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The Magic Parlour presented by Goodman Theatre and Petterino's.

Experience Jaw-Dropping Magic.

Award-Winning, Third-Generation Magician and Mind-Reader Dennis Watkins has joined forces with Goodman Theatre and Petterino's to create a one-of-a-kind magic theater in the heart of downtown Chicago.

Enter the doors at 50 West Randolph and discover a hidden world inside Watkins’ intimate Magic Parlour.

Grab a cocktail from the bar, settle in and reconnect with your sense of childlike wonder as miracles unfold inches in front of your eyes, and even in your own hands.

Dennis pointing at the audience from stage.

Get in on the secret.

Dennis Watkins’ The Magic Parlour may be Chicago’s longest-running magic show, but it is also one of the city’s best kept secrets.  The Magic Parlour performs 6 shows weekly in its new home at 50 West Randolph - Chicago’s only venue dedicated solely to the art of close-up magic.

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Be the star of the show.

The Chicago Sun-Times calls him “Chicago’s Official Magic Man.”  Even so, Watkins proclaims that you are the true magician in this magic show.  Your thoughts, your choices and your imagination create the most amazing feats showcased in this tour-de-force of classic magic and mind reading.

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Make it special.

Don your fancy duds for a night on the town.  This is a sophisticated night out designed for a grown-up audience.  Cocktail attire is recommended.  Guests age 12+ are permitted.

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Dennis performing magic at a table for a small group of audience members.

Get the VIP Treatment.

Grab a seat at the card table with Dennis Watkins for more magic after the show with The Encore Room VIP Experience. You can also enjoy dinner by dining at the iconic Petterino’s before or after the show.

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TripAdvisor 2020 Traveler's Choice


15 Years...

Live Performances
5-Star Guest Reviews

Hundreds of private & corporate events • 1 Mayoral proclamation • 5 magical marriage proposals

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Dennis Watkins is proud to offer corporate and private events at The Magic Parlour in the heart of downtown Chicago.  Dennis Watkins is also available to bring world-class magical entertainment to events worldwide.

Private Events at The Magic Parlour Bring Dennis Watkins to your Event Book a Virtual Magic Experience