Melbourne Magic Festival 2018

Mon 2nd July, 2018 – Sat 14th July, 2018
Melba Spiegeltent
23 Johnston Street, Collingwood
Price: $12–$30
Prepare to be charmed.

The Melbourne Magic Festival is returning for its 11th year this July; it's one of Melbourne’s most beloved independently produced and not-for-profit arts festivals.

The festival – which runs during the July school holidays – is organised by Tim Ellis and the Australian Institute of Magic.

Nearly 60 performers from Australia and performers from Spain, New Zealand, Hong Kong and the Americas will be involved.

For the first time the majority of the festival will be held in the Melba Spiegeltent in Collingwood, a mirrored wooden tent originally built in Belgium more than a century ago and now owned by Circus Oz.

Festival highlights include the Australian Debut of Magic in the Dark, a performance conducted in complete darkness and created specifically for those with low or no vision, allowing them to experience what is traditionally a visual art. Aspiring magicians are encouraged to attend The Magic Workshop or Magic School to really perfect their skills.