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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Jenny Court
Jenny Court
Thank you so much. Amazing tricks. Highly recommend. Everyone loved it. Thank you for getting round all the people at the party. Excellent
Nick Aldridge
Nick Aldridge
Very good
Mark Howard
Mark Howard
Ed was amazing tonight at the Severn Transport Services Christmas Party in Welshpool, highly recommend, he will on our entertainment list each year.
diane watson
diane watson
Ed was invited to entertain our charity group, and we are all very pleased he did!. Entertainment wise he was spot on, involving all of our members with his magic tricks, good humour , and easy going attitude. It was really good to see all of our members so engrossed, paying attention and getting involved. Thank you Ed
nick moseley
nick moseley
I arranged for Ed to provide entertainment at our daughter’s wedding. Absolutely spot on. He made sure he engaged with every table, and the constant howls of surprise and delight made for a really great atmosphere after the main dining. Everyone really enjoyed it and said what a fantastic addition to the whole event it was. Thanks, Ed !
Laura Moseley
Laura Moseley
Ed was the magician at our wedding and was fantastic. He was great with all our guests and did some amazing magic tricks. He was great at going around the room and entertaining everyone. Also, thank you for teaching our flower girl and page boy a magic trick, they loved it !
Andrew Marsden
Andrew Marsden
Just hired Ed for a family party in Nantwich and he was awesome! I was very clear about what I wanted at the event and Ed delivered. Entertaining the little ones with balloon modelling and magic (sorry Ed - didn't think the balloon requests would ever end at one point!) and then walking around performing table magic for all the other guests. Feedback has been brilliant, with everyone impressed with the magic and feeling like they'd been entertained with some amazing tricks! And in terms of booking Ed - easy to communicate with, friendly, punctual and very accommodating. It was a great night, everyone had fun. Thanks Ed!!
Tracey Fowler
Tracey Fowler
Ed performed at my daughters wedding , he was brilliant, all our guests loved the magic he performed, he was entertaining funny and very professional, we wouldn’t hesitate to book him again and highly recommended him, Thank you Ed ⭐️
a magician performing after dinner entertainment in london
After dinner magic entertainment at a private dinning event in London.
Jenny Court
Jenny Court
Thank you so much. Amazing tricks. Highly recommend. Everyone loved it. Thank you for getting round all the people at the party. Excellent
Nick Aldridge
Nick Aldridge
Very good
Mark Howard
Mark Howard
Ed was amazing tonight at the Severn Transport Services Christmas Party in Welshpool, highly recommend, he will on our entertainment list each year.
diane watson
diane watson
Ed was invited to entertain our charity group, and we are all very pleased he did!. Entertainment wise he was spot on, involving all of our members with his magic tricks, good humour , and easy going attitude. It was really good to see all of our members so engrossed, paying attention and getting involved. Thank you Ed
nick moseley
nick moseley
I arranged for Ed to provide entertainment at our daughter’s wedding. Absolutely spot on. He made sure he engaged with every table, and the constant howls of surprise and delight made for a really great atmosphere after the main dining. Everyone really enjoyed it and said what a fantastic addition to the whole event it was. Thanks, Ed !
Laura Moseley
Laura Moseley
Ed was the magician at our wedding and was fantastic. He was great with all our guests and did some amazing magic tricks. He was great at going around the room and entertaining everyone. Also, thank you for teaching our flower girl and page boy a magic trick, they loved it !
Andrew Marsden
Andrew Marsden
Just hired Ed for a family party in Nantwich and he was awesome! I was very clear about what I wanted at the event and Ed delivered. Entertaining the little ones with balloon modelling and magic (sorry Ed - didn't think the balloon requests would ever end at one point!) and then walking around performing table magic for all the other guests. Feedback has been brilliant, with everyone impressed with the magic and feeling like they'd been entertained with some amazing tricks! And in terms of booking Ed - easy to communicate with, friendly, punctual and very accommodating. It was a great night, everyone had fun. Thanks Ed!!
Tracey Fowler
Tracey Fowler
Ed performed at my daughters wedding , he was brilliant, all our guests loved the magic he performed, he was entertaining funny and very professional, we wouldn’t hesitate to book him again and highly recommended him, Thank you Ed ⭐️

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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

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.

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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:

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.

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