How Much Does a Magician Cost
One of the first questions we get asked is 'How much does a magician cost?' It's not often that people hire a magician, so they may not know what price to expect.
In order to tell a client how much a magician will cost, we need to know a few details:
The date of the event - Some dates are very popular, such as public holidays. In December there are a lot of parties and events, so the more popular magicians tend to get booked up well in advance and their prices can be much higher. The weekends will often be more expensive to hire a magicians, compared to weekdays.
The number of guests - As a rule of thumb, we recommend 1 magician for every 150 guests. That way, you make sure that the magician is able to visit every group or table. For large events with several hundred guests, it's a good idea to hire more than one magician. The magicians will be able to work together to ensure they are performing different magic tricks and all your guests get to watch the magic.
The location - The proximity of an event can influence how much a magician costs. Professional magicians usually have magicians fairly close to your events location, but if a magician needs to travel long distances or requires an over night stay, then the cost of this needs to be included.
How much does a magician cost?
A standard magician for most events will cost from £350. The Professional Magicians Agency can supply an entertainer for most events at around this figure. Named magicians that are very much in demand tend to range from £500 upwards. You can probably hire cheaper magicians locally, but they are usually magic enthusiasts who perform magic as a hobby, or children’s entertainers who can also perform some basic magic tricks. In our experience, under £350 for a good magician is cheap, and the last thing you want at your event is a 'cheap magician'.