MagicFest 2013 Video Launched
5th December 2013
View this year's MagicFest video online below! Happy memories from many events including Magic School, Magic Dinner, The Secret Room, The Gala Show and many others.
2013 Festival Draws to a Close
6th July 2013
The 2013 MagicFest ended in Style at the Voodoo rooms with the 4 Nations Magic Off and a victory for Tony Roberts from Australia! Congratulations Tony!
Thanks to all involved with the festival. It's been an amazing year and we look forward to doing it all again next year. We leave you with a picture of our 2013 Volunteers after the final party on Friday 5th July.
****** TICKET UPDATE *******
5th July 2013, 2.30pm
Tickets available on the door from 3.30pm for IAN KENDAL, AFTERNOON OF MAGIC.
Limited tickets available for MAGICAL MADNESS at 5pm at the Storytelling Centre.
LUKE JERMAY's show has now SOLD OUT.
4 NATIONS MAGIC OFF has now SOLD OUT.
GOING DUTCH has almost sold out.
Sunday At MagicFest
30th June 2013
Tickets are still available for Ali Cook and Luke Jermay at at the Storytelling Centre on the door.
Come to: http://www.magicfest.co.uk/whats-on/49-venues#netherbow
David Berglas to Appear At MagicFest!
30th May 2013
We are delighted to announce a one-off Question and Answer event at this year’s Edinburgh International Magic Festival featuring legendary UK magician David Berglas.
David Berglas is one of the world’s most well respected magicians. Most known to the magic community for his ground breaking work on ‘The Berglas Effect’ or Any Card At Any Number (ACAAN), David is also one of the UK’s most successful live performing magicians, and had TV shows in the UK and in Europe.
He has been arguably the biggest influence on Derren Brown’s performance repertoire.
"One of our greatest living magical performers... Each show is indebted to his artistry and astonishing body of work. Thank you David" - Derren Brown
MagicFest 2013 Programme Announced
24th April 2013
"Clandestine Laboratories, Secret Rooms, Magic Master Classes and a Wonderland themed Magic Dinner are some of the new events being launched for MagicFest 2013! Performers from all around the world will soon be arriving in Edinburgh to deliver breath-taking illusions and awe inspiring magic as part of the most awesome magic event in the world.
Enjoy a surreal, magical world between fact and fiction and have fun this year at the fourth Edinburgh International Magic Festival.
Edinburgh International Magic Festival
MagicFest Performers at the Globe Theatre, London for Shakespeare's Birthday Celebrations
24th April 2013
A letter from the Globe:
"To celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday here at the Globe theatre on the 21st April we were delighted that Kevin McMahon, Artistic Director of the Edinburgh Magic Festival and Gary James, past President of the Edinburgh Magic Circle and MagicFest Magic Workshop Headmaster were able to perform for the 6,000 members of the public that came through the Globe doors.
Gary James delighted hundreds of children (and adults) with his Magic Workshop which was one of the most popular events of the day, whilst Kevin McMahon performed on the main Globe stage in front of every member of the public that came through the Globe that day to rapturous applause and laughter.
We were honoured that they could both come and perform at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London. "
Jessica Lusk, Artistic Coordinator, Shakespeare’s Globe.
MagicFest Gala 2013 Tickets on Sale
9th January 2013
Tickets for MagicFest Gala are now on sale (9th January), available from hub tickets. Click here for more information and booking or call the ticket hotline on 0131 473 2000. The 2013 Gala show was a sell out so make sure you don't miss out.
Tickets can be purchased at 10% discount till the end of January if you quote discount code MAGIC2013 when booking online or on the phone.
The full programme along with Gala Show line up will be launched in April 2013.
2013 MagicFest Dates Announced!
8th January 2013
We're delighted to announce that the fourth Edinburgh International Magic Festival will take place from the 28th June - 5th July 2013. The Festival will open with the Gala show on the 28th June at the Royal Lyceum Theatre.
Many favourites will return such as Magic School and Magic Dinner. The full programme will be launched in April 2013.
SMASHED! The Guiness World Record for the BIGGEST ever Magic Lessson
30th October 2012
"Delighted to say that we smashed the Guinness World Record for the BIGGEST ever magic lesson last night (27th October 2012) at Fettes College in Edinburgh; the building that inspired JK Rowling's vision for Hogwarts. A very fitting venue.
Massive thanks to all the performers, volunteers, staff, friends and all 1500 audience members that turned up to break the world record in wintery conditions. Massive achievement. Well done to all involved especially to all at Royal Blind Charity who did a fantastic job organising the event."
Photos and reviews for the event is available on the MagicFest Facebook Page www.facebook.com/edmagicfest
Kevin McMahon, Artistic Director. Edinburgh International Magic Festival
- Guiness World Record Attempt!!
- Thanks for an AMAZING 2012!
- Last Chance to Buy Magic Dinner Tickets
- Extra Gala Show Tickets Released
- Bus Advertising
- New Performer Added to MagicFest Programme
- MagicFest Launch on the Telly!
- MagicFest Launches 2012 Programme
- Biggest Illusion Ever Attempted in Scotland!
- David Berglas to Appear At MagicFest