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Martin Reed

*AS SEEN ON BBC1 & CHANNEL 4* If you're looking for a Close-Up Magician, with aired performances on 'The Apprentice' & on 'The Last Leg' Martin Reed is one of the most exp ...

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Price from £427 + travel from West Sussex

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

  • South East From £436
  • East of England From £481
  • South West From £531
  • West Midlands From £554
  • East Midlands From £715
  • Wales From £826
  • North East From £1,083
  • Scotland From £1,527

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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.

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 in West Sussex aged 34, Martin performs his Close-up & Comedy Stage Magic at corporate events, weddings and private parties in London, throughout the UK & worldwide on request.

59 Customer Reviews

Performance quality: 5 stars
Sound quality: 5 stars
Behaviour: 5 stars
Communication before and at your event: 5 stars
Audience engagement: 5 stars
Value for money: 5 stars

Our guests loved your magic!

5 stars - Martin Reed are Highly Recommended booked Martin Reed for their event in East Sussex December 2019

“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.”

Absolutely brilliant Magician... so much fun

5 stars - Martin Reed are Highly Recommended booked Martin Reed for their event in East Sussex December 2019

“Martin was so much fun - his tricks were insane. Everyone was thoroughly entertained by him. He provided a professional service which can not be faulted and I will be quick to recommend him to anyone.”

It goes without saying how much the pupils and staff enjoyed the event

5 stars - Martin Reed are Highly Recommended booked Martin Reed for their event in Kent November 2019

“Just a quick note to say thank you for the close up magic and the show last night. It goes without saying how much the pupils and staff enjoyed the event and in particular the magic you brought. Entertaining and holding the attention of 11-16 year old's is no mean feat, but your show certainly achieved that. I've had nothing but positive feedback from parents and pupils since.”

Fantastic evening enjoyed by customers and staff

5 stars - Martin Reed are Highly Recommended booked Martin Reed for their event in Dorset November 2019

“It was a fantastic evening for us which Martin really complimented. Both customers and staff really enjoyed his performances and it helped make the whole evening more relaxed and enjoyable. Some of his tricks were mind boggling!!!... I would absolutely recommend him to anyone.”

Absolutely awesome magic entertainment!

5 stars - Martin Reed are Highly Recommended booked Martin Reed for their Wedding in London August 2019

“Martin was simply fantastic. Performed for guests at our wedding both during canapés after the ceremony and between courses at dinner, going from table to table amazing our friends and family while they waited for their food. The magic was stunningly good as well as Martin’s friendly attitude, but we were also very pleased with his professionalism at the event - he arrived, set up and began entertaining without us having to do anything, which made our day so much easier. Could not recommend highly enough, thanks Martin!”

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