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Best Magicians in Seattle
2021

Why These Magicians?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Seattle Magicians on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Read more about our selection process

Black Magic Entertainment

  • Family Friendly

Black Magic Entertainment is a company in Kirkland that stages unforgettable, amazing shows. The founder and lead artist, Mr. Joe Black, is a hypnotist and magician with more than 20 years of professional experience, and he enjoys the reputation as a performer who infuses comedy and audience participation into his art. Mr. Black has appeared on America’s Got Talent, and he posts videos of actual shows on the company website. Black Magic Entertainment caters to audiences across North America, and it also wows audiences in other continents. The practice carries a $2 million entertainer’s liability insurance policy, and some of its corporate clients are the Kellog Company, Frito-Lay, and Expedia.

Kirkland, WA 98034

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George A. Magician

  • Family Friendly

George A. Magician is a performing artist in Mountlake Terrace, whose bag of tricks aims to mystify and dazzle the audience. The magician is a past president of Seattle Magic Ring, and he is a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians and Pacific Coast Association of Magicians. George A. Magician welcomes requests to appear at parties of any size, and he does not charge for project consultations. Some of the clients are the City of Kent, Greater Edmonds Chamber of Commerce, Center of Excellence for Soldiers & Families, Costco, Argosy Cruises, Columbia Tower Club, and Washington State University.

Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043

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It’s Charles the Magician

  • Family Friendly

It’s Charles the Magician is a provider of entertainment in Lake Forest Park. The company delivers astounding shows in various formats, such as stage and close-up magic, and it performs during school activities, fundraising events, private parties, and other occasions. It’s Charles the Magician holds teen workshops, lectures, and one-on-one lessons for enthusiasts and aspiring professional artists, and it welcomes requests for appearances outside of Washington. The artists have a long list of corporate clients, and this features Nike, Delta Airlines, IBM, Exon, Kraft Foods, Holiday Inn, LMN Architects, Woodinville Water District, and Echo Lake Elementary School Parent-Teacher Association. The founder, Mr. Charles Kraus, is the author of The Teen Magician That’s You! that customers can buy from the University of Washington bookstore.

Lake Forest Park, WA 98155

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Kirk Charles

  • Family Friendly

Kirk Charles is a magician in Seattle, who performs at informal and formal gatherings, including birthday parties, corporate functions, and public events. Mr. Charles provides different show formats to fit the needs of clients, and he offers a range of affordable packages to meet all budget types. Mr. Charles also engages in consulting and instructional work, and he is the author of The Complete Guide to Restaurant and Walk-Around Magic and other well-received titles about the craft. The artist has been part of the entertainment industry since 1976, and he has appeared on countless national and local broadcast programs, magazine covers, and cruise ship stages over the decades. Some of Mr. Charles’ celebrity clients are Larry King, Shirley MacLaine, and the Seattle Mariners.

Seattle, WA 98136

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Mike the Magician

  • Family Friendly

Mike the Magician is a provider of party fun in Seattle that caters mostly to the young and the young at heart. The artist holds a degree in radio and television management from Pennsylvania State University, and he first worked in the broadcast industry before he turned his hobby of performing amazing magic tricks into a profession. Mike the Magician makes balloon animals and swords that children love, and he also incorporates the importance of reading in his shows. The entertainer brings smiles at birthday and holiday parties, picnics, and corporate events, and he also appears in community venues, such as restaurants, taverns, and retirement homes.

Seattle, WA 98133

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Nate Jester

  • Family Friendly

Nate Jester is a magician in Seattle, who brands himself as the “Ace of Illusions.” The artist brings magic through his mind-reading, pickpocketing, and other tricks, and he has appeared on various nationally broadcast television programs. Mr. Jester entertains crowds of any size at parties, on stage, and during roving shows, and he routinely wows audiences across the United States and parts of the world, such as China, Hungary, and Ukraine. Mr. Jester has more than two decades of experience in performing stage illusions and sleight-of-hand tricks, and his corporate clients include the University of Washington, Oprah Winfrey Network, Wendy’s, Walmart, Intel, Google, FedEx, and Facebook.

Seattle, WA 98104

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The Magic of Master Payne

  • Family Friendly

The Magic of Master Payne has been entertaining audiences throughout the Pacific Northwest for more than 35 years, including prestigious clients such as Microsoft, 20th Century Fox, The City of Seattle, and King County Libraries. Payne has also been the official house magician at Camlann Mediaeval Fair for three decades and a favorite performer at the Ye Merrie Greenwood Faire since 1986. Clients can choose from a range of themes and costumed acts when they hire Payne for performances for small audiences or hundreds of guests. The Magic Castle newsletter once named Master Payne one of the best children's entertainers in the world.

Seattle, WA 98103

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Xakary the Magician

  • Family Friendly

Xakary the Magician is an entertainer in Auburn, who performs jaw-dropping tricks, brings smiles on kids and adults, and sparks thought-provoking conversations throughout the Seattle metro and the country. The artist appears in ParentMap Magazine’s Top Children’s Entertainers in the Puget Sound lists for 2013 to 2015, and he has proven his talent on America’s Got Talent, where he cut celebrity Heidi Klum in half and got astounding yeses from Howard Stern, Howie Mandel, Mel B, and Heidi Klum herself. Xakary the Magician enjoys the reputation as a provider of amazing lifetime memories, and he guarantees that the audience will have a great time, or he will refuse the payment for his services. The company website features videos of actual shows.

Auburn, WA 98092

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