Flamingo Welcomes New Intern!

February 2014

This year we welcome Aileen Meiklejohn who joins us in her third year at Edinburgh Napier University to help us with the festival!  Here’s what she had to say about joining the team,

“My first couple of weeks at Magic Fest have been great fun and I am very excited to be working on this brilliant festival.  I even had the honour of being introduced to Kevin and Svetlana’s greatest asset on my first day in the office . . . the pink flamingo.  I also met their gorgeous daughter on the very same day!  Spending my third year of university with the team is going to be an experience I will never forget . . . bring on the magic!”

MagicFest 2013 Video Launched

5th December 2013

View this year's MagicFest video online below! Happy memories from many events including Magic School, Magic Dinner, The Secret Room, The Gala Show and many others.

2013 Festival Draws to a Close

6th July 2013

The 2013 MagicFest ended in Style at the Voodoo rooms with the 4 Nations Magic Off and a victory for Tony Roberts from Australia! Congratulations Tony!

Thanks to all involved with the festival. It's been an amazing year and we look forward to doing it all again next year. We leave you with a picture of our 2013 Volunteers after the final party on Friday 5th July.

Best wishes

Kevin McMahon
Artistic Director

****** TICKET UPDATE *******

5th July 2013, 2.30pm

Tickets available on the door from 3.30pm for IAN KENDAL, AFTERNOON OF MAGIC.

Limited tickets available for MAGICAL MADNESS at 5pm at the Storytelling Centre.

LUKE JERMAY's show has now SOLD OUT.

GOING DUTCH has almost sold out.

Sunday At MagicFest

30th June 2013

Tickets are still available for Ali Cook and Luke Jermay at at the Storytelling Centre on the door.

Come to: http://www.magicfest.co.uk/whats-on/49-venues#netherbow

MagicFest David BerglasDavid Berglas to Appear At MagicFest!

30th May 2013

We are delighted to announce a one-off Question and Answer event at this year’s Edinburgh International Magic Festival featuring legendary UK magician David Berglas.

David Berglas is one of the world’s most well respected magicians. Most known to the magic community for his ground breaking work on ‘The Berglas Effect’ or Any Card At Any Number (ACAAN), David is also one of the UK’s most successful live performing magicians, and had TV shows in the UK and in Europe.

He has been arguably the biggest influence on Derren Brown’s performance repertoire.

"One of our greatest living magical performers... Each show is indebted to his artistry and astonishing body of work. Thank you David" - Derren Brown

More info and tickets here.

MagicFest 2013 Programme Announced

24th April 2013

"Clandestine Laboratories, Secret Rooms, Magic Master Classes and a Wonderland themed Magic Dinner are some of the new events being launched for MagicFest 2013! Performers from all around the world will soon be arriving in Edinburgh to deliver breath-taking illusions and awe inspiring magic as part of the most awesome magic event in the world.

Enjoy a surreal, magical world between fact and fiction and have fun this year at the fourth Edinburgh International Magic Festival.

Tickets are on sale now!"

Kevin McMahon
Artistic Director 
Edinburgh International Magic Festival



MagicFest Performers at the Globe Theatre, London for Shakespeare's Birthday Celebrations

kevin gary magician globe24th April 2013

A letter from the Globe:

"To celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday here at the Globe theatre on the 21st April we were delighted that Kevin McMahon, Artistic Director of the Edinburgh Magic Festival and Gary James, past President of the Edinburgh Magic Circle and MagicFest Magic Workshop Headmaster were able to perform for the 6,000 members of the public that came through the Globe doors.

Gary James delighted hundreds of children (and adults) with his Magic Workshop which was one of the most popular events of the day, whilst Kevin McMahon performed on the main Globe stage in front of every member of the public that came through the Globe that day to rapturous applause and laughter.

We were honoured that they could both come and perform at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London. "

Jessica Lusk, Artistic Coordinator, Shakespeare’s Globe.

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MagicFest Gala 2013 Tickets on Sale

9th January 2013

Tickets for MagicFest Gala are now on sale (9th January), available from hub tickets. Click here for more information and booking or call the ticket hotline on 0131 473 2000. The 2013 Gala show was a sell out so make sure you don't miss out.

Tickets can be purchased at 10% discount till the end of January if you quote discount code MAGIC2013 when booking online or on the phone.

The full programme along with Gala Show line up will be launched in April 2013.



2013 MagicFest Dates Announced!

8th January 2013

We're delighted to announce that the fourth Edinburgh International Magic Festival will take place from the 28th June - 5th July 2013. The Festival will open with the Gala show on the 28th June at the Royal Lyceum Theatre.

Many favourites will return such as Magic School and Magic Dinner. The full programme will be launched in April 2013.