Mind-Blowing, Modern Magic

Magician Nottingham, Birmingham, London, UK and International

Duncan William is a professional magician who can be hired as a magician Nottingham, Birmingham, London, Manchester and in fact all over the UK. He is a popular close up magician, wedding magician, corporate entertainer, and after dinner magician who performs at events all over the UK.

Having performed as a professional close up magician around the UK and internationally for over 15 years, he regularly appears on TV, radio features in the press.

He is part of a new-wave of contemporary entertainers that are modern, fresh, and exciting that guarantee to make your day as memorable as it can be.

Magician Nottingham - Duncan William


Carolyn Hughes – Leicester

What an incredible talent! We saw Duncan at one of our friend’s wedding and we couldn’t wait to hire him for ours. He is a really nice guy and his magic is unreal. I cannot recommend him enough!

Daniel Drinkwater – Birmingham

Duncan came to our corporate event for our Christmas celebration and amazed us all with his close up magic and then a fantastic 40 minute after dinner show. We will be having him back for sure.

Susan Richardson – London

We hired Duncan for my 40th birthday party and he was incredible. He is a really down to earth guy and super friendly and his magic was superb. All of my friends were asking where I found him.

Julie Brenner – Nottingham

Duncan was unbelievable at our wedding. His magic was perfect for all ages. He was punctual, professional and his magic was simply astonishing. 100% recommended!

After dinner magician Nottingham
Close up magician Nottingham


Duncan William can not only be hired to amaze and dazzle your guests as a close up magician or table magician but he is also a highly sought after after dinner magician.

His cabaret or stage magic is a really interactive show (if you want to take part) is full of laughter but most importantly magic, mystery and entertainment. You can be guaranteed your guests will be left laughing in amazement and thanking you for hiring a world class entertainer to help make your event extra special.

Duncan regularly works with clients to deliver a customised performance and this can be tailored to any celebration or occasion. To find out more and watch his after dinner show reel press the button below.

If you are interested in hiring Duncan as a private party magician, wedding magician or corporate magician, then scroll down further to find out more. 





  • Magic is the perfect ice breaker, especially if you have a mixture of friends and family at your party.
  • Duncan can also perform a cabaret show which is interactive, fun and full of magic perfect for your celebration.
  • Duncan and his magic is a real party starter! Your guests are the STARS of the show, not Duncan.



  • Duncan has performed at many weddings so really knows how to make yours extra special.
  • He is friendly, fun and flexible so can perform over the photos, wedding breakfast or in the evening.
  • Duncan’s incredible magic will leave a lasting impression on your guests and you for years to come!



  • Duncan is highly experienced and has performed  for Nike, Audi, Coca Cola, Uber and more.
  • He can tailor his act to incorporate your brand, your corporate colours and your business message.
  • Duncan is highly regarded as a stress-free magician who is professional, punctual and flexible to your needs.

Whilst weddings, parties and corporate events are some of Duncan’s more popular bookings as a magician, he is also regularly hired for Christenings, Bar Mitzvah’s, Wedding Anniversaries, Hen Parties, private party events, product launches and trade shows. In fact he is open to any suggestion or event and will customise his act accordingly. To find out more, get in touch using any one of the options on this page or using the contact form.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Option 1: Whilst the photographs are being taken. There is often a lull in the day here. Hiring a magician to mix and mingle between guests is a perfect way to break the ice and keep the momentum of the day going.

Option 2: During the wedding breakfast. Why not hire a magician to make the first meal of your married life the most memorable one. They can perform between courses and again break the ice between guests who don’t know one another.

Option 3: The evening entertainment. Magic is great alternative wedding entertainment idea. They can mix between guests at the bar who don’t want to dance. Not only that if there is a finger buffet, a strolling magician can mix between guests as they eat. This is an extremely popular option as it is so versatile and great for all ages.

There are many other forms of wedding entertainment options if a close up magician does not meet your requirements.

Here are a few ideas:

A caricaturist can mix and mingle between guests and draw pictures of their smiling faces. Expect to pay £400 for 2 hours.

A silhouettist is an incredibly skilled performer and can cut your guests profile and leave them with a beautiful souvenir. Expect to pay around £350 for 2 hours.

