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Performing close up magic at a Christmas corporate event in Birmingham.
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
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Doggo (Aɴʏᴀ ᴛʜᴇ ʟᴏsᴛ ᴘʀɪɴᴄᴇss)
Really friendly magician 👍🏾



Birmingham magician, Ed Sumner is a professional magician and the best choice to bring your event to life! Ed is one of the few full time professional in the city, having performed at thousands of private events and previously hosted his own regular monthly magic show on Broad Street. If you're looking for the best magician in Birmingham, you're in the right place.

"Ed performed at a corporate event we hosted in the city. He amazed and delighted all who attended! I would not hesitate to hire him again, and in fact, look forward to the opportunity to do so."

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This can include close up magic either as guests enter or table magic between the courses of the meal. You might even choose to include a spectacular stage show or full events hosting. Not only does your event become simpler to organise when you hire a magician, but you also get incredible entertainment.

birmingham magician performing close up magic at a coporate event

p.s. If your event requires it, I can also hire on your behalf multiple Birmingham magicians / other entertainers (think caricaturists, circus acts, casino tables, etc) local to the area.

birmingham magician ed sumner performing close up magic at a wedding


Weddings are the perfect excuse to party! And a professional close up magician is one of the most recommended entertainment options for your day. A quality magician will spark conversations and bring your day to life, and make sure no-one feels like they are waiting around. Let's get your party started!

Every event is slightly different so, get in touch today for a friendly chat about your plans.

Still searching for the perfect place to tie the knot? Here are a few Birmingham wedding venues  I've performed at.

The Banqueting Suite, in the Council House Building

Hotel du Vin, Birmingham City Centre

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Shustoke Farm Barns, near Birmingham

Castle Bromwich Hall Hotel


Watch this incredible video below ↓ of an amazing reaction to my close up magic. Filmed on Broad Street in Birmingham. Now imagine your guests laughing, cheering and reacting like this at your party / event!

p.s. put the subtitles on for this one.

...and here's some cool venues to check out if you're looking for the perfect party space in Birmingham

The Botanist

The Button Factory

The Night Owl, Digbeth

Fazeley Studios

The Actress & Bishop

The Old Joint Stock

Close up magicians are a popular entertainment option for many events. The best, know instinctively how to get the most from your guests, combining incredible magic effects, with upbeat conversational comedy and a down to earth manner. Imagine your event filling with comments like:

"Do that again!"
"No way!"

or "You've got to show that one to my friend!"

That's what I often hear when I'm hired to perform close up magic.

I've performed as a close up magician at all of the below event types, but if you've got a different idea then please get in touch. Some of the best events I've done have been the ones where someone has come to me with their ideas and we've worked together to make it a reality. After all, as a magician, I do the impossible everyday!

Wedding anniversaries
Birthday parties
Retirement parties
Student balls / proms
Private dinner parties
House warmings
Family get togethers
House parties
Late night bar magic

Find out more about close up magic here, or reach out to me for more information about hiring me, your Birmingham magician, to attend your next event.


My stage magic is the perfect way to entertain larger groups. My spectacular show combining incredible magic and impossible mind reading can entertain from 50 to 500 guests, and for between 20 and 50 minutes. It's the perfect choice for after dinner entertainment.

So that's what I do, but why should you consider hiring me over any other magician. Simply put, while performing to three or four people is something that most magicians can manage, holding the attention of 200 + people, is a skill that only a few magicians in the country can do.

I'm one of those who has spent time building up those skills. I've been described as an expert stage performer, but really the secret to performing on stage comes down to one thing. It's confidence. A nervous performer makes the audience feel awkward too.

Fortunately I've performed on stages across the whole of the UK. In Birmingham, I've performed in store on stages for both Selfridges in the Bull Ring and Harvey Nicholls in the Mailbox (for three years running), as well as at the Hippodrome Theatre.

Get in touch to talk about your event, or see more about stage magic here.

birmingham magician performing on stage
Performing on a custom built stage in Selfridges, Birmingham

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Funny, captivating, affable and absolutely fantastic at mesmerising people with his skills. I was absolutely delighted with everything Ed did for our guests. I would not hesitate to recommend Ed to anyone looking for a solid professional magician.

Ian Gandley, Birmingham

Ed’s friendly and outgoing manner got everyone interacting and made the first part of the party fly by. I was not the only one to comment, how on earth did he do that!? We would definitely recommend Ed and book him again. It was the perfect entertainment for our party

Shelly Spooner, EffecTech, Birmingham

From the moment we contacted Ed he was extremely professional and helped us sort out the booking easily. Ed arrived 15 minutes before he was due to perform and started a few minutes before. This was really appreciated. All of our guests were amazed and many said he was the best part of the evening.

Sian Leonard, Birmingham

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Birmingham close up magician case study

As a Birmingham magician, I get to perform at lots of events across the city, but this was one that really stood out to me. I performed alongside another Birmingham close up magician at a  large military black tie ball. Hiring multiple magicians is a popular choice for larger events, and I can even help organise that on your behalf. I am well connected within the magic industry and can help to put together a team of excellent professional performers.

Back to this event. This was a military ball to celebrate recent achievements including many who had recently passed out.

We began by entertaining guests as they arrived for a welcome drink, and then later entertained with table to table magic during dinner. Later there was a live band, and a large scalextrix track and other games for guests to play on. I didn't organise the band, but as part of my service, I did recommend the other games company to my client.

This all took in the legends lounge at Birmingham City Football Stadium, St. Andrew's. All of the magicians team got great reactions to our entertainment, with lots of laughs, gasps and enjoyment from everyone there.

Even better was that many of those great moments were captured by their event photographer. Just take a look at the client review and some of the pictures below.

Ed is a fantastic magician. Not only was his magic incredible, he sorted out all the fine details, and went over and above for our guests. We would definitely use his service again and would recommend to a friend.

- Luciano Grana, Birmingham


You were amazing! Your events were definitely the most popular and received the best feedback. A number of our guests have said they are still talking about them to this day.

Serena Tutt, Selfridges, Birmingham

We hired Ed for our corporate 60th birthday celebration. He did a great job at capturing the audience’s attention and his tricks were in a word - brilliant. Great communication prior to the event. Super friendly, and we would recommend!!

Melissa Payne, IPU Group, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham

Ed was absolutely fantastic and created fantastic memories for our ten year wedding anniversary. He even provided a spur of the moment performance to the whole group, which I didn't expect. Ed goes the extra mile and is flexible to work with. I would highly recommend him.

Ali Shah, Birmingham

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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.


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.


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.


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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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 performance was fantastic and is still being talked about! Thank you for being so friendly, accommodating and professional, it has been a pleasure to deal with you."