Magic News

All the latest from the world of magic
12
Jun

TOP SEVEN CLOSE UP MAGIC SHOWS

Do you enjoy watching a legend of sleight of hand magic up close? Here are the top seven shows where you are so close to the action you can almost touch the magicians!   The...
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10
Jun

Dom Chambers standing O on AGT!

Dom Chambers, one of our favourite MMF performers and one of our first Junior Champions of Magic (2010 he took out both titles) has just blitzed America;s Got Talent with his innovative beer magic. In...
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5
Jun

Have you got your tickets yet?

It’s just THREE WEEKS until the start of the biggest and best Magic Festival ever and several shows have already SOLD OUT! Don’t miss out on seeing your favourite magicians just because the tickets vanished...
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4
Jun

Lu Chen Sold Out

Due to popular demand, all five of Lu Chen’s shows are now completely SOLD OUT and we are soooo excited! If you missed out, you can still get tickets to many of our other great...
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4
Jun

Time & Venue Change

Please note that the show TIM ELLIS: AS SEEN ON TV has now been changed from 9.15pm in The Dark, to the more family friendly time of 8.30pm in The Melba Spiegeltent. This means you...
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4
Jun

The MMF Roadshow hits Geelong

Piano Bar Geelong presents… The Melbourne Magic Festival Roadshow Piano Bar is excited to present many of the stars of the Melbourne Magic Festival right here in Geelong, for one night only on THURSDAY JUNE...
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29
May

TOP TEN SHOWS WITH MULTIPLE MAGICIANS

Can’t decide who to see? Then why not see a show starring a whole host of different magicians! Here are the top ten shows with multiple magicians, in no particular order,   The MMF Stage Magic...
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22
May

TOP ELEVEN SHOWS KIDS WILL LOVE

For the past eleven years The Melbourne Magic Festival has delivered perfect kids entertainment every winter school holidays – this year we have outdone ourselves! Here are the top eleven shows kids will love, in...
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15
May

TOP NINE WORKSHOPS & LECTURES

This years Melbourne Magic Festival is ready to let you take a peek behind the velvet curtain and see exactly how we do it… in a way… Here are the top nine workshops and lectures...
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12
May

The MC Showroom Media Launch

Last Friday, May 10, The MC Showroom was abuzz with magic as the Melbourne Magic Festival had our first Media Launch. The Launch was not only to promote The MC Showroom as our second hub...
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8
May

TOP TWELVE SHOWS FOR ADULTS

Looking for the perfect show for a night out with your friends at this years Melbourne Magic Festival? Here are the top twelve shows, in no particular order,   Dom Chambers in RanDom Dom is...
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29
Apr

All Female Q&A Panel

Penn & Teller. David Blaine. Criss Angel. David Copperfield. Dynamo. Derren Brown. Where are all the female magicians? Stand back because there is a revolution coming! Media all over the world are starting to pick...
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17
Apr

MMF in the Leader

Did you get The Leader newspaper today? If not, rush out and grab a copy because Lee Cohen and Mr Marmalade are on the front page promoting The Melbourne Magic Festival. Tickets are now on...
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7
Mar

Applications now open

Applications are now open for the 2019 Australian Junior Championships of Magic! If you think you have what it takes to take the title, why not enter as a participant! Both Stage and Close Up are open to any...
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12
Feb

Welcome to the MC Showroom

We are delighted to announce the addition of a SECOND hub for the 2019 Melbourne Magic Festival. As the festival continues to grow, we have partnered with the MC Showroom so our friends on the...
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6
Jan

Aspycadabra at The Laneway Theatre

The new show from Tim Ellis, ASPYCADABRA, has just opened at The Laneway Theatre to great reviews. “A thought provoking and candid show well worth your time. Part TED talk and part magic show “ASPYCADABRA”...
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13
Dec

Kalin & Jinger lecture in Melbourne

Stars of the upcoming ‘Illusionists’ and creators of ‘Illusionists 1903’, Kalin and Jinger are two of the world’s most renowned magicians. Together they have redefined the traditional concepts of a “magic show” and they will...
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30
Oct

Applications for the 2019 MMF now open!

If you’re interested in producing a show or performing at the 2019 Melbourne Magic Festival, applications are now open! Go to http://melbournemagicfestival.com/producers-pages/   to find the new Producer Guide, Application Form, and lots more useful documentation and...
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20
Sep

Win a VIP trip to the 2019 Festival

WIN* a magic-themed family holiday One lucky family will get the chance to experience a magical holiday adventure! To enter, Vrewards members must purchase a ticket to see The House with a Clock in its...
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27
Jul

Free Show Wednesday August 8

Suffering from the post-Magic Festival blues? Eager to get your fix of tricks? Don’t panic! The Australian Institute of Magic have you sorted with our next ‘Magicians At Work’ show at The Channel, Arts Centre...
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15
Jul

Congratulations!

The 2018 Melbourne Magic Festival is over and we’d like to say a HUGE thank you to our ticketing partner EVENTFINDA and our new home the MELBA SPIEGELTENT. We sold and incredible 10,800 tickets (and...
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27
Jun

Support the future of magic!

One of the highlights of The Melbourne Magic Festival is THE AUSTRALIAN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS OF MAGIC. This year it is being held at Arts Centre Melbourne on Saturday July 7 – and it’s going to...
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24
Jun

MMF in the Media

We had a fantastic cover story in M Magazine in this morning’s Sunday Age, which was circulated electronically through several different newspapers. With only a week to go, we thought we’d just recap on some...
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7
Jun

Highlights from 2017 in pictures

If you’ve never been to The Melbourne Magic Festival and you have no idea what to expect… then here’s a little taste from 2017 just to whet your appetite. We look forward to introducing you...
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6
Jun

Tuesdays are AMAZING at MMF!

