Melbourne Magic Festival set to wow audiences

Magician Tracy Tam. Photo: Supplied

Magician Tracy Tam. Photo: Supplied

Prepare to be amazed, Melbourne – our very own magic festival is coming to town.

If you’ve ever wanted to see someone levitate right before your eyes, wondered what it would be like to be hypnotised or considered learning a trick or two yourself, this 13-day magic extravaganza is your chance.

The Melbourne Magic Festival

 

Considered the largest festival of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, the event boasts more than 300 performances and welcomes some pretty amazing international guest magicians including John Archer from the UK and magic legend Max Maven direct from Hollywood.

There’s something for everyone, from family friendly live shows that appeal to all ages to adults-only as well as free events and workshops. So if you’re looking to escape Melbourne’s winter gloom, round up the family or grab a few mates and witness some of Australia’s and the world’s best magicians in action.

Performer Pierre Ulric. Photo: Supplied

Performer Pierre Ulric. Photo: Supplied

 

TOP 5 FESTIVAL PICKS 

 

John Archer – A magician and a ukulele

  • June 28, 29, 39, July 1, 2 at 8.15pm 

 

All the way from the UK, John brings a strong comedic element to his performances to have you both entertained and fooled.

Read more here.

 

Max Maven

  • July 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 at 8.15pm 

 

Direct from Hollywood’s famous Magic Castle, Max is considered one of the world’s best mind-readers and has received rave reviews all over the US.

Read more here.

 

Tim Ellis – In Dreams

July 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 at 9.30pm 

Performer and the festival's artistic director Tim Ellis. Photo: Supplied

Performer and festival artistic director Tim Ellis. Photo: Supplied

Award-winning magician Tim Ellis uses nothing but magic to tell an astonishing story in a one-man play.

Read more here.

 

MagicSports

  • July 3 at 7pm 

 

Magician Lee Cohen will appear in MagicSports. Photo: Supplied

Magician Lee Cohen will appear in MagicSports. Photo: Supplied

The highly anticipated show, which involves competitive improvised magic between two teams of top magicians, enjoyed a sold-out season at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Read more here.

 

The Best of the Magic Fest

  • June 28 – July 9 at 9.30pm

 

MAGICIAN ANTHONY DE MASI. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

MAGICIAN ANTHONY DE MASI. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

With a different line-up every night, this is your chance to meet the stars of the festival in an intimate performance.

Read more here.

 

 

 

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