How much to hire a table magician
Between £50 – £1500
How much to hire a magician?
We have all heard the saying “you get what you pay for.” Most people want to know the price before they even hear what magic tricks you perform or offer. In this blog you will learn the difference between what a professional and amateur magicians costs and why booking a professional magician is going to be so much better for your next event. Price isn’t everything, entertainment, impact and your guests’ enjoyment are. Its not always about time, it’s about the experience of a moment your guests will share and talk about for years to come, that’s why you are hiring a magician for the magical moment.
- Magician Costs.
- Different Styles of Magician.
- Where Magicians Perform.
- What Magic Tricks Can You Expect.
- How to spot a Good Magician.
- Why Hire A Magician.
Hiring a magician will depending on what type of event you’re planning, there are many styles of magicians as you will see below. It’s important to do a little research to see what magician will work best for you and your budget.
Below is a guide price for hiring a magician depending on their experience. You don’t want a rush into hiring a magician who may embarrass you. You’re better off doing a little research reading to find a great magician to add that magic touch 🙂
Amateur magician. Little or no performance experience – Fee £50 – £250
Semi-professional magician. They perform once or twice a month and may have other income. £250 – £400
The professional magician. Who performs weekly, it’s their solo income stream. £400–£800
The best magicians. Top 10% found in the bigger cities. £800–£1500
TV Magician. Dynamo, David Blaine, Darren Brown. £1500–£30.000
What Are The Different Styles of Magician?
The amateur magician is someone who performs magic as a hobby. The best way to describe this to you, the uncle who can do a few tricks. If you’re happy with that, then the best and most cost effect way is to contact a local magic club.
The Semi-professional magician could be of great value for money. They perform regularly to a good standard. Most magicians are semi professional, building up their experience into professional magic before leaving their day jobs.
The Professional Magician.
A professional magician will work every weekend, devoting all their time to the craft of magic and running a successful business. You should expect a great level of customer service and quality entertainment.
The Best Magician.
Expect to pay a premium, they will be top of their game and you will be lucky to hire them. To book a top magician you would have to go, thought an agency. Usually found at high end exclusive events and will deliver an experience like no other.
Hire A Magician from A Magic Club
There will be plenty of amateur/ professional magicians to choose from and who knows you may even find a hobbyist magician who’s superb!
Local Magic Clubs
Where Do Magicians Perform?
- Privet dinning
- Stage Shows
- Trade Shows
For most events, hiring a magician for mix and mingle close-up magic is perfect.
The magician should be flexible with your event, working with you to find the correct time to entertain you and your guests.
Most couples who hire a magician for weddings choose from photos, a wedding breakfast or drinks reception.
If you hire a magician for private dinning party the best time is after the meal when people are relaxed and happy to be entertained.
There are many opportunities to have a magician perform. When hiring a magician it’s better to contact them directly and have the conversation with the magician.
What Magic Tricks Do Magicians Perform?
There are so many magic tricks and styles of magician with that said there are a few stand tricks you can expect when hiring a magician.
- Card Tricks
- Coin Magic
- Mind Reading
If you hire a good magician, they will have signature effects something amazing for you and your guests to enjoy.
How Do You Hire A Good Magician?
The first thing to do is ask your friends and family, can they recommend any magicians or have they seen any at weddings or parties? If the answer is no, then the next best thing is to Google “hire a magician” a quick search shows about 7,830,000 results. The thing you’re looking for is Google Places you will quickly see 5 star reviews, click on a magician you like the look of check out their reviews and website if you like the feel for them get in touch. Get a few quotes and see who offers the best service for your event.
Magicians like me will have spent a lifetime studying, practicing and performing their material. I learn from the best in the world and often seek mentor-ship from world class magicians. You can check this out by listening to my podcast magicians advice podcast where I speak to some of the best magician in the UK and around the world.
If you would like to know how to spot a bad magician, check out my blog. How to spot a bad magician.
Why Hire A Magician.
There are loads of reasons to hire a magician.
- Great Ice-Breaker.
- Creates a fun atmosphere.
- Sets the tone of your event.
- Fantastic photo opportunities.
- Brings guests together.
- Natural talking point.
- Amazing moments that some may never experience again.
When you hire a magician like me my whole aim is to make sure you and your guests are having a brilliant time, really enjoying your party/wedding and seeing some incredible magic tricks. It’s taken me years to find the best magic and learn the secrets for you guys to enjoy.
Thanks for reading
Phil Taylor Magician