Close-up magic is one of the most memorable and versatile forms of entertainment in the world, making it the perfect choice for banquets, corporate events, family celebrations, product launches, or Christmas parties. A good close-up magician can provide an experience that your guests will never forget, and Sean Carpenter, winner of the British Close-Up Magic Championships, is one of the very best.
When you hire table magician Sean Carpenter to perform at your next event, you can be assured that your guests will enjoy the best in amazing close-up magic, performed with charm and good humour. For years to come they will talk of how their wedding ring appeared trapped inside an egg timer, or of how the magician read their mind to find out their birthday.
The astonishing table magic of Sean Carpenter is adaptable to virtually any event or venue - even if there aren't any tables! As an experienced professional, Sean can perform just as effectively during a drinks reception, or outside at a garden party where everyone is standing with glasses in their hands. Wherever your guests are able to go, Sean will be able to entertain them. He has performed with great success on boats and moving trains, and in so many other types of venue that it would be difficult to pick the most unusual. Sean has even performed close-up magic in underground caves and in the oven of a glass kiln! Whatever your event, Sean Carpenter will help make it one that people talk about for years to come.
If you are getting married, close up magic is the perfect ice breaker for any wedding, creating an atmosphere of fun, laughter and amazement. Check out the WEDDING MAGICIAN page for more details.
As well as being an award winning close-up magician, Sean Carpenter is one of the UK's top cabaret magicians. Sean is often hired to entertain with a combination of close-up magic around the tables followed by a short stand-up spot at the end. If you are holding a dinner, or party where all the guests are in one room, a cabaret spot for the whole group is a great way to end the evening.
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The amazing close-up magic of Sean Carpenter will leave all ages spellbound, making him the perfect entertainer for any party!
Close-up magician Sean Carpenter has entertained and astonished at hundreds of adult birthday parties, from 21st birthday celebrations to 100th birthday dinners. Whether he is finding ten
chosen cards at the same time, making balls multiply in the hands of your guests, or performing rope tricks that look like trick photography, Sean Carpenter will make your 40th birthday party
magical, memorable and fun. As a 50th birthday party magician or 60th birthday party magician, Sean will perform the same amazing magic with the same sense of fun, to slightly older
Children are amazed by close-up magic. Although Sean doesn't do children's birthday parties, he always involves the younger guests at family events, ensuring that your party is remembered by all guests, from the youngest to the oldest.
Party magician Sean Carpenter is also available for anniversary parties, dinner parties, garden parties, works parties, Christmas parties, thank you parties and all other celebrations.
To guarantee the success of your next conference or awards dinner, you need a professional entertainer you can rely on. Sean Carpenter is a table magician with over 20 years experience in providing memorable entertainment for corporate events, banquets, conferences and awards dinners. Whether you are holding a works Christmas party, a presentation evening, or a promotional event for your customers, Sean Carpenter can make it magical, memorable and fun!
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Hiring a table magician is a great way to add fun to any event and make it more memorable for your guests. A professional table magician can read the minds of your guests and perform magic
in their hands, so it's entertainment that your guests will personally experience rather than just watch. Table magic is also the world's most versatile form of entertainment, as it can be
presented in any venue – even if there aren't any tables. A table magician can easily move from one room to another or leave the venue entirety and entertain guests outside in the grounds.
If you are thinking of hiring a table magician for your event, here are my top three tips for success.
1) HIRE A PROFESSIONAL
Anyone can set up a website nowadays and advertise themselves as a magician, so it's wise to check that you're hiring an experienced professional. Check if the magician has won any national awards and look out for reviews or quotes from previous clients. If there are performance videos online, look for clips of the magician actually performing a whole trick from beginning to end for a live audience, as many showreels are slickly produced without really showing the magician's personality, or how they interact with an audience. You can see Sean perform a card trick with no cuts or fancy editing on the VIDEO page of this website. Membership of Equity, shows that a performer is a genuine professional and covered by Equity's comprehensive public liability insurance.
