Staffordshire Magician to hire for special events in Stafford and Staffordshire

About Staffordshire Magician, Ed Sumner

Ed Sumner is a Staffordshire magician and one of the few full time professionals in the county. He grew up in Stafford and now lives in a village near to Lichfield. 

As a professional close up magician, Ed performs throughout the UK, but Staffordshire is home! He has performed at Weston Hall in Stafford, at Britannia Stadium in Stoke, at the Snowdome in Tamworth, at Rudyard Lake near Leek, and many more venues too numerous to name.

Ed primarily performs close up magic at weddings, private parties and corporate conference dinners. His magic combines incredible sleight of hand magic with back and forth conversational comedy with guests. So if you're looking to make your Staffordshire event a huge success, get in touch today and let’s have a chat about what would work best for you.

Here are just some of the reasons why magician Ed is trusted with the most important event in Staffordshire:








I hired Ed Sumner as a close up table magician for the second time. He was amusing, entertaining magic was of the highest order! Given his experience and professional skills I would definitely employ him again.

Eric Dale, Staffordshire

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Performing close up magic for a Christmas Event in Staffordshire.

Which events do you perform at?

Staffordshire Wedding Magician

I've performed at hundreds of weddings across Staffordshire. In fact, the adjacent video shows me performing at the Moat House in Acton Trussell. That couple chose walkaround magic during the afternoon but here are some ideas of how to incorporate magic during your big day:

  • Walkaround close up magic - I'll mix and mingle with guests after the ceremony or during the early evening 'lull'.
  • Table side close up magic - I'll keep the energy in the room high during the wedding breakfast.
  • Group performance - for a small wedding a 'show' is wonderful evening entertainment.

There's no obligation to book, so let's talk about the specifics of your event and I'll let you know what I recommend for your event.

Magician for Private Parties

Close up magic is a versatile entertainment suitable for a wide range of events. For large groups, I am often asked to mix and mingle with guests, sharing magic where they are. For smaller events, my after dinner show is like having the theatre in your home, or tableside. It's the perfect finale to a meal!

Perfect for:

  • Milestone birthdays
  • Retirement parties
  • Wedding anniversaries
  • Family get together
  • Corporate celebrations

Get in touch today for a quick no obligation chat about how I can help bring your event to life.

Close up Magician in Staffordshire

Close up magic is popular because it bring people together through a shared experience. My performance style as a close up magician is fun, friendly, conversational and above all focused on your guests. I'll bring people together through a shared experience.

Imagine hearing your friends and family laughing together, seeing their faces drop as they realise what's happened and reliving it all over again in the stories you tell for years to come.

There's never any obligation to book. I love to chat about magic and events, so let's talk about yours and I'll be happy to give you some advice about what works best.

Stage Magician in Staffordshire

As well as close up magic, I'm one of the few UK magicians performing as a stage magician. The skills required here are different and more advanced than close up, and each event requires a lot more preparation. I'm pleased to say that I've honed a quality act that always receives excellent feedback.

I often perform this for corporate events, and can also combine it with events hosting or a little close up magic before the show.

  • Stage magic - an after dinner cabaret magic show which can run from 15 to 60 minutes and play for up to 500 guests.
  • Events hosting - why not ask me to host the whole event. I'll make all of the announcements allowing you to sit back and enjoy the event.

As mentioned this is a more specialised performance so it's definitely worth us chatting to run through the details of your event.

Reviews for my entertainment

"We would really like to thank you for your amazing addition to our daughter’s wedding. The feedback received was extremely positive and we were particularly impressed with the way you handled the heckler! Our evening was enhanced with your jovial banter, as well as the amazing magic! We would also like to thank you for the easy way we were able to book the evening and a special thanks for your flexibility over the many start/end time changes."

Terry Obeney, Stafford

"Thanks for the performance you gave at our Christmas lunch at Chase Golf Club. Everyone enjoyed the fun. It was great that you were able to involve everyone without being too pushy. You are definitely on our list for future events!"

John Caine, Penkridge

"Everyone was really impressed with you at the party and we would not hesitate to book again or recommend you to others. The sailing club have also asked me for your contact details. Hopefully they will get you on their recommended entertainers list. Thanks for helping to make our day so special and good luck for the future."

Vicky Colclough, Leek

"Ed is a master of his craft. He is a hard-working, professional and highly skilled close up magician who made sure that everyone felt as though they had enjoyed a special, personal show."

Gary Hudson, Uttoxeter

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"Very professional, very approachable, and absolutely stunning magic! I'm his newest fan. I want to host another party just so I can hire Ed."

Abigail Pickering, Stafford

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"Ed performed what can only be described as brilliant magic! My wife is heavily involved in weddings and she will be recommending Ed to anyone seeking a magician."

Simon Mahon, Stafford

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Create an incredible event in Staffordshire

My Google MyBusiness page has over 60 five star reviews, just like the ones above. If you want to make sure you book the best magician, enquire today!

Where do you perform magic in Staffordshire?

I am based in Staffordshire and perform across the county including in Stafford, Lichfield, Uttoxeter, Tamworth, Burton on Trent, Penkridge, Rugeley, Alton, Leek and Stoke on Trent.

In fact, I perform in nearby countries and all over the UK. The good news is, as I live here, I don't have to charge any extra travel for events in Staffordshire. They are all within my normal travelling range.

How much does a magician in Staffordshire cost?

This is a tricky question to answer in an online question as I don't know the full details of the event. As I'm sure you can appreciate the price varies depending on what's required. A stage show for 500 people with lots of additional elements costs more than a local midweek event that is relatively easy to prepare for eg. close up magic.

I have a variety of different options, and so it's always worth us having a quick chat. There's no obligation to book and my only desire is to help you get the best entertainment for your event.

If I'm the right magician for you, I'll put together a price for you or tell you on the phone, (based on what's required and where the event is taking place). If I'm not the best magician for you, I will be happy to recommend a colleague instead.

I look forward to speaking with you.

Enquire today

Let's make your event one to remember. Get in touch today and I'll send you more information and an accurate quote for your event.


Magic is enjoyed by many because of the memories that are formed when people share something impossible together! My performances spark the stories you'll be telling throughout your event and for many years after.

What will yours be?