Birmingham is one of the most densely populated cities in the UK. There are a massive number of bars, restaurants and event venues for entertaining. Duncan William has been a full-time professional magician Birmingham for nearly 2 decades. He blends sophisticated magic with contemporary skills to deliver unparalleled levels of astonishment.

With a warm, friendly and professional approach, Duncan’s stylish yet sophisticated style makes him an extremely popular Birmingham magician. He performs his magic and in venues all over Birmingham and will try his best to accommodate bookings at short notice too.

If you are looking for a magician in Birmingham then Duncan has you covered. He also performs all over the Black Country which includes the greater West Midlands area. This includes Coventry, Solihull and Walsall. It is rich in industrial heritage and boasts some beautiful wedding venues including The Bond Company, Aston Hall and Fazeley Events.

Magician Birmingham - Duncan William

Wedding magician Birmingham

Duncan offers a customised service for your wedding. He can mix and mingle whilst the wedding photographs are being taken, between courses over the wedding breakfast or provide something incredible close up magic or show for your evening entertainment. If you are looking for something to really make your wedding extra special why not indulge in something everyone will love!

As a wedding magician Birmingham, Duncan is a recommended supplier of many venues. Some of his favourites include The Old Library and Birmingham City Football Club.

Private party magician Birmingham

Not only does Duncan perform magic to brides and grooms and their guests, but he can also be hired as a private party magician around Birmingham. Whether you are hosting a wedding anniversary, celebration, 30th, 40th, 50th , 60th or another milestone birthday party then consider hiring a party magician. Duncan’s magic will leave your guests laughing in amazement and talking about your party for years to come. Watch the show reel below to get a taster of his magic in action.

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Kirat Patel – Birmingham

Duncan came to our wedding on the outskirts of Birmingham and all the guests loved him. His magic was superb and we couldn’t work out any of it. He’s a really nice guy too!

Terry King – Birmingham

We hired Duncan to come to our work event at the last minute and nothing was too much trouble. All of our guests loved him and his performances were simply superb. Highly recommended!

Barbara Wilstead – Birmingham

Thank you for coming to our golden wedding anniversary. You made it even more special than we could have hoped and really hope we get to see you again. You magic was brilliant Duncan!

Jenny Curtis – Solihull

"We would highly recommend Duncan to anyone if you are having a wedding, party or event. He is really professional, performs great magic and all of our guests loved him! 10/10."



Close up magician in Birmingham

Close up magician Birmingham

Duncan most commonly performs as a close up magician in Birmingham which means he performs magic in small group’s right in front of your eyes.

There is no need for a table which means this style of magic is perfect for mixing and mingling between guests to break the ice and provide moments of amazement and astonishment.

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Christmas party magician Birmingham

People always say it’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas but the same people leave it right to the last minute before making their plans. If you want to hire a full-time professional party magician like Duncan it pays to book early.

His magic is great to help people really let their hair down and is an unobtrusive form of entertainment. You can read more about hiring Duncan as a Christmas party magician in Birmingham here.

After Dinner Magician Birmingham

After dinner magician Birmingham

Duncan is often hired as an after-dinner magician in Birmingham too. This form of entertainment is different to the close up magic. Here, Duncan performs in front of all of your guests.

His show is about 40 minutes in length, really interactive (if you want) and has often been likened to Derren Brown in its style but with more laughter and more amazement.

You can find out more here and watch his showreel too here:


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About Duncan William

Whether you are looking for a close up or after dinner magician, Duncan can offer you a unique, contemporary and exciting form of entertainment to compliment your event. He can be hired in and around the West Midlands and will do his best to tailor his act for you!

Established in 2000 – Duncan has been performing professionally since 2002 and has performed at over 1,600 weddings and private events. He is recommended by wedding photographers, wedding venues and wedding planners. As well as weddings he also performs for internationally recognised companies such as Lloyds TSB, Procter and Gamble, Speedo, Coca Cola and Experian to name a few.

He’s more than happy to send you some more videos and testimonials if you want. All of the footage you can see on the showreels are examples of the magic he can deliver for your event. He performs as a magician in all counties over the UK and Birmingham is no different. His prices are some of the most competitive in the wedding entertainment industry and you can have a look through some of his reviews on his reviews page.


