Roger Lapin is one of the finest Close up Magicians in London, who is the premier choice for entertainment at top venues across the city for weddings, parties & corporate events.
A member of the Magic Circle providing close-up magic in the city for over 19 years.
Hi, I’m Roger
I have been performing magic professionally for over 18 years and I absolutely LOVE my job!
Whether it’s a milestone birthday party, a garden party, your wedding or a corporate drinks bash a London Close-up Magician is the perfect addition to any party. If you are looking for some unique entertainment, then look no further! The close up magic and high energy personality that I can bring to your event will leave a lasting impression on everyone.
Hire one of London’s premier Magic performers!
If you want to find out more, get in touch for a no obligation quote.
Close up Magician London | Roger Lapin
You can be assured that the close-up magic I perform is of the highest standard. Whether it be a house party or garden party, or wedding. Whatever your audience I can entertain groups of 1 – 1000’s! With sleight-of-hand magic tricks and the occasional mind-reading I will leave your guests talking about your event for weeks after. As a Close-up Magician I attend many high profile events every year and where there is a meal I perform an 8-15 minute set per table that ensures that everyone is involved. Perfect for your work Christmas Party! Cups and balls, card tricks, elastic bands, sleight of hand, rings, fruit and coins are all brought into play. A high octane piece of magic which oozes class and professionalism.
Are you looking to impress a high profile client? Why not show them some Magic tricks?
If you are looking for a London Magician, get in touch for your no obligation quote.
“When you see Magic on TV you always think that it’s camera tricks, but seeing Roger do Magic tricks inches from my eyes oh my god, I know it’s not! “
Sarah, 50th Birthday Party, Islington
Corporate Event Magician London
If you are looking for some first class entertainment for your corporate event, hiring a London Magician should be at the top of your list. Table Magician Roger Lapin can guarantee you an amazing show whatever the event. You are hiring an entertainer with 1000’s of real world hires under his belt for parties across the UK for celebrities and private clients. A seasoned London Magician, Roger is the perfect addition to your event.
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How to hire a London Magician
If you are planning to hire a Magician for a black tie event in London or looking for after dinner entertainment, or for your Christmas Party. Then look no further. Are you looking for a private show rather than mix and mingle magic, I can perform my award winning intimate parlour set that will certainly bring the X factor to your event.
This works best in side room of a hotel or in your house where there is a smaller number of people watching the show. 10-25 is a good number for this and the show usually lasts between 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Whatever your event type I can deliver amazing entertainment to all your guests.
A lot of people ask me if I can do mindreading? My answer to that is “I knew you were going to ask me that!? But seriously if you are looking for a mentalist or a mindreader in London I do perform some mind reading magic.
Mentalism is a performing art in which its practitioners, known as mentalists, appear to demonstrate highly developed mental or intuitive abilities. Wikipedia
Or are you planning a trade show and looking for something to bring more people to your stand? I increased the footfall onto many stands over the years and am happy to speak to you about making the most of your stand and getting the most clients onto your stand as you can.
Do I need more than one London Magician? If you are expecting over 150 then you are going to need to hire more entertainers. RI can personally recommend other colleagues to ensure everyone gets to see some magic,
For a typical 2 hour attendance please allow one magician per 150 guests.
So now the big question is how much will it cost?
I charge by the hour and prices are dependent on where and when your event is.
For a personalised quote simply call or email let me know how many you are expecting for your event and I will give you specific price based in your requirements.
It really all depends on what day your event is. Is it an afternoon or evening?
Prices As a rough guide £250 for the 1st hour then £150 for every consecutive hour. Allow 1 hour per 50 people.
1-3 hours mix and mingle magic
I will move around your party from room to room entertaining small groups with a short 5-10 minute show. For this you don’t have to worry about a thing I will arrive and just start performing, I do not require any space and can operate from my pockets.
The Magic Room This requires a space where there is nothing else going on and the door can be shut. This will be called the magic room and everyone will be given a ticket with a time on when they can enter.
I will then perform a short routine to the small group of guests 4-8 guests are the perfect number. They will enjoy a private performance out of the way of the noise of the party. Once the performance is over they will be sworn to secrecy to not reveal what happens in the magic room. This will provide an air of mystery and guests will not know what to expect.
Typically at a private party your guests will see me moving between groups of people and will see some of the tricks being performed, this way nobody knows what to expect. The magic room can be added onto the end of a normal show if required and a separate experience be experienced as to what is happening in the main party. This could either be some kind of psychological magic or a gambling routine depending on your guests.
