1.1   What if COVID-19 resurges after I book?

If your event date must change due to Covid-19 health and safety concerns, you may postpone or cancel without penalty. A full refund will be made in the event of cancellation.

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1.2   How can I make my event safer?

When you provide clear information to your guests and service providers, everyone will be able to enjoy themselves while taking necessary precautions. Plan your virtual or live event according to the latest government advice. Recommend safe protocol both before and during the event. Hosts should follow current government advice on room density and social distancing. Please also provide ample hand sanitiser, soap and paper towels.

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1.3   Is Christopher Howell's magic compliant with health and safety recommendations?

Online magic shows are a brand new offer.  As for changes to live events, Christopher will ensure he washes his hands at regular intervals, before, during and after the performance/s. He also will make repertoire choices to minimise risk. All decisions will be based on current government guidelines and scientific advice.

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2.1   How much is Christopher Howell’s booking fee?

The fee depends on location, date and what is required. Just get in touch for a quote.

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2.2   how far will Christopher travel to give a performance?

Christopher is based in central London. However recently he has been booked to perform at events in locations as diverse as San Francisco, Aberdeen and Cairo. In short, he loves to travel and can appear wherever you need him.

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2.3   How do I check Christopher’s availability for my event?

Make an enquiry for current availability and for advice on what magic would be best for your unique event.

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2.4   Is Christopher insured?

Christopher is covered with Public Liability Insurance for £10,000,000.

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2.5   Is Christopher Howell in The Magic Circle?

Yes he is a Member of The Magic Circle. In more specific club lingo, he is an Associate of the Inner Magic Circle with Silver Star. He has also been a three-time finalist in the stage competition.

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3.1   What settings are best for close up magic?

Close up magic is ideal for when you want immersive informal close entertainment as guests stand with drinks or sit at tables between courses. It also works very well in a dedicated room for small groups to go watch a private magic show one group at a time. Close up magic is usually best early in the event and should be planned before a band or DJ kick off.

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3.2   What are advantages of close up magic?

Close up magic is impressive because it happens right in front of your eyes and is interactive. It can work flexibly around what else you have planned. There are three close up magic formats to suit different kinds of events.

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3.3   Why book Christopher Howell as my close up magician?

Apart from incredible magic, the success of a close up magician at an event has a lot to do with their personality and interaction with your guests. Clients say that Christopher has an easy manner as he interacts and shares his wonders. For credentials, Christopher is a Magic Circle magician, has appeared at The Magic Castle in Hollywood and has a solid track record of satisfied clients and critics live, on television and in theatres worldwide. 

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3.4   How many people can be performed for per hour?

A good rule of thumb is to expect about 40-60 guests to have a performance with an hour’s time.  It’s slightly different with every group and depends on a number of factors.

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3.5   I have a large event so might need more than one magician. Can Christopher help?

Your number of guests and budget will decide if it is advisable to have more than one magician. If so, Christopher can arrange this for you. This will save you time and hassle of needing to coordinate multiple performers.

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4.1   What settings are best for magic shows?

Magic shows are best for events where you want to get everyone ‘together’ for a shared magic experience. They work best in a focused environment. Then after the show, it is back to socialising with lots of magic to talk about.

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4.2   What are advantages of a magic show?

Your guests experience more magic with a magic show than with close up magic. Everyone watches a magic show together. A show usually lasts 20 to 40 minutes (rather than 6-8 minutes per group of close up magic). Shows also give that collective ‘magic moment’ and fill a room with laughter and applause. They are also a great way to get everyone focused for speeches.

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4.3   Why book Christopher Howell to perform My magic show?

Christopher has diverse types of magic shows to suit different sizes and styles of events. He is a Magic Circle magician with many years of professional experience, has been a resident magician at The Magic Castle in Hollywood and has a solid track record of satisfied clients and critics live, on television