The Young Magicians Club is a youth initiative of The Magic Circle, the world's premier magical society. Formed in 1996, the mission of the club is to promote the performance of magic by the young people of today (aged between 10 and 18) and encourage them in their chosen art form so that they can grow into the fine magicians of tomorrow.

To do this The Magic Circle uses its vast knowledge and experience to instruct, encourage and entertain the members of The Young Magicians Club.

Written by Chris Wood   
Sunday, 01 March 2015 08:10

Registration is now open for the March Workshop.

  • To register for Workshops you must “reply” to the email which has been sent to all members  
  • On the day you must show your current membership card otherwise you will be refused entry


Here are the details for this month:

Date: Saturday 7th March 2015

Time: 11 am - 4 pm


Cost: £8.00 payable on the day




In the MORNING –

Registration from 11.00am then straight up to the theatre for the competitions at, usually, about 11.45am once we are full.


As always – (assuming there’s time) two competitions, one for under-14s and one for over 14s.

The task? To perform any trick you want to. Just ONE trick, please, not a whole act - but as always you must be entertaining as that is what seems to win! It can be close up or stage - but it has to be entertaining! It is not compulsory but anyone can enter on the day!


Once again we will have three Magic Circle magicians teaching workshops. 

Wayne Fox is one of your favourite workshop presenters and he is with us once again – this time giving you a coin workshop.  He is going to teach you Coin Finesse, Himber Vanish, and Ring Finger Edge Grip. These are very little used sleights but very practical.

Another YMC favourite Chris Wood is back as our card expert this month.  He is going to teach three great routines for all abilities.  One for Beginners one for Intermediate and one for Advanced. We are always assured of a superb session with Chris.

Our third workshop presenter is a previous secretary and chairman of YMC,  Roy Marsh and he is going to present for you a masterclass in the classic Electronic Release escape apparatus with a variety of presentation ideas.

This looks to be yet another great workshop.  Once it is full, there will be no admission.  To make certain you will not be turned away, you need to register and ensure you get confirmation that your registration has been successful!


Please remember to bring:

  • Packed lunch (cold drinks are provided free),  
  • Current membership card,  
  • Notebook and pen are always useful 
  • a pack of cards.


In addition to the Workshops, this month once again we have  


  The stage show will include four magic acts to delight and astound you. Wayne Fox and Tim Shoesmith are so far confirmed in the stage show and Stacy Smith doing close-up.  Also YMC member Joe Oyelade will be performing. The editor of “Secrets” and the person who produces the Ali Bongo Shows, Mandy Davis will be compere.

Remember: Doors open for the evening show at 5.15 pm, close up at 5.45 pm, stage show at 6.30 pm and all finished by 8.00 pm.

Please be aware that The Ali Bongo Saturday Show is an event of The Magic Circle NOT the Young Magicians Club.  All under 16 year olds MUST be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult.

PLEASE NOTE:  This show is NOT open to the public.  It is exclusively for members of The Magic Circle or members of The Young Magicians Club and their families and friends.  TICKETS SHOULD BE SOLD IN ADVANCE BUT THERE WILL BE A FEW TO BUY ON THE DAY IF WE HAVE ANY SPARE. HOWEVER - ALL TICKETS BOOKED MUST BE PAID FOR WHETHER OR NOT YOUR GUESTS TURN UP ON THE NIGHT.

Tickets for the show are only £10.00 each but the only way to book is by email to:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

As soon as you can, to be sure of getting a seat. You will get an email confirmation but please put your phone numbers in the email so that the organisers can then get in touch with you in case of changes to the arrangements.  Payment is on the day, at the door - however you will still have to pay for all reservations, of more than one ticket, which are not taken up.

Please do not email YMC for the Ali Bongo Show tickets .

We hope to see you on Saturday 7th

Written by Chris Wood   
Sunday, 14 December 2014 07:48

So what do all the above magicians have in common?  Andrew O’Connor, Ben Hart, Carl Dean, Colin Rose, Dominic Wood, Michael Jordan, Johnny Hart, Keith Cooper, Paul Dabek, Richard Cadell, Russ Stevens and Steve Dela are all big names in magic now and are all past winners of The Magic Circle Young Magician Of The Year Competition.  Others who have entered and ended up in the top three have included our President Scott Penrose, London Magic Festival organiser Noel Britton and ex-YMC member and now secretary of The Magic Circle Megan Knowles-Bacon. It really is a prestigious competition.

If you will be 14 years old by January 1st but not yet 18 by that date there is still time to enter The Magic Circle Young Magician of the Year Competition 2015.

You must present a stage act (suitable for family audiences) of 8 to 12 minutes.

We look forward to receiving your entries. The winner receives the title of Young Magician of the Year and full membership of the Magic Circle when he/she reaches the age of 18, and also a bursary to attend a Magic Camp in the USA.

Yes, you could join the likes of Johnny Hart, Dominic Wood (of Dick and Dom), Ben Hart and the current winner Sebastian Walton.

The closing date is 8th January 2015, but don't wait till the last minute; get the applications in now.  The YMotY secretary looks forward to receiving them.

YMOTY 2015 Application Form