A wedding D.J. Everybody has a wedding DJ to get everyone on the dancefloor. These charge approximately £400 for the night.

Singing waiters. These are a more expensive option but great fun, guaranteed to get even the non-vocal people singing and dancing. They can be hired for £1000 for one.

A photo booth is the final suggestion. These are becoming as common place as a DJ but again; leave everyone with a great souvenir. Expect to pay between £400 and £600 for the night.

Duncan can and has performed to one person and to as many as 2,000+ people. He can customise his act accordingly. His close up magic is better suited to smaller groups and if you are having a drinks reception, wedding, private party or small gathering then Duncan’s close up magic is perfect.

He is usually hired for a approximately 2 hours for guests numbering 50 and upwards. If you have guests more than 200 then it is better to secure his services for 3 hours to ensure everyone gets to see some magic. If you have a large gathering or want everyone to watch a show together (and everyone get to see) then it may be worth considering Duncan’s critically acclaimed stage show. This packs small but plays big meaning he can perform to smaller audiences in your living room or larger audiences in some of the world’s largest conference venues or even arenas. Duncan performs to both large and small numbers and with over a decade of experience, can tailor his act accordingly.

Close up magician Nottingham

Duncan can be performed to mix and mingle between guests at you wedding or event performing magic right in front of their eyes

Corporate magician Nottingham

If you are a corporate client, small or large business looking for some sophisticated but fun entertainment for your drinks reception or event then Duncan has been representing corporate clients for over a decade, customising his magic for their event.

Party magician Nottingham

Duncan gets hired to perform at all kids of parties in Nottingham including garden parties, BBQ s, hen parties, celebrations and birthday parties. He is also hired to perform socially distanced magic in line with current guidance.

The price to hire a magician can vary on a number of factors. These include the length of performance, if an overnight stay is required and sometimes the credentials of the performer. 

The price between a part time amateur magician differs to a full-time professional magician. With a professional magician, comes years of experience, a much higher quality and superior performance level. 

Many private parties, weddings, events and celebrations are very personal occassions. It is important to hire a professional entertainer to complement your special day as the last thing you want is an awkward, fumbling magician who may even be late to your event or worse. 

An amateur magician can cost maybe £150 and a professional magician may cost many thousands of pounds. Duncan aims to offer competitive pricing to complement a high quality service and mind-blowing magic for guests of all ages. 

Duncan is a full time, professional close-up and after-dinner magician. As a result, he performs his magic both UK wide and internationally. Duncan spreads his time between the Midlands and London and is regularly hired to perfrom as a magician Nottingham, Birmingham, Leicester, Sheffield, London, Manchester, Derby, Coventry, Lincoln and Wolverhampton. He can be hired all over the UK and he does not charge extra for performing in different parts of the UK, it’s just part of the job. 

Every client has different needs and requirements for their event. Some people may be looking for a wedding magician, others may be wanting to hire a magician for a birthday party, anniversary or event. Most magicians are hired either for a time in the afternoon or the evening. 

If you hire a magician in the afternoon, this is likely to be for the during the wedding photo period at a wedding or for a summer BBQ. If you choose to hire a professional magician in the evening then this may be to entertain guests at a drinks reception, evening party or evening entertainment at a wedding.

Here are the top 5 rules for choosing the correct magician for your event. Number 1, Ask your friends and family and people you trust if they have any recommendations. They will also suggest who to avoid too. Number 2, do your own research. You should check that they have an up to date, professional website, Google page or Facebook page and all look professional and in-keeping with your chosen event style or theme. Number 3, check for reviews. In a world where reviews can be fake, search for Google Business reviews. It is difficult to create fake reviews as they are verified by Google. Check other reviews across the web such as Facebook or social media. Number 4, Check their videos. Make sure they have the ability to perform the magic and style you want. Finally, number 5: Pick up the phone and have a chat. Duncan loves nothing more than chatting to clients to understand their needs and helping them make the right decision for their special day.

Duncan is a full-time professional magician. He commonly performs in Birmingham, London, Derby, Manchester, Sheffield or as a Nottingham magician. He travels the UK both as a close up magician and after-dinner performer and importantly, does not charge extra for travel unlike other magicians. For more details, please do not hesitate to get in touch.