Get ready to be totally mystified! NYC is home to many of the world’s most captivating magicians — mastering in card tricks, sleight of hand, mind reading, illusions, and so much more. It’s only of one the endless options for entertainment in the city, next to other highlights like comedy shows, immersive experiences, concerts and more.
Back to the magic though…we’re going to take you through some of the best magic shows in NYC right now. Some happen in dazzling entertainment spaces and others in intimate venues. Prepare to be awestruck!
1. Monday Night Magic
Monday Night Magic is NYC longest-running off-Broadway magic show! It takes place as Greenwich Village’s Montes Trattoria every Monday night at 8 pm, and features different magicians every week. Typically running at $95 per person, you’ll be welcomed to a full Italian dinner alongside a fabulous magic show performed by a nationally renowned illusionists! Learn more about their shows here.
Where: 97 MacDougal St
2. Speakeasy Magick
Happening at The McKittrick Hotel, magician Todd Robbins will lead you through an enchanting night of tricks known as Speakeasy Magick! Enjoy cocktails, laughs, and tricks all night long that will keep you amazed. There are also additional magicians that perform alongside Robbins, who often go table to table in order to create in-your-face intimate illusions. Check out more info and dates here.
Where: 542 W 27th St
3. Chamber Magic
Many consider Chamber Magic one of NYC’s best magic shows…and we may just have to agree. Steve Cohen’s “demonstration of modern conjuring” is truly something to behold, ranging from mind-reading to an astonishing trick called Think-A-Drink. It takes place in the legendary Lotte New York Palace, where you’re invited to dress in cocktail attire and enjoy an intimate view of a 64 person show. Learn more about dates and info here.
Where: 455 Madison Ave
4. The Magician
After years of residency at The NoMad Hotel, captivating illusionist Dan White now offers his “The Magician Show” at the Fotografiska on 22nd and Park Ave. They’ve turned the penthouse floor of the museum into an immersive and interactive live experience they vow you won’t ever forget. His blend of sleight of hand, psychological manipulation, and audience interaction makes him one of the best (hence why he’s been on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon 13 times). Learn more about the show and see dates here.
Where: 281 Park Ave S
5. Asi Wind’s Inner Circle
Aiming to be the “most intimate magic show you will ever experience” Asi Wind and his show is David Blaine approved…and happening until September. Between the close-up magic, storytelling, and drama, you’ll be mind blown from the very beginning. If you like card tricks, no one does them like Asi Wind. Learn more about the show and see dates here.
Where: 243 Thompson St (The Judson Theatre)
6. Magic After Hours
Sneak into this magic shop late at night and you’ll be treated to the tomfoolery of magician Noah Levine. On Wednesday and Fridays, Tannen’s Magic (the oldest magic shop in NYC) gets turned into a performance space with circular tables, mischievous lights and a small table stage. From there, Noah will tell some of the store’s most curious historical anecdotes, all while playing tricks on you right before your eyes. Learn more about the show and see dates here.
Where: 45 W 34th St. #608
7. Divine Spirits: A Night of Magic & Cocktails
Stop by The Paris Cafe, one of New York’s oldest brasseries in the Seaport District to check out a magic show featuring mentalists and magicians Mark Clearview and Melissa Derfler. Their hilarious and impossible performances will feature mind reading, escapes, and so much more. It will also feature specially curated cocktails by professional mixologist, and it’s happening on June 29 at 7:30 pm (with more dates TBD). Make your Resy here.
Where: 119 South St
In this show, award-winning 42nd Street magician Matt Roberts gracefully mix laughter and awe into one unforgettable show! His set of sleight of hand, levitation, “mind reading” tricks, and even jaw-dropping twists on Houdini’s specialities will have you baffled. Food and beverage is available as well!
9. The Parlour of Deceptions
Limited to only 30 people per show, Daniel Roy’s “The Parlour of Deceptions” show is not to be missed! His 80 minute shows guide visitors through stunning tricks of sleight-of-hand, misdirection, and magic. His hilarious personality and mind-numbing performing ability will have your jaw dropping after every trick. It takes place at Salmagundi Club in Greenwich Village and the next show is August 5. Learn more here.
Where: 47 5th Ave
10. Somewhere Nowhere
Go clubbing at Somewhere Nowhere and you may be greeted to Magician-In-Residence Josh Pele! He performs once a week, wowing guests with his mentalism throughout the space to the delight of club patrons!
Where: 112 W 25th St