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16
Jul

Photo Gallery from Week 2

Here are some great pics from the second week of The 2021 Melbourne Magic Festival THE QUIZZICAL MR JEFF AIDEN SCHOFIELD’S UNTITLED MAGIC SHOW     “DO IT AGAIN!”   THE MMF STAGE GALA SHOW...
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14
Jul

CONGRATULATIONS!

The 2021 Melbourne Magic Festival is over and we’d like to say congratulations to all of our winners!   Best Children’s Show Award  The Quizzical Mr Jeff   Best Newcomer Award  Christopher Morant   Volunteer...
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12
Jul

The Quizzical Mr Jeff – REVIEW

The Quizzical Mr Jeff, winner of this year’s Best Children’s Show, got a great review in Weekend Notes that you can read in full HERE.
1
Jul

What’s running hot?

As of 10.00am Thursday THE WITCHING HOUR has just 3 tickets left THE STAGE MAGIC GALA has just 6 tickets left MOMENTS IN TIME has SOLD OUT Tuesday and only 10 left Saturday night FABLES...
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30
Jun

Sold Out Opening Day!

Monday was opening day of The 2021 Melbourne Magic Festival, (the Festival we thought may never happen!) and both events were sell outs and the audiences LOVED them! At 1.30pm Dazzling Dan delighted over 100...
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27
Jun

Best Value for Money!

Discount Tuesday Come along on Tuesday July 6 when ALL tickets to the following shows are just $16 – see one, see them all!   Chris Morant’s Magic Circus Show The Magical Circus Workshop Do...
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23
Jun

Anthony DeMasi in the Press

Anthony DeMasi, from The Magic School of Confidence, was featured in two news stories about the Festival this week. On Monday he appeared in IL GLOBO   and today he was featured in THE HERALD...
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21
Jun

The MMF in Forte Magazine

The Melbourne Magic Festival was profiled in Forte Magazine last week. They spoke about our history and how the event has grown tremendously over the last 13 years, and featured some of our most popular...
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18
Jun

MMF on Vision Australia Radio

Tune in MONDAY NIGHT at 9pm to hear Festival Director Tim Ellis chat with Chris Thompson about all the latest Melbourne Magic Festival news. Vision Australia Radio 1197AM
15
Jun

Mr Jeff featured in Time Out

The Quizzical Mr Jeff has an amazing array of talents and is showcasing them all in his upcoming Melbourne Magic Festival show. You can read all about it here, in Time Out.
1
Jun

Adults Only Magic Show in Broadway World

Following the roaring success of their 2020 and 2021 seasons, which saw an unprecedented run of COMPLETELY SELL OUT performances; Showmen Productions are once again returning to their hometown of Melbourne with their hilarious R-RATED...
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19
May

Tickets continue to disappear!

Don’t wait until the last minute to get tickets to the shows you really want to see because they are selling fast! THE LANEWAY THEATRE EXPERIENCE Tue June 29 – 7:30pm only 20 tix left...
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19
May

#volunteerweek

It’s National Volunteer Week and we want to acknowledge that the Melbourne Magic Festival could not exist without the tireless support of our amazing volunteers. From the ushers and the greeters, to the administration staff...
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17
May

Win Magic Classes!

Now is your chance to WIN your very own MAGIC CLASS at The Magic School of Confidence! Two adults will have the chance to win a magic class at The Magic School of Confidence, taught...
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16
May

WIN a hand made leather mask!

Would you like to WIN a gorgeous leather commedia dell’arte mask hand made by Chris Morant? Just buy a ticket to his show because he gives one away at every performance! . BOOK TICKETS HERE...
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12
May

Adults Only Magic Show in Aussie Theatre

“Prepare to be wowed out of your comfy red seats in this 70-minute jam-packed spectacular featuring hilarious, raucous comedy, mind-bending illusions, stunningly dangerous stunts seen on stages all across the globe and just a cheeky...
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11
May

Tricky Nick in Aussie Theatre

Tricky Nick’s new show is 100% recycled material! (Not the jokes.. the props) Aussie Theatre wrote about ‘Tricky Nick Gets Crafty’ in their latest issue and you can read all about it here. CLICK HERE
8
May

Friday Frenzy has begun!

As the Melbourne Magic Festival gets closer and closer the prizes get bigger and better! Every Friday our MMF Facebook page hosts the FRIDAY FRENZY, a weekly giveaway of tickets, merchandise and all manner of...
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5
May

Some shows already SOLD OUT!

Tickets for all shows have only been on sale for 4 days but already several are already SOLD OUT! The Laneway Theatre Experience on Friday night is now full. The Open Mic Magic at Storyville...
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19
Apr

Win a GOLDEN TICKET!

The MMF Pre-Sale is NOW ON! Not only can you book in now and guarantee your seats (yes, shows will sell out early this year) but you can get 20% off all pre-sale shows until...
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1
Apr

MMF 2021 is on the way!

As planning for the 2021 edition of The Melbourne Magic Festival is almost complete, with over one hundred performances of 35 different shows, we thought you’d enjoy a trip down memory lane with these pictures...
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15
Jan

100 Years of Sawing

One hundred years ago, on January 17, 1921, P T Selbit debuted his newest creation which would change the world of illusion forever. ‘Sawing A Woman in Half’.   It was a sensation and has...
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22
Dec

Magic in Melbourne this January!

The Laneway Theatre returned with in person shows in December and it has two sessions currently scheduled for January that are already selling fast. You can catch Tim Ellis in the full evening show THE...
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20
Dec

Celebrate NYE at The Magic Castle

Thanks to the wonders of Zoom, and the mysteries of time zones, for the first time ever YOU can be a part of the world famous Magic Castle’s New Year’s Eve celebrations! Hosted by Magic...
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30
Oct

Tayissa – SuperFan!

