For the uninitiated, the term Close-up Magic refers to magic performed for small groups using everyday objects such as cards, coins, ropes, small everyday objects, and even borrowed items. Entirely reliant on difficult sleight of hand, Matt’s highly interactive close-up shows feature magic that happens just inches away from the audience — and even in their own hands!
If your event will have a small number of people in attendance, a single close-up show is fine. However, many events have dozens or hundreds or even thousands of people in attendance. Under these
circumstances, Matt will perform Strolling Magic (sometimes referred to as “Walkaround Magic”) in which he moves between tables or small groups of people to perform a few minutes of close-up magic for each group. Strolling magic is a fantastic way to get people chatting at your event, and can be paired with a stage show for a complete entertainment package. Keep in mind that strolling magic works best during a cocktail hour or mingling period, but does not work well during a meal when people are eating.
Multiple Close-up Shows
Matt now offers a new, exciting, original close-up magic option for your events. If you have too many people for a single close-up show, but strolling magic isn’t appropriate or desired for some reason, Matt offers his exclusive Close-up Multi-Show option. This type of show requires a separate room or area, but allows groups of 15-45 people at your event to cycle through and see one of several scheduled 20 minute close-up shows. While this performance option requires far less set-up than a stage or stand-up show — just a separate space with a table and some chairs — it allows for more complex and elaborate close-up magic than is possible during strolling magic. It also allows you to present a proper show to each of your guests in an intimate environment where many of them will get to participate in the magic. This new structure of magical entertainment is quickly becoming Matt’s most requested close-up option, so ask for details today!