Magician Derby

Magician Derby

Close-up Magician | Table Magician

Nick Rushton has been a full-time professional Derby Magician for over 20 years. During this time he has performed on BBC1, Channel 5, and SKY 1 and has won top awards in the art of magic.

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He is now one of the busiest and most successful magicians in Derby and in fact the UK, working for large well-known companies, entertaining famous A-list celebrities and VIPs, as well as performing at hundreds of private events, parties and weddings each year.

Although Nick works all over the UK, he is always keen to perform locally at the wonderful venues that Derby in Derbyshire has to offer.

If you are hosting a private party, getting married or holding an important corporate event in the Derby area, Nick Rushton will be the perfect magician to keep guests totally entertained.

His amazing close-up magic, mind-reading, table magic and fun sense of humour will without any doubt be a huge hit with your guests, colleagues or clients. Add the wow factor to your next event!

To read more about how Nick’s magic will work at the type of event you are holding, please follow the links below:

What kind of Magic does Nick perform?

Magical Entertainment | Close Up Magic | Mind Reading & More!

Nick is an expert close up magician, table magician, mind reader plus much more. His close up magic routine is very fast-paced, fun and exciting to watch without any long, drawn-out “tricks” that many others may include.

His close-up and table magic include skilful card magic far beyond any “card tricks” you’ll have seen before, coins that vanish and reappear, magic performed with elastic bands, borrowed rings, iPhone’s and other small objects plus much more.

Fork and spoon bending may also be a feature of Nick’s set. Mind reading always goes down extremely well too – telling someone the card, the person’s name or an object they are thinking of has a huge impact to name just a few routines Nick performs.

When Nick works out your PIN number it really is outstanding and gets incredible reactions from guests! So if you are looking for a close-up magician, a Table Magician or a Mind Reader in Derby please get in touch for a free no-obligation quote.

What types of events does Nick entertain at?

Whether you are holding a small private party, a wedding or organising large corporate events, Nick’s amazing magic will be the perfect way to break the ice, get everyone talking and is guaranteed to astound everyone!

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Private parties – Book a professional close up magician

Close up magic for important milestone birthday parties is very popular and Nick’s close-up magic is ideal for family audiences. Performing magic right under guests’ noses creates a personal connection and a fantastic atmosphere that you just don’t get with stage magic.

So if you are about to hold a 16th, 18th, 21st, 30th through to 100th birthday, Nick has entertained at them all and will be the perfect choice to make your birthday event unforgettable!

Book Nick Rushton, Derby party magician for your special occasion today!

wedding magic perfromed in Bristol

Wedding magician Derby

Weddings are Nick’s main line of work throughout the summer months. He regularly attends 2 – 3 weddings per week on average and has done so for over 20 years.

Having a close-up magician during the photos/drinks reception, between courses of the wedding breakfast, or as part of the evening entertainment is a brilliant way to keep guests thoroughly entertained.

Here is a list of the most popular options at weddings:

Options for wedding magician Derby

  • Mix and Mingle Magic During Drinks Reception / Photos
  • Table magic between courses of the wedding breakfast
  • Performing close up magic after the speeches but before the evening disco gets going
  • As part of the evening entertainment in a quiet area such as a bar or side room.


Nicks magic is always one of the main talking points and highlights of every wedding he’s performed at. Read more about hiring Nick as your wedding magician here.  Secure your date as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

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Close up Magician For Corporate Events

Derby corporate magician Nick Rushton has vast experience entertaining at corporate events. He has entertained many well-known companies (and plenty you’ve never heard of too!).

  • Cocktail party
  • Office and staff parties
  • Black tie balls
  • Charity events
  • Trade shows and exhibitions
  • Conferences
  • Dinner party
  • Product launch
  • Gala dinners
  • Christmas parties

Read more about Corporate Event Magic

Does Nick have insurance?

Yes, Nick is a member of Equity and this includes Public Liability Insurance which is required by most if not all the venues in Derby. He has been a full-time professional magician for over 20 years so you are in safe hands!

Is Nick good?

No – Nick is not good, he is actually World Class and has been accredited with awards from “The World Magic Awards”, “The Magic Circle” and also the “International Brotherhood of Magicians”. However, you can’t beat the opinions of real people who have met Nick and seen his visual magic tricks and sleight of hand magic first hand.

Below are some comments from clients who have booked Nick as a Derby magician:


Close up magic Feedback For Derby magician

Nick always gets rave reviews from his clients – he deserves a gold star!

