Award-winning, third-generation magician Dennis Watkins delivers an evening of sophisticated tom-foolery in one of the Windy City's most unique entertainment experiences. The Magic Parlour is replete with mind-blowing magic and mind reading in an intimate suite at the historic Palmer House Hilton Hotel.
Now in it's third year in this historic venue, The Magic Parlour has entertained guests from all over the world looking for an extra-special night out in Chicago. Additionally, The Magic Parlour has hosted several private groups and corporate events, and many special occasions including anniversaries, birthdays, family gatherings, and two marriage proposals!
The Magic Parlour is open to guests aged 10 and up, though we request at least one adult accompany each four children.
Cocktail attire is encouraged for all guests attending this magical night.
Tickets $75 per guest, wine and beer included
"A sophisticated night-cap. You’ll be mightily impressed! "
– Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
“A perfect evening of illusion and laughter… The Magic Parlour transformed a roomful of tired adults into wide-eyed, wide awake innocents. And that in itself is Watkins’ most impressive trick.
—Chicago Theater Beat
“This late-night magic show is exactly what it should be: funny, lively, intimate, and utterly baffling.”
—The Chicago Reader
"This was an evening of classy, sophisticated, and absolutely mind-blowing close up magic intertwined with Dennis's fascinating (and amusing) stories about how he became a magician... I came here not knowing what to expect but had an amazing time, and I have NO idea how he did ANY of the magic tricks, but they were unbelievable. I HIGHLY recommend going to see this show!"
—Nick on TripAdvisor
“This was perfect. Perfect venue, perfect magician. I just can’t possibly comprehend how he does some of these things. See this.”
—Jason M on Yelp
“It’s a mind-blowing, parlour-style magic show. This isn’t kiddie birthday party magic — it’s a little more sinister, darker. MUST SEE.”
—Katherine R on Yelp
“This is a magic show that leaves you speechless.”
—Steve I on Yelp