How much does it cost to hire a magician?

by Elle
Jun 06, 2010

In Calgary, rates can vary from $0 to $5000. It depends on the type of event, type of magician, experience of magician, quality of show, and amount of equipment needed (sound, lights, mics, props,
technicians). I have arranged everything from charity shows (with
volunteer performers, and junior magicians), to corporate multiperformer events with professional illusionists and full stage lighting. Some ballpark costs;
– walkaround/closeup magic ~$75 – $150/hr
– birthday parties at home ~$175 – $300/hr
– small stage show (50-75ppl) ~$400 – $800
– large stage show (100-400ppl) ~$1000 – $5000

Prices and show quality also fluctuate based on the season and availability. November and December are peak seasons; expect prices to double as demand goes up, especially for weekend evenings late Nov and early Dec).

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