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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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3
Jul

Reviews – Tay Around Town

The reviews are already coming in. Check out what Tay About Town has to say about The Handsome Jack Experience Indulgence with Lucy Darling
30
Jun

Top Ten Shows

So many shows you can’t decide what to see? Use our TOP TEN guides to help find the perfect shows for you. Top 10 Family Shows Top 10 Group Shows Top 11 Kids Shows Top...
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26
Jun

Allan Slaight Award – Carisa Hendrix

We are thrilled to announce that our special Canadian guest, Carisa Hendrix, has won this year’s Slaight Foundation  ‘Canadian Rising Star Award’. This award acknowledges outstanding work by an emerging Canadian magician and it comes...
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25
Jun

GC MAGIC AWARD

Exciting news! From October 17 to 20 the Gold Coast will be hosting a spectacular magic convention featuring a host of international guests including living legend RICHARD TURNER. Even more exciting, Helen and Arthur Coghlan,...
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24
Jun

Impossible Occurrences

If you were thinking about seeing the incredible show IMPOSSIBLE OCCURRENCES during The Melbourne Magic Festival, you should definitely book now! Both 7.30pm sessions on July 5 and 12 are now SOLD OUT with just...
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23
Jun

VOLUNTEER!

The Melbourne Magic festival starts this Sunday and we are looking for some rockstar Volunteers who could help us out at our brand new Hub in Prahran. Fun things like helping with box office and...
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23
Jun

Congratulations!

Well done DIEGO VASQUEZ, winner of the 2019 Melbourne Magic Festival GOLDEN TICKET. Diego and friend now have access, free of charge, to EVERY show at The Melbourne Magic Festival – even if it is...
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20
Jun

SOLD OUT

The Dan Harlan Lecture is now SOLD OUT! Ticket sales this year have already broken all records with almost a dozen shows already sold out. We strongly recommend you don’t delay – book now for...
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19
Jun

TOP ELEVEN SECRET ROOM SHOWS

It’s the hidden gem of the Spiegeltent Hub – THE SECRET ROOM. A 38 seat custom built theatre ideal for parlour and close up magic shows. Here are the top ten shows in The Secret...
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17
Jun

The Conversation Hour

Festival Director Tim Ellis and first time MMF performer Daniel J Shields were interviewed this morning on ‘The Conversation Hour’ on ABC Radio. You can listen to the full interview here (they pop in around...
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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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1
Jun

Magic on Radio

Don’t forget to tune in to THE CONVERSATION HOUR on June 17 to hear Tim Ellis and Daniel J Shields chatting with Rafael Epstein and Jane Clifton about The Melbourne Magic Festival. Jane will be...
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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 https://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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