Shaftesbury Theatre

210 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8DP GB

The Illusionists

The Illusionists Tickets

4.6/5
based on 88 reviews

Shaftesbury Theatre

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Booking from: Saturday, 6 July 2019

Booking until: Sunday, 1 September 2019

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Booking from:
Saturday, 6 July 2019

Booking until:
Sunday, 1 September 2019

The Illusionists – The story

The West End version of this legendary show stars a bunch of unforgettable magicians who collaborate to deliver an extraordinary fast-paced performance, packed with breathtaking magic tricks and death-defying stunts, mind-reading, illusions and sleight of hand. It's genuinely mesmerising whatever your age.

Britain's Got Talent runner-up Jamie Raven's audition for the TV show has been seen by more than ten million of us on YouTube. And the final saw 13 million of us glued to our tellies. Now's your chance to see him for real on stage.

The Escapologist, also known as Andrew Basso, hails from Italy and he's a world class escape artist. As you'd expect, Houdini is his biggest hero... and it shows. He's the only magician to perform the great man's famous Water Torture Cell escape the way Houdini did it, an incredible feat.

The Inventor, in 'real life' called Kevin James, is famed for his remarkable illusions and he's also a very funny man. In fact he's one of the magic world's most prolific innovators, responsible for some of this century's most mind-bending magical illusions.

The Deductionist, AKA Colin Cloud, is known as a 'forensic mind reader', and if you think he has a lot of Sherlock Holmes about him, you're not the only one. His wild blend of mind magic and brain science leaves you convinced it's all real, which could make him a very dangerous person indeed... if he ever went over to the dark side. Luckily he's a thoroughly nice man!

The Warrior, the wonderful Ben Blaque, is a dyed-in-the-wool showman, a master of archery who dazzles crowds wherever he goes with his brilliant and unique stage performance, spiced with risk.

If you're looking for a festive season treat late this year, this is the perfect Christmas show for anyone, whatever their age. Kids never forget it, grown ups can't believe their eyes, audiences all over the world have been spellbound by this fantastic stage classic designed to thrill, bemuse, amuse, amaze and more.

How do they do that? You'll never find out. You'll remain baffled and ever so slightly creeped out for the rest of your life. Quite simply remarkable... whatever you do don't miss it!

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Recommended for:

Anyone
82%
Families
94%
Teenagers
88%
Couples
86%
Theatregoers
84%

based on 88 reviews

A must see

Was stuck to my seat throughout the entire show. Worth every penny


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Absoulutely spectacular

Get a seat in the stalls. The best view is there


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Impressive

Very good, well put together show.


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Awesome a must see show!

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creative

Very enjoyable, refreshing change from a typical theater show.


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hard to believe

Incredible and funny


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Must see

Excellent show amazing magicians a must see for all age types and sceptics like me


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Show was very good, for all the family


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Brilliant

The best show me and my family ever seen funny breathtak exciting a dream of a show it is crying shame it has ended we would have gone again it was so good it was just magical


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I believe in magic!

Thoroughly enjoyed the show, it was great fun, good audience participation and left us all flabbergasted at the skill of the performers.


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Spell bound

I have never been to a show like it, its was amazing, a wonderful evening.


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Fantastic variety, exciting!!!

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Great show

We enjoyed the illusionists very much, we found it extremely entertaining and believable. Would definitely recommend it to friends and family


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Amazing

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Must see, thoroughly enjoyed

Great for kids and adults, really enjoyed would go again


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Must see, for all ages.

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Must see!!!

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Lacklustre

We found the show disappointing. Having seen most of the acts on television, we hoped there would be something new in the show, but with the exception of the 'Houdini' act, the artists just repeated what they performed on TV.


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must see mind boggling

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average some performers were good Jamie raven was exceptionally good

From my view you could see the tricks being performed but also see how they are happening and how they worked..


