Professional Magician

June 20, 2017

Being a professional magician is not just about charging people money to see some ‘tricks’, though there are many who do only that. It’s about delivering truly magical moments, caring about the craft and being an ambassador of the art form.

When you hire a magician to entertain guests at a corporate event, wedding or party they are there on your behalf and represent you. It is important that their magic is of the highest possible standard, and their behaviour is that of a professional.

With that in mind and to the best of my knowledge I’m the only full time performing magician in Yorkshire that can claim all of the following;

I am extremely proud to be a member of the Magic Circle, the world’s most famous magic organisation. Becoming a member is no easy feat, and requires an audition in front of some formidable (and often famous) magicians. Being a member of this organisation should give any event organiser confidence of the standard of magic that will be shared.

As a member of Equity you can be assured I am fully compliant with all legal obligations as a performance artist, including full Public Liability Insurance. (thankfully, I have never needed to claim against that!)

In recognition of my contribution to the industry through original new ideas, performed to the highest possible standards and with a firm commitment to supporting the performing arts  as well as engaging with the wider community on projects for social good I was made a Fellow of the RSA. I continue to seek out new opportunities to use magic and performance arts to support the community, especially in areas of youth development.


In addition to the above I am also fully CRB checked and hold a personal license from York City Council. I am licensed to organise, host and manage pop up live entertainment events/festivals, anywhere in the UK, for up to 500 guests without the need for any additional permits.


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Craig Richard – professional magician


Rt. Hon. Hazel Blears MP
Magic Circle Equity


Craig lives in York but works all over the UK. He’s pleased to say he’s in high demand so if you’re looking for some magic get in touch early to avoid disappointment.

© 2016 Craig Stephenson