The Honest Magician

Accompanied by over 10 years of professional magic experience around the world, from cruise ships to corporate and private events, Chad brings a multi-faceted, highly engaging and entertaining performance that will leave audiences in total awe and wonder.


Home Country: South Africa

Home City: Johannesburg

Active Passports: South Africa, with USA Visa (exp 2024)

Geographical Availability:

  • Throughout Africa
  • Within Home City
  • Within Home Country
  • Worldwide


"If I can, even just for a moment, take people out of their current reality and to a place where their imagination is stretched beyond belief...that, to me, is real magic." This is the goal that Chad Spade has for every single one of his performances. For Chad, it is more about creating a well-rounded experience rather than just fooling someone with a trick. His personable, inclusive and humorous performance style brings a unique experience to any spectator which will be remembered long after the event has passed.

Spending the majority of his professional career performing internationally aboard the prestigious Disney Cruise Line, where he was fortunate enough to be mentored by some of the greatest names in magic, such as Shawn Farquhar (Grand Prix World Champion of Magic) and David Williamson (World renowned sleight of hand artist and showman). This experience has not only taught him tricks and techniques but has truly shaped "the bigger picture" of magic for Chad. Apart from this, he has also performed at various hotels, resorts and venues in Dubai and Bali, Indonesia, as well as numerous private and corporate events around South Africa.

Chad is an active member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, which was founded in 1922 and is the world's largest organization dedicated to the art of magic and firmly believes in contributing to the magic community.

After seeing a children's magic show at the age of 8, Chad was completely hooked on wanting to learn more about the amazing art form and at age 9, got his first magic set which is when his interest exploded. As years progressed and his experience and knowledge grew within the art, so did his understanding for "The Show" which is something he values immensely as it creates a very personal and intimate experience for audiences.

Disney Cruise Line (Orlando, USA)
Atlantis, The Palm (Dubai)
Speaker at the Duke University MMX Conference
Consultant for creative brand awareness for the South African National Lottery
Lead creative consultant for Telkom Mobile product launch

Last Update: Monday, January 6th, 2020