The Magic Castle in Hollywood

The premier magic venue in the world is situated just off Hollywood Boulevard, only a few hundered yards from the Chinese Theatre. With three formal areans a bar and several other smaller stages there is a lot of magic to be seen. The close up room boasts two international performers a night as does the Parlour. The Main Stage does two to three shows each evening, seven days a week.

me at the Magic Castle
I made it! My first trip to the Magic Castle

I first performed at the Magic Castle in 2003. A great friend Terry Seabrooke managed to get me a spot in the Close Up Room. I was relatively new to magic at the time, having only turned professional two years before. However, I had come second in the Magic Circle Close Up Competition that year and that seemed to impress the board at the Castle.

It turned out to be a great week. I even managaed to impress the Magic Club members who attend on a Thursday lunch time, traditionally a tought crowd.

The powers that be felt that my style would suite the bar, which usually held a more rauchous crowd and I was invited back to perform there the following year.

In 2005 The Magic Circle cellebrated its Centenary and I was asked to represent the Magic Circle at The Magic Castle. So back I went with a group of friends. My wife to be was working in Long Beach at the time so everything was perfect.

In the years that followed I have peformed in the Close Up Room and Parlour ten times and have loved every stay.

It is a very special place, which a great deal of magic memorabilla and even houses the pool table which featured in a WC Fields film.

It is a members club but if you find yourself in LA it is worth giving them a call. The food is also excellent and the service divine.

The magic castle layout
The three floors at the Magic castle