Tayissa Artomonow has seen over 650 magic shows! That makes her a SuperFan worthy of her own spotlight – and that’s exactly what she has finally received with this great profile in The Standard. CLICK...
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7
Oct

Boris Wild Fools Us All

One of our first ever Melbourne Magic Festival guests, Boris Wild, just made a spectacular appearance on ‘Penn & Teller Fool Us’. His suave French charm, delicious sense of humour, and genius brain concocted a...
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7
Oct

Lucy Darling rave reviews

She was born at the Melbourne Magic Festival just three years ago, and now Lucy Darling (as portrayed by Carisa Hendrix) is getting rave reviews for her new zoom show ‘An Exceptional Night In with...
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28
Sep

The AIM Junior Showcase

Every year during the Melbourne Magic Festival, we are proud to present a showcase performance of our AIM Junior Magicians celebrating their progress in the art of magic. Of course, thanks to Covid, this was...
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30
Aug

Ascension – Tomorrow night

NOTE: THIS HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER CLICK HERE TO GET NOTIFIED OF THE NEW DATE “Ever since I was a kid, I’ve dreamed of flying,” David Blaine intones in the trailer for his...
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20
Aug

The Magic Castle Awards

Due to the pandemic, the Academy of Magical Arts Award Show in May of this year was postponed. The Academy of Magical Arts will present its 52nd annual Awards Show digitally on Sunday, August 23,...
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6
Jul

Review of the MMF Online Gala Show

Tayissa Artomonow has just published her review of the MMF Gala Show on ‘Tay Around Town’. I have to admit that the online show was just about as enjoyable as a show in real life!...
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4
Jul

Australian Champion of Magic

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEW AUSTRALIAN CHAMPION OF MAGIC! When Coronavirus cancelled The Melbourne Magic Festival this year one of the biggest concerns was would we be able to stage the event to select our Australian...
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3
Jul

The Australian Magic Championships Tomorrow!

Don’t forget to tune in to The Australian Magic Championships tomorrow (Saturday) from 2-3pm to watch Josh Staley, Vincent Kuo, Dan Bingham, Chi Han Yeo, Chong Hwang, Sebastian Rideaux and Zeph Robinson compete for a $2000 cash prize! Judging are Eugene Wong, Kate Medvedeva, Shawn Farquhar and Eric...
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29
Jun

The MMF Online Gala Show

We hope you enjoyed the MMF Online Gala Show as much as we did. Unfortunately, Zoom capped our audience at 100 when we had paid for a higher limit, so a number of people were...
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25
Jun

Last chance to enter

The Australian Magic Championships will be LIVE on Facebook 2pm Saturday July 4, but if you’d like to be in the running for the $2,000 prize, you only have until Sunday (June 28) to get...
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25
Jun

The MMF Online Gala – Monday Night

The Melbourne Magic Festival is proud to present it’s first ever online gala show and it’s an all star extravaganza including Tim Ellis, Dom Chambers, Simon Coronel, Nicholas J Johnson, Lawrence Leung, Anthony DeMasi, Nigel...
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25
Jun

Magic in The Age tomorrow

The Age Theatre Critic, Cameron Woodhead, has written a great feature story about how magicians have adapted to deal with the Corona Lockdown. It talks about The Melbourne Magic Festival, The Laneway Theatre, and Tim...
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11
Jun

Live Magic this Saturday Night

Tim Ellis performs an hour of his favourite ultra close-up magic live and interactive on Zoom. You get to witness the illusions closer than ever before plus Tim will teach you a brilliant socially distanced...
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2
Jun

Magic Online To Enjoy

THE MAGIC WILL NOT BE STOPPED! The good news is we will continue to entertain you 24/7 with non stop magic shows and events online absolutely free of charge until we can all be together...
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12
Apr

The Australian Magic Championships

The Australian Magic Championships will take place in a special Online Event on Saturday July 4. Magicians of all ages and expertise from Australia and New Zealand are invited to compete with either a Stage...
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3
Mar

Our first MMF 20 International Guest is….

“One of my teachers told me I shouldn’t use my body because my body ‘isn’t any good,'” says the Canadian magician, who was born without hands or feet, Mahdi Gilbert. “[They said] that I should use...
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15
Jan

Cosentino on TV every night

  AIM Member and Official Patron of the Melbourne Magic Festival, Cosentino, has just been announced as the latest intruder in the TV reality show ‘I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here’. “I was...
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12
Jan

Sign up now for AIM Juniors

Magicians at Work is coming back for 2020 to Arts Centre Melbourne and with it is the very popular program for kids - AIM JUNIORS. AIM Juniors is an initiative of The Australian Institute of Magic created to encourage and develop young performers in the art of magic, to see them perform confidently in front of an audience.
4
Nov

Dom Chambers on Broadway

That’s right, after his huge success on America’s Got Talent, AIM’s Dom Chambers has been snatched up by the producers of THE ILLUSIONISTS to headline their Christmas season on Broadway! What better excuse is there...
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14
Jul

MMF 2019 Show Reviews

In 2019 Tay saw 38 Melbourne Magic Festival Shows – and reviewed them all! You can read her reviews here.
14
Jul

Congratulations to our Award Winners

The Melbourne Magic Festival is over for another year, and what a year it was. Over 15,000 people saw shows at the Hubs at the Melba Spiegeltent and The MC Showroom, with another 2,000 visiting...
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11
Jul

The Melbourne Magic Festival Awards

Which shows will take out the 2019 Melbourne Magic Festival Awards? Be at The Melba Spiegeltent this Saturday night at 11pm to find out. It’s free to attend, and it promises to be a night...
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