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Performing close up magic at a Corporate event in Manchester.
Sue Phelan
Sue Phelan
Ed was absolutely phenomenal at my friend's 50th birthday! Fantastic magician x
Michelle Talbot
Michelle Talbot
Very, very impressive 😁
Amanda Bryant
Amanda Bryant
He was very professional before the event and everyone was thoroughly entertained by his close magic and the larger scale audience participation tricks.
Rach Ryan
Rach Ryan
We invited Ed to join us at our wedding reception to entertain our guests during / after the meal. Lots of guests were chatting about his tricks the next day. We loved the one he did for us and have absolutely no idea how he managed it! Ed is relaxed but professional, friendly and fun. Thank you for sprinkling some magic on our day Rach & Mick
Laura Darrant
Laura Darrant
Super personable and an amazing magician. Book him for your works events.
kerry smith
kerry smith
Ed was fabulous, what a fantastic magic show this was the perfect entertainment for my 50th Birthday and left us scratching our heads on how he did some of the tricks as we couldn’t work it out, and we were really impressed, and still talking about it later into the night and after my birthday too. I would definitely recommend and book Ed again and he was very professional, fabulous magic tricks and great communication and early to the event to prepare. I won’t mention what tricks he did as I won’t spoil the surprise but we all loved it. Thanks Ed 🤩🥰👍
Fern Dennis
Fern Dennis
I saw Ed last weekend he was booked for a family wedding. Nearly a week later and I’m still speechless, he was amazing best magician I’ve ever seen! He caters to all age groups, so entertaining.
Le pe
Le pe
Excellent entertainment
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Really friendly magician 👍🏾



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.

manchester close up magician performing to two guests
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!

pretty little thing party entertainment in manchester
The band who played at the Pretty Little Thing corporate party in Manchester.




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

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07792 129 828

or fill in an enquiry form.


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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Best to include this so that I can clarify any extra details.
It's useful to know - the event date and time, the venue, what the event is for, and how many guests might be there.

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