Every Friday – and now on selected Saturdays – at 7:33pm (approx.)… A unique Sydney experience for adults – but not necessarily grown-ups (ages 15 +). Champagne and canapés – followed by sophisticated magic and storytelling.
Price is $75 per person and includes champagne and canapés on arrival. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
Bruce Glen, The Gentleman Magician was inspired to create his Magical Soirées by Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin (the Father of Modern Conjuring), Max Malini, Johann Hofzinser and Steve Cohen.
Parisians in the 1800s flocked to see Robert-Houdin’s ‘Soirées Fantastiques’ at his Palais Royal. In the early 20th century, Malini performed for Presidents and Kings and was the talk of European society.
Hofzinser (acknowledged as the Father of Card Magic), also moved amongst the aristocracy and performed his own style of parlour magic in his Vienna salon. And New York’s Steve Cohen continues the tradition with his ‘Chamber Magic’: a fixture at the Waldorf Towers since 2001.
Over the past several years, The Gentleman Magician has created private Magical Soirées for Australian audiences within some of our grandest historic buildings (including The Swifts, Sydney; Ayers House, Adelaide).
In 2015, following several private performances at the magnificent Royal Automobile Club of Australia, Bruce Glen realised that he had found the perfect home for his Magical Soirées.
Just walking through the doors feels like real magic! This breathtakingly elegant building adds so much to the experience of my guests: every one of whom I consider to be an aristocrat.
The Gentleman Magician’s Magical Soirée will live long in the memory. Although there is no profanity, Magical Soirées are best appreciated by a mature audience (ages 15 +).
Dress to impress
A Magical Soirée is the perfect excuse to ‘dress to impress’ (Smart Casual/Cocktail Dress). The RACA is one of Australia’s most exclusive, luxurious private clubs and a dress code applies.