The Magic Circle

The Magic Circle is known to be the worlds most prestigious magic society. The club was formed in 1905 and is recognised by audiences globally as the most premier organisation for professional magicians. As a result, the club has members that perform on both the domestic and international stage. For example, members include everyone from Dynamo (UK), to the most famous magician of all time, David Copperfield (USA). Respect for The Magic Circle even extends to The Royal Family. The Prince of Wales joined the club in 1975 because of his love for the society. What’s more, HRH performed his version of the infamous magic trick, the cups and balls for a panel of judges.

It’s of no surprise that Fergus was utterly delighted to win The Magic Circle’s Virtual Magician Of The Year in 2022. The aforementioned is the highest level of international award for performance in Virtual Magic Shows.

The Magic Circle

The Magic Circle is known to be the worlds most prestigious magic society. The club was formed in 1905 and is recognised by audiences globally as the most premier organisation for professional magicians. As a result, the club has members that perform on both the domestic and international stage. For example, members include everyone from Dynamo (UK), to the most famous magician of all time, David Copperfield (USA). Respect for The Magic Circle even extends to The Royal Family. The Prince of Wales joined the club in 1975 because of his love for the society. What’s more, HRH performed his version of the infamous magic trick, the cups and balls for a panel of judges.

It’s of no surprise that Fergus was utterly delighted to win The Magic Circle’s Virtual Magician Of The Year in 2022. The aforementioned is the highest level of international award for performance in Virtual Magic Shows.

What is the magic circle?

The Magic Circle is a members club that comprises of professional magicians. The purpose of the society is to bring together people because of their passion for magic. As a result, members have an opportunity to share their love for the art of magic with one another. Predominantly, magicians are able to do this most when they meet at the city’s Headquarters every Monday. Members share ideas, striving for excellence in the art of both close up and stage magic performed for the public. The historical building is available to hire for private functions and corporate events. In addition, the venue is also used to host world class magic shows for the public.

Close up magician for hire

Do The Magic Circle Magicians have to keep secrets?

Close up magician

The short answer is, yes. Magicians are a notoriously secretive bunch because they do not disclose their secrets very easily. What’s more, their Latin motto (Indocilis private loqui) translates as “not apt to disclose secrets”.

Despite the fact magicians do keep their secrets, they are not a secret society, and do not turn away those wishing to start a journey in the art of magic.  Besides The Magic Circle’s reputation for secrecy, it is an extremely welcoming place for new faces. This is illustrated by the fact the building is actually open to the public for walking tours, talks, and shows. Incidentally, a full list of the club’s rules can be found here.

Where is The Magic Circle?

The Magic Circle headquarters is based in Euston, hidden on a cobbled lane 5 minutes from the hustle and bustle of North London. Consequently, the very nature of visiting the building is extremely magical!

As soon as you walk in to the building, you’ll be blown away by the sky climbing spiral staircaseFrom there you’ll be guided through the mesmerising halls filled with magic apparatus and historical paraphernalia from some of the greatest magicians, and most memorable moments of magic of all time!

Close up magic show

Why become a member of The Magic Circle?

The Magic Circle members get to come together and share their love for magic with each other. Since the club’s inception in 1905, it has been the industries leading body both in the UK and worldwide. There are a few major advantages to becoming a member of The Magic Circle.

Firstly, you know a magician has had to reach a certain standard in order to call themselves a member. This is great if you want to make sure you are a magician you can trust. Secondly, the club provides a great opportunity for magicians to grow and learn together. Besides the worlds best magicians being members, there is also an apprentice scheme. Alongside professionals, the learning and development of apprentices and younger magicians is a key focus of the club. Finally, The Magic Circle provides great performance facilities for members to trial new material. As well as the close up magic rooms, it boasts one of the best small seater theatres in London!

Who are the members of The Magic Circle?

The Magic Circle has members such as David Copperfield, Dynamo and the Prince of Wales. However, the member list comprises of 1500 member globally (even Sooty is a member)! Every magician in the country grew up wanting to be a member of The Magic Circle. Most likely because of its ties to the greatest magicians of all time. 

Prince Charles performing magic | His majesty doing magic

Are you interested in becoming a member and joining the above line up? Drop Fergus a message and find out how he can help you begin journey in to becoming a member of the worlds most esteemed magic club! Or alternatively, check out The Magic Circle website here.

Why Magic Circle Magician Fergus?

Fergus was immediately awarded associate of the inner magic circle upon joining the club. This hugely sought after degree of recognition was presented as a result of his contributions to both television and theatre.

In March 2022 The Magic Circle awarded Fergus The virtual magician of the year. This was an international competition, where Fergus battled acts from all over the world presenting the very best in virtual magic shows. Finally, after exhausting heats and a final, Fergus took first place by decisively winning both the public and judges votes. As a result of this victory, Fergus featured on the front page of The Magic Circular – the industries leading magic magazine feature below!

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