Cabaret Magic. The final option is cabarets A stage show allows me to perform to everyone at once, this would require an area where I can setup or a stage or depending on the party venue a corner of a room. This would usually be 45 minutes and would require everyone to watch. This works well for some depending on guest numbers. If your party involves a meal and you are looking for some after dinner entertainment then this could be the perfect option. Stage Magic does require some space and a PA system for larger venues so is not ideal for smaller parties.
Again this could be combined with a straight performance of table magic of after dinner show, or close-up magic and or some mind reading. All of this can be discussed with Roger to find the perfect entertainment for your private party.
Roger as a superstar and kept everyone guessing all night! – Sarah 50th birthday Kingston
Wedding Magician London
Are you looking for a wedding Magician?
If you are reading this then chances are you are already engaged (Congratulations!) and looking for some wedding entertainment ideas for your big day in London and want to find that unique idea that none of your friends have had before?
Sarah & Phil, wedding in Islington
Private House Party Magician London
Are you planning a house party or a garden party in London? Looking for some unique entertainment for your event? London based Roger Lapin has performed at private parties across the city and will certainly add to your party. He can either mingle with your guests moving between rooms and round the garden, or very popular now is the “Magic Room!” If you have a spare room that you could use, Roger can setup a private intimate show for smaller groups of people, they can come in at various times during the night and it means that the magic they experience is not the high energy noisy magic that would be seen in the normal party environment, but a very much more sophisticated and intimate performance.
If you are looking to hire a private party Magician in London has so many to choose from, so where do you start? Check these questions below.
Frequently asked questions before hiring a Magician
How much is it to hire a Magician?
This varies depending on the event, the amount of guests and the day of the week. A party for 300 guest on a Saturday night is going to be more expensive than a party for 15 guests on a Thursday afternoon. For a free quote to have a close-up magician entertain your guests please get in touch using the contact page, ensure you put done as much information as possible so I can provide you with a detailed quote.
Yes, Roger is a full time member.
What is the Inner Magic Circle?
This is a more advanced level of membership where you have to pass a second audition where you have to prove not only solid magic ability but also some thoughts on thinking and invention and demonstrate a contribution to the Magic community.
Yes, Roger is more than happy to meet prospective clients before booking if he is performing in your area. Most people will watch the performance videos to get an idea of his personal style. If you want to meet for a coffee and see a few tricks that can be arranged
Table Magician London
Over the last 19 years Roger has performed at events all across the City at venues in Greenwich, Hackney, Richmond, Islington, and most recently as a Table Magician in Kensington and Chelsea. If you want to hire a London Magician for any event, London Magician Roger Lapin is the premier entertainment choice for private parties in the city
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If you are looking for a Magician Hampshire based Roger Lapin is the perfect choice for any event.
Magician West London
Whilst Roger has performed at many many venues across the city, by far the most bookings have come from the West End
There have been many parties and many corporate events, so if you are planning a wedding in Chelsea or a house party in Hammersmith, whatever the event a Close up Magician is a great choice for the best party entertainment for your next event.
What to expect when hiring a Magician in London
Hiring me to perform at your event will ensure I entertain you and your guests and they will a) get to see some magic and b) is entertained.
I will mingle with your guests as if I was a guest and most people only know I am there when they hear the screams coming form the group I am performing to!
Using Coins, Cards, Fruit, Elastic Bands and item from your guests, I will perform some mind boggling sleight of hand magic that will leave your guests talking about your events for weeks to come.
From a small group to 100’s of guests I will ensure everyone sees a trick or two.
I will usually perform a short cabaret at the end of any party to ensure everyone gets to see a few of my bigger illusions.
My sleight of hand magic will have even the hardened sceptics questioning their eyes!
Wedding Magician – the perfect party entertainment for your big day, I will bring some amazing entertainment to your big day, whilst mingling between your guests giving them an amazing magic experience for each table. I can also perform Mix and Mingle magic during the photos with cards coins and other items.
Being in the Magic Circle and you can be guaranteed that the magic show I perform will be clean and suitable for all ages. I might even perform some mind reading! This will be very light hearted and fun like telling you what card you have chosen or which hand you are holding a coin in.
If it is a private party, corporate event or your wedding my table magic will be sure to amaze you and your guests.
What my guests say..
Roger performs close up magic of the highest standard and we would not hesitate in recommending him to any of our friends or family – guaranteed entertainment for sure! I would definitely recommend Roger for our next event.
Melanie, 50th birthday party, Chelsea