Close up Magician near me
I am based in Hampshire, also happy to travel to your event. Member of the Magic Circle & Equity with over 20 years performing experience with numerous celebrity testimonials and Google 5 star reviews.
Close up Magician for Hire, Roger Lapin performing for Claudia Winkleman during a charity event.
If you want some unique wedding reception entertainment, Roger regularly performs as a wedding magician across the UK, check out the Wedding Magician page for more information
All your guests will love his wedding magic!
Close up Magicians are someone who performs tricks and illusions to small groups of people right in front of their eyes. Using everyday objects like cards, coins, rubber bands and rings etc they can perform mind bending tricks where you just cannot see how it is done. Sometimes referred to as an illusionist. Roger will perform to small groups enthralling them with his close up magic.
Up Close Magician
Another term I have heard used a lot is Up Close Magician which is basically the same!
Whenever Roger performs at an event one of the most common things he hears is “I have never been so close to magic, and when you see it on TV you just assume it is all camera tricks, but when you see it for real you can’t really believe it!”
Close-up magic is the best wedding entertainment! More than a bit of fun, close-up magic creates a shared experience that brings your guests together.
Close up magic is the perfect entertainment – whatever your party!
Your wedding day is going to be the most magical day of your life! Why not add a little bit more magic with a Magician!
As a Close up Magician I can perform my wedding magic to small groups of people during a drinks reception or around the tables during the wedding breakfast or even for the evening celebrations. Close up Magicians are becoming very popular for wedding reception entertainment – check out my packages below.
Looking for a Close up Magician near me, this all depends on where you live! I am based in Hampshire, UK
If you are searching for a Close-up Magician in Hampshire, Roger is based in the New Forest and is a local Southampton Magician and an Isle of Wight Magician and also a regular Close-up Magician in Chichester,
Also available to hire as a Magician in Dorset, a Bournemouth Magician and a Magician in Cornwall and
Hertfordshire Magician if you are looking for Magicians in Somerset or Magician in Bath and at many locations across the UK
Close up Magician London
Whilst Roger performs across the UK with the majority of his work in the south, he is a regular at Waterloo station and performs many times a month in the capital – Click here for booking a Magician London
What sort of events are Close up Magicians good for?
Close up Magic is brilliant for any event where you have people gathered and waiting for food / drink, some who have maybe not met each other before? My most popular events are Weddings, Christmas Parties, Golden Wedding Anniversary parties, 30,40th,50th birthdays all kinds of corporate events and house parties.
How many people can you perform Close up Magic to?
Typically performing to small groups of 3-6 I can get around to about 50 guests an hour, this would be for a 2-3 hour performance. If you are expecting over 150 guests I would recommend hiring a second Close-up Magician to ensure everyone gets to see some magic.
Are you a member of the Magic Circle?
Yes, I have been a full member of the Magic Circle (the most prestigious Magic Society in the World) for over 20 years.
Close up Magicians for larger events
If you are expecting over 150 guests at your event one Close up Magician is not going to be able to get around to everyone. It is highly recommended to hire more Magicians to ensure everyone gets to see some magic. If you are looking fora wedding magician guest numbers are not so important as I would just stay a bit longer to ensure everyone got to see some close up magic. Weddings are longer events where I can stay longer for a more relaxed performance compared to an award dinner where I might only have 2 hours to get around to everyone.
How to book Close up Magician Roger Lapin?
If you would like to book a close-up magician for your next event please get in touch using the contact page, all Roger needs to know is where and when and for how many guests.
One of the most common questions is how much is it going to cost?
Close up Magicians for Wedding Reception
Close up Magician Prices
Check out my Magician Prices page for more information or contact Roger for your personalised quote to watch my showreel and see more magic videos check out the videos page.
Close up Magicians for Christmas Party
By far one of the busiest times for Close up Magicians is December. Hiring a Close up Magician for your Christmas party is a great idea!
Roger performs at many different events but the most common ones are Weddings, milestone birthday parties e.g 21st, 30th, 40th, and the most common being for 50th birthday party entertainment. he also performs for summer balls, golden wedding anniversaries, bar mitzvah entertainment and bat mitzvah, for house parties and a lot in restaurants.
Close up Magician for Birthday Party
Close up Magicians for Private Parties
How do you become a Magician?
Roger started performing magic when he was about 6 years old when he received the iconic Marvins Magic Set for Christmas. This is a world famous box of tricks for children and if your little ones or big ones are interested in magic then this is a great way to get them started.