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Must see

Amazing xxx


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DIFFERENT

A SHAME TO SEE EXACTLY THE SAME TRICKS/ILLUSIONS WITH THE MIDGET BEING SAWN ETC ... BEEN SEEN SO MANY TIMES ON TV ETC. HOPED TO SEE DIFFERENT FROM HIM. CROSSBOW AND WATER ESCAPOLOGY EXCELLENT. JAPANESE DAN DAN TRICK WITH RED AND WHITE PAPER ENVELOPES WENT ON FAAAAAAR TOOOOOO LONG. BUT CARDS AT THE END GOOD. MAGICIAN AND MIND READING EXCELLENT.


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Captivating

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Go with the family

Needed more screens


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How did they do that?

Was really amazing, every second was really exciting and funny. Nice to feel so close to the Magicians too.


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Truly awesome

I just kept asking myself how is that possible.


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excellent evening

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Magical extravaganza

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A must see!!!!

Absolute sensational show!!! Loved loved loved. Recommended for any age. Full of drama, suspense, comedy and of course the best illusions ever witnessed.


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Entertaining for all ages !

Loved the show. We were upgraded to the Royal circle and had really good seats. I'm glad we weren't in the Grand circle as those seats were a bit too far up and away from the action. If you sit in the stalls, be warned you may well get picked to go on the stage !! I really enjoyed the part where the children were picked to go on stage, extremely funny. Enjoy.


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Fantastic evening

A brilliant funny & amazing show,thoroughly enjoyed by our family & lovely to meet the illusionists who were waiting for everyone outside the theater for photos & autographs 5 stars from us *****


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Fun and exciting

Great show. Time flew by with so many varied acts, ended too soon! LOVED the way Jamie Raven and the Escapologist took time to talk to all the children on the pavement outside theatre after the show. Made the day for my grandson


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Fun and very entertaining good value for money

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Toe curling

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awesome - edge of seat entertainment

I would not take a young child


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Great fun!

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a must see

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Varied and held everyone's interest

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must see

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An extraordinary show

Our party really enjoyed the show, and were somewhat captivated by the increadable happenings we saw on the stage before us. We were very impressed by the range of entertainment on stage and off. I think the fact the show was so interactive really helped us enjoy it to the maximum and even from our seats near to the back of the theatre we got a perfect view of the extraordinary illusions performed. Everything was extravagant and obviously had a lot of effort put into it and we were very greatful for that. Thank you for a magical evening.


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absolutely one of the best shows

A great variety of acts and some vey skillful performances. Great fun and the artists engaged very well with the audience. Appeals to all ages. Will definitely take my 9 years old nephew. Very high quality west end production.


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Unbelievable!

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A magical evening

Excellent amazing and magical although probably not suitable for very young children.


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Phenomenal

The performers were all 100% mesmerizing! My personal favourites in order were: 1)The Escapologist, also known as Andrew Basso 2)The Deductionist (Colin Cloud) 3)The Archery Master (Ben Blaque) 4)Jamie Raven, the Magician My sister and I had a fantastic evening and we would most definitely recommend the show! It was thrilling and engaging. We do not have anything negative to state, as it was simply extraordinary! Although every act was unique, my sister and I both agreed that a few more acts could have been included in the two and a half hour performance. Thank you for the greatest performances ever- we look forward to our next trip to the theatre!


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Magical

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Fantastic show!

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Great show and was over the moon they upgraded our seats

Lived the show. Had our seats upgraded, felt really looked after!!


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Magical ;)

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Absolute Must See

Great show which everyone would enjoy and be mesmerised by! Definitely recommend and would go to see again!


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just magic, really.

Great show, great variety of acts. Left you wondering " how did he do that". Told our family, you must go, watching it live is better than the tv.


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Fantastic!!

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AMAZE!

There were extremely annoying people behind us, making inappropriate koud comments which ruined the show. Acting was fab.


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Fun evening

Good show Defo recommend


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Fabulous - Gasp in Awe, Laugh and stand in ovation ! Best show we've seen in years!

