A perfect evening of illusion and laughter!
— Chicago Theatre Beat

The Magic Parlour has entertained guests from all over the world looking for an extra-special night out in Chicago.

In September of 2010, The House Theatre of Chicago hosted a benefit performance with nationally renowned entertainer and House Company Member Dennis Watkins. The evening of powerful magic and mind-reading was such a hit that The House decided to produce The Magic Parlour for a limited run. Performances sold out again and again, and The Magic Parlour became a weekly event. After a thrilling 2011 New Year’s Eve performance at The Palmer House Hilton Hotel, a new relationship was forged and the show found its wonderfully intimate, ornate, and altogether inspiring home.

The House Theatre of Chicago is thrilled to partner with The Palmer House in bringing this one-of-a-kind event featuring one of the country’s most exciting magical entertainers to audiences in Chicago.


You have never seen slight of hand magic in this type of intimate venue. At a time when gross out and freak show magicians dominate Vegas, it is especially refreshing to see the class and refinement of The Magic Parlour.
— Brian W, TripAdvisor