He started working through those tricks on Christmas day and by the afternoon had worked out how to do a few with some help from his dad and performed a small show in the evening. From that moment on he was hooked but it wasn’t until he saw a professional Magician performing at a wedding ten years later that he really thought this is what he wanted to do. He spoke to him after he had finished and he taught him a trick that he still uses today, he also advised him to join a local magic club and to just keep practicing. Roll forward 20 years and Roger is now a professional magician for hire, and regularly perform at private events, weddings and parties across the south of England.
Whilst being a member of the Magic Circle for many years, sadly Roger has never achieved the ultimate accolade of being crowned magic circle close up magician of the year.
Maybe one day!
If you are looking for entertainment for an event that is further afield he is more than happy to travel to be a part of your entertainment. He tries to base his work in and around the south coast but also regularly works at events across the UK.
If you are looking for a Close up Magician click on the Contact page to get your free quote.
Close up Magicians for More Guests?
If your event has over 150 guests then you are going to need to hire multiple close-up magicians. Roger can book as many as you require and regularly works with many other Magic Circle professionals.
Typically you would need to book one entertainer per 150 guests for a 2-3 hour performance depending on the size of the event.
The most popular question he gets asked is how much do magicians cost? Well this all depends on where your event is, how many guests you are expecting and what day of the week it is. Every event is different. So for your personalised quote head over to the contact page.
Whatever the event Close-up Magic is the perfect solution to your entertainment for all guests!
Close Up Magic for 50th Birthday Party
A Corporate Magician is somebody who is hired to perform at a companies event, typically a ball, presentation ceremony or high profile event. This typically means the organiser is looking for a Table Magician with experience and somebody who can handle the pressure of many guests and performing for celebrities and high profile guests.
Close up Magicians Showreel
Close up Magic for any event
If you are planning an event, I understand the importance of having the right entertainment at a party or wedding. Close-up magicians are an excellent option for adding that extra touch of magic and excitement to any event.
A close-up magician is a type of magician who performs magic tricks in close proximity to the audience. They use everyday objects such as cards, coins, and even smartphones to create illusions that will leave guests amazed and entertained.
One of the reasons close-up magicians are so great at parties and weddings is because of their interactive nature. Unlike stage magicians who perform for a large audience, close-up magicians can engage with guests directly and create an intimate atmosphere. This creates a truly memorable experience for everyone involved.
Another reason close-up magicians are so popular is because of their versatility. They can perform magic tricks anywhere and everywhere – at the bar, the dance floor, or even at the dinner table. This means that guests are constantly entertained throughout the event and won’t have a chance to get bored.
Close-up magicians are also highly professional and experienced entertainers. They have honed their craft over years of performing and can handle any situation that arises. Whether it’s dealing with a noisy crowd or handling tricky lighting conditions, close-up magicians have seen it all and know how to make their magic work under any circumstances.
At a wedding, close-up magicians can be particularly effective. They can help break the ice between guests who may not know each other, and create a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Plus, their interactive nature can also help keep guests entertained during lulls in the proceedings, such as during a drinks reception or between courses at a sit-down meal.
Finally, close-up magicians are a unique and unforgettable addition to any party or wedding. They offer something truly special that guests won’t have seen before, and their performances will be remembered long after the event is over. Whether it’s the jaw-dropping illusions or the laughter and joy they bring, close-up magicians are the ultimate party starter.
In conclusion, close-up magicians are an excellent choice for any event. With their interactive nature, versatility, professionalism, and ability to create unforgettable moments, close-up magicians are the perfect addition to any party or wedding. Book a close-up magician for your next event and see for yourself why they are so great!
Close up Magic for Corporate Christmas Party
One of the busiest times of the year for Roger is when he is hired as a Christmas Party Magician
Companies providing entertainment for clients could be arranging a special evening to celebrate the completion of a big deal or the evening before a big presentation. If you are performing for this event you need to ensure you are delivering 100%.
Also, if you are looking for some unique dinner party entertainment ideas a Magician should be at the top of your list!
Another great event to hire a Magician for is at your wedding – If you are searching for amazing wedding entertainment look no further!
How much does a Close up Magician cost to hire?
The average price to hire a Close up Magician ranges between £300 – £750 for a 2 hour performance in the south of England.
Amaze & Amuse your guests with Award Winning Magician Roger Lapin
Local Close up Magician
Roger is a Hampshire Magician, and performs there the most, he also travels across the South to perform magic with recent events as a Surrey Magician and as a Berkshire Magician and as a Wiltshire Magician
If you are looking to hire a Magician in Winchester, Southampton, Portsmouth
Close up Magic at Weddings
If you are looking for the ultimate wedding entertainment Close up Magic is the perfect choice, mixed in with a bit of mind-reading your guests won’t know what is going on!
