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27
Jun

The Top 15 Family Shows

Looking for some great shows you can enjoy with the whole family at this years Melbourne Magic Festival? Here are the top FIFTEEN shows, in no particular order:   THE MELBOURNE MAGIC FESTIVAL STAGE GALA...
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27
Jun

Photos from The Close Up Gala Show

The 2022 Melbourne Magic Festival is officially underway and we are thrilled to share these great photos taken by Rochelle on the night. If you missed out, you still have a chance to catch LOTS...
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24
Jun

The Top 3 Card Magic Shows

If you LOVE card magic, and who doesn’t, there is no better place to be than this years Melbourne Magic Festival between July 5 and 9. Here are the top THREE Card Magic shows, in...
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22
Jun

The Top 9 Adult Shows

Looking for the perfect show for a night out with your friends at this years Melbourne Magic Festival? Here are the top NINE shows, in no particular order:     HEADLINERS What do you get...
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20
Jun

The RACV recommends us

Check out this huge feature about The Melbourne Magic Festival in the latest RACV Magazine by CLICKING HERE  
3
Jun

Junior Championships Closing Soon!

  1 week to go!   Applications for the Australian Junior championships of Magic are closing next Saturday, so you have 7 days to apply for your chance to compete to be crowned ‘Australian Junior...
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31
May

Check out the videos!

If you’ve never been to The Melbourne Magic Festival before – (and why not?!) – the next best thing is to take a look at some of the Video Previews to get a taste of...
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20
May

Celtic Ilusion adds more shows!

As Celtic Illusion mania sweeps Melbourne, (both of their shows at Arts Centre Melbourne sold out, and others including their upcoming Memo Music Hall show are selling out in advance), Celtic Illusion Reimagined have added...
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13
May

MMF Programmes hit the street!

Our brand new Melbourne Magic Festival programmes have just arrived and you’ll see them in your local cafes and restaurants this week! If you don’t, you can always pick them up from The Laneway Theatre,...
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8
May

MMF in the Herald Sun

Yesterday’s Herald Sun featured a fun photo of Festival Director Tim Ellis getting excited over this year’s Melbourne Magic Festival. All tickets are on sale from today!              
3
May

Entries now open!

The Australian Junior Championships of Magic (AJCM) is an event that is managed and run by the Australian Institute of Magic (AIM) where individuals have the opportunity to perform a routine within set guidelines in...
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20
Apr

Volunteer for the Magic Festival

This year, the Melbourne Magic Festival Hub venue is at “Arrow on Swanston”. We have performances and events onsite from June 27th to July 9th. All volunteers will be working at our Hub. As a...
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22
Mar

Dom Chambers at The Malthouse Theatre

Dom Chambers multi-award winning show A BOY AND HIS DECK finally makes it’s debut in Melbourne next month at The Malthouse Theatre. After multiple seasons at Perth Fringeworld and Adelaide Fringe, it’s here for the...
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22
Mar

Josh Staley at The Comedy Festival

Can’t wait until July to get your fair share of Josh? I don’t blame you! Luckily for you he is bringing his hit Adelaide Festival show to the Melbourne Comedy Festival this month! You can...
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10
Dec

Dom’s Deck Does Demon’s Draw

In a world first meeting of magic and sports, Dom Chambers used his legendary deck to magically announce the draw for the Melbourne Football club’s 2022 season. You can check out his incredible cardistry skills...
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30
Oct

Lucy Darling premieres her Theatre Show

Tonight, Melbourne Magic Festival favourite Carisa Hendrix is presenting her full show in a theatre for the first time ever! Her SOLD OUT SHOW debuts at The Burlington Performing Arts Centre, Ontario, Canada, and is...
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10
Oct

Simon Coronel FISM North America Champion

Last week in Quebec the FISM North American Championships were held to determine WHO would represent the continent at next year’s FISM World Championships. We are delighted to reveal that the winner was none other...
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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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