Stephen James

Stephen James is a professional close-up magician who specialises in performing magic at events across the UK and internationally. Like the TV magicians who walk up and amaze people on the streets, Stephen goes up to people and amazes them, both in drinks reception “mix and mingle” events and “table hopping” at meals. Most weeks Stephen is out performing at corporate events and weddings, astounding people with close-up feats. Audiences will see people being influenced, minds being read and impossible things happen with cards, money, fire and items borrowed from the spectators.

He creates a very interactive and personal experience for everyone who sees him. It is normal to hear gasps, laughter and applause throughout events as Stephen works the room. He has entertained at countless corporate and private events as well as for many leading UK entertainment agencies. Prestigious venues he has performed at include The Shard, Madame Tussauds, Epsom Race Course and The London Aquarium

Stephen is also a member of The Magic Circle, a British organisation dedicated to promoting and advancing the art of magic. Applicants must qualify for membership, either through a performance exam or by a written thesis on a branch of magic, after which they will be designated Member of the Magic Circle (M.M.C.)

Show Options

The magic Stephen performs is very interactive and involves the guests participating & having fun with him. They will experience impossible things happen involving mind reading, cards, fire, money, sleight of hand, objects vanishing, solid objects passing through each other and mentalism. He can entertain your guests during the photos, meal or reception. he turns the gaps into amazing moments for you and your guests, It is not uncommon to overhear your guests cheering as magic is performed to them, and brides regularly feedback that the magic was one of the highlights of their big day.

Trade shows
Putting Stephen on a stand with decent footfall can increase lead conversations by 20%-60%. He makes this happen by combining his magic and experience as a former marketing manager together. His approach is to continually engage people, qualify them and then introduce potential customers to your team continually through the show.

Corporate Events
Do you want to leave a lasting impression with your client, staff or promotional event? Stephen specialises in performing around tables in-between courses and walking around at standing events like drinks receptions. Most importantly he will break the ice and leave your guests astounded, amazed and remembering your event.

Do you ever see a magician on TV performing and wonder how cool it would be if one turned up at your party and started walking around and performing astonishing magic to the different groups in the room? Stephen is the perfect choice for family gatherings, celebratory meals, house parties and even BBQs.


We hired Stephen for our company event, we thought his performance was excellent and he kept everyone entertained with stunning tricks. We were left wondering just how he managed them, it was great fun!" - Caroline Mouland, Premier Energy

Stephen is an exceptionally talented magician - he astounded all of the guests at our corporate event and was a great entertainer. I'd highly recommend him - worth every penny - David Hind, Servatech

We booked Stephen for our summer party and due to great feedback have booked him many more times. He is extremely professional and very impressive!! An amazing addition to any event - Emily Bloor, Merlin Events

Stephen was a fantastic addition to our staff christmas party and left everyone in awe of hissuperb routines! I would definitely recommend magic as a great change from the norm for special events - Sarah Crouch, Affinity Sutton

Stephen is amazing, we first saw him a few weeks ago at a friends wedding and I knewthen I had to hire him for a surprise 50th birthday party. Everyone was talking about him all night. Amazing...FAB - Hayley Kenward

Stephen performed at my birthday and was exceptional. He made it so special ensuring each guest received their own trick or moment of participation which was fantastic - would certainly recommend - Maddie Darnton

Stephen attended my wife's birthday party and played a huge part in a very enjoyable evening. Very entertaining tricks delivered with a relaxed friendly demeanour which sets him apart - Mark Egan

Stephen set our party alight with his quickfire blend of charisma and jaw dropping slight of hand magic. Everyone was completely blown away, he really got the party started - Mike Ashton

A huge thank you for last night, you were amazing! I've received comments all day about how fantastic you were! We all enjoyed you so much, everyone has been posting videos of you, saying this man was unbelievable - Catherine Vandepeer

Our guests were left speechless! Stephen was unobtrusive and just blended in. It was the perfect entertainment option throughout the afternoon. We would highly recommend him to make any event special- Emily Hall

He had our guests following him around in amazement at our wedding. Fantastic magician with brilliant charisma - I would recommend Stephen to anyone. Faultless entertainment! - Helen Reuben

"We, alongside with our guests were left amazed and astonished when Stephen performed at our wedding. Such professionalism and love given in his tricks, definitely recommended for an unforgettable day" - Lucy Armstrong

I cannot say how amazing this guy is! Still dragging my jaw on the floor! If I'd known how lovely, polite and amazing he'd be I'd happily have paid him double. You made our wedding day perfect. Thank you - Tina Roberts