A close-up magician adds a touch of magic and surprise to a wedding, creating a truly unforgettable experience for the happy couple and their guests. During the drinks reception, a close-up magician can entertain guests with mind-boggling tricks, keeping them entertained and engaged until the wedding breakfast begins.
Close-up magicians can also perform during the wedding breakfast itself, providing a source of entertainment between speeches and the evening or during the meal. Guests of all ages will be captivated by the close-up magician’s illusions and tricks, adding even more magic to your special day.
Close-up magicians can also personalise their tricks for the happy couple, incorporating elements of their love story into the performance. Whether guests are gathering in small groups or circulating throughout the event, a close-up magician will leave them spellbound and entertained.
Close up Magicians for Wedding Reception Entertainment
A Close up Magician is the perfect entertainment for a wedding reception, performing magic during the photos / drinks reception, during the wedding breakfast or for the evening celebrations.
Mix & Mingle Visual Close Up Magic
Party Magic that will amaze all your guests
Close up Magician near me
If you are looking for a Close up Magician near me or where you live it always makes sense to hire a local magician. I am based in Hampshire and available to hire across the south of England, if you want to find a Magician closer to home I can recommend many other Close up Magicians across the UK
How long do I book a Close up Magician?
This depends on how many guests you have and really how much magic you want them to see. I have performed to 5 guests for an hour and for 200 guests for 2 hours. However as a rule of thumb, unless it’s a very small gathering i.e 12 guests at a house party. Allow 1 hour per 40 guests at an event or wedding.
Are you in the Magic Circle?
Yes, I am a member of the Magic Circle, the most prestigious magic society in the world. I have had to pass an interview and an audition to gain membership, so you can be assured you are getting a professional magician when you book me for your event. I am also a member of Equity.
Close up Magician Frequently asked questions FAQ
This depends if you are asking who is the best Close up Magician to hire or the best close up Magician of all time, or who is the highest paid magician? In my opinion the best Close up Magician is Paul Daniels.
But other worthy contenders to note are David Roth, Tony Slydini, Michael Vincent, Don Alan and Eugen Burger to name a few.
The different types are normally associated with the events that they perform at, i.e is it a wedding or a private party or on stage for 800 people! The main types of Magician are Wedding, Close up, Table, Stage, Mentalist or Mind Reader. For a full explanation check out my list here – 9 different types of Magician
Based on net worth the following gentlemen are considered to be the highest paid.
David Blaine Net Worth: $40 million.
Neil Patrick Harris Net Worth: $45 million.
Criss Angel Net Worth: $50 million.
Lance Burton Net Worth: $100 million.
Siegfried and Roy Net Worth: $120 million.
Penn & Teller Net Worth: $300 million.
David Copperfield Net Worth: $1 billion.
A Close up Magician is somebody who performs Close-up Magic which is magic for small groups of people performed within a few metres of each other. They do not require a table and usually carry all the magic props and tricks in their pockets.
Often called mix and mingle magic, walkaround magic or strolling magic, this is where a Magician will walk around a drinks reception, wedding or corporate event and stop and perform magic to small groups of guests. The Magician will have everything they need in their pockets and does not require a table to perform.
If you are looking to Hire a Close up Magician for your next event, please get in touch.
Close up Magician Roger Lapin Reviews
Roger you were just what we were looking for! The perfect magical entertainment which entertained the children and amazed the adults! We still have no idea how you got my card in the kiwi fruit!
Sarah & Michael
50th Birthday Party
Close up Magician for 50th Birthday Party
Close up Magic was amazing!
The close up magic that you performed at our house party last Saturday was mind blowing, we thought if we were close we could work it out, but it just made it even harder to see what you were doing! You are certainly a master of your art!
Melanie & Steve
Up Close Magician Extraordinaire!
Roger was amazing! He performed at our Christmas Business party and he wandered amongst the group amazing everyone. A small show for us all at the end which was hilarious. I would highly recommend if you need a Magician in Poole. Thank you Roger, you made our Christmas party special.
Close up Magician for House Party Entertainment
Close-up Magic for 50th Birthday Party
Magic, Pickpocket & Mind Reading!
We hired Roger to perform some close up magic at our 50th birthday party, we were blown away by Rogers Magic and was to totally amazed when he started picking pockets and doing some mind reading!
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