Event Entertainment Roving Magic
When it comes to event entertainment roving magic, also called strolling magic, close-up walk around or sometimes street magic seems to be a very popular option for cocktail events, private or corporate dinner parties.
What are the advantages of a roving magician?
Your guests will socialize better because magic is a great conversation starter. People that don’t know each other will talk about what they have just seen. It is also a good way to get different groups together.
Your guests are given the opportunity to socialize, not just to see a performance. Unlike a stand-up show or illusion show roving magic does not interrupt the flow of the event. It doesn’t require the attention of the entire audience but only of the group that is currently involved in the presentation.
The performance is personlized and your guests will have more fun getting their own show. Usually the magic happens in their hands.
There is no additional costs for a stage, lights and sound equipment. Roving magic can be done almost anywhere, under almost any conditions.
Finally it is possible to customize the effects to involve for example your company name and logo or message. For private events e.g. birthday parties or anniversaries a message can be included leaving the main person or couple with unique souvenir.
How long is a performance? Typically 5-10 minutes per group
How many people can be you perform for? As a ballpark, at a cocktail event about 40-50 people can be covered in one hour. At a sit down dinner (tables of 1o) about 60-70 per hour
Can this also be used for a small group of 5-20 people? I would recommend to do a close-up show of about 25 minutes for the entire group.
Below are pictures taken at a recent performance. It was required to perform during the cocktail hour and later at the dinner in between courses.