What Is Parlour Magic?

What is Parlour Magic?

Parlour magic is an intimate magic show for a small group of people.

It originated in the 19th Century, when magicians were invited into homes to provide private seating for a small audience. These intimate magic shows were popular mostly among the rich and nobles back in those days. They would book a magician to perform a parlour magic show to entertain their guests or children.

Other people would only get to see a magician perform in a theatre or perhaps in the street.

Nowadays, it is not unusual to have a magician perform a show in a private residence or small venue, during parties and other social events.

Parlour Magic

Three Types Of Parlour Magic Shows To Choose From

Parlour Magic Shows For Any Occasion!

What is Parlour Magic?

Parlor magic is a magic show for more people than close-up magic but for fewer people than a stage show. These kinds of shows come at a predetermined duration. Typically there is no stage and the magician usually stands at floor level. This means that smaller and less elaborate props are used during the show. It allows the performance to happen closer to the audience than if the magician performs on a stage. This makes it a great choice for entertainment for adults, children, and family events.

Where Can Such A Magic Show Happen?

Parlour magic shows can happen in a living room, a small hall, or a medium-sized room in other venues. Usually, the magic is performed waist up, allowing a better view for a small group of people. This kind of show does not incorporate the more elaborate stage props and illusions, so it is not usually ideal for a large audience. This makes it a great choice to entertain a small group of people at home or in a small venue. With the set duration, people can sit down and enjoy the experience together. Besides that, Parlour Magic involves a lot of audience participation.

Vanni Pule` Awarding Brian Role` 1st Prize For Parlour Magic.

I.B.M. Ring 202’s Parlour Magic Competition

Vanni Pule Awards Brian Role Magic Competition Winner Malta

Parlour Magic Shows For Children

“…I highly recommend Brian the Magician and Illusionist for a fun and jaw dropping atmosphere for the kids at my son’s party. They surely enjoyed themselves very much!…”


Children's Magic Show in Malta

Brian Role` offers a great magic show for children. It is colorful, and funny and involves the children a lot. The structure of the show keeps children of all ages feeling amazed and excited throughout the performance.

This show is great for birthdays, Holy Communion celebrations, and any other type of children’s parties. Brian provides entertaining magic according to the specified majority of the age group. He also includes numbers that other ages may enjoy as well. When the show is to celebrate a Birthday or a child’s special occasion then the Party Child gets special magical attention and Brian ensures that they become the star of the show.

Expect floating items, vanishes and appearances, and amazingly funny moments full of laughter and surprises through Brian’s Magic Show For Children! More information about magic shows for children can also be found here.

Book this type of show for your child’s special occasion or for any other type of children’s party

Parlour Magic Shows For The Family

“…No ordinary magician. Incredible and mind blowing.. entertaining both adults and children every single time…”


Family Parlour Magic

Experience Brian’s Family Magic Show, perfect for entertaining at your family celebration! Mesmerizing fun for adults and children, creating unforgettable memories. It brings everyone together in one great show.

Both adults and children delight in the magic, experiencing the show uniquely. Experience magic like never before with borrowed items and things that make you go WOW!

Join in the fun with laughter when Brian amazes even the most skeptical person at your party!

Brian has provided these kinds of shows for all sorts of family get-togethers, from Christmas gatherings or other such celebrations, in their living room or at a venue that was booked especially for the occasion.

Surprise your guests with Brian’s show for your next gathering in your home or at any sort of venue.

Parlour Magic Shows For Adults

“…The best magician and Illusionist I have ever seen in my life. I highly recommend his service to anyone locally or abroad, you won’t be disappointed!…”


Shows For Adults In Malta

Looking for some fun entertainment with no kids around? No problem! Adults want to have fun too and Brian can entertain a fully grown bunch of friends with a great Parlour Magic Show for Adults.

Whether you are organising a simple gathering at your home for your friends or organising a more adult-orientated party such as a Hen or Stag night, then Brian can conjure up a funny and amazing show to fit in the occasion perfectly.

This show is full of surprises from hard-hitting mind-boggling effects to lighter magic focusing more on entertainment. Expect some conspicuous innuendos and funny moments!

Get in touch with Brian, tell him what the gathering is for and he will put together a show that matches the situation.

Have Brian perform his Show For Adults at the next suitable adults only occasion.

What is Parlour Magic suitable for?

Parlour magic is suitable for performances in smaller venues/rooms for small groups of people. The audience usually sits to watch the show.

Who is Parlour Magic good for?

Parlor magic is good for anyone wanting a magician to entertain a small group of people in a private residence or small room. It is great for any age and Brian Role` offers parlor magic for children with his children’s magic show, a parlor magic show for adults and one that is great for all ages combined.

Do clients need to prepare anything before the show?

Brian brings all the equipment to carry out the show. Preferably the performance area is perfect in front of a backdrop or wall, with the audience in front of Brian. The audience can also sit in a semi-circle fashion, from side to side in Brian’s performance area. An electricity outlet close by is also. Keep these in mind and prepare a small table or chair nearby in case it is needed.

Where can you put on a Parlour Magic show?

The setup, kind of magic, and presentation during these types of shows make it perfect for residences and small venues. This type of magic is made for such intimate settings. However, you can set up this kind of show in almost any environment such as a sitting room, small hall, courtyard, or garden.

What is the duration of the show?

The duration of such shows is in the range of between thirty minutes to one hour. One-hour shows are usually suitable for varying age family audiences.

Does the magician need a stage?

There is no need for a stage for a parlor magic performance for audiences of 40 people or less. For a slightly larger audience, a platform to increase visibility is always welcome but not necessary. Since all the magic happening is performed waist up, everyone is able to see.

How far must the audience be from the magician?

In most cases, the audience can be close, providing the magician has enough space to perform well. The audience should be seated facing the magician, who is against a background to avoid distractions. Ideally, there should be enough space for some props too. Space between the audience and the magician allows volunteers to move freely when asked to help the magician.

Does the show have to take place indoors?

Under certain conditions, Parlor Magic may be good in an outdoor environment. Such suitable outdoor places are gardens, yards, and similar places where a small gathering of people are able to sit comfortably to watch a set duration show. Weather conditions such as rain or wind may hinder the performance outdoors.

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