About Duncan William - Magician Birmingham



Duncan William takes bookings often a couple years in advance. He is one of the most in demand magicians in Birmingham, so whilst he does take last minute bookings, he does get booked up while far in advance. To avoid disappoint or to discuss fees and availability give him a call.
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Cabaret Magician Birmingham

Frequently Asked Questions:

Different magicians in Birmingham charge different prices. Some magicians may be part-time amateur magicians and others like Duncan may be full-time professional magicians. There is often a difference between the two as you will be paying a bit more to get better quality. If price is your main consideration then it may be worth considering an amateur magician.

These usually charge approximately £300 for 2 hours but may not deliver the high quality to go with your high quality wedding. Duncan aims to be as competitive as possible and his professionalism, skill and years of experience add to his value and popularity. Do not hesitate to get in touch to explore fees and availability and how he can work towards your budget.

Duncan covers all areas of inner and outer Birmingham. These include the areas of Sutton Coldfield, Walsall, Merry Hill, Dudley, Coleshill, Solihull, Halesowen, Bromsgrove and Stourbridge. He is a regular perform all over the Black Country so get in touch if you were interested in hiring Duncan for your event in Birmingham.
Duncan is often hired to perform both close up or table magic at events in Birmingham. Many companies, brands, or businesses and private clients also hire Duncan to perform his after dinner magic show alongside his close up performance. Duncan usually performs his close up magic as the guests are indulging in the drinks reception or over dinner. He can perform his 40 minute show either before or after dinner and hiring Duncan for both is a really cost effective way to have your complete event entertainment looked after.
Once you have secured the services with Duncan he will ask for a deposit to secure the booking with the balance to be paid on the day or ahead of the event. He will also send you a confirmation email and contract and if he is performing a show for a large scale event, he will also send you over his tech rider. Throughout the whole booking process, Duncan aims to be a stress-free magician who’s number one focus is helping you make your event as amazing and as memorable as you had hoped for.

Duncan’s bespoke services and attention to detail in delivering the best entertainment in and around Birmingham has made him one of the leading entertainers in the UK. Have a look through his testimonials and get in touch if you wanted to find out more.

Whether you hire Duncan for his close up performances or stage show, his magic will deliver 3 things:

You will see some things you’ve never seen before.
You will see some things you’ll never see again.
You’ll see some things you just have to see to believe.

Duncan understands that certainly in the current climate, weddings, parties and private events may have to be resceduled, postponed and in some cases cancelled. Duncan works hard to accommodate all his client’s changes and remain as flexible as possible. You can read more about his terms and conditions here. Duncan is more than happy to move the deposit to another date and will work with you to try and perform at your desired time slot too. If this is not an option for you, he can also offer you the opportunity to take part in his 40 minute online show. This is a fraction of the cost, and can be enjoyed from the comfort of you show so you still get to experience magic at your event. If there is no alternative, Duncan is more than happy to refund your deposit and hopes that you will hire him as a magician for your event the next time you organise a celebration, party or wedding in Birmingham.

Whilst Duncan is mainly hired as an adult magician in Birmingham, the events he is hired for often have lots of children in attendance. Whilst Duncan is not a children’s magician, he does have several magic routines which are tailored for children. Unlike adults, who are itching to see the magical moment at the end, for children they gain more enjoyment out of the magical journey and the entertainment en route to the final piece of magic. Duncan tailors his close up performances if there are children watching and performs highly visual magic routines with simple plots. This is perfect for all ages and will still ensure the adult guests are left gobsmacked as well.

As mentioned above, Duncan also performs an after dinner, or cabaret show in front of the whole audience. This is an extremely family friendly show with nothing crude so you can be confident that the show will be enjoyed by all guests of all ages.

Over the last few months Duncan has been hired to perform at garden parties and small parties in accordance with government guidelines. As a result, he has taken account of any restrictions and tailored his act accordingly. In answer to the question as to whether he can be hired to perform a socially distanced magic show – the answer is yes! 

Duncan works with clients to ensure guidelines are adhered to and how they can still experience the greatest impact of the show without compromising any of the quality. Duncan can perform both his after dinner cabaret act in front of everyone as well as his close up magic. Get in touch now so Duncan can share how his entertainment can be tailored for your event.

