Martin Reed

*London Magician of the Year Award 2023* – As seen on BBC 1, LIVE on Channel 4 and at over two thousand events worldwide! 20 Years Professional - Martin Reed will make your event truly unforgettable with incredible Close-up Magic and/or a Stage Show.

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PLEASE NOTE: For all events taking place in December, due to high demand, the artist may add a supplement to the quoted fee. Please speak to an Alive Network co-ordinator.

*London Magician of the Year 2023 - Double Award Winner!* - Prestige Awards Winner 2023 & UK Enterprise Awards Winner 2023

That was FABULOUS! How on earth did you do that?!
” - Joanna Lumley

That was AMAZING! - Adam Hills - Comedian & Presenter of Channel 4's 'The Last Leg'

With such extensive performing experience Martin has mastered the art of witty, comedic Close-up Magic! Martin will approach each group or table performing impossible magic with cards, coins, ropes, bank notes…even borrowed and everyday objects! Signed cards appear in Martin’s pockets, impossibly into his wallet and impossibly change in the spectators hands. Coins fall UPWARDS, sponge rabbits have a mind of their own and borrowed notes change in value!

Martin Reed's magic is suitable for all event types & age ranges, therefore if gasps, smiles & laughter sound appealing for your upcoming event...Martin Reed is the perfect choice!

Watch the video above & decide for yourself!

In addition to performing as a Close-up Magician, Martin also offers an incredibly entertaining Comedy Cabaret Stage Show for your main event entertainment! Perfect to entertain all of your guests at the same time for a 15 - 45 minute show.  This is available as an 'Additional Booking Option' to the Close-up Magic. Visit Martin Reed's Comedy Cabaret / Stage Magic profile for more info here!


Although interested since a young child, it wasn’t until the age of 18 that Martin began learning the art of ‘Close-up Magic’. At the age of 21, Martin flew to Spain to attempt to make a living in Magic, performing his Close-up Magic act in bars simply for tips.

After two months performing seven nights per week, he had been noticed by the management of the largest variety show venue in Spain, The Benidorm Palace. It was here that he became the resident magician for five years performing Close-up Magic on spotlight, table to table in front of audiences of over 1000 nightly. Recognising his talent, the Benidorm Palace offered him a spot on the stage, which he accepted by developing and performing a double-act dove and parrot magic act, followed by making a 16 metre long Lear Jet Aeroplane magically appear on the stage, now known as the World’s largest stage appearance.

Gaining a large amount of experience in visual stage magic, Martin decided it was time to develop two full shows coupling visual magic with comedy, which proved a huge success. At the age of 25 he was approached by various cruise lines, where he baffled and brought laughter to audiences for over 5 years.

Now based just south of London, aged 40, Martin performs his Close-up & Comedy Stage Magic at corporate events, weddings and private parties in London, throughout the UK & worldwide on request.


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Close-Up Magic: Up to 2 hours.

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Price from £568 + travel from London

Based on 1 person performing up to 2 hours of close up magic

  • East of England From £568
  • South East From £568
  • Wales From £1,287
  • Scotland From £1,556

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Audience engagement: 5 stars
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Amazing performance

5 stars - Martin Reed are Highly Recommended
booked Martin Reed for their event in Kent May 2024

“Very friendly and excellent performance.”

Fantastic performance

5 stars - Martin Reed are Highly Recommended
booked Martin Reed for their event in London August 2023

“We hired Martin for a Garden Silver Wedding Anniversary party. He was engaging with all the guests, his magic was incredible and we had great feedback from everyone. A really nice guy and the best magician I have seen.”

Incredible Sleight of Hand!

5 stars - Martin Reed are Highly Recommended
booked Martin Reed for their event

“We loved Martin's video showreel and just hoped it would be just as good at our event. We can honestly say that it was even better and being able to see it right under our noses was like nothing that we have ever seen before! Well worth the money & will definitely consider booking again, cheers Martin!”

Amazing Magician! Everyone loved it!

5 stars - Martin Reed are Highly Recommended
booked Martin Reed for their event at SAMA Bankside in London

“A quick review of Martin Reed's Magic at our Corporate Event in London - simply amazing Close up Magic that everyone loved & are still talking about!!”

Our guests loved your magic!

5 stars - Martin Reed are Highly Recommended
booked Martin Reed for their event in East Sussex

“I just wanted to drop you a quick email to say a massive thank you for last night, our guests loved your magic!! Our CEO was also particularly impressed! Thank you again for joining our event and making it a really great evening for our guests. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas with friends and family.”

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