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Magician UK – Nick Rushton

Who is professional magician Nick Rushton?

Nick is an award-winning Magician based in the UK, specialising in close up magic, table magic, pickpocketing and mind-reading. He is a full time professional magician.

With over 20 years of professional experience as a close up magician, he has 1000’s of 5 STAR reviews, has appeared on TV several times and is a firm favourite of many celebrities. One of the top awards Nick has won was presented to him by the prestigious Magic Circle!

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Magician UK Nick Rushton

What does Nick do?

Close-up Magician | Table Magician | Mind Reader | Pickpocket

Nick’s mind-blowing magic routine is guaranteed to amaze you and your guests, clients or colleagues and will be remembered for many years to come.

His unique brand of magic is presented in a light-hearted, fun manner, sprinkled with hilarious well-timed one-liners to bring your event to life.

Interactive magic and audience participation are always a huge hit with guests and create an unforgettable experience. Cards, phones, borrowed rings, elastic bands and other small objects are used in sleight of hand and mind reading effects to amaze and astound everyone present.

As part of his unique routine, signed cards appear in impossible locations, coins completely vanish and cutlery seemingly melts before your eyes. A signed £20 note may even appear in the middle of a lemon!

His routine and performance skills make Nick one of the most sought after magicians in the UK for weddings, private parties and corporate events.

♥  Close-up Magician  ♣  Table Magician  ♦  Mind Reading  ♠  Metal Bending Magician  ♥

What type of events does professional magician Nick perform at?

Weddings – Absolutely Amazing Magic During Photos, At Tables, or After Speeches

Private Parties / Party Magician – Birthdays, Anniversaries, Christenings and any other Special Occasion

Corporate Events & Conferences – Office Parties, Christmas Parties, Trade shows, Team Building Events and more

When does professional magician, Nick, perform his amazing magic?

Although every event is unique, there are a few popular options for booking a close-up magician to entertain. Here are Nick’s favourites, whether for Weddings, Private or Corporate events:

Mix and mingle during arrival drinks (and photos at weddings) – kicking off the party in style!

Having mix and mingle magic at the drinks reception right at the start of the event breaks the ice as guests arrive and really gets the party off to a great start.

Table magic, between courses of a meal

Hiring Nick to perform magic at tables is a superb way to keep guests entertained between courses of a meal. A captive audience! Nick never interrupts the meal or the waiting staff, as there is always a table waiting to be served, or one that’s finished eating. You can always hear where Nick is in the room as the fun, laughter and applause follows him from table to table!

After the speeches (wedding magician) but before the evening disco/band gets into full swing

After dinner magician. This is a great time as there can be a lull at weddings with daytime guests roaming with little to do. Having magic at this time bridges the gap between daytime and evening events perfectly. Also, it’s a great way to break the ice as evening guests arrive.

Magician for the evening entertainment.

Nick has been hired to entertain in quieter bar areas, at tables in a function room for those who don’t like dancing or in a side “lounge” room at the venue.

Although he can perform in the same main room as the disco/band, it’s not advisable to get the best as Nick ideally needs to be heard as well as seen!

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Award-Winning Magician

Nick’s highly regarded awards include:

Magic Circle

The Magic Circle (London)

“Young Magician Of The Year”

World Magic Awards

The World Magic Awards

“Best Young Performer”
International Brotherhood of Magicians

International Brotherhood Of Magicians

“British Junior Magical Champion”

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Amazing Magician = Amazing Reactions!

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The best close up magicians

5 things to look for when booking top-class close up magicians:

1. Experience – How long has the magician been working? Check to see if they have a website and read real testimonials from past clients to get an idea of how good they are. Nick has been a professional for over 20 years. Being a member of the Magic Circle (or Inner Magic Circle) in London is a good guide, but be aware there are smaller local magic clubs that often get mistaken as being THE Magic Circle.

2. Reviews & Awards – Do they have awards? Have they won competitions? Read reviews on their social media channels, Google or their own website. Many of the so-called “awards” some magicians have “won” are not really worth writing about once you dig a little deeper. Nick’s awards were all presented by prestigious magic societies after winning several highly contested competitions. The awards are very well respected in the world of magic.

3. Their Show – Check out their website to see if they have a video of their magic performance online. Make certain to watch “unedited” live footage of each close-up magician you are interested in as well as the studio edited magic.

Nick is one of the best close up magicians in the UK – See videos here to see for yourself!

4. Booking Contracts and Insurance – bookings should always be confirmed in writing online with a simple contract. Insurance will be required by most of the UK’s venues. Nick is a member of Equity and has public liability insurance as part of the membership.

5. Price – The price of a close-up magician should always provide superb value for money. Cheaper magicians are usually cheaper for a reason (or several) and most likely won’t tick all the points made in 1-4 above. Booking cheap will usually result in getting a disappointing, amateur magician. Nick is not the cheapest magician around, but he does offer the best value and lasting memories you’ll remember forever. All of his previous clients agree – check out his reviews here.

What does close up magic involve?

Performed to small groups or at tables, close up magic is a brilliant way to keep guests entertained. It’s a very flexible type of entertainment and as such can be performed virtually anytime, anywhere.

