Adelaide Fringe

Our top magic picks for Adelaide Fringe 2024

We’ve explored the program to highlight some standout magic shows and we’re thrilled to share them with you in this, our guide to magic at Adelaide Fringe 2024.

Whether you’re a fan of dazzling illusions, mesmerizing sleight of hand, or the mystique of mind-reading, the Adelaide Fringe is a haven for magic enthusiasts of all stripes. This festival is packed with spellbinding performances that promise to challenge your perceptions and leave you in awe.

We’ve explored the program to highlight some standout magic shows, and we’re thrilled to share them with you in this guide to magic at Adelaide Fringe 2024.

BEN HART: HEX

The Adelaide Fringe is poised to cast a spell over audiences this season with the return of one of the UK’s most enchanting magicians, Ben Hart. His latest spectacle, ‘Ben Hart: Hex’, promises a mesmerising blend of magic, mystery, and mirth unlike anything Adelaide has seen.

Distinguished as the “world’s foremost storytelling magician,” Ben Hart has carved a niche for himself in the world of magic with his unique approach to the craft and combines the elements of magic, stand-up, and captivating stories, sprinkled with his trademark wicked sense of humour in every performance.

Where: The Factory at The Garden of Unearthly Delights
When: Tue, 20 Feb – Sun, 17 Mar.
For tickets and further info, click here.

CHARLIE CAPER: MAGICAL

Step right up, Adelaide! The magical whirlwind that is Charlie Caper has returned to enchant and amaze at this year’s Fringe with his critically acclaimed and award-winning show, ‘Magical’, arriving at the Umbrella Revolution at The Garden of Unearthly Delights.

Described as ‘Amazing’ by the Mail On Sunday, ‘Eyes popping, jaws dropping, smiles and laughter’ by All About Entertainment and celebrated with a constellation of five-star reviews, Charlie Caper is no stranger to the spotlight.

Where: Umbrella Revolution, The Garden of Unearthly Delights.
When: 16th February to 17th March
For tickets and further info, click here.

AND FOR MY NEXT TRICK

Get ready to be astonished, Adelaide, as the Scottish ‘sexy Dr Who’ international sensation, Kevin Quantum, returns to the Adelaide Fringe with his exhilarating show ‘AND FOR MY NEXT TRICK’—an adventure-packed show with comedy, science, and heart-stopping derring-do combined with the thrill of magic.

Kevin Quantum, described as ‘part magic, part science, part comedy—all genius’ by Cream Magazine, is not just a master of illusion but also an entertainer who captures hearts with his quick wit and high-octane showmanship. This family-friendly (PG) show is a rollercoaster ride through visual comedy and stunning magic that promises to deliver big laughs and even bigger wows!

Where: The May Wirth, Gluttony, Rymill Park.
When: Friday 16th February to Sunday 3rd March.
For tickets and further info, click here.

BELIEVABLE – MARTIN BROCK

Adelaide’s cultural scene is set to be spellbound this Fringe season as The Garage International at Adelaide Town Hall transforms into a captivating realm of magic and laughter with the arrival of “Believable”.

Crafted by the internationally renowned Danish magician Martin Brock, this family-friendly show, running from Monday the 19th of February to Saturday the 16th of March, promises an evening that melds the boundaries of reality and illusion, offering an experience filled with wonder, comedy, and unprecedented magic for all ages.

Where: The Garage International @ Adelaide Town Hall, 128 King William St, Entry via Pirie St or Paul Kelly Laneways UN, Adelaide.
When: Mon, 19 Feb – Sat, 16 Mar.
For tickets and further info, click here.

TOP FUN: 80s HYPNOSIS SPECTACULAR – THE REMIX

Get ready to break out your leg warmers and tease up your hair because the ultimate retro experience is hitting the Adelaide Fringe this summer. Matt Hale’s viral hit, Top Fun: 80s Hypnosis Spectacular – The Remix, is gearing up to transport you back to the decade of neon and synth-pop with a twist that’s fresher than a pair of crisp white sneakers.

With his social media videos racking up over 50 million views and a completely sold-out season at the Edinburgh Fringe, Hale is now bringing it all back home to Adelaide with a show that’s been supercharged with more 80s anthems and an extra dose of party spirit.

Where: The Peacock at Gluttony – Rymill Park
When: Tue, 05 Mar – Sun, 17 Mar
For more information, click here.

JOSH STALEY: LIE TO ME

The Adelaide Fringe is known for showcasing some of the most innovative and captivating performances from around the globe, and the masterful Josh Staley is no exception, bringing his spellbinding show, “Lie to Me”, to this festival season for its SA premiere.

After a series of triumphant seasons across Australia, including an award-winning stint at Fringe World, Staley is set to enchant Adelaide audiences with a blend of magic, comedy, and psychological intrigue, running nightly from Monday, 26th February to Sunday, 17th March at The Sky Room at The Griffins.

A Guinness World Record holder, festival veteran, and multi-award winner, Staley brings a unique approach to the art of magic as he claims, “I don’t fool you; you fool yourself”, setting the tone for a show that dives deep into the psychology of deception and self-deception.

Where: The Sky Room at The Griffins, 38 Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide, SA 5000.
When: Mon, 26 Feb – Sun, 17 Mar.
For tickets and further info, click here.

PROBABLY THE COOLEST, FUNNIEST AND MOST MAGICAL MAGIC SHOW IN TOWN

As Adelaide enjoys the thick of Fringe season, Danish magician Martin Brock gets set to unveil the Australian premiere of his globally popular show, “Probably the Coolest, Funniest and Most Magical Magic Show in Town”, running from March 5th to March 17th, from The May Wirth at Gluttony.

Martin Brock is no stranger to the international stage, having wowed audiences in over 40 countries with his spellbinding performances. Now, fresh off a celebrated run at Fringe World in Perth, where he received endless accolades, Brock’s latest show has been described as “AMAZING!” and “Nothing short of spectacular”, and he’s bringing his charm and engaging performance style to Adelaide, ready to captivate Fringe audiences of all ages.

Where: The May Wirth at Gluttony – Rymill Park.
When: Tue, 05 Mar – Sun, 17 Mar.
For tickets and further info, click here.

For more on the 2024 Adelaide Fringe, including different genre guides, articles, reviews, news and more, click here

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