Please allow me to introduce myself. By now you know that my name is Steve Dickson but did you know that I am renowned for performing at private functions of all sizes? These vary from simple private parties to large corporate events. Examples of these include weddings, hospitality suites, trade shows and corporate events and parties. In addition, I have built an excellent reputation for providing outstanding entertainment value.
I provide a unique entertainment experience while performing close up magic just inches away from your guests. They have the opportunity to participate in the venue including gambling demonstrations and sleight of hand that is sure to intrigue and extends to stage shows upon request. To name a few, recent venues include The Tree House Pub, The Jolly Coachman, The Hart House, Pt. Grey Golf & Country Club, Swan-e-set Resort and Country Club and Yaletown Brewery as well as many memorable performances on the Magic Moments Harbour Cruise Ships.
I am the Magician in residence at the prestigious Vancouver Club and promise to provide the same outstanding service to your event or business. My performance is delivered with style and class, the utmost civility and with care and attention to ensure that your guests and clients are the stars of the evening.
“In the relatively short time I’ve been acquainted with Steve Dickson, he’s managed to captivate me with his unique character. I’ve found myself at a dinner table watching him grasp the imagination of the guests. He is suave, debonair and polite. You’ll find yourself believing ANYTHING he says. His smooth moves and personality are woven to create spectacular and memorable magic.”
Neil Kremer,Vice President
Vancouver Magic Circle
“Omg the magician here is fantastic. I am in complete shock and awe. Omg!!!”
Member, The Vancouver Club
I have performed close-up professionally for over 20 years. Not only have I performed magic in hotels, trade shows, private clubs, hospitality suites, restaurants, pubs, department stores and country clubs but also in novel situations such as chartered buses and trains.
2013 VMC Stage Magician of the Year Winner. 2011 Society of American Magicians Award of Excellence Winner. Kramien Best Showmanship Award Winner. Pacific Coast Association of Magicians Champion.
What is Close-Up / Walk-Around Magic?
Close-up or Walk-Around Magic is a unique type of entertainment that happens on an intimate level. It is usually performed mingling from audience to audience, ranging in sizes from a single person to groups of 10 or more, entertaining hundreds throughout the event. Many of the illusions occur right in the hands of the participants.
Close-Up Magic is extremely flexible. It is ideal for situations such as cocktail parties, hospitality suites, openings and in-store promotions. It is perfect for venues where structured performances would be inappropriate.
Close-up magic is a great conversation starter.
It can be done anywhere, under any conditions.
It does not interrupt the flow of the event.
And it’s fun!
Contrary to the current trend for urban and often irreverent street magic, I provide engaging and always surprising entertainment; delivered with style and class that cannot easily be duplicated. Additionally, it is a great way to “break the ice” and build rapport with your customers and clients. Viewing this site, you will find guests are just inches away from the magic and their involvement is all part of the fun.
Parlour magic (also known as platform magic, club magic or cabaret magic) is magic that is done for larger audiences than close-up magic and for smaller audiences than stage magic. It is more intimate than stage magic because it doesn’t require large-scale stage equipment and can be performed closer to the audience and without a stage.
Parlour magic is ideal as an after dinner performance when space is limited and sight lines may be a problem. The performance is still intimate enough to allow spectators to feel involved and is a more relaxed style than a full Illusion show.
Presentations last from 20 to 45 minutes depending on your requirements and can be broken up and performed in between courses, speeches or planned intervals. Once again, there is a lot of interaction with the audience making it fun and memorable for everyone and can be performed as part of a package with Close – up magic.
Once again, my performance’s are delivered with style and class, the utmost civility and with care and attention to ensure that your guests and clients are the stars of the evening.
Most of my performances last for about an hour. My birthday party magic is ideal for children aged 5-up. With your choice of close-up or stage/parlour magic, teaching magic effects or a combination of all, it can be performed just about anywhere; from your front room to a full sized stage. If you want to make your child’s party a HUGE HIT this year but you are not quite sure how to entertain a group of children, congratulations, you’ve landed at the right web site! This show is very family friendly for parties of all sizes. I also regularly entertain in care homes for the elderly. No matter where I perform, the young and the young at heart will be wonderfully entertained!
Children love magic but they really love learning magic tricks! In the magic class, I will teach age appropriate tricks to insure successful completion of the effect. The child gets to take all the tricks home to perform them for friends, family and relatives.
More than just a magic show at a party, my Magic Show and Magic Class gets kids interested in magic. They will acquire a new skill that will enhance their personality. Performing magic builds confidence and encourages interacting with others. The magic class tricks will have the child magically entertaining their family and friends in almost no time at all.
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Cadero Resources, T.D. Bank, Coca Cola, Montanas, Philips, C.I.B.C., Price Waterhouse, The Sirloiner, Jolly Coachman, East Side Mario’s, The Vancouver Magic Circle, The Office Pub, Pennzoil U.S.A., Davis Law Group, Air Canada, Alcan Aluminum, Boston Pizza, , HSBC Bank of Canada, Revlon Canada, Society of American Magicians Dallas, Texas, White Spot, Boston Pizza, Science World, Clean Air Solutions, Play Land, B.C. Make a Wish Foundation, Aquapak Canada, Euro Solutions, International Brotherhood of Magicians,Volvo Canada, Ikea, The Vancouver Club, Ford Canada, The Terminal City Club, Hotel Vancouver, Pacific Coast Association of Magicians, Honda Canada, Magic Castle, The Hart House, Pitt Meadow’s Days, Chrysler, International Steel Workers Union, Share the Magic,Three of Clubs Convention,Canuck Place, Weiser Lock, Vancouver International Airport, Yaletown Brewery, Royal Bank, , Canada Day Celebrations, Pacific National Exibition, Vancouver School Board, Stephen Harper private functions, Jimmy Pattison Group, and many, many more.
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