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 and download a membership form.

The Order of The Magi’s President, David Owen, on BBC TV’s North West Tonight, discussing the history of the oldest magic society in Manchester:

Next Meeting

Tuesday 23rd April 2019, 7.30pm

The Helen Moran Memorial Lecture:
Vinny Sagoo

The first magic lecture of the Order of The Magi’s year is dedicated to the memory of Helen Moran.

Our special lecturer this year is Vinny Sagoo, professional magician and creator of several amazing effects.

Visitors are welcome by prior arrangement – £5 entry.

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The Order of The Magi Live on Radio!

Order of The Magi President David Owen was live on Salford City Radio chatting to Carl Royle about 110 years of Magic in Manchester.
Listen Online Here

We are pleased to announce the election of David Owen as President for 2019-2020, and Brian Berry as President Elect.

After being a member of The Order of The Magi for 20 years continuously, the committee has bestowed Mike Sharples with Life Membership

Table Top Sale

7.30pm, Tuesday 14th May 2019

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We will be hosting a Table Top Sale of Magical Props, Tricks, Books DVDs etc on Tuesday 14th May.

Only £2 Entry for buyers, including a free raffle ticket.

Table Space for Sellers is only £10 (Limited Tables)

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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.

Students in Full Time Education now benefit from a new membership rate. Read More


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


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.


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


The Magi Magazine is the Order of The Magi’s Club Periodical, and has never missed an monthly publication.