CONFERENCES

GALA DINNERS

AWARDS NIGHTS

AFTER DINNER ENTERTAIMENT OPTIONS

The best after dinner entertainment for you depends on how many guests you have to entertain. As a magician, I can provide entertainment in various formats. It's worth getting in touch for a quick chat about your event so I can provide some free advice and a few recommendations. But here's some initial information to get you started.

STAGE MAGIC

If you have a larger number of guests such as for an awards night, or fundraiser, then a stage magic show is the perfect after dinner entertainment. It includes impossible magic and unbelievable mind reading that is really able to bring the large scale wow factor to your event. All presented in a light hearted manner for between 50 and 500 guests.

stage magician with suprised audience member

Fair warning! The video below includes swearing (not by me, but by the shocked audience!) I guess, that's the sort of effect magic has on people! It creates an immediate reaction of amazement and laughter.

PARLOUR MAGIC

Parlour magic involves an exclusive group performance in the comfort of your own home, or in a hired space. It's larger that close up magic, but smaller than stage magic. Usually the performance is for 30 to 50 guests.

At home it was traditional to host this type of performance in "the parlour." For a hired space, I've found that a private dinning room is the best alternative space.

CLOSE UP MAGIC

Close up magic is a fantastic choice for any event! It can take place at people's table (aka table magic) or as walkaround entertainment. It can be performed after a larger performance to the whole group, or you could choose to have only close up magic. Most of the time close up magic is at the start of the event, rather than as after dinner entertainment. However, I am sometimes asked to meet people in the bar after dinner and entertain them in a very relaxed situation. This is a great alternative for those who want to take a break from any music entertainment, eg a disco or live band.

close up magician amazing guests after dinner at an event

Three reasons to hire after dinner entertainment

Showstopper

Round off your night in style with incredible magic that has to be seen to be believed! This is 100 times better than any TV magic.

Shared Stories

I create the stories you'll be sharing amongst your friends and family for years to come. "Remember when the magician did ...!"

Industry Expert

Trust your entertainment to a professional. I've been performing magic for 20+ years and I'm a Member of the Magic Circle.

Ready to hire a magician?

Ready to find out why thousands before have trusted me to be their after dinner entertainment. Get in touch today and I'll send you more information about what I recommend for your event.

AFTER DINNER ENTERTAINMENT REVIEWS

Incredible! Ed's magic was the highlight of the night for many of us at our recent awards dinner. Ed helped to bring everyone together and put everyone at ease. He is a true professional and it showed throughout from the initial enquiry right up to the night itself. Recommended!

Jacqui Porter, London

Ed was totally amazing! He performed close up magic and an after dinner cabaret show at our Christmas party and he was marvellous. People haven’t stopped talking about him. We all thought he was the best we have ever hired!

Abigail Clayton Hart, Derby

For our Anniversary Dinner, our president asked for a memorable, magical stage show, and that’s what we got! It was totally mystifying and just what we wanted. Ed was easy to deal with and professional from the first enquiry to the end of the show.

Roger Coopey, Coventry

Quick tip: So much of hiring a magician is about the personality of the performer. Will they fit into your event? As a professional performer, I work equally as hard on building rapport as I do on my incredible tricks.

After Dinner Cabaret Magic Show Entertainment

A magic case study

My cabaret magic show is fantastic entertainment for after dinner. It's a wonderful way to pull focus back to the stage, and bring people together through a shared experience. That's exactly what happened at a recent golf club celebration, where I was asked to provide my cabaret show as the evenings entertainment.

On this occasion, I was also asked to provide some close up magic to welcome guests before dinner, and that's a popular choice too. The advantage is that when I invite people to be part of the show, they feel more comfortable coming up on stage as we have met before.

At this event, there were about 200 guests, so I performed my stage magic show where items appear, disappear and animate, minds are read, and the whole audience experienced what it's like to be a magician when they all without knowing it, performed a trick of their own.

It was a really fun evening for me, and I know that when I'm having fun the audience are too. The best bit was hearing the laughter, and the reactions to my magic.

Afterwards, I stayed for 20 minutes or so, as some people wanted to speak to me. That's always a nice thing to do, as I get to thank my audience. Afterall, I couldn't be a magician, without an audience.

I was also really fortunate that there was a photographer there on the night, and later I was sent some great photos which show my magic in action.

cabaret magician performing a magic show with a guest on stage
a magician performing a trick during an after dinner cabaret magic show

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AFTER DINNER MAGICIAN FAQs

YOUR INCREDIBLE EVENT IS
JUST A FEW STEPS AWAY

1. CONNECT

It's easy to get in touch with me, either:

email ↓

ed@edsumner.com

call ↓

07792 129 828

or fill in an enquiry form.

2. DISCUSS

During a short phone or video call, we'll talk about your event and your initial ideas. Don't worry, if you're not sure. I've helped to plan many events so I can advise on the best use of magic and other events entertainment.

3. AGREE

Once all the details are agreed, I'll send you a booking confirmation and ask you to make the first payment which confirms your date in my calendar. Then it's time to start looking forward to your big event.

4. ENJOY

I'll check in with you in the week before your event, and on the day of the event. All you need to do now is enjoy the magic, mind reading and conversational comedy.

GET IN TOUCH

I’m always excited to hear about your plans, and where you see magic fitting in with your event. Complete the form below and I’ll get back to you very soon.

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Best to include this so that I can clarify any extra details.
It's useful to know - the event date and time, the venue, what the event is for, and how many guests might be there.

"The professional manner in which he took the booking and ensured he knew exactly what was required is a credit to him."