The Illusionists at Shaftesbury Theatre tickets
The Illusionists at Shaftesbury Theatre tickets

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About the show

The Times summed it up perfectly as, "magic's Cirque du Soleil"; now The Illusionists makes its glorious return to London with a strictly limited summer run at Shaftesbury Theatre. Witness five of the planet’s most talented illusionists as they perform head-spinning feats of magic. It’s not hard to see how the show has smashed box office records on tour across the world; The Illusionists’ epic tricks must be seen to be believed. A treat for the whole family, the show lands in London from 6 July 2019.

Hailing from Australia, the first iteration of the show premiered at the Sydney Opera House and was produced by Simon Painter with Tim Lawson. Since then, a magical line-up of performers have contributed to the show, from escapologists, manipulators and daredevils to weapons masters and warriors. It has played in more than 350 cities in 30 different countries. Not simply confined to the stage, they have also appeared on television shows like America’s Got Talent, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and an NBC hour-long TV special.

The cast for the Shaftesbury Theatre comprises a dazzling line-up of talent. Audiences meet The Showman James More, The Futurist Adam Trent, The Unforgettable Enzo, The Manipulator Yu Ho-Jin, The Mentalist Chris Cox, The Daredevil Jonathan Goodwin and The Trickster Paul Dabek.

Prepare to be dazzled, mind-boggled and delighted when The Illusionists return to London this summer. Step into their world of magic from 6 July to 1 September 2019.

Recommended for

Magic lovers young and old will be enthralled by this show of epic illusions.

Age Recommendations: Recommended 8+

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 10 mins (including interval)
Opened: 06 Jul 2019
Booking from: 31 Aug 2019
Booking until: 01 Sep 2019

Location and map

Shaftesbury Theatre
210 Shaftesbury Avenue
London, WC2H 8DP

268 Reviews Add review

A brilliant show. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Paul had me crying with laughter and the rest had me in awe!

jessamybennett 5'4", 68 reviews, 2 helpful votes

I loved this show and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys magic, audience participation and the film 'Now You See Me'. I'm still... More

xsally90 5"3, 50 reviews, 2 helpful votes

This is definitely a must see for anyone who likes magic. I went with my cousin and we spent quite a while afterwards talking about... More

dhaliwala 5"3, 115 reviews, 11 helpful votes

The show was outstanding. Being so close the the front - you go in with the mindset of trying to catch them out in their illusions... More

rupat 1 review, 0 helpful votes

The show was good. The illusions and acts were great, but I couldn't help feeling the whole thing was a bit flat and understated...... More

robertoc1 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Completely in awe of all these great magicians! Seeing it all close up and still have no idea how they did any of it! Was a great show... More

karenglyde 8 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I love magic, but this show has so much more than just magic. It was glamorous, sexy, funny and at some points, scary!

sarahwells1 5”4, 72 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Show was really good, although not as breathtaking as last time.

bonelesspony 185 cm, 21 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I never use to believe in magic until watching this show but now I do. Illusions were truly amazing, especially the close up card tricks.... More

michaelfarmer 1.80, 13 reviews, 0 helpful votes