The Secret Room @ Lauriston Castle

Event Details

Date  Mon 14 May – Thur 17 May

Time  5.30pm and 7.30pm

Venue  Lauriston Castle

Price  £20 / £18 conc / £15 child

Duration  75 mins

Age  10+

Booking fee – included in price

Explore untold mysteries in the Secret Room, where performances are intricately linked to a magician’s interpretation of the colourful history of some of Edinburgh’s hidden historical buildings. Magicians dig deep into their exciting, intriguing and often dark histories, and unearth the little mysteries and unknown secrets. These are then illustrated with magic, illusion and of course sleight of hand.

Imagine… secret passages, alchemy, clandestine laboratories and a game of cards that resulted in a loss of your money, reputation and home. All of this becomes a reality at the secluded Lauriston Castle.

A hidden castle on the outskirts of Edinburgh with beautiful grounds (home to the Edinburgh-Kyoto Friendship Garden) and spectacular views of Cramond Island and the River Forth. The perfect site for illusion and intrigue.

What mysteries does this wonderful castle conceal?

Featuring Chris Cook, Ian Kendall, Billy Reid (16-17 May) & Kevin Quantum (14-15 May).


Chris Cook is an award winning stage magician with a unique approach to storytelling, bringing history to life with mesmerising sleight of hand.


Ian is one of Scotland’s most experienced magicians, having performed all over the world for the last twenty five years; from the Magic Castle in Hollywood to Edinburgh Castle and everywhere in between. See him shatter reality before your very eyes.


Billy Reid is one of the UK’s most devilishly brilliant close-up magicians. An expert sleight-of-hand artist and three times finalist at the Magic Circle’s Close-up Magician of the Year competition, his magic has amazed and astounded countless audiences.


Trained by Penn and Teller – Kevin fuses visual magic with modern technology and unique inventions. Guinness World Record Breaker and recently awarded ‘high commendation’ at the Adelaide Fringe.

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