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 6th November 2018, 7.30pm
The Grumbleweeds Comedy Lecture

The Kings of Comedy, Robin Colvill and James Brandon of The Grumbleweeds, share their secrets of comedy, and how to combine comedy with magic. This is one lecture you won’t want to miss!

Guests welcome by prior arrangement with the Secretary or President – £5 entry.

Please note – due to The Grumbleweeds’ extremely busy schedule, this meeting is being held on the 1st Tuesday of the month, not the traditional 2nd Tuesday.

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Upcoming Meetings of Interest:

Tuesday 11th December 2018
Seasonal & Holiday Magic

Our last meeting of the calendar year is always a good laugh! Bring along your Christmas Magic Tricks, other Winter related routines (No “Snow Storms in China”!) and join us for a relaxed, fun evening of magic, mince pies and sweet sherry!

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.