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Performing Close up Table Magic for a Christmas Party




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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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



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 a close up magician for 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.

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Performing on custom built mini stage inside Selfridges department store, Bull Ring, Birmingham.

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Not only does your event becomes a lot simpler to organise when you hire a magician, but you also get incredible entertainment. There are a few ways to include magic as part of your events entertainment.

Walkaround entertainment engages guests as they arrive for the event. This is the perfect way to welcome guests and help take the focus off work.

Table to table magic is similar, but with this performance style, you can be sure every table gets to be part of the fun with close up magicians performing between the courses of a meal.*

A stage magic show is a great idea if you want to entertain a large number of people but only have 20 - 40 minutes. This is great as an after dinner performance.

Find out more about my entertainment for caproate events here, or why not get in touch? There's no obligation to book and instead I'll just give you some more tailored advice to your event. A simple message or phone call can often save hours of emailing round.

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

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Still searching for the perfect place to tie the knot? Here's a few wedding venues in or near Birmingham that 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

Weddings are the perfect excuse to party! And a professional close up magician is one of the most highly recommended entertainment for your wedding day. Why? Well, a quality magician can spark conversations and bring your day to life. That's what I do, and here's a very quick idea of some options of where magic fits in well.

During the afternoon reception is a great time for entertainment. I'll entertain guests with magic, while you are off having your photographs taken. This means that no-one feels like they are waiting around.

The wedding breakfast is sometimes a good time for entertainment, but it's worth having a quick chat to check first. Reach out to me to get my advice on how to make magic work during this time.

The afternoon turnover is perhaps the best time for magic (and other entertainment). This part of the wedding day is often overlooked but it's a great chance to entertain guests with magic during what is normally a bit of a lull period. Let's get your party started!

Every event is slightly different so, get in touch today for a friendly chat about your plans, or read more about wedding magic here.


Here are a few Birmingham events that stick out in my mind. If you're interested in the title, click to open them and read further.


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



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 event, and where you see magic fitting in. 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 what the event is, the time/s you are considering 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."