Organising and Booking a Team of Magicians

In the world of event planning, entertainment is a cornerstone that elevates any occasion from a “boring work party” where everyone stands around talking about the weather and making polite chit chat, to an unforgettable experience you’ll be talking about at the next party you go to! Among the myriad of entertainment options, magic holds a unique place, captivating the imaginations of many, and providing a fun connection as you laugh along with friends, family and the magician.

When it comes to larger events, however, a single close up magician might not suffice. This is where the idea of booking a team of magicians comes into play, and it’s what I’ll be writing about today.

Here’s how I can help.

The Magic Ratio of Guests to Magician

The rule of thumb in the world of close up magic is that a single magician can comfortably entertain approximately 100 guests over the course of two hours. This ensures that the performance remains intimate and that each guest has the opportunity to experience the magic close up (the clue is in the name:‽)

Of course, you might add on an extra hour if you want the magician to mingle a little more and get to know your guests. And, if the magician is performing during a dinner, then an extra hour is useful as there will be moments they have to stand back while guests eat. But what happens when your guest list exceeds that magic number of 100 or when the time allocated for entertainment is less than two hours?

Maybe, for instance, you only have a 60 minute “cocktail hour” but 300 guests to welcome!

A team of super magicians to the rescue!

team of magiciansIn scenarios where you have a large number of guests or a limited time frame, bringing in an additional magician, or several, ensure that the magic reaches every guest, and that your event goes off without a hitch!

Whether it's a grand wedding reception, a bustling corporate event, or any large-scale gathering, having more magicians means that the entertainment is amplified without sacrificing the personal touch that close up magic is especially known and enjoyed for.

Suggested blog post: Hire a Close Hand Magician

Lean on my Professional Contacts

Thankfully, you don't need to navigate the intricate world of magic alone. I’m very well connected within the magic industry and so I can assemble a team of magicians, from just two performers to an ensemble of twenty or more. No matter the scale of your event, I’m able to help.

And not only that, but by managing this on your behalf, I remove the hassle of dealing with multiple performers and paying multiple invoices. I’ll be your single point of contact, streamlining the whole the process and ensuring a cohesive and captivating entertainment package is delivered on the night.

nottingham magicians perform as a team

Quality and Assurance

member of the magic circleIt’s worth noting that when I curate a team of magicians, I select only the finest professional performers individuals whom I know personally and trust to deliver a quality service. Often from my contacts within The World Famous Magic Circle.

I also make sure that each magician in the team holds public liability insurance because, when it comes to events, it's always better to be safe than sorry. This attention to detail means you can relax, knowing that your entertainment is in capable hands.

Another Option: Multiple Styles

And hey, for smaller events that might not require a large team, booking a duo of magicians is still a great idea. The combination of a magician and a mind reader offers an intriguing contrast and allows your guests to witness two styles of magic and a diverse showcase of talent.

Another Option: A Multi Magician Show

And here something extra! Fo those looking to take their event to the next level, I can organise a multi-magician stage show, based on my popular night of magic, The Magic Room. This type of show is perfect for capping off a conference, enhancing a product launch, or serving as the centrepiece of a gala dinner.

multi magician show at the magic room

How to Organise a Team of Magicians

Organising a team of magicians is hopefully now a little less stressful than it was before you found this post. As mentioned, you don’t need to do this alone. With over 20 years in the magic industry, I love helping to create incredible events. So, why not let me and my magic team take the lead? Get in touch today and let’s begin crafting an event experience like no other.

Ready to find out more?

Get in touch today for an accurate quote or more information.

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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Doggo (Aɴʏᴀ ᴛʜᴇ ʟᴏsᴛ ᴘʀɪɴᴄᴇss)
Really friendly magician 👍🏾

YOUR INCREDIBLE EVENT IS
JUST A FEW STEPS AWAY

1. CONNECT

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

email ↓

ed@edsumner.com

call ↓

07792 129 828

or fill in an enquiry form.

2. DISCUSS

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.

3. AGREE

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.

4. ENJOY

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.

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