Manchester’s Original & Oldest Magic Society

The Order of The Magi is the original and oldest Magic Society in Manchester for performing magicians, those interested in magic tricks, children’s entertainment, balloon modelling & allied arts which meets twice a month. Founded in 1909, as the oldest Magic Club in the North West, and the third oldest in the country, The Order of The Magi is a respected society with members from all areas of magic, and from around the North-West and beyond.

Our annual programme of events is carefully planned and extremely varied to ensure that all members get the most from our regular meetings. We host a wide range of magic lectures each year from experts & famous names in the world of magic, many of whom have appeared on TV and have advised some of the world’s top magicians. Visiting magicians are usually more than welcome to attend these lectures.  Twice a year we also hold magic competitions, awarding trophies for Comedy, Magical Skill, Cabaret Magic and Close Up Magic. We also have a range of informal evenings where members can discuss and demonstrate their latest magic tricks, learn new techniques and swap ideas.

If you are a Magician in Manchester (or surrounding areas) of any skill level and would like to meet with like minded magicians please have a look at our membership page where you can see the benefits of joining on of the oldest magic clubs in the UK (including exclusive discounts from a number of magic dealers), and download a membership form.

Next Meeting:

Tuesday 12th March 2019, 7.30pm
Chris Stickland Lecture

Chris has been a full time professional close-up magician for over 25 years.

During his lecture he will be explaining effects with cards, coins, and more!

Our last lecture of the syllabus year and definitely one you won’t want to miss!

Guests are welcome by prior arrangement – £5 entry

Annual General Meeting

Tuesday 26th March 2019 7.30pm

Members Only

Granted it’s not the most exciting event of the year, but it is probably the most important! This is your chance to have a say on the society’s activities during the coming twelve months – and as we will be celebrating 110 years of Magic in Manchester, it is an important year!

(Don’t forget, Membership Subs are due!)

Magical Wordsearch

How many of the famous magicians’ names can you find in our new online wordsearch game?

Visitors are welcome to attend meetings and lectures by prior arrangement with either the President or Secretary for a fee of £5 (unless otherwise stated).

This is restricted to two visits per person per Magi syllabus year, not including auctions and competitions. To attend all lectures and meetings, and to benefit from full Magi membership, click here.


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Membership - Manchester Magic Society

Membership is open to anyone with a serious interest in the performance of magic, and / or the history of the noble art.


History of Manchester's Original Magic Club

Read our History to see just why Manchester’s The Order of the Magi, is such a popular and respected Magic Club all over the world.


Join Manchester's Magician's Society

We host a wide range of exciting magical activities in Manchester, including competitions, lectures and auctions every year.