BEST Arizona Magic Shows-Scottsdale, Phoenix, Tucson & Beyond

For eons, magicians have been mesmerizing, stupefying and hypnotizing crowds with unbelievable feats of illusion. Clever sleight-of-hand can make you feel like a kid again, taking you back to a time when anything was possible. Arizona is home to a world of magic and illusion, where you will find fun, laughs, and adventure for all ages. Whether you are looking for SCOTTSDALE AND PHOENIX MAGIC SHOWS and a night out to celebrate a special occasion or TUCSON MAGIC SHOWS for a fabulous first date, there are Great Magic Shows that will please you with magical talents and entertainment.

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SCOTTSDALE & PHOENIX MAGIC SHOWS

CARNIVAL OF ILLUSION

WEEKLY: AZ Biltmore Resort, Tempe Center for the Arts, Mesa Arts Center

STEP RIGHT UP and get ready to laugh, have fun, and celebrate a magical night out with CARNIVAL OF ILLUSION! This top-rated program is "Revitalizing Magic" by blending an international travel theme with all the charms of a Vaudeville-inspired roadshow. Travel up-close with the national recipients for "Excellence in Magic" and catch a lively slice of magical history! CARNIVAL OF ILLUSION is Magic, Mystery, and OOOH La La! Shows on select weekends in four Arizona locations. Due to the intimate nature and popularity of this boutique theater, shows sell out.

Considered the "Best Show in Arizona" and the longest-running Arizona show in history, step right up, and check dates near you!

The I.B.M. Convention

July 10 - 13, 2019, Talking Stick Resort, Scottsdale

July in Phoenix is sizzling hot, but that doesn't scare off magic convention goers, who will flock to the Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale to learn, show off, and enjoy all kinds of magical delights. Teens can enjoy the free Lance Burton Seminar and that's just the beginning. There will be lots of lectures, demonstrations, booths and also some great entertainment is on the slate for the evening performances. Register for the convention to receive free tickets to the evening shows.

The Magic of Bill Blagg Live

November 16, 2019, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa

This grand illusion show features a rising star in magic. . . Bill Blagg. He started out as a young man building magic props with his father, and has created some never before seen illusions. His escapes and illusions will have you mesmerized as he gets squished, transported and cut up, only to arrive at the end in one piece. His tours take him all across the nation.

The Illusionists

March 27-29, 2020, Orpheum Theatre

The Illusionists - Take five magicians and put them all on one stage for an evening of magical acts. You will You will see the new, the daring and the astonishing. Drawing on inspiration from past artists, this illusion show combines the old with the new, showcasing a modern and contemporary aesthetic. This is one magic show you can take the whole family to and everyone will enjoy. This is a stage production on a large scale.

Craig Anthony

Every Saturday Evening, Dave and Buster's, Tempe

Craig's show Mysteries of the Mind with Mentalist Craig Anthony is now playing every Saturday night at Dave and Buster's in Tempe Arizona. A fun, interactive, one hour show that has Craig peering into your subconscious mind. He will read your mind and predict situations that are impossible to know. It's all for fun and starts at 8pm at Dave and Buster's, a Sportsbar and restaurant. Order some food, sit back and enjoy!

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PAST SCOTTSDALE & PHOENIX SHOWS

Keep your radar on for these past acts as you never know when they might reappear!

Penn and Teller

This rascally duo combines comic talent with magic and illusion, reworking old routines with new-fangled trickery. They've hosted Emmy-nominated TV shows and written best-selling books, as well as made special guest appearances on many shows including The Simpsons and Top Chef. Still going strong after more than 40 years in the biz, Penn and Teller will be sure to delight with their iconic blend of magic, comedy and irreverence.

Mike Super

Mike Super - Magic and Illusion

Mike was voted America's Favorite Mystifier on NBCs Phenomenon, a finalist on America's Got Talent and a guest on Penn and Teller's Fool Us. He has amazed audiences with his control of the elements and his ability to defy gravity. He has a unique way of personally relating to the audience. He has won numerous awards and been on shows such as The Ellen DeGeneres Show. If you like magic, be sure to catch this popular star of magic.

Michael Carbonaro

As seen on The Tonight Show, and the TV show The Carbonaro Effect. This actor / comedian / magician has won The Academy of the Magical Arts Magician of the Year award. He is best known for his hidden camera magic, where he surprises unsuspecting people with his illusions, leaving people confused and delighted all at the same time.

David Blaine

David Blaine is probably best known for his amazing stunts and his many television specials. His stunts often involve shocking feats such as catching a bullet in his mouth, breaking the record for holding his breath, or for surviving on nothing but water for 44 days. Needless to say his shows are always surprising. With that said, his show is not necessarily suitable for all ages. Don't miss your chance to see this ground-breaking magician.

