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How much does a magician cost?

Average cost in 20149: $235 See National

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The average cost for a magician is $235. You are likely to spend between $160 and $340 total. Exact price may vary depending on your area and project details.

Updated August 1st, 2017

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Magicians provide entertainment for corporate events, children’s parties, weddings, birthdays and other festive gatherings. Magic can be oriented toward playful entertainment for kids or more sophisticated performances involving expensive props, mentalism and illusion. Magicians can perform for intimate groups, as a strolling act throughout a crowd, or in large stage shows. Several factors affect a magician’s fees.

Age of guests

Magic shows for children’s parties may have a lower fee than events such as weddings or stage shows for adults. For example, Spectator Party Arts, which specializes in children’s party entertainment, charges $150 per hour for a comedy-based magic show for kids.

Number of people

Magicians may charge more for events where more people are involved, such as when they walk through a crowd and perform "strolling magic" for small groups of people.

Equipment

Large stage performances, suitable for big events or corporate parties, often feature elaborate magic tricks involving expensive equipment, which can increase the cost of a magician’s fees. According to Atana Magic, the average professional magician may have $5,000–$10,000 worth of equipment that they bring to small house parties and up to $25,000 of equipment for larger shows. Shows that require expensive props may cost more than smaller-scale performances.

Time

The longer an event appearance, the higher a magician’s fees will be.

Travel

Appearances outside a performer’s regular service area can increase fees to account for time and transportation expenses. For example, Atana Magic has a 10-mile travel range outside of Fort Worth, Texas, and Magician Randy Masters will include travel up to 25 miles outside of New York City.

Type of show

Magicians offer three main types of shows—strolling magic, small parlor shows and large stage performances. Prices can range greatly depending on the number of guests, type of show and length of the performance. Here are a couple pricing examples:

Pro tip:

  • Book early. Great magicians book up quickly, especially during party season. Also plan on paying a deposit. Magician Illusions by Vick charges a $125 reservation fee to secure a party date and time.

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Recent reviews

The Real Magic Man

We had an outdoor birthday party and Amaral performed for eight sixth graders and adults. He kept their full attention for an hour! Very good disposition with the kids and positive personality. Magic tricks were professional and advanced. Performed them seemlessly even though it was windy and cold outside. Many of the parents asked for business cards afterwards to hire him for adult and corporate functions. Highly recommend Amaral's services and well worth the reasonable price. Would highly recommend for Middle school kids, adults, and seniors alike! Top notch- you won't be disappointed.

Boyer the Magic Guy

We loved this magician :) we had him for a communion party last Sunday and he was so patient with us and very excited. His price was very reasonable comparing to all other ones and he preformed cool tricks for the kids. In addition, he brought in an animal for no additional costs. We definitely recommend him!

Professional Magician Alan Smola

Alan was amazing! He was able to keep a room of 7 year olds entertained for an entire hour. I highly recommend the deluxe package, it was worth every penny. The neighbors are already talking about how fun it would be to have him back for a National Night Out block party!