If you’ve never hired a magician before, you’d be forgiven for wondering what all the different types of magician are. Here’s a basic rundown:
Close-up Magician: A magician who performs magic with cards, coins and borrowed objects from just a few feet away.
Table Magician: A magician who performs close-up magic at your table between the courses of a meal.
Walkaround Magician: A magician who mingles with your guests, for example at a cocktail reception or garden party.
Street Magician: Not someone you’d normally hire, but the type of magician who performs close-up magic on the street. There are two types of street magicians: the ones that attract massive crowds (and normally work for tips) and the type that approach small groups at a time. The latter are essentially performing walkaround magic but instead of doing it for a cocktail reception, they’re busy doing it outside Boots and Tescos.