The Illusionists Present: Adam Trent

Adam is one of the stars of the hugely popular show The Illusionists. He is back in Phoenix with a full 90 minute show featuring his special brand of magic. He has been seen on the Ellen DeGeneris show as well as The Today Show and others, as well as having his own 10-week series called The Road Trick: The Magic of Life on the Road.

Ivan Amodei

Ivan Amodei

Ivan brings his special brand of illusion to Phoenix, which includes storytelling and live classical cello music. Ivan's shows have been described as intimate and theatrical. He is the winner of the season 3 finale of Penn and Teller's TV show "Fool Us". He strives to share messages about humanity and life with each of his carefully crafted pieces.

The Pledge

The Pledge

This is not actually a magic show but a play about two magicians. So now you have theatre and magic together... fun! The story unfolds and we find ourselves involved with two magicians who just happen to be married to each other. What happens when one of them no longer wants the other in the show? Full of fun, magic and illusion, this plot has plenty of twists and turns as well. The show is a production of the Brelby Playhouse in Glendale Arizona.

Piff the Magic Dragon

The well-loved Vegas and touring magician hit it big on America's Got Talent. His curious blend of magic and comedy, performed alongside his pet chihuahua Mr. Piffles, is applauded around the world. Piff has played in New York, London, and Sydney in places like Radio City Music Hall and the Sydney Opera House. You can catch Piff the Magic Dragon on tour when he makes a stop at the House of Comedy in Phoenix. He may not have won Amarican's Got Talent but he made it to the finals and on the way Mr. Piffles won the hearts of thousands of people who now love magic.

Bill Gladwell

Bill Gladwell Thought Reader

There are many avenues a lover of magic can take when deciding to become a performer. Bill Gladwell has taken his love of magic and turned it into what he calls thought reading. His skills will have you shaking your head and wondering if he really can read minds. His interactions with the audience are key, and you may find yourself being asked to think of your pet's name or the name of your favorite aunt for this magic show of the mind. You will leave the theater thinking you've just witnessed something strange, unusual and entertaining.

Dry Heat Classic

The Dry Heat Classic

This is the 20th Anniversary of Mike and Mark's Dry Heat Golf Classic and All-Star Comedy Review. Comedy magician Mike Finney has been helping to raise money for the Michael Finney Foundation for many years and he has been an integral part of the All Star Comedy Review. Join Mike and a list of comedy and variety stars for an entertaining evening that is only one small part of the weekend fun, that also includes, dinner, golf and poker too!

The Great Flossini

The Great Flossini presents the Totally Tooth-ular Magic Show

A magic show that teaches kids all about good oral hygiene and the importance of taking care of your teeth! Bring your kids to this interactive show and they will leave with a better understanding of how important it is to brush, floss and do all the right things. Your kids will be enthralled with all the audience participation and will be delighted and educated all at the same time.

Davis Circus of Illusion

Craig Davis

Ongoing, Wonders of the World Theater

Craig Davis has been performing since a young child and loves to bring his circus style and magic to audiences small and large, young and old. His skills include illusions, juggling, fire, and humor. He performs his magic shows with the dancer Myryka in ongoing shows in Scottsdale.

Just One More Time Again with Raymond

Just One More Time Again

The Magic of Raymond production team is producing this one evening show, with all proceeds going to charity. Raymond is coming out of retirement to present his show, Just One More Time Again, is a 90-minute magic and illusion show. Raymond's career spanned California and Nevada, with shows in casinos and nightclubs.

The Clairvoyants

The Clairvoyants are the duo Amélie van Tass and Thommy Ten, originally from Austria. They wowed American audiences in 2016 on America's Got Talent and almost grabbed first place! They came in second, but they certainly had a huge number of people voting for them. Their talents include mentalism and illusion, and their show The Clairvoyants will have you believing their powers are real. See the show to decide for yourself if they really can read minds!


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TUCSON MAGIC SHOWS

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CARNIVAL OF ILLUSION

MONTHLY, Tucson Scottish Rite Grand Parlour

Laugh, have fun and celebrate with an evening of worldly magical delights! CARNIVAL OF ILLUSION presents national quality magic in an old-world setting, bringing you Magic, Mystery and OOOH LA LA! You will be delighted with Roland and Susan as they perform a blend of magic, theater, and comedic interplay between themselves and you. Whether you leave with a treat for helping them awe and amaze everyone, or bring home wonderful memories of sharing a special time with family and friends, you'll have seen something unique and personal in this charming world of magic.

What to do if you want to impress your date? Book front row seats and sit just a few feet away from all the fun. Check out the "Best Show in Arizona" and enjoy a Magical Evening.

