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 Room, in no particular order



WINNER  Best Comedy Magic Show 2018 – “Spectacular tricks, cleverly and skilfully executed. Genuinely family friendly – a great hit with kids without a moment of dullness for adults – truly brilliant.”Aridhi Anderson –

Last year was the first time Nick Nickolas performed at the Melbourne Magic Festival. This year he returns staging a brand new show “Boondoggle” with his daughter Ruby.

At eleven years old Ruby has been studying magic and performing circus skills for over half her life. She has appeared on a variety of festival stages across Australia and overseas. Ruby is so very excited to be a part of the Melbourne Magic Festival this year, as is her Dad.

Boondoggle is the first father daughter show to be featured at the festival. This curious pair promise a show that will delight, baffle, bewilder and surprise humans of all ages.





The World Awaits You

“Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see… be curious” –Stephen Hawking.

In this special once-off performance, magician Lachlan Wilde will draw you into a world of awe-inspiring impossibilities. You won’t believe what is happening before your eyes as unforgettable fragments in time are created to make you question the impossible.

Sit back, relax and let your mind run free for 40 minutes of wonder presented by the 2015 Australian Junior Champion of Magic.


Flower Press Parts 1 & 2

The artist known as Dane Certificate returns to The Melbourne Magic Festival with TWO brand new shows.

See one – or see both – Dane Certificate displays surreal effects and moments with a new intimate show ‘Flower Press’. A mini 20 minute show in a secret room for those wanting to escape the norm.





A Day in the Life of a Street Performer

Take the family on a day trip to Philip Island and we guarantee it will be the most magical family outing ever!

Not only will you get to enjoy Puzzle Island, life size mazes, mini golf, high ropes courses, and all the fun of A Maze’N Things, but you will be blown away by the world class attraction that is KAREL’S MAGIC MANOR.

Designed by world renowned magician DOUG TREMLETT, you’ll find magic at every turn and not only will see mind blowing illusions, you’ll perform them as well! Make time to see the live shows by The Yagman in The Doug Tremlett Theatre and be sure to ride their newest attraction.. I’ll say no more!



Split Focus

Jo and Ryan are magicians, creative types, and most importantly, snappy dressers.Join them for a hilarious evening featuring sleight of hand, devious deception and the gratuitous use of hats. There’s two of them, so you will totally get your money’s worth!




Simon Coronel: Experimental

Simon Coronel has spent the past year performing everywhere from underground theatres in Japan, to luxury cruise ships in Antarctica. Come and see why.




Magic McMagicface

What happens when a frivolous magician has lofty artistic goals?What happens when you combine magic with mathematics, music, literature and science? This show might have a silly title, but it’s incredible magic wrapped in a beautiful performance.Is it art? Maybe not… but it is lots of fun and will leave you fooled and amazed.






Davide returns to the Melbourne Magic Festival with Favole, a show that brings to life the folklore of Italian songs and stories, translated into English for the very first time. Favole will introduce you to an Italy far removed from pizza, pasta and La Dolce Vita. Fables of mystery, love, tragedy and the occult are brought to life in a performance laced with Davide’s trademark humour, intoxicating charm and an accent that can only be real.




The Magic Dandy

ward-winning Magician John is back with more mind boggling miracles, with style and elegance. This is the chance for you to experience the charismatic close-up magic of John Fung!




21 – Magic’s Next Generation

Three of Australia most talented magicians under 21 deliver a modern take on magic that is sure to leave you baffled, amazed and in hysterics.




My Journey in Magic

Daniel has spent over a decade travelling the world while serving in the Army and has performed for soldiers from Afghanistan to Albury, Canada to Canberra. Now for the first time he brings his show to the comfort of an indoor theatre. Come see not just an amazing magic show, but also an amazing story of how an old soldier taught himself some new tricks




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