“Hi Nick, Thanks so much for Friday night. As I’m sure you know, everybody was knocked out by your performance. What a clever guy!! … Thanks again for a great night and I’m sure you will get more bookings from family and friends just as soon as we have something else to celebrate! Kind regards, Sue”

Susan Doherty – Close up magician for a 21st Birthday Party

“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 – Close up magic for a Wedding

“Thank you very much – everyone said you were absolutely incredible!

I couldn’t believe how good the magic was. I will recommend you to many people. Thank you for making it a party to remember. I am sure I will be in contact in the near future for more events or people will be who I have recommended you to. Kind regards”

Charlotte Fearnside – 18th Birthday Celebration

Read More Feedback Here …


Award-Winning Derby Magician

Magic Circle

The Magic Circle

“Young Magician Of The Year”

World Magic Awards

The World Magic Awards

“Best Young Performer”

International Brotherhood Of Magicians

“British Junior Magical Champion”

As Seen On Television

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How To Book Your Magical Entertainment

First of all, please get in touch to check availability for your event date. All enquiries are answered very quickly Monday – Friday from 9am – 5pm.

If available and you wish to proceed with the booking, an email will be sent to you with a link to book online. All bookings are confirmed online using a secure and efficient booking system. At this stage, a deposit will be required to save your date, payable by bacs, cheque, credit/debit card or PayPal.

Nick is very friendly and offers superb advice based on his extensive experience, so why not get in touch to discuss your event today.

Derby Close Up Magicians

Venues Nick has worked at in (and near) Derby include:

  • The West Mill
  • Shottle Hall
  • Breadsall Priory Marriott Hotel & Country Club
  • Horsley Lodge
  • Masa
  • The Kedleston Country House
  • Osmaston Park
  • Blackbrook House
  • The Hurt Arms
  • The Lion Hotel
  • Derby Conference Centre
  • Derby Arena
  • Pride Park Stadium
  • The Roundhouse
  • University of Derby Enterprise Centre
  • Jurys Inn Derby
  • The Derbyshire Hotel
  • Cathedral Quarter Hotel
  • The Silk Mill Museum
  • Derby Quad
  • to name just a few!

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Magicians in Staffordshire
Wedding magician Derby| Corporate Magician Derby| Party Magician Derby| Close Up Magicians Derby

Allestree, Alvaston, Chaddesden, Littleover, Mickleover, Spondon, Oakwood, Sinfin, Breadsall, Borrowash, Draycott, Ockbrook, Etwall, Mackworth, Shardlow


About The Area:

Derby is a city located in the East Midlands region of England, and it offers a unique and attractive setting for hosting events and weddings. Here are some reasons why people may want to choose Derby as the location for their special occasions:

  • Historic Charm: Derby boasts a rich history, with a blend of historic architecture and modern amenities. The city center features picturesque streets, historic buildings, and landmarks that can serve as beautiful backdrops for weddings and events.
  • Scenic Venues: Derby offers a variety of stunning venues for weddings and events. From historic manor houses and country estates to contemporary event spaces, there are options to suit every style and preference. Some notable venues include Elvaston Castle, Derby Museum and Art Gallery, and The West Mill.
  • Natural Beauty: Derby is surrounded by natural beauty, including the Peak District National Park, which is just a short drive away. This provides the opportunity for outdoor ceremonies or breathtaking photo backdrops in the countryside.
  • Accessibility: Derby’s central location in the UK makes it easily accessible for guests traveling from various parts of the country. It has good road and rail connections, including direct train links to major cities like London, Birmingham, and Manchester.
  • Cultural Attractions: The city offers a range of cultural attractions and activities to keep guests entertained before or after the event. This includes art galleries, theaters, shopping districts, and a vibrant food scene.
  • Professional Services: Derby has a thriving wedding and events industry with experienced vendors, caterers, photographers, and event planners who can help make your occasion memorable and stress-free.
  • Hospitality: The city has a wide range of accommodation options to suit various budgets, from boutique hotels to cozy bed and breakfasts. This ensures that out-of-town guests have comfortable places to stay.
  • Diverse Cuisine: Derby’s diverse culinary scene means that couples can choose from a wide range of catering options, including international cuisine, traditional British dishes, and fine dining experiences.
  • Community Spirit: Derby is known for its friendly and welcoming community, making it an ideal place to celebrate with friends and family. The city’s warm atmosphere can enhance the overall experience of your event.
  • Affordability: Compared to some larger cities in the UK, Derby can offer competitive pricing for venues and services, allowing you to potentially get more value for your budget.

In summary, Derby offers a combination of historical charm, natural beauty, accessibility, and a range of venues and services that make it an attractive choice for hosting events and weddings. Whether you’re seeking a traditional or contemporary setting, Derby’s diverse offerings can help you create a memorable and special occasion.


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