MAGIC SHOWS FOR JUST $12?! Save up to $24 a ticket! The following shows are offering $12 tickets on July 3 or July 10 – but book fast because at those prices they disappear like...
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1
Jun

Yanny or Laurel – the secret revealed!

So… did you hear YANNY or LAUREL?     You may be curious to know the real secret behind this worldwide audio phenomenon but, get ready, because like some magic tricks, the solution is disappointingly...
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24
May

The Australian Junior Championships of Magic

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN & TICKETS NOW ON SALE! We are extremely thrilled to announce that the 2018 Australian Junior Championships of Magic will be staged at Arts Centre Melbourne. This prestigious venue will host the...
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14
May

Silly Billy is coming to The Melbourne Magic Festival!

Very exciting news for all children (and children’s entertainers!) because New York’s FUNNIEST kids entertainer is coming to Melbourne! David Kaye (aka Silly Billy) is an award-winning children’s entertainer who literally “wrote the book” on...
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5
May

Win an MMF VIP Experience!

The Melbourne Magic Festival, in partnership with Elegant Limousines, are ready to give your entire family the night of their lives. On Monday evening July 2, our winner will have his or her family (up to...
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4
May

Lecture Schedule Change

Due to our international guest Woody Aragon needing to be in Busan, Korea a day earlier than expected for the FISM World Championships of Magic, his lecture has been rescheduled from Sunday July 8 to...
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16
Apr

Volunteer Today!

The Melbourne Magic Festival is calling for volunteers! We are a non for profit festival that exists solely because of our love of magic. Every year we are thrilled by the number of people who...
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4
Apr

Tickets now ON SALE!

Finally! Tickets are on sale for the most anticipated event in the Australian magic community – THE MELBOURNE MAGIC FESTIVAL! Already the STAGE GALA SHOW is 25% full – so don’t wait until it’s too...
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27
Mar

Our Next International Guest

Direct from Woodyland, it’s Woody Aragon! Woody Aragon is not just an outstanding card magician and technician he is above all an incredibly entertaining magical performer. Mr. Aragon has appeared on international television programs in...
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23
Mar

Our First International Guest

MAGIC IN THE DARK is the only magic show worldwide that takes place in absolute darkness. It was presented for the first time in September 2010 in the Auditorium of the CaixaGalicia Foundation in Coruña,...
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26
Jan

Our 2018 Poster

It’s only 167 days until the start of the 2018 Melbourne Magic Festival at our brand new venue The Melba Spiegeltent at Circus Oz HQ, 35 Johnston St, Collingwood. To celebrate this milestone, we are...
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12
Oct

The Laneway Theatre

Broadsheet’s Patrick Boyle visited Melbourne’s new top secret magic venue ‘The Laneway Theatre’ for a chat with the owner Tim Ellis, and to catch the show. He writes about his unique experience HERE  
20
Jul

Magic in The Guardian

Journalist Clem Bastow was lucky enough to be at a history making event in Australian magic. The Australian Junior Championships of Close Up Magic saw female magicians take out all three top prizes! It certainly...
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5
Jul

Top Hat Tuesdays reviewed

CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW   The Melbourne Magic Festival is a bit of an institution and is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. To honour this occasion, regular magic event Top Hat Tuesdays put on a special...
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2
Jul

Carisa is coming!

Carisa Hendrix is hot! The latest issue of VANISH MAGAZINE came out and guess who is on the cover? That’s right, the star of THE LADIES GUIDE TO DECEIT & DEBAUCHERY (starting this Wednesday Night...
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30
Jun

Psychology is selling out!

Popular event THE PSYCHOLOGY OF MAGIC (aka ‘The Neuroscience of Illusion’) has just added another two celebrities to its already packed line up: Dr Andi Horvath will be hosting the night, and Anthony DeMasi will...
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30
Jun

Cath Jamison on KIIS FM

Amazing interview on KISS 101.1! The hosts were wowed. Phones were so off the hook with people calling for tickets to Conjure Woman that they had to shut the lines down! Matt said it was...
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28
Jun

Nicholas J Johnson on the front page

If you get the Preston Leader, you may have thought this week’s front page story was a total scam – it was! Nicholas J Johnson, Australia’s Honest Conman has a brand new show starting next...
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27
Jun

Masterclass SOLD OUT

Bad news for magic fans – the Dani DaOrtiz Masterclass is now completely SOLD OUT! Good news though – tickets are still available for his LECTURE on July 15 and some seats still available for...
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26
Jun

The Conversation Hour goes MAGICAL!

Magic Festival Founder and Artistic Director Tim Ellis chatted with Jon Faine on The Conversation Hour. Jon was literally stunned by magic Tim performed on air . You can listen to the whole conversation by...
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21
Jun

Our Anniversary Poster

I’m sure you’ve seen our incredible tenth birthday poster by now. It’s appearing in cafes, shop windows, billboards, websites, everywhere. You’ll even be able to buy one for yourself at The Festival this year. But...
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19
Jun

Micky TrickStar in The Star

Hilarious kids magician Micky TrickStar was featured in – most appropriately – The STAR Weekly today, Micky is appearing at The Melbourne Magic Festival for the first time and is thrilled to be presenting his...
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17
Jun

Alex on KidsWB

Alex the Magician was featured on KidsWB performing some amazing magic tricks and talking about his new show at this years Festival ‘Alex the Magician in Jaw-dropping 3D’ If you missed the show on Channel...
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