Duncan has been performing as a Birmingham magician for over a decade. As a result, he has had the privelege to work with hundreds of alternative acts so has seen some good, some great and some dire. The poor ones are usually non-professional amateurs who have been hired by the client on a very limited budget. 

If you are looking to provide your guests with some fantastic entertainment then, you may consider a Caricaturist. They effortlessly mix and mingle between guests – drawing funny, exaggerated pictures of the them, giving them the picture as a keep sake. Whilst this form of entertainment is not as much fun, nor as interactive as a magician or mind reader, caricaturists to provide a burst of laughter when the sketch is turned round.

Another great from of entertainment at an event is music related. You could consider some signing waiters. They generally pretend they are normal waiters at your event and then erupt into song at the end of dessert. This is great fun and really interactive involving the whole audience. Prices can be upwards of £1,000 for just 30 minutes but your guests will have the chance to sing and dance and really let loose for those 30 minutes. A more traditional form of musical entertainment comes in the form of a band. This could be a live rock or folk band or a more sedate string quartet. Both are quite common to see at many weddings, celebrations and events/ Finally, hiring a DJ is a default entertainment option for most event organisers. It’s generally the music that provides the entertainment as opposed to the DJ so be careful not to over-spend. I know of some guests who put their own playlist on and spend their money saved on a more interactive form of entertainment as mentioned above.

People hire Duncan to perform magic for different periods of time dependent on the kind of party they are hosting. At a wedding, Duncan is traditionally hired for 2 hours. This gives him plenty of time to mix and mingle between your wedding guests. His magic and this length of time is perfectly suited for him to perform to your wedding guests during the wedding photographs, over the wedding breakfast or for the evening entertainment.

Most brides and grooms invite between 50 to 150 guests to their wedding and hiring Duncan as your wedding magician will allow him to get round everyone in that time. 

Duncan can also be hired to perform his after dinner show. This is an interactive show and usually last for approximately 40-45 minutes but can be customised to your requirements. Some clients have hired Duncan for just a couple of WOW! pieces. Duncan’s stage show or cabaret act is modular so can be broken down into 5 minute performance pieces and you can string as many together as you want to fit with your requirements.

Duncan can also be hired to perform his close up magic to your guests in Birmingham for just 1 hour and he is more than happy to do so, but from experience, this is rarely enough time to give everyone a magical experience they will never forget.

Duncan creates a lot of his own magic. Any magic he performs is highly commercial so you can be guaranteed it is both interactive and great fun, without compromising on the magic! Duncan does also perform a lot of magic you will have seen on TV. Some of the magic Duncan has been performing for years have been popularised in recent years by TV magicians such as David Blaine, Dynamo and Penn and Teller. 

Some of the magic you may have seen on TV is impossible to replicate in real life, however, Duncan performs those routines which are possible to replicate. He does also have a powerful repertoire of magic which for many guests is even more amazing to what they have seen on TV or instagram.

With TV magic and TV magicians, you have the luxury of being able to use TV editing to your advantage. You can also take advantage of stooges and pre-show. (Pre-show means setting something up before the cameras start rolling to make it seem that the magic has just started the minute the TV magician appears on the screen). 

Duncan offers potential clients the opportunity to connect with him via zoom to perform a quick taster of some incredible magic that you may be experiencing at your wedding or event. 

Duncan has already produced a lot of highly visual content and videos which you can see on his youtube or vimeo channel. You can also watch his showreel which was filmed live at a recent event. Duncan has also created a montage of routines from his appearances of TV too, which he is more than happy to share with you too.

If you are looking to see some magic in person, Duncan is also happy to offer you a quick demonstration over zoom. This will give you a flavour of the kind of jaw -dropping magic he can perform at your party or celebration. Whilst this demonstration is never quite as powerful as in-person magic, it will give you the opportunity to meet Duncan to see if you want to hire him as your magician in Birmingham.

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  • The Old Library, Located in: The Custard Factory, Zellig, Gibb St, Deritend, Birmingham B9 4AT
  • Digbeth Weddings, 191 Fazeley St, Birmingham B5 5SE
  • Fazeley Studios, 191 Fazeley St, Deritend, Birmingham B5 5SE
  • Alcott Weddings & Events, Icknield St, Alvechurch, Birmingham B48 7EH
  • Hornton Grange, 53 Edgbaston Park Rd, Birmingham B15 2RS