I was very honoured to get a call this weekend from Scott Penrose, the president of The Magic Circle. I’ve now been made a Member of The Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star.
This is the highest degree possible within the society. When I started in magic, at around the age of 14, I was buying magic books to learn (pre internet days). In one book, Peter Eldin’s Pocket Book of Magic, I remember seeing in the back about this secret society – The Magic Circle. As a 14 year old, the idea of even visiting was beyond me. Never mind becoming a member. I certainly didn’t even dream I would become a Member of The Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star.
My first achievement was becoming a member of the society. Then, after performing at the Christmas Show (their flagship show of the year), I was made Associate Of The Inner Magic Circle. Now, I’m a fully fledged Member of The Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star means I can’t climb any higher up. I don’t think I’m president material. Yet.
Member of The Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star
What is a Member of The Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star? The Magic Circle is a club for members that is made up of amateur magician, professionals, historians. A wide range. At the President’s discretion, he can award the title of Member of The Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star to any member he feels deserves it for whatever reason he/she feels. Often it’s for services to The Magic Circle, like in a performance (which is what happened in my case).
Although it doesn’t guarantee that the performer will be excellent, it usually shows that the performer has been around for a long time and got some good experience. As the President has to award the title of Member of The Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star, you at least know that the President thinks the deserve the title.
Visit The Magic Circle
People often ask me if they can go to The Magic Circle. Well, the answer surprisingly, is yes! They run shows for the public and also hire out their building in Euston, London for corporate events. See more here The Magic Circle
If you are a young magician reading this and are lucky enough to be based near London, The Magic Circle has a youth group called, The Young Magicians Club. It’s a great place to meet like minded young people. They run meetings with help and advice from professional magicians and is a lot of fun. I have performed for them several times and always had a great time.
The Magic Circle is the world’s most exclusive magic club. Its home is in London (Centre for the Magic Arts, 12 Stephenson Way, Kings Cross, London NW1 2HD to be exact), but has members worldwide. It has around 1500 members altogether but only between 200-300 are Members of The Inner Magic Circle. I’m very privileged to be in this exclusive group. David Copperfield and Dynamo are both members.
Hire a Member of The Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star
Want to book a member of The Magic Circle for your event? It’s a great idea. You don’t have to be a member to watch some incredible magic. You can hire a top class magician to perform at your house or corporate dinner. Click here
How do I hire a member of The Magic Circle?
Members of The Magic Circle are available to hire for private parties and corporate events. Alan Hudson performs at hundreds of events each year. You can hire a magician to perform close up magic or perform a how for everyone.
How do I become a Member of The Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star
First you have to join The Magic Circle. To do this, you will need to pass an audition with sleight of hand magic skills. Once you are a member the title of Member of The Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star is awarded by the President.