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TripAdvisor 2020 Traveler's Choice

Ranked the #1 Show in Chicago on TripAdvisor

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Experience Jaw-Dropping Magic.

Step into the grand Palmer House lobby and meet 3rd Generation Magician and Mind-Reader Dennis Watkins.

Bask in the glamour of historic Chicago as Watkins guides you through the legendary hotel and into a private ballroom.  

Grab a glass of wine, 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.

Guests smiling and laughing.

Get in on the secret.

Seating fewer than 50 guests, The Magic Parlour is a uniquely intimate and exclusive live entertainment attraction in the heart of downtown.  It may be Chicago’s longest-running magic show, but it is also one of the city’s best kept secrets.

Dennis and guest performing magic.

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.

Group of people smiling and laughing.

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.

Learn about your visit

Guests sitting at a round table smiling and laughing while Dennis performs magic.

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 add the Magic Menu and dine at the Palmer House’s Lockwood Restaurant before or after the show.

Enhance Your Experience

11 Years...

Live Performances
5-Star Guest Reviews

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

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Make your next event magical!  Dennis Watkins is proud to offer The Magic Parlour to corporate events and private gatherings at the Palmer House.  Dennis Watkins can also bring world-class magical entertainment to events worldwide.

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