birmingham magician performing close up magic at a corporate event
Performing close up magic at a Christmas corporate event in Birmingham.
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 ⭐️



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


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 location, what the event is, 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."