2) LEAVE THE AUDIENCE WANTING MORE
No matter how brilliant the acting or cinematography in a movie, the film would lose impact if it went on too long. This is why I recommend hiring a table magician for no longer than they are actually needed. For events with 50 - 120 guests, I find that two hours is the ideal length of time for a table magician to make the maximum impact. I am sometimes booked for up to three hours when there are over 120 guests, but I wouldn't advise booking a table magician for more than three hours unless it's an event, like a trade show, where new guests will be arriving at different times.
3) MAKE SURE THE MAGICIAN CAN BE HEARD
Table magic is all about rapport with the audience, so the most important requirement is that the performer can talk to guests and be heard. To ensure that your guests have the best
possible experience, it is best to keep background music to a minimum while a table magician is performing. If you have booked a magician and a DJ for the same room, your event will be much
more successful if the disco starts after the magician has finished.
"Sean did a magic show on the weekend to 80 guests, for an event I organised, and he was quite simply amazing!!! Everyone has commented to me on how good he was. He is not just a magician but also an entertainer and had everyone laughing. He really made our night and I would recommend him to anyone. Thank you Sean for a wonderful night."
"Thank you so much for the awesome close up magic you did at our wedding. So many people have commented on how brilliant you were. Your delivery and magic tricks were out of this world and our guests were wowed by what you did. Your presence added such an element of fun and entertainment and for that we are most grateful. You were funny and unassuming and blended in with our guests. We are so glad we chose you to perform and would highly recommend you to anyone who is arranging any sort of event but especially at a wedding to create a unique atmosphere."
Thanks Kirstine & Mark
"On behalf of everyone at The At Work Partnership, I should like to thank you very much for the fantastic show you put on for us last week at our Workplace Health conference dinner ... It was not just your highly polished magic skills that wowed everyone, but you were able to strike just the right note with your humour – a great skill in itself when there are so many people to keep happy and testament to your professionalism. It was great fun for our delegates and easily the best entertainment we have had for this annual conference!"
Tracy Connors (At Work Partnership)
"Wow! You should be on TikTok"
Jack (age 10)
"Dear Sean, Thank you for all you did on our wedding day. You were amazing. You helped us in making our day a huge success and for that we are eternally grateful. We had a truly wonderful day filled full of treasured memories and magical moments. Thank you for being part of it."
Sarah & Conrad
"Just wanted to say thank you so much for your wonderful performance at our wedding on 12 September! We are so glad that we booked you, the guests absolutely loved you and your magic! I still have people asking where we found you and commented on how amazing you were- we would certainly recommend you to others for future events! I kept hold of the Ace of hearts that I signed from the one trick and have framed it as a memento of the day! Thank you for making our big day magical!!"
Katie and Carl Jackson
"Just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your hard work yesterday. Everyone loved it and was thoroughly entertained - kids and adults alike! Thank you so much. You were very patient, accommodating and cooperative. I will definitely be recommending you to friends for any of their events".
"Sean was brilliant! Everyone loved his tricks, it was real jaw dropping stuff. Superb entertainment!"
Vicky and Lee
"Thank you very much for being apart of our wedding yesterday. Your tricks were fantastic and everyone was amazed, brilliant."
"I just wanted to email you to say thank you soooo much for last Saturday, all our guests thought you were great and didn't stop talking about your magic and are now still trying to work out how you did it. Your magic really broke up the day and left us with no boring bits!"
Mr and Mrs Skeldon
"Sean is an excellent magician, he attended our wedding on time and did a fantastic job of entertaining our guests ... the tricks he produced left most of the guests lost for words. I'd recommend Sean to anyone."
"We asked Sean along to entertain at my husbands 80th Birthday last Saturday afternoon. Sean did close up magic at the various tables and everyone was
completely mesmerized. Even when Sean stood next to you there is no way you could tell how the act was done. That is real skill. He had everyone laughing and thoroughly enjoying the experiences.
At the end Sean did a half hour cabaret for us using his psychic skills and amazing magic, when a marked £20 note that our grand daughter was given to hold, eventually ended up inside an orange!!
