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Magics Theater and Museum

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13419 Fitzhugh Road

(512) 289-4461

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Ivan Collins Last updated on May 01, 2022 by

Welcome to Magic's Theater and Museum
Located in Southwest Austin, Magic's Theater and Museum offers an intriguing detour from the hustle and bustle of Austin Entertainment districts. The museum is located on Fitzhuge Road off Hwy 290W few miles West of "the Y" in Oak Hill. Stepping inside you'll find a wide variety of magical pieces and memorabilia from famous magicians of years past. The museum features two public magic shows on weekend nights as well as the option for private close up magic shows on week nights. The museum itself is open Tuesday through Thursday, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please call 512-289-4461 24 hours in advance for reservations. Museum entry fees are $6 for adults and $4 for children 16 and under.

Levitating His Assistant During the Stage Show
The Stage Show
The Stage Show features an auditorium with guests where the magician performs illusions like cutting his assistant in half, levigate her in air (shown above), and series of other routines to the delight of guests.  The stage shows usually start at 7:00 p.m. and doors open at 6:30 p.m. The show is family-friendly and is approximately an hour and fifteen minutes. Enjoy sleight-of-hand magic, stage illusions and an array of audience participation magic. Use the button below to find available stage show dates and buy tickets. 
The Close Up Show Show
The Close Up show is held in a side room that seats about 25 people and features sleight of hand illusions like making coins disappears, card tricks, and other feats of magic.  The Close Up shows usually begin at 8:00 p.m and reservations are required here as well. They request guests arrive at least 15 minutes before show time. It is a family-friendly 50-minute show and the recommended age for children is 14 years and up. Use the button below to find available show dates and buy tickets.  Private Close Up Shows are available during the week for groups of 6 - 22 and they're a little more relaxed with age requirements when the group is private.
Close Up Show at Magic's Theatre
Magic Show Prices:
  • All Tickets are $30 for each show. Magic's Theater is a BYOB establishment and charges a one-time corkage fee of $20.
Magical Pieces
We recommend you show up early or stick around after the show to peruse the museum. It features various pieces of art including all of the following: 
  • Photographs and posters of contemporary Magicians David Copperfield, Dean Dill, Fred Kapps, Professor Dai Vernon, and Lance Burton
  • Harry Houdini's Chinese Water Torture Cell
  • American Sculptor John Roger's 1877 "The Traveling Magician" and "School Days"
  • 1924 Carter the Great Vanishing the Elephant poster
  • World famous Magician Doug Henning's personal wardrobe, props and photographs
  • Cardini photographs and award plaque
  • T. Nelson Downs' photographs and coins

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