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“I want to entertain my guests in an informal way during cocktails or dinner.”

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We can help you keep your clients, staff or guests amazed, captivated & entertained while they are ‘mixing & mingling’ or during dinner. Request a Quote now. We can arrange Close-Up magicians & mentalists to perform for your guests’ entertainment at any venue in Africa.

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Interactive Magic Made Easy!

If you’re planning an event where you’d like to entertain your guests in a personal yet informal way with amazing sleight-of-hand card & coin magic, interactive mind-reading, and delightfully surprising illusions, then a Close-Up performance may be ideal. A Close-Up performance, also known as “strolling magic”, “hand magic” or “mix-and-mingle magic”, takes place among small groups of guests, to provide them with a memorable and personal experience of wonder.

Here are some typical scenarios for which we would recommend a Close-Up performance:

  • You’d like to entertain guests during pre-dinner cocktails as you’re waiting for everyone to arrive,
  • You want to entertain your guests informally during dinner, without requiring a stage or the attention of all the guests at once, or
  • You’re planning an informal event that allows for the entertainment to fit in appropriately.

If this sounds similar to what you are planning, Magic Africa Productions can help you book a Close-Up magician or mentalist.

We’ve assisted dozens of companies & organisations throughout Africa to make their events personal & memorable – tell us more about your upcoming event by Requesting a Quote so that we can discuss your specific requirements & provide you with a customised online multimedia proposal that meets your needs.

Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

We source & provide professional entertainers according to your location, requirements & budget. Each event has unique requirements & each performer has a different level of expertise, so we calculate a fee specific to your enquiry.  Which is why we invite you to Request A Quote & based on your event brief & a conversation, we’ll send you a personalised online, multimedia proposal that offers hand-picked show packages & different price options.

Yes, we provide magical entertainers throughout Africa. Based on your requirements & location, we’ll recommend performers in your area (if appropriate) or let you know that we need to transport a suitable act for your event’s location. If necessary, we may include travel & accommodation costs into your tailor-made proposal. Start by Requesting a Quote & we’ll make the appropriate recommendations.

No. A Close-Up magic performance is normally performed informally for small groups of people & so there are no technical requirements. The performer carries all the props required & entertains the audience while moving around the event venue. This means no stage, sound or lighting equipment is required.

Request A Quote & will help your guests experience mystery & illusion within arm’s reach.

Close-up magic and mentalism performances are best experienced by small groups of 5 to 10 guests at one time.

If you would like to entertain more than 20 people with a single performance, we would recommend a Stand-Up Magic Show, as Close-Up magic would not be suitable.

A Close-Up magician or mentalist will typically entertain 50 people per hour: if you need to entertain more guests than this, you could book more than 1 close-up performer, or increase the duration (up to 3 hours).

Request A Quote & we’ll provide you with recommendations based on your event’s requirements.

Given that a Close-Up magic performance is informal & personal, virtually all venues are suitable. There are no technical or venue requirements for this style of performance.

A Close-Up magic performance normally lasts been 5- & 10-minutes per group with the magician or mentalist typically performing personally for about 50 people per hour.

If you need to entertain more guests than this, you could book more than 1 Close-Up performer, or increase the duration (up to 3 hours).

We’ll be able to recommend the performance duration based on your event’s programme: Request A Quote & we’ll be able to advise you on an appropriate close-up entertainer & performance duration.

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