Yes it was the same £20 note!! Sean really added to the fun of the day, and I would certainly recommend anyone to invite him along. Thankyou Sean for making the day a lot more special for
Sue (private booker)
"Thank you so much for coming to my wedding party. Everyone I spoke to really enjoyed the magic that you performed and it added a nice touch to the party. It. really was magical. Thank you again."
"Thank you very much for being at Kate and Andrew's wedding. Many guests said how good you were and what a great idea it was to have something happening whilst the photos were being taken."
"We wanted to say a big thank you for everything you did to make out wedding day so memorable. Our guests are still talking about you now! We thought the magic session worked perfectly on the day. Thank you so much."
Alison and Mark Fallon
"We were absolutely delighted with your performance at our party and have had nothing from our guests but positive and enthusiastic feedback. Everyone (including us) has declared themself baffled, highly entertained and very, very impressed. We would recommend you unreservedly so please quote us. Thank you for doing such a fantastic job."
"Just wanted to say a huge thank you for such fantastic close-up magic at my husband's birthday party. You played with so many minds with everyone watching you so closely, but not able to work out the extraordinary tricks. The laughter and whoops meant we knew where you were. We were so delighted …"
"Thank you so much for last night. You were absolutely fantastic and the audience loved you. I have had nothing except rave reviews for you from everyone and it was a pleasure to have such a professional ,slick and thoroughly warm and entertaining performer as part of our show. I hope you had fun and I do hope to work with you again. People are still saying how did he do that. You are amazing."
Kerry Newton (Boom Boom Bonita)
"Sean was absolutely fantastic and the only thing I could hear as he went around the room was laughter and clapping. Everyone really enjoyed his entertainment."
"Thank you very much for this evening's performance. It was fantastic."
Susie Copeland, One Stop Grow Shop
"Sean is a busy professional entertainer and the laughs he garnered showed this. His clever, original and very funny magical routines and audience participation was greatly enjoyed by all."
Hull Magic Circle
"Thank you for a superb evening's entertainment. Everybody really enjoyed your performance and was absolutely spellbound at the tricks you did and the way you read minds."
"Thank you again for entertaining us last Friday, there were lots of smiles and we all thoroughly enjoyed your set. Your pitch to us was just spot-on and I've been asked to pass on thanks from all who were there. You arrived just when agreed, were very professional, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to others."
Jean Di Pilla
"Please pass on my thanks to Sean for yesterday evening. He was absolutely fantastic and the only thing I could hear as he went around the room was laughter and clapping"
Emily Edmondson, corporate booker
"Your performance was truly wonderful and astounded the audience. It will be remembered for a very long time by us all."
Bill Hall, Hertford Lodge
"British Close-Up Champion Sean Carpenter treated us to his award winning act. Sean always gives the impression that he's enjoying himself and it rubs off on the audience, which showed in their applause."
"Sean was simply brilliant! He was both witty and amusing, and his up-close magic was simply sensational."
West Midlands 41 Clubs
"Many thanks for your services - truly magical! Everyone was so impressed."
"Please convey our sincere thanks to Sean Carpenter for an excellent performance. Everybody thought he was absolutely fantastic!"
"I just wanted to thank you again for making my husband’s 50th party so special. Everyone was amazed at your brilliant tricks and illusions, I know I was!"
"Just letting you know that loads of guests both during and after the party commented on how great your magic act was, both close-up and stage. I think our party will be a talking-point in Risborough because of it."
"Just wanted to say a big thank you, it was truly magical. Everyone was bowled over by your tricks and are still talking about it today . If we need your services again we won't hesitate to call and will definitely be recommending you"
"Seeing Sean in action and the amazed responses of his audience, tells you that he has a very special gift. He leaves them dazzled thinking how on earth did he do that! Remember the name Sean Carpenter ... he just might know yours before you tell him!"
"Hello Sean, just to say thank you very much for entertaining my guests last weekend, they thought you were fantastic, and so did we!"
Sean Carpenter is based in Birmingham, but covers the whole of the UK. He is available worldwide, and performs all over the country in places such as Shropshire, Warwickshire, Staffordshire, Leicester, and Barbados.
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