South Tyneside International Magic Festival 2018

  1. A celebration of magic in South Shields

    Convention Masterclasses Gala performances

    15 March - 18 March 2018

    South Tyneside is pleased to host the 15th International Magic Festival. There is a tremendous line up with something to appeal to all, featuring a 3 day convention for practising magicians and ardent fans and 3 public shows at The Customs House.

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    For magic professionals and the most ardent fans

    The 2018 convention price remains the same at £65. This price includes all lectures, entrance to dealers, close-up sessions and two gala shows. You will also have access to the exclusive and highly entertaining 'Late Night Show' on the Friday evening at the Little Haven Hotel.

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    1. Convention Speakers

    2. Andi Gladwin

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    3. Andrew Green

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    4. Ben Earl

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    5. Henri White

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    6. James Phelan

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    7. Jamie Raven

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    8. Javi Benitez

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    9. Juan Luis Rubiales

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    10. Kennedy (That Mind Reader Guy)

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    11. Mark James

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    12. Magic Philip

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    13. R Paul Wilson

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    14. Tom Stone

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    15. Woody Aragon

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    16. Convention Venue

      The Customs House, Mill Dam, South Shields NE33 1ES

    17. Convention Hotel

      The Little Haven Hotel, River Drive, South Shields, NE33 1LH. For accommodation please go to

    Public Performances

    Amazing magic shows for the general public

    Three evenings of mesmerising magic by entertainers from around the world.

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    1. Family Magic Extravaganza

      Thursday 15th March

      A wonderful show for all the family brought to you by our sponsors Magicbox Newcastle.

      Acts to be announced

      Show starts 6.30pm

      All Tickets £8

    2. International Gala Shows, Compered by Mark James

      To book tickets for all shows call 0191 454 1234.

      Gala Shows start 8pm

      Tickets £14 and £13 concessions

    3. Friday Show

      Friday 16th March

      Mesmerising performances from Andrew Green, Henri White, Jamie Raven and Javi Benitez.

    4. Saturday Show

      Saturday 17th March

      Entrancing magic from Genetics, James Phelan, Juan Luis Rubiales, Kennedy, Tom Stone and Woody Aragon.

    5. Gala Night Performers

    6. Woody Aragon


      Woody's magic is so clever, crazy and clean, specialising in card magic, his personality is very contagious and enthusiastic!

    7. Tom Stone


      A truly magical person. He has a great passion for the magic as an art form. You will not believe your eyes as Tom is a master of misdirection which will leave you spellbound.

    8. Juan Luis Rubiales


      Juan Luis' infectious character will make you warm to him instantly, then he will stun you with his extraordinary magic with coins and cards. Juan began magic as a child and later studied directly from some master magicians...don't blink!

    9. Javi Benitez


      Incredible is the word to describe Javi. During his show he mixes fun, laughter and mystery and he recently "Fooled" American legends Penn & Teller with the very act you will see.

    10. James Phelan


      Nephew of the late Paul Daniels, his show is hilarious with mind-blowing magic where anything can happen – and quite often does. People are tricked, phones are destroyed, needles are swallowed – no-one is safe.

    11. Henri White


      The magic of Henri White is guaranteed to be memorable. His manipulations skills are breath-taking and he promises a great show!

    12. Andrew Green


      One of the leading grand scale illusionist in the UK. Amazing stage productions bring together the latest in cutting edge illusions. This new illusion show is themed on several iconic movie moments from classics including Ghostbusters, Indiana Jones and Back to the Future!

    13. Kennedy (That Mind Reader Guy)


      Incredible demonstrations of keen observation, phenomenal memory and unsettling influence.

    14. Mark James


      Mark provides much humour and some clever magic trick. His sideshow magic style has earned him an army of fans all around the world….including you!

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