This show is a real must in my opinion - It was simply FABULOUS from start to finish in EVERY way - Professional music, costumes, dancers, lighting, and the Illusionists themselves kept us laughing, gasping in awe, clapping furiously and standing in ovation (although We were surprised that that EVERYONE stood) - The long three hour journey in the traffic was worth every minute and forgotten in minutes as the show captured our interest very quickly - We would recommend this FABULOUS show to anyone and for those whom would wish to join in and have a chance to participate then the extra price of the stalls might well be of interest to you if available - A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone whom made the evening the very best we've had in years !!!! At the risk of respecting myself may I close by saying ....... Simply FABULOUS! xXx :-) IH


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Amazing mind blowing.

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Brilliant show

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Amateur tricks!!!!!!

Very boring and average tricks!!!! I expected to be blown away by some of the acts but they were average and basic to say the least. Too expensive for such a poor showing


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Very disappointing

Really bad value for money - found the show quite boring. Very staged - quite obvious! One good trick at the end & that's it. Perhaps it would suit children?


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Totally magical!!

Fantastic show! Suitable for all ages. Dramatic and will have you on the edge of your seat! Great music too which added to the atmosphere.


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fantastic for the skeptic

Brilliant show. Don't forget your glasses you will need them.


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For all the family

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Amazing

Very nice and interesting show. Amazing


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A must see!

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Really good Entertainment!!

Really good show...thoroughly recommend it !!! Very good, the Illusions are mind blowing.Its good entertainment for all the family


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A must see

Absolutely amazing


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Disappointing

I was very disappointed in this show and so glad I didn't pay full price for it, I had seen every act before on the television? the best part of show was when the kids were brought on stage the rest of the time I was bored.


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Wonderful

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Brilliant amazing show

We loved everything about the show we had back seats and still was a perfect view, however we found there to be all the interaction with members of the audience that had brought tickets seated on the lower floor which made us feel slightly not involved. Overall would definitely see it again and everything about the show was amazing, the magicians were fabulous, excellent outfits and staging had us sat at the edge of our seats at times, plus when we left the magicians were all outside to say thankyou and for photos which was a fantastic touch.


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Amazing and very entertaining.

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its OK, no more just OK

It's not David cope field that's for sure, but it's OK.


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Star in the show

Show was absolutely fantastic! A special birthday treat for my partner ! And to make it better we got an appearance in the show! Couldn't ask for more


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Fantastic and new!

Show was amazing with insight into a multitude of different magic branches.


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outstanding show

this show was brilliant , how they interact with the audience is great. They make you part of the show so beware if your at front . Kids will love it to . its a must go and see for your self show .


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Magic

Fantastic show, audience involved throughout, very theatrical. Our son was used in one of the tricks and will never forget it.


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Amazing illusions

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Amazing

Went to see the illusionists last night, a show which blew my mind. Can't believe I witnessed such talent in front of my own eyes. Had me laughing, almost crying, in such shock, nervous, terrified and still in a state of amazement. London shows are normally terrific but this is the first show I've witnessed that I didn't want to end. Each one of the performers were out of this world, made you feel welcome and part of the show no matter what seat you were in. Amazing. Well done and thank you for sharing your talents. 10000/10!!!


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Review: THE ILLUSIONISTS at the Shaftesbury Theatre

20 Nov 2015

The Illusionists After decades in the doldrums, associated unfashionably with tacky variety shows from the 1970s, stage magic is very much back in the public eye with a whole generation of sexy young magicians turning acts like Dynamo, with his slight-of-hand street/wise act, into big celebrities.

The West End currently has two major magic shows, Derren Brown's at the Palace Theatre, and The Illusionists at the Shaftesbury Theatre.

The Illusionists comes to the West End

23 Jun 2015

The Illusionists The most successful magic show in the history of Broadway is coming to London’s Shaftesbury Theatre in November this year.

The Illusionists has toured to over 17 countries and stunned audiences in 71 different cities. The ever-changing cast of seven magicians, escapologists and illusionists whose talents make up the show has now been confirmed.


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Shaftesbury Theatre
210 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8DP GB

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  • Air cooled
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  • Disabled toilets
  • Infrared hearing loop
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Theatre Info

  • Capacity: 1400
  • Year built: 1911

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