Best Places to See Magic Up Close in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is a place where magic happens every day, but if you're looking for spectacular illusions and slight of hand on stage or close-up table magic, here are the top magic shows in LA to keep you entertained, and a few magic shops, inc case you want to try a few tricks yourself. You can also keep an eye on Ticketmaster for big name magicians coming to town or Goldstar for discount tickets.

  • 01 of 09
    Magicopolis
    ••• Magician Steve Spill at Magicopolis. Photo courtesy of Magicopolis

    Magicopolis is a magic stage show in Santa Monica with magicians Steve Spill and Bozena Wrobel.
    1418 Fourth Street
    Santa Monica, CA. 90401
    magicopolis.com

  • 02 of 09
    Ivan Amodei
    ••• Illusionist Ivan Amodei at the Beverly Wilshire. Photo courtesy of Ivan Amodei

    Ivan Amodei's Intimate illusions show accompanied by a concert cellist at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills on Friday and Saturday nights.
    Beverly Wilshire
    9500 Wilshire Boulevard
    Beverly Hills, CA 90212
    www.ivanamodei.com

  • 03 of 09
    Merlin's Magic & Comedy Dinner Theater
    ••• Merlin's Magic & Comedy Dinner Theater at the Rib Trader in Orange, CA. Photo courtesy of Merlin's Magic & Comedy Show

    Merlin's Magic & Comedy Show Dinner Theater with Joseph the Conjurer at the Rib Trader in Orange, CA Fridays through Sundays.
    2710 E Chapman Ave
    Orange, CA 92869
    www.ribtrader.com
    merlinshow.com

  • 04 of 09
    Magic & Wine
    ••• Magic & Wine with David Minkin. Photo courtesy of Magic & Wine

    Magic and Wine in Hollywood includes wine, hors d'oeuvres and close-up magic by David Minkin. He performs at 2 venues, more frequently at M3 Live in Anaheim and occasionally at Bardot Hollywood above the Avalon nightclub at Hollywood and Vine. Check the website for schedule.

    2232 South Harbor Boulevard 
    Anaheim, CA 92802

    www.magicandwine.com

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  • 05 of 09

    The Magic Castle is probably the best-known magic show in Los Angeles, but since it's a private club, not everyone has access. In order to attend a show at the Magic Castle, you have to be invited by a member. Don't know any members, stay at the Magic Castle Hotel. As a member, they can get you a reservation.​

    7001 Franklin Ave,
    Los Angeles, CA 90028
    www.magiccastle.com

  • 06 of 09

    The Comedy and Magic Club in Hermosa Beach is better known for its comedy shows, especially being the home of Jay Leno's weekly Sunday night appearance, but they also have a variety act, usually a magician, on most of their Tuesday through Saturday shows. ​

    1018 Hermosa Ave
    Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
    comedyandmagicclub.com

  • 07 of 09

    Trepany House presents a variety of experimental programming at the Steve Allen Theater in East Hollywood. That includes a few shows a month that include magic. One of the most popular things about shows at the tiny theater, which is part of the Center for Inquiry, is the free parking in back. ​

    4773 Hollywood Blvd 
    Los Angeles, CA 90027
    trepanyhouse.org

  • 08 of 09

    If you want to learn to do some tricks yourself, the Magic Apple in Studio City is a favorite place to buy tricks and tutorials.

    11390 Ventura Blvd
    Studio City, CA 91604
    www.themagicapple.com

     

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  • 09 of 09

    Hollywood Toys and Costumes on Hollywood Boulevard now also carries magic tricks and supplies.

    6600 Hollywood Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90028 
    www.yourhollywoodcostumes.com