So, how much does it cost to hire a magician? Let's be honest, whether it's a magician for a wedding, adult birthday party, corporate event, anniversary or cocktail party it's not something that the average person knows much about unless they have hired a magician before.
So, how much does it cost to hire a magician? Let's be honest, whether it's a magician for a wedding, adult birthday party, corporate event, anniversary or cocktail party etc it's not something that the average person knows much about unless they have hired a magician before.
The good news is that magicians have to be competative just like anyone else in business. They are not only in competition with other magicians but also other forms of entertainment too. So whether it's a close up magician or a magic show / cabaret spot you're seeking, the answer to some degree depends on what you are looking for and what your budget is.
The good news is that magicians have to be competative just like anyone else in business. They are not only in competition with other magicians but also other forms of entertainment too. So whether it's a close up magician or a magic show / cabaret spot you're seeking, the answer to some degree depends on what you are looking for and what your budget is.
A professional magicians prices also vary depending on how big or small a particular job is, how long is required, travel, specific requirements of the client, and even what day of the week can be a factor.
If you are looking for something very inexpensive due to a tight budget, then you can no doubt find many part-time magicians and those in the process of learning the craft that will work cheaply to gain experience. Quality will of course vary, some will be great and just what you need, others less so and this is where hiring a professional can make a difference if you're unsure what is the best way to go.
If you require a magician for a charity event with a small or non-existant budget, then hiring a part-time or amateur magician who is happy to work cheaply or a free meal and free publicity might be your only feasible option. As long as you are confident that they can do what they say then it may all work out well. Perhaps check out some video they may have or validation from others who have engaged their services before. 
When it comes to hiring a full-time professional, they may cost that bit more but the experience and reliability that they bring is usually worth the extra spend. In turn this means that you, as the host or orgnaiser are able to relax more knowing that you're in safer hands.
If you are looking for something very inexpensive due to a tight budget, then you can no doubt find many part-time magicians and those in the process of learning the craft that will work cheaply to gain experience. Quality will of course vary, some will be great and just what you need, others less so and this is where hiring a professional can make a difference if you're unsure what is the best way to
A professional will aim to provide not just good magic and entertainment but good interaction and connection with your guests and of course turn up for the event punctually and reliably! Let's face it, a professional magician's livelyhood depends on providing the best service that they can.
No-one wants a magician, a band, a singer or DJ etc turning up late for a wedding that's probably been over a year in the planning! The same holds true for other events, a special birthday party, awards dinner, anniversary - you name it. A professional magician cannot afford to have this happen.
If you require a magician for a charity event with a small or non-existant budget, then hiring a part-time or amateur magician who is happy to work cheaply or a free meal and free publicity might be your only feasible option. As long as you are confident that they can do what they say then it may all work out well. Perhaps check out some video they may have or validation from others who have engaged their services before. 
One to the great things about searching on-line is that most magicians, myself included will happily give you a no obligation quote per hour or even per half hour and you can compare the prices with others and get a general feel for what a reasonable fee is.
It is true though, that even amongst professional magicians fees can vary a great deal. There are some that charge very high fees that may or may not be justified, perhaps by how well known they are or maybe because they specialise in a very specific area of magic such as mentalism only or larger illusion shows that require a great deal of heavy stage equipment.
A professional magician's prices also vary depending on how big or small a particular job is, how long is required, hours, travel, specific requirements of the client, and even what day of the week can be a factor.
In my case, I prefer to cover quite a variety of effects and genres of magic and as a general guide as of 2018 you will find most general quotes falling within the £250 - £400 bracket. If you would like a more specific quote for any event, just drop me a line, it costs nothing but a moment of your time to enquire and I'll be sure to get back to you a.s.a.p.
When it comes to hiring a full-time professional, they may cost that bit more but the experience and reliability that they bring is usually worth the extra spend. In turn this means that you, as the host or orgnaiser are able to relax more knowing that you're in safer hands.
A professional will aim to provide not just good magic and entertainment but good interaction and connection with your guests and of course turn up for the event punctually and reliably! Let's face it, a professional magician's livelyhood depends on providing the best service that they can.
No-one wants a magician, a band, a singer or DJ etc turning up late for a wedding that's probably been over a year in the planning! The same holds true for other events, a special birthday party, awards dinner, anniversary - you name it. A professional magician cannot afford to have this happen.
One to the great things about searching on-line is that most magicians, myself included will happily give you a no obligation quote per hour or even per half hour and you can compare the prices with others and get a general feel for what a reasonable fee is.
It is true though, that even amongst professional magicians fees can vary a great deal. There are some that charge very high fees that may or may not be justified, perhaps by how well known they are or maybe because they specialise in a very specific area of magic such as mentalism only or larger illusion shows that require a great deal of heavy stage equipment.
In my case, I prefer to cover quite a variety of effects and genres of magic and as a general guide as of 2018 you will find most quotes falling within the £250 - £400 bracket. If you would like a more specific quote for any event, just drop me a line, it costs nothing but a moment of your time to enquire and I'll be sure to get back to you a.s.a.p.