Top Quality Professional Stand up Comedy Magic Act and Award-Winning Close-up Magician for Private Parties and All Corporate Events

Close Up Magic

Award-Winning Close-Up Magician Roy Charles

The great thing about Close-up magic is it can be performed almost anywhere. From a major award ceremony in a lavish hotel, to a few of your friends at an intimate dinner party. The amazing reactions will still be the same.

No special stage is required and guests can be standing or seated making close-up magic a very flexible and informal source of entertainment.

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Making your special event both Magical and Memorable.

Roy’s Close up magic is suitable for Weddings banquets, Civil Ceremonies, TV magic, promotions, conferences, sporting events, summer balls, charity events, military events, product launches, awards ceremonies, cocktail/receptions, corporate receptions, dinner parties, anniversaries and birthdays, exhibitions and trade shows, corporate team building events, Masonic, Rotary and Roundtable functions.

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About Roy Charles - Close Up Magician

Based in Fareham which is inbetween Portsmouth and Southampton. Award-winning close-up magician Roy Charles is a very experienced specialist in sleight-of-hand magic. Performing effects that have taken him years to perfect. Roy can perform almost anywhere and all the magic happens right at your guest’s fingertips adding strong magical memories, by using coins, ropes, cards, silks, and even their own rings and watches etc.

As well as having unbelievable sleight-of-hand skills, Roy knows the “True” meaning of entertainment. Not just by amazing your guests, but performing in an entertaining fashion so that they enjoy being fooled by his amazing dexterity, great sense of humour and by using his likeable, friendly personality.

Close-up magic will slot easily into your order of events. There is no need to change your programme or your venue to fit in with the fun. No special stage or entertainment area is required, making close-up magic a flexible and informal source of enjoyment.

Mingling magic can be used at receptions and cocktail functions. As Roy moves amongst your guests and performs for individuals, small groups will form to enjoy the magic, which then acts as a great conversation starter. The magic is done in the hands, with Roy working from his pockets without the need for a table. 

Table magic (also known as a table hopping) is exactly as it sounds, magic performed for groups of guests seated at a table. Roy moves from table to table, performing his magic before and after the meal and between courses. Roy gets their attention without seeming intrusive and the whole table can become involved in the fun. This has proved a great success at masonic, rotary and round table dinners.

Roy frequently entertains at private parties, functions and corporate events in Portsmouth, Southampton, Bournemouth, Winchester, Guildford, West Sussex, Hampshire, Dorset, Surrey, Berkshire, Wiltshire, London and surrounding areas.

Close up Magic for Weddings and Civil Ceremonies.

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Roy regularly performs his close-up magic at many weddings and civil ceremonies up and down the country. Creating amazing magical memories for the happy couple and their guests. Roy can even entertain the children with a comedy magic show during the speeches in a separate room if you so wish. Contact Roy or information.

Great Magic and lots of laughter

Roy performs stunning sleight of hand close up magic. That, mixed in with his great sense of humour is a winning combination. 

The feedback I got the next day was fantastic! Highly Recommended.

John Denby Director – DRB Imports.

Private Parties and Special Occasions

Roy performing close-up magic at a 21st birthday garden party near Portsmouth in Hampshire and a “Thank you” Below.

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Roy regularly performs Close up Magic at many Golf and sporting functions performing around the tables for many celebrities, sportspersons and their various guests.

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Left: Performing at Teddy Sheringham’s Golf Day in Essex. Right: Teddy is stunned that his signed card turned up in an orange.

“Whenever I need a magician for a Wedding or event, Roy is the first person I call.”

Dean (Manager) – Chichester Park Hotel, West Sussex.

Themed Close Up Magic Events

In nautical outfit entertaining onboard HMS Warrior at the Portsmouth historic dockyard.


Close Up Magic For All Occasions

During his career as a full time professional close-up magician, Roy has performed at most functions and events and can help to enhance your special occasion. Whether it’s at a…

Masonic, Rotary and Roundtable Dinner,
Armed Forces Base,
Corporate Function,
Halloween Event,
Product Launch,
Christmas Event,
Trade Show,
Golf Club,
WI Talk,

Whatever the occasion Roy is the perfect icebreaker and will create amazing memories for your guests and clients.

Roy giving a talk called “My life in Magic” at an event in Chichester.

Being close up to the audience works really well as they can see exactly what you are doing and there are no special effects trap doors or hidden cameras The magic happens right in front of the very eyes.

Award-Winning Close-up Magician

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Roy being awarded The Portsmouth and District Magic Circle Close Up Magician of the Year Award (The Will Ayling Cup) Which was presented to him by Bob Hayden of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. 

Close-up Magic can break down language barriers.

Roy has performed his close-up magic all over the world and the great thing about close up is that it breaks down all language barriers. People can enjoy the simplicity of the magic without having to have anything explained to them.

Performing close up/street magic in a bar in St Lucia in the Caribbean.