Magicians amaze everyone and put a spark into our lives. The notion of magic dates back hundreds, even thousands, of years and has changed a lot since those early days. Rather than seen as a negative form of witchcraft, modern magic is used to entertain the masses and received as a showbiz spectacle. Magicians work on creating shock and awe in their audiences and getting that ‘How did they do that?!’ reaction is what they strive for.

Far from being the obscure characters they once were, being a magician has seen some individuals realise fame, both in the Magic Circle and beyond in the public arena. Some of the most well-known and best Magicians are shown here and our collections of magical videos including the discovery of how magicians perform certain tricks can be found on this website.