manchester magician performing close up magic to an amazed guest
Performing close up magic at a Corporate event in Manchester.
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 ⭐️



Manchester magician, Ed Sumner is an established professional performer who brings important celebrations to life! He has been performing across Manchester and the North West for many years. Hiring him could be the best decision you make this year! He can spark conversations with close up magic, or add the WOW factor to larger events with his incredible stage show.

"A friendly, interactive gent who oozed confidence and impressed even the most skeptical of our guests. Ed brought the party to life!"

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I honestly believe close up magic is one of the best forms of entertainment. Close up magic is perfect for a party! It will bring your event to life! It's is a lively, upbeat form of performance where guests are involved and part of the fun. At least, that's how I perform it. It's why I'm one of the most in demand close up magicians in Manchester.

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manchester magician performing wedding magic to guests

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Every wedding needs entertainment, and you won't go far wrong by hiring a professional close up magician. A professional magician knows how to bring the best out of your guests.

In my case, my routines are designed to put your guests at ease. My performances are upbeat and lively, but also approachable and conversational. It's a winning mix which means people want to be involved with all of the fun. Just imagine your guests saying, "No way!" and "Do that again!" after they've seen some incredible magic. That's what I bring to your wedding. Incredible entertainment that gets people excited about being there, and most of all in the party mood.

After all a wedding is a celebration and you don't want people just waiting around!


Organising a large event such as an awards night, a fundraiser or some other corporate event can be a difficult task. Let me help you with one piece of advice. A professional magician can make your life a whole lot easier.

Magic can fit into a variety of times during your event. Close up magic is perfect to welcome guests and to spark conversations that aren't about work. After all this is a social event, right?

Stage magic on the other hand is a great to entertain a large audience, and really add the wow factor to your evening.

Fortunately, I'm experienced as both a close up magician and stage magician, and have provided entertainment for corporate events for over 20 years.

manchester magician providing corporate events entertainment to two guests

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Here are just a few of the event spaces I've performed at in or near Manchester:

The Midland, Manchester

Imperial War Museum, Trafford Park

Harvey Nichols, Manchester City Centre

The Lowry, Salford Quays

Concorde Conference Centre, Altrincham


We hired Ed for our wedding and for my wife’s birthday! Both times, Ed surprised our guests with new and inventive magic that our guests talking about him long after he had left.

Mario & Romana Flores, Manchester

Ed was a surprise guest at my husband’s recent party, and he went down a storm with everyone. We're still talking about the night. One more thing, Ed is pleasant and friendly and was a dream to deal with, keeping me informed of everything throughout.

Christina Jenkins, Manchester

Funny, engaging, likeable. Ed hosted our awards night and made sure the event had the right amount of pace adding in magic and comedy throughout. He included people without embarrassing them, and I am confident everyone had a great time! Highly recommended.

Lisa Benbow, Manchester

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A Mancheter magician case study

Well, this was an unusual event. The major online fashion retailer Pretty Little Thing is based in the Ancoats area of Manchester and every year they hold a staff appreciation day.

Think of this as a relaxed easy work day / office party with a live band, a free bar and in 2018, a close up magician. Me!

I’ve never interrupted work emails to share my magic before, but I am pretty sure everyone appreciated the break, and enjoyed the day.

It was definitely one I’ll never forget, not least of all for the giant pink flamingos and unicorns that surrounded the office. I’m not 100% sure, but I think they were bought in especially for the event!? If you know the brand, then you know that it all sort of ties together.

By the way, if we ever meet, ask me to tell you about "the facilities".

This was definitely one of my stranger moments as a Manchester magician, but as I often say, one of the great things about hiring a close up magician, is that it can fit into a wide variety of events.

If you're holding an event in Manchester and looking for a fantastic close up magician to wow your guests, then get in touch with me here!

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The band who played at the Pretty Little Thing corporate party in Manchester.




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 how you see magic fitting in. Complete the form below and I’ll get back to you very soon.

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