Most people have never booked a magician before so they have no idea how much a magician should cost. Therefore, I thought I would help to explain why magicians don’t usually provide prices on their websites and a rough idea of how much you should expect to pay.
Firstly, magicians generally don’t list their prices publicly because there are various unique factors related to the booking that could affect the price. Some of these factors will be travel time, day of the week and time of the year.
Secondly, the fee that each magician charges will be different depending on their experience, which part of the country they live, how full their diary is and if they are full-time or part-time.
I can’t tell you exactly how much a close-up magician will cost. However, an inexperienced magician who has just started to charge for performing might cost approximately £50.
On average in Yorkshire, which is where I am based, to hire a professional close-up magician for 2 hours it will cost between £200 and £500. The more established the magician is the more he will charge. (This is one of the reasons why it’s a good idea to book a magician sooner rather than later. Because, the longer you leave it, the higher the probability that the magician has increased their prices).
I often get enquiries from people who are very price focused. I can fully understand why some people are like this, as they may be planning a wedding or event on a budget. If I know that I will not be within their budget I often recommend other magicians that might be within their price range.
However, I would suggest, when you are looking to book a magician, that you don’t make a decision purely on price, if possible.
There are plenty of great close-up magicians out there. To make sure you are booking one of them I would recommend that you focus on testimonials, performance videos and word of mouth.
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