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Performing close up magic at a wedding near Nottingham.
Rebecca Blumstein
Rebecca Blumstein
I booked Ed to perform at my husband's 60th Birthday party. We had invited 20 friends to a local restaurant and Ed entertained us between courses. He was supremely professional and we loved all of his magic. Ed was friendly and funny and made sure to include all of our party, who were aged between 3-89. Having Ed's magic at our party made the event special and memorable and I would recommend Ed without reservation.
Daniel Coe
Daniel Coe
Fantastic close up magic that enthralled everyone
Becki Hughes
Becki Hughes
A great evening, blew our mind with his tricks! Would recommend 10/10
Richard Linden
Richard Linden
Ed, you were awesome! - very entertaining, funny and clever.
Craig Pearce
Craig Pearce
Very good and entertaining, would recommend.
Amanda Staton
Amanda Staton
Just wowed at a corporate event… thoroughly recommend.
Tom Soane
Tom Soane
Ed was great, very entertaining.
Davies Lettings
Davies Lettings
A fantastic magician and entertainer.
Shahzad Chaudhry
Shahzad Chaudhry
Just wow, totally babbled. How did he do it. Amazing




Nottingham magician, Ed Sumner, is one of the few full time professionals local to the city. He has performed as the resident magician at Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club at Trent Bridge, and has entertained as a close up magician private events and corporate events across Nottingham.

"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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A magician is a great choice for conferences, awards nights, and many other corporate events. It helps people to connect over a shared experience and sparks conversations. Let's turn the talk away from work, and allow people to get to know each other in a new way.

nottingham magician performing close up magic at an event
nottingham wedding magician performing close up magic to a bride


Hiring a wedding magician is one of the best decisions you can make for your big day. Having recently organised my own wedding, I know how important it is to make sure the guests don't feel bored during those lull periods when they would otherwise be waiting around, thinking what's next? You don't want that! Instead, I'll welcome guests, and bring your celebration to life.


Close up magic is not only an amazing, interactive (and really popular) entertainment, it's flexible enough to fit into a variety of events. There's close up magic performed as walkaround entertainment, table magic (more on that below) or for large groups, I can even put together a team of performers on your behalf, made up of the the best Nottingham magicians.

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nottingham table magician performing close up magic as corporate events entertainment


No, not magic with tables! Table magic is a form of close up magic, often seen at conferences and other corporate events. It's magic performed table side, often between the courses of the meal. It's a great way to spark conversations and bring your event to life.


If you are hosting an event and looking to make sure that guests are entertained throughout, hiring a close up magician is a great idea. Why? Well, a close up magician brings your event to life with a form of lively, interactive entertainment. It creates an atmosphere at your event that just can't be achieved by a band or DJ alone.

How would your guests react if they saw a coin melt away in front of them, or their best friend read their mind? At the events I perform at, the room fills with people saying things like:

"That's not possible!"

"Do that one more time!"

"You HAVE to see this!"

In short, I'll mix with your guests, welcoming them to your event and bringing it to life with impossible magic, unbelievable mind-reading and conversational comedy. And one more thing, live magic is miles better than TV magic!

It's ideal for a private parties, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and corporate events. There are three main styles. You can read more about close up magic here, but honestly the best thing to do is to get in touch for a quick no obligation chat. I'm always happy to help people organise the right entertainment for their event. Here are few ideas though:

Walkaround Entertainment - this is a great way to welcome guests, and share magic with them as they get a drink from the bar. It's a relaxed performance that sets the tone for the party. It is often seen at weddings, corporate events, and house parties.

Close up table magic - with this performance style, I'll perform at each table during the courses of a meal. This one is great for awards nights, fundraisers, balls and proms, and sometimes at larger birthdays.

Late night bar magic - to be honest, this is usually an add on for my other entertainment packages. It's great for after dinner, perhaps if you have a large event and there might be people who want to take a break from dancing.

Parlour magic - this is a short group performance in the comfort of your home, or in a hired private dinning room or booth at a bar, restaurant or hotel. It's an exclusive show just for you. I love performing this type of magic as I can really get to know you and your guests throughout the evening.

nottingham magician performing close up walkaround magic
nottingham magician performing at a corporate event
nottingham magician performing close up magic to girls in a bar

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I recently worked with Ed at several Nottingham bars and restaurants. Ed was able to adapt to the environment and keep people engaged all night! He has amazing abilities and an incredible personality. Highly recommended!

Gillian Leigh, Nottingham

Ed is simply amazing! He is funny, superbly talented and a pleasure to work with. We can’t get our head around what he does, but that's half the fun! Ed is very professional and you will not be disappointed if you book him!

Luke Polak, Horspool Farm, Nottinghamshire

Recommended for any party! I constantly heard gasps of amazement and laughter throughout the night as Ed went around each group.

Harriet Rogers, Nottingham

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Nottingham magician case study

You know, as a Nottingham magician, I love performing across the city and region, but nothing makes me more proud than supporting our local businesses and institutions.

Imagine how I felt when I was approached by Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club to entertaining guests at Trent Bridge during their T20 games, and later their The Hundred Series.

I've been performing there each year, since 2016, with a mix of walkaround entertainment, close up magic, street magic shows, half time shows and even a little balloon modelling.

I’ve really enjoyed meeting a wide range of regular and visiting fans. And for several events, I have worked alongside other entertainers and I was also asked to organise a team of Nottingham magicians for the busier events.

Large events are never a problem for me, as I am well connected within the magic community and have great links with a small team of trusted professional magicians based in or near Nottingham.

Fun fact: At one of these events at Trent Bridge, my Nottingham magician colleague and I were asked (with about 30 seconds notice) to perform a little bit of magic to be beamed live on Sky Sports! Talk about the pressure!

In case you're interested, I performed a very visual piece of magic changing one bank note into another. He performed a similar style of routine, but with playing cards!

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Ready to perform magic at Trent Bridge, West Bridgeford, Nottingham.

ps. here's some top wedding and party venues near Nottingham, that I have performed at previously.

Papplewick Pumping Station, Nottinghamshire

Hockley Arts Club, Nottingham

Horspool Luxury Retreat, Gibsmere

NTU Events and Conferencing - City Campus, Nottingham

The Bierkeller, Nottingham

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Hockley arts club where I performed as a Nottingham magician.




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."