Close-up Magic

Only the very best magicians have the capabilities to entertain with their illusions right under the noses of their audience. So, if you’re unsure what a Close Up Magician is … as the name suggests … it involves Steve showing his undeniable skills of magic in close proximity to his audience allowing them the opportunity to participate.

Usually Steve’s performance will be centred towards small groups of people seated at tables; such as at a corporate reception or dinner,  where he can circulate informally among guests and involve them in a variety of magic  using playing cards, coins and other small handheld objects. Magic usually involves an exciting display of ‘sleight of hand’ that leaves Steve’s audiences captivated and amazed at how his mysteries are accomplished.


Steve Short is renowned for being one of the sharpest and most charismatic professional Close Up Magicians in the UK. His particular style of entertainment has enthralled large and small audiences on international cruise liners, at weddings, parties, other special celebrations and at corporate events and product launches. His unique free flowing magic is ideal for occasions when audience participation can help foster the spirit of an event and leave a long lasting memory. Steve’s easy going personality and fun-loving sense of humour endears him to his audiences and creates a level of excitement that leaves people calling for more!