Nick’s close up magic takes it to the next level, with unbelievable mind-reading (pin numbers, thought of names etc), sleight of hand skills and pickpocketing. Imagine watching a brilliant close up magic show and realising that as part of the performance, your phone is no longer in your pocket and your watch has vanished from your wrist! It’s hilarious when everything is returned.

Close up magic is far more personal than the magic performed by stage magicians, and is one of the reasons it’s become increasingly popular at events over the years.

Magical Entertainment For Large Events

For a large gathering such as a conference and awards dinner, Nick very often works alongside other magician colleagues. He can arrange this for you so you can book with confidence, conveniently all on one order. His magician team is made of highly skilled, reliable acts.

Nick’s team includes:

Hypnotists, Comedy Magicians, Pickpocket magic, Caricaturists, Silhouette Cutters, Stage Magicians, Illusion shows performing stage magic, variety cabaret show or cabaret magic show / after dinner magician, Sleight of hand magic experts, Mind Readers and other types of magical entertainment. Please ask for details for high quality, fun entertainment.


Nick Rushton, Magician always gets rave reviews from his clients – Some randomly selected comments are below, simply click to read more …


“Hi Nick, … The feedback I got from my guests have been amazing!, They all said you were wonderful. So thank you ever so much! In fact a friend of mine is looking to get married next year and asked me for your details! Take care Selina”

Selina Bloom – Wedding hire at Walton Hall, Warwickshire

"Massive Thank You"

Hi Nick We both would like to say a massive thank you for attending our wedding you made our night -you were amazing!! The guests have not stop talking about you!

Lisa and Sid Didcock hire magician in London

"Absolutely Brilliant"

“Thank you Nick! You were absolutely brilliant yesterday and talked about among our guests all evening! We just don’t know how you did any of it, it was truly magical!!!”

Charles & Emma – Wedding hire @ Goldstone Hall, Market Drayton, Shropshire

"Excellent Job"

“Hi Nick, thanks for the excellent job you did on Friday at Beth and Martin’s wedding. You are very talented and everyone had fantastic fun and was talking about how good you were on Friday and also at the BBQ we had yesterday! You certainly made a good impression and left our guests amazed. Thanks again, Lesley. ”

Lesley Ashton – Wedding hire @ Etrop Grange, Manchester

"Thank You So Much"

“Hi Nick, Thank you so much for entertaining us and our family and friends on our wedding day. You were certainly a popular subject! The perfect magician for the day! I think my boss was even talking about booking you for our Christmas party! I will leave you a review through facebook, thank you again!”

April and Kevin Herbert – Wedding hire @ The Venue, near Ashbourne, Derbyshire

"Absolutely Fab"

“Hi Nick, Well what a great day! and you were absolutely fab mate, people have been talking about you for the last few days, but I knew you would knock them out! It was so good just to see their reaction. Nice also to know you also enjoyed yourself. … Again many many thanks for your services. Best regards”

Andy Reece – Hire for a Wedding @ Briars Hall, Ormskirk, Lancashire

"I Would Recommend You To Anyone"

“Hi Nick, thank you so much for coming to our wedding at Hogarths on Saturday May 23rd. You were brilliant everyone is still taking about you and still don’t know you did them tricks you blew us all away. I would recommend you to anyone! Thank you so much for making our wedding so special …”

Michael & Collette – Hire for a wedding party

"Extra Special"

“Hi Nick Just wanted to say thankyou so much for last friday. We really enjoyed watching you and we’ve had fantastic comments from everyone that was there! Your contribution to the evening made Chris and Laura’s day that extra special! You deserve a gold star! Thanks again!

Jane and Alan O’Brien, Wedding August @ Breadsall Priory Golf Club

"Really Enjoyed Your Performance

“Hi Nick On behalf of Andrew and myself I would like to thank you. Everyone I have spoke to really enjoyed your performance. Thanks”

Caroline Alcock – Wedding @ Three Horseshoes nr Leek, Staffordshire

"Everyone Was Very Entertained"

“Hi, Just wanted to say a big thank you for attending our wedding yesterday. Everyone was very entertained and were talking about it all night, we all really enjoyed it. Thank you again”

Tracy and John – Wedding @ The Ashes, Endon, 2nd August


"Everyone Was So Impressed And Astounded"

“Nick I just wanted to say a massive thank you for entertaining all our guests yesterday. Everyone was so impressed and astounded, you were the highlight of many conversations in the evening. Apologies I did not get to see more of you but all the reviews from family and friends were incredible. Massive thank you from myself and Dave! Kind regards”

Katie and Dave – Mere Court Hotel, Cheshire, uk

"Totally Blown Away!"

“Nick was absolutely brilliant and mixed with our team really well! His routines were incredible, would highly recommend. He even made the Sun Bingo Numbers appear out of a Lemon!!”

Jamie Bradshaw – Jackpot Compare corporate event uk

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Local Magicians – Magicians in the UK – Areas Covered Include:

All of the UK covered including London, Staffordshire, Manchester, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Liverpool / Merseyside, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire and Shropshire.

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