Presto! Magic Comedy and Illusions

Twice a Year, Gaslight Theatre Music Hall

See local award-winning magician John Shryock and his wife Mari Lynn perform their fast paced and funny magic show at the Gaslight Theatre Music Hall in Oro Valley. They are traditionally joined by two other gifted illusionist for an evening of wonder, laughter and delight. John and Mari Lynn have been wowing audiences in Maui, HI at the prestigious magic club, Warren and Annabelle's. This show comes around every spring and fall at the Gaslight, so keep your eyes out for their next performance.

Nate Anderson and John Redmon

Nate Anderson and John Redmon in The Magicians

Ongoing, Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse and Saloon

Join Nate and John for dinner and a show at the Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse and Saloon. You can choose to start the evening with dinner and then sit back and enjoy a wonderful magic show with plenty of mystery, mindreading and mischief. Or if you prefer just come for the parlour show. It is a fun time, but there is limited seating so be sure to reserve your tickets in advance.

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PAST TUCSON SHOWS

Keep your radar on for these past acts as you never know when they might reappear!

Michael Carbonaro

As seen on The Tonight Show, and the TV show The Carbonaro Effect. This actor / comedian / magician has won The Academy of the Magical Arts Magician of the Year award. He is best known for his hidden camera magic, where he surprises unsuspecting people with his illusions, leaving people confused and delighted all at the same time.

David Blaine

David Blaine is probably best known for his amazing stunts and his many television specials. His stunts often involve shocking feats such as catching a bullet in his mouth, breaking the record for holding his breath, or for surviving on nothing but water for 44 days. Needless to say his shows are always surprising. This will be David's first North American Tour and so don't miss your chance to see this ground-breaking magician.

Elias Caress

Elias Caress Clean Comedy and Magic

Elias Caress is a hilarious showman, comedian and, award winning Magician. A variety entertainer who is sure to please any audience. Winner of awards and competitions, Elias has a stage show that everyone will love. Amazing magic, thrilling stunts, and a lot of audience participation. Both sophisticated and fun!

Parlor Show at Pinnacle Peak

The Parlour Show - Dinner and Magic at Pinnacle Peak

Come to Pinnacle Peak in Trail Dust Town for a night of prestidigitation. Nate Anderson and Dr. John K. Redmon will delight you with an evening of magic in an intimate setting. Included in the price is a 3 course dinner, which includes an entree, salad and dessert sampler, as well as one drink.

Michael Howell

Illusionist Michael Howell

This performance is FREE as part of Tucson's Downtown Second Saturday event. Michael has been performing since he was two years old and was in many productions with the Arizona Rose Theatre Company, where he was inspired to learn magic. He placed 2nd in the Arizona State Magician of the year competition at the early age of 15. He also achieves a different kind of magic with his non-profit Rose Ranch Animal Rescue, which he founded.

Penn and Teller

This rascally duo combines comic talent with magic and illusion, reworking old routines with new-fangled trickery. They've hosted Emmy-nominated TV shows and written best-selling books, as well as made special guest appearances on many shows including The Simpsons and Top Chef. Still going strong after more than 40 years in the biz, Penn and Teller will be sure to delight with their iconic blend of magic, comedy and irreverence.

Masters of Illusion

Masters of Illusion

Born from the television series, "Masters of Illusion", this live stage show brings together an award winning cast of magicians for a night of the impossible. Everything from levitation to grand illusions to daring escapes. Now in its fourth season of touring, Masters of Illusion has shared mystery and imagination worldwide. Perhaps you will be one of the lucky audience members who gets picked to assist on stage. Come see the magic and believe the impossible.

History of the Mystery

History of the Mystery

Join magicians Nathan Garrick and Dr. J. Kirkland Redmon as they perform parlor magic that is sure to delight. This is not a flashy Vegas style show but rather a close up magic show that takes place just a few feet away. Wilbur's Grill will be offering a special menu for dinner and cocktails for the evening.

Stars of Magic

This is the Tucson Magic Club's yearly magic show event. Performers young and old get an opportunity to share their talents with you.

Mighty Mites of Magic

The Mighty Mites of Magic

This young but mighty trio of girls are rising stars of magic and are still only in grade school. They will be presenting a short show at the Tucson Festival of Books on the U of A campus mall. You will find them on the Children's Stage from 3 to 3:30pm. They design and choreograph their own illusions. And yes, they are related to each other.

The Clairvoyants

Rialto Theatre

The Clairvoyants are the duo Amélie van Tass and Thommy Ten, originally from Austria. They wowed American audiences in 2016 on America's Got Talent and almost grabbed first place! They came in second, but they certainly had a huge number of people voting for them. Their talents include mentalism and illusion, and their show The Clairvoyants will have you believing their powers are real. See the show to decide for yourself if they really can read minds!

Mike Super

Mike Super - Magic and Illusion

Mike was voted America's Favorite Mystifier on NBCs Phenomenon, a finalist on America's Got Talent and a guest on Penn and Teller's Fool Us. He has amazed audiences with his control of the elements and his ability to defy gravity. He has a unique way of personally relating to the audience. He has won numerous awards and been on shows such as The Ellen DeGeneres Show. If you like magic, be sure to catch this popular star of magic.

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YUMA MAGIC SHOWS

Eric Giliam

Annual, Yuma Arts Center

Eric is a popular Arizona magician who travels the Southwest with is unique bag of tricks. Eric performs some old-school magic and some pieces that are purely modern. He and his assistant bring a family show to communities all across the Southwest, including a once a year show in Chandler Arizona as well.

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BISBEE MAGIC SHOWS

Bisbee Seance Room

Kenny Stewart

Ongoing, Bisbee Seance Room

This seance is theatrical. Magician Kenny will introduce you to Bisbee's ghost stories in a one hour magic show in this old mining town.




Learn the basics of the magical field at your local MAGIC SHOP or head to a MAGIC CLUB near you. They will be happy to share their knowledge and point you in the right direction for books, DVDs, or lessons. And who knows, you too might be giving your own magic shows in Phoenix in a few years! Or maybe you just want to have fun with friends at a party by mastering a few great card tricks. Either way, you'll have a blast once you have a few magic tricks up your sleeve, under your belt, or whatever magical metaphor you select.

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PHOENIX MAGIC SHOPS

Wacky Zacks Magic Shop in Phoenix

Wacky Zack's Magic

You're lucky Phoenix! This is a dedicated magic shop with all kinds of products for the budding or professional magician. Visit their shop for personal service, call them on the phone with question, or shop online at their new website. They sell both new and used items from big to small. And if you are a budding magician and want to take magic lessons, this is THE place! You can specialize in a certain genre of magic like cards for instance, or you can sample a variety of styles. Learn a little magic today and be sure to tell Joe we sent you!

Wizard Magic Shop

Wizard Magic Shop

This magic shop has both a brick and mortar shop in Mesa Arizona, and an online boutique for all things magic. Owner Leigh Hotz has been a professional comedy magician and magic shop owner for over 30 years. He still delights with free magic shows every Saturday in the shop, which can be found in the "Quite a Unique Boutique", at Superstition Springs Mall. His online shop boasts over 12,000 magic related items.

Presto Magic Studio

Presto Magic Studio

This web-based business is based out of Sun City West, Arizona. They boast a little bit of everything including some used and vintage items. For young and upcoming magicians, there's a great selection of items for kids. Also check out their DVDs and books. With thousands of items in stock, there is something for the professional magician as well as those who merely wish to be the life of the party, with a few tricks up their sleeves. There's even a category of recommended items called "Barry's Recommended", just in case you just can't decide what to buy.

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TUCSON MAGIC SHOPS

William's Magic shop in Tucson

William's Magic

After running a Tucson magic shop for 24 years, William's Magic reconfigured their efforts to include a small shop in Trail Dust Town, a mobile shop that travels the country RV style, and a website selling all the best magic goodies. This family run business is happy to ship magic supplies and you will often find them attending various Arizona magic clubs as well as all over the country. They love traveling to cities and towns where they don't have a local magic shop, so magic enthusiasts can stock up.

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MAGIC CLUBS

Phoenix Magic Club

Phoenix Magic Club

Meetings for this club take place normally on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7pm. This is the IBM (International Brotherhood of Magicians) Ring 55. Join them for lectures and other events, including their annual auction and flea markets, shows and holiday parties.

Tucson Magic Club

Tucson Magic Club

Come and join the fun along with other magicians or magicians in the making. Learn, share and practice your skills with magicians of all skill levels. The monthly meetings are highlighted by a lecture and are held the first Monday of each month at 7:00pm. Members also receive a 10% discount at Williams Magic Shop. This is the Society of American Magicians (S.A.M.) assembly #136. You need to be a member of the national S.A.M. organization to join the local club.

University of Arizona Magic Club

University of Arizona Magic Club

Meetings for this club take place Thursdays at 8:30pm. They hope to further the skills and polish the presentation of student magicians, empowering them to bring delight to their audiences. Enjoyment and knowledge are key.

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Your home for all things magic in Arizona
Magic and illusion hold a special place in the world of entertainment. The art of magic has been recorded as far back as the ancient Egyptians and Romans. Hundreds of years passed during which it was relegated to the world of witchcraft and the occult, when magicians were burned at the stake (OUCH!) It once again found world-wide popularity in the 1800's and gained even greater appeal during the vaudeville era with Harry Houdini, who captured the awe of millions with his impossible magic escapes. Audiences have embraced the special talents of magicians ever since. So whether you are looking to experience the magical talent of today's top Phoenix magic shows, or you are an aspiring magician yourself, this site hopes to help you explore the world of the illusionist, the conjurer, the mind reader and more. See a Phoenix magic show, Tucson illusion show, join a magic club, or buy your first magic trick... something magical is just around the corner for you!