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From an 18th, 21st, 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th all the way up to a 100th birthday party, wedding anniversaries, golden wedding anniversary and private parties, If you are looking for dinner party entertainment ideas – a Magician is also a great choice! For more info check out my 50th Birthday Party Ideas
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Professional Magician Hire
Roger Lapin is a professional Magician for Hire with over 20 years of performing experience. He is the perfect choice for entertainment at weddings, parties and corporate events. Roger can perform as a Wedding Magician, Close up Magician or stage / cabaret magician.
Why Choose Roger Lapin?
I’m one of the few Magic Circle Magicians in Southampton and available to hire across Hampshire and at many other locations across the UK. If you are looking for a Magician on the Isle of Wight or Portsmouth. I am less than 40 minutes from both places!
Corporate Event Entertainment
Roger can provide Magicians for very large events, please allow one magician per 150 guests for a 2 hour performance. If it’s corporate magician hire you are looking for, contact Roger
Magician Hire Near Me
Everyone would rather hire a local Magician as they do not have to pay travel expenses and are not so worried about their Magician travelling 100’s of miles to get to their party.
From a private party for five to a large stage performance for hundreds, I will guarantee everyone experiences some amazing magic.
I have spent my life learning and performing the art of magic.
I am a proud member of the world famous Magic Circle and also a member of Equity.
Sometimes called an Up Close Magician you can be guaranteed I will deliver an outstanding performance.
A Magic performance is not just for the day, your guests will remember what they saw at your event for weeks and months afterwards.
The big question though is how much is it going to cost?
Check out my post – How much does a Magician cost?
Don’t leave the entertainment to chance. Hire the Premier Hampshire Magician with over 1000 professional performances under his belt, you can be sure you are in safe hands.
Primarily providing Party Entertainment for Adults. I am also very happy to entertain children with my magic.
Available to hire across the UK, primarily performing in Hampshire, Surrey and surrounding counties.
Magicians to Hire
For most events of up to 150 guests Roger is going to be able to perform for everybody, but for larger events with over 200 people in attendance you are going to need more Magicians to Hire. Roger works with a lot of other magicians and can hire them on your behalf, so just let him know how many guests you are expecting and how long you want the Magic for and Roger will take care of the rest.
Recent events where I have hired a second Magician have bee in
There are many different types of magicians Close up, Table, Cabaret, Mentalist – check out this page for more information
7 Different Types of Magicians
|Close up Magician||As the names says Magic performed close up inches from your eyes.|
|Party Magician||Perfect for 40th or 50th Birthday Parties|
|Cabaret Magician||Usually performed on a stage to an audience|
|Wedding Magician||A wedding magician specialises in performing at weddings|
|Table Magician||Magic performed during a meal using the table for the tricks.|
|Street Magician||Someone who performs on the street, also known as a busker.|
|Mentalist||Someone who performs magic with the mind, think Derren Brown!|
|Corporate Magician||Perfect for black tie events, awards dinners etc|
|Trade Show Magician||Someone who specialises in drawing people to a stand at a trade show using magic.|
Commonly referred to as the A-Team, Roger Lapin & Colin Phillips are a lethal combination if you are looking for first class entertainment for your awards dinner, Christmas party or wedding with over 150 guests.
Magician for Party Entertainment
If you are planning a party, any kind of party you are going to need some first class entertainment to enthral your guests. How about hiring a party magician? Roger Lapin has been entertaining guests across the UK for over 20 years at 50th birthday parties, garden parties, birthday parties and house parties.
If you planning an event with a sit down meal, an awards ceremony, Christmas party or a wedding breakfast as a Table Magician I will perform a 5-15 minute routine to each table. This will involve everyone at the table and is a mini magic show for each table.
Close up Magic
The purest form of Magic is Close-up Magic. Most people only think Magic can be performed on TV and it’s only when they experience something performed inches from their eyes, that they start to question reality?
Roger Lapin is one of the few Close up Magicians based in Hampshire who is also a Member of the Magic Circle, you can be sure when you hire Roger to perform Close up Magic at your event that you will be getting an amazing performance and your guests will be blown away.
Recent Wedding Venues
Over the years I have performed at some stunning wedding venues, these are a few of my favourite
Recent Weddings include a Chateaux in Bergerac, France.
A Castle in Kent, a cruise on the River Thames, and a farm near Woking.
There are so many Magicians to choose from how do you know which one to hire?
Hopefully you won’t be looking much further as you have just found a Magician with over 18 years performing experience who is a Magic Circle Magician and can guarantee your guests will be entertained from the minute he starts performing until he leaves. Check the show reel above to see Roger in action.
How much does a Magician Cost?
This is a very difficult question to answer as each event is different. The performance could be for 1 hour in a restaurant on a Tuesday afternoon just up the road or for 500 guests on a Saturday in London. The quickest way to find out is to hit the Get in Touch button below and send Roger an enquiry, detailing as much as you can about your event. Is it a Corporate Event, Wedding, Private Party or something else, mention how many guests, and what time you would like the magic to start. Roger will get back to you very quickly and advise on packages and prices.
So if you are are still looking for Wedding Entertainment, a close up magician is the perfect choice.
Roger Lapin is a British Magician based in Hampshire and available for a few select events across the UK.
He is a UK Magician even though he has a French name, he is not actually a French Magician!
Lapin in English is “Rabbit” – so Roger Lapin is Roger Rabbit! Roger Rabbit is an animated anthropomorphic rabbit who is the main character in the film “Who framed Roger Rabbit”
How to hire a Magician – book some amazing entertainment for your next event in 3 simple steps
Who is the best Magician in the world?
David Copperfield is probably the most well known Magician in the world, he is also the highest paid! Harry Houdini and Paul Daniels are two other big names you might know, but who are sadly no longer with us.
Frequently asked questions
This all depends on a few factors, mainly how many guests are you expecting, what day of the week is your event (a Saturday is more expensive than a Tuesday) and where the event is. Let’s assume you are looking for evening entertainment for your 50th birthday party and you have 80 guests – typical price would be £350-£450
For a personalised quote for your event please get in touch.
I have been a professional Magician for over 20 years and have been performing magic all my life. With over 1000 professional performances under my belt I can assure you of guaranteed entertainment for whatever event you are planning. I have seen them all and can also advise on other entertainment options if you want to add to your party. I am a member of the world famous Magic Circle, also Equity and am covered with Public liability insurance up to £10,000,000. This is a requirement for most venues.
Whilst a lot of people think that the price for anything for a wedding is more expensive than normal this is not the case for me, if you are hiring me for a party a corporate event or for your wedding entertainment, my price is the same. As above a typical Magician booking for 2 hours is between £350-£450 depending on location.
If you are hiring a Magician for any event you need to ask them if they are in the Magic Circle and if not why not? Being a member of the Magic Circle is a mark that you have attained a certain level of performance which has been validated by other members. This should give you some assurance that the Magician you are hiring has a reasonable level of performance ability. For more information check out my page – How to join the Magic Circle
Basically you need two members to recommend you, there is an interview to assess your magic knowledge and then a 15 minute audition where you have to perform at the Magic Circle in London in front of an audience of up to 50 people, most members of that audience will be professional magicians and amongst them will be three judges who will be marking you on performance, ability and general presentation. You are not being marked on unique magic tricks and you don’t have to invent something that nobody has seen before, just pick a few tricks and perform them well and you will be fine.
I don’t know the exact figure but I believe if you were to hire Dynamo for an event expect to pay the price of a large car!
If you want to hire a magician for your wedding, party entertainment or corporate event then the process is quite simple.
First step is to find your magician, most people will ask friends or family for a recommendation if they have hired a magician before. If you can’t get a recommendation the next step is people will jump onto Google and search for Magicians near me or Hampshire Magician, you will then be faced with a wall of Magicians! Have a look at a few websites and if they have a show reel watch the video and see if you like them and decide if they would be a good fit for your party and your guests. Contact the Magician and see if they are available for your date, even better give them a ring, you will get a much better idea of the person by speaking with them. Then finally if you want to go ahead and book you will have to pay a deposit to hold your date. As you are reading this on my website you could just avoid all that and just hire me Roger Lapin! – Contact me to check availability for your event.
Wedding Magicians are becoming very popular now with couples looking to add something extra to their big day! A skilled wedding magician will entertain all your guests from young to old during the photographs, the wedding breakfast and also for the evening celebrations. If you are looking to add a bit more magic to your already special day a Magician is a great idea!
Close up Magic has become very popular at weddings with couples looking to add something extra to their big day. Having a Magician mingling with your guests during the photos or wedding breakfast creates a real buzz and is certainly a conversation starter for friends or family who have maybe never met before. I also perform a special trick for the couple which will create a unique object that will provide a lasting reminder of having a Magician at their wedding.
Most of the events I perform at are paid events where I have been hired to perform Magic, I am not expecting a tip, however sometimes when a group has really enjoyed the show, sometimes somebody will say “that was amazing” and give me a small tip, which is always appreciated, for me not as much for the monetary element, but for the fact that they enjoyed the performance so much they wanted to give me a tip!
This depends on the event, how many guests, day of the week etc, for a Magician working in the South East of England expect to pay from £250 – £500 for a 2 hour performance.
As soon as you have a date for your wedding, party or corporate event it’s best to book your Magician as soon as possible as most events tend to happen on a Saturday and Magicians get booked up very far in advance. It also depends if you just want any Magician or if you have seen someone that you really want for your wedding.
The best way of finding a local Magician is to either google or ask friends and family if they can recommend anyone
It’s the same as any other profession, it depends what you want. If you are just having a house party for 20 friends and want someone to come and do a few tricks, you will probably be happy with a local magician who is very good and not that expensive. However, if you are planning your wedding and expecting 150 friends and family, the magician you hire needs to be able to entertain to a high standard and deliver a professional performance to all your guests. This only comes with experience and you will probably pay a bit more, you might find a local wedding magician who is perfect, or you might have to spread your net a bit wider.
I always say to clients, if you want to hire someone to re-spray your car after a repair, do you want to pay your son who is quite handy with a paint brush, or do you hire a professional re-sprayer who has done this job 100’s of times before.?
Saying that, some of the best Close up Magicians I know are not what you would call professional and just do it for fun, but they can fool me badly a lot! They are maybe not as good on the appearance and performing for 100’s of people. As mentioned before, it just depends what you are looking for.
A Roaming Magician is someone who walks around at a drinks reception or party or at a wedding during the photos performing close-up magic tricks to small groups of guests. They would perform for 5-10 minutes and then move onto the next group, also known as mix and mingle magic, mingling entertainer, close quarter magician, wandering magician, walk around magician, roving conjurer, roving magician or a strolling magician!
We booked Roger for my husbands 40th birthday surprise. We all absolutely loved his show, especially the kids, as Roger really got them involved in the magic tricks, would certainly recommend to give your party something extra special.
Roger was superb. He pitched his performance perfectly. Everyone was literally blown away by the level of magical craftsmanship. Top class, subtle , extremely clever. I can’t imagine a party without him there now to bring that extra sparkle and awe inspiring magic. Thank you Roger you were amazing. Becky from Hampshire x
Roger entertained our guests at my husband’s birthday party just recently. He was a great addition to the party. Everyone loved his magic delivered in a humorous and relaxed manner. Thank you Roger, you made all the difference to our celebrations!!
Roger came along to perform at our evening wedding reception at very short notice and totally blew us all away. Everyone loved his relaxed approach as he mingled around the guest tables (due to covid restrictions all guests had to remain seated) and left both children and Adults totally captivated. A very friendly chap who we would all recommend as the perfect addition to entertain at any function.
Thanks Roger for being the icing on the cake on our special day. From Martin & Gemma Reynolds
Magician Bath, Roger, We just wanted to say thanks a million for the incredible job you did for us at Paul’s 50th at The Pig near Bath. We were blown away by your crazy magic skills – you completely flabbergasted a lot of really clever people! You’ll be a talking point for a long time. We loved the comedy element thrown into the mix too- you really are super talented.
Hope to have a reason to call on you again sometime!
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