Magicians are a great way to add some excitement and fun to any event. Whether you're planning a birthday party, a corporate event, or a wedding, a magician can help you create an unforgettable experience for your guests. But how to hire a magician? Here are a few tips.
WHAT KIND OF EVENT?
If you're thinking about hiring a magician, there are a few things you should keep in mind. First, you'll need to decide what type of magic you're looking for. There are many different types of magic, from close-up magic to stage magic. Close-up magic is performed right in front of the audience, while stage magic is performed on a stage in front of a large audience. Depending on the show, you can start to look for magicians. Most magicians will do one or the other, but not many will do both stage or close-up magic, so keep that in mind.
WHERE ARE THEY?
Once you've decided on the type of magic you want, you'll need to start looking for magicians. There are many ways to find magicians, including online directories, word-of-mouth, and referrals from friends and family. A quick google search is a great place to start as most magicians should have an online presence. A quick search for "magician near me" is a solid place to start. Other websites such as Gigsalad may be good resources to find performers in the area.
ARE THEY GOING TO BE GOOD?
When you're looking at magicians, there are a few things you should keep in mind. First, you'll want to check their reviews. This will give you a good idea of their experience, skill, and professionalism. You'll also want to visit the magician's website. The website should be well-designed and easy to navigate. It should also include a portfolio of their work to give you an idea of the shows that they have done. Not all magicians will say how much it costs up front, since there are several factors that go into booking a show, such as audience size, location, kind of event, length of the show, and the distance to travel. I have a handy dandy questionnaire you can fill out. Click the button below to check it out!
MAKE THAT CONTACT
Once you've found a few magicians that you're interested in, email them or a phone call. The more information you have, the better. If you are unsure about what might work best for your event, the performer will be able to advise you on what might work best for the environment.
CAN I HAVE THAT IN WRITING?
Once you settle on the logistics, the magician should have an agreement form or contract. Everything should be in writing so that everyone is on the same page. The worst thing for a host and a magician is for a lack of communication and clarity about the event that you are meticulously putting together. If the magician does not have an agreement form, request one, and if they still do not have one, it might be best to look for another magician.
Hiring a magician can be a great way to add some excitement and fun to your next event. By following these tips, you can find the perfect magician to make your event unforgettable.
SUMMING IT UP!
Decide what type of magic you're looking for. There are many different types of magic, from close-up magic to stage magic.
Find magicians in your area. There are many ways to find magicians, including online directories, word-of-mouth, and referrals from friends and family.
Check reviews and portfolios. This will give you a good idea of the magician's experience, skill, and professionalism.
Contact the magicians you're interested in. Ask about their rates, availability, and experience with your type of event.
Get everything in writing. This includes the magician's rate, the length of the show, the type of magic that will be performed, and the age group that the show is appropriate for.
By following these tips, you can find the perfect magician to make your event unforgettable.
Here are some BONUS tips:
If you're planning a children's event, be sure to choose a magician who specializes or is confident in performing children's magic.
It is best if you have a budget. A typical budget for a magician can be from $100 all the way to $1000. It depends on the kind of event and other factors.
Try to keep your event indoors if possible. This will reduce any outside variables that could ruin your event.
If you're having a large event, be sure to book the magician well in advance.
If you are looking to book a magician today, contact me, Chris Wheel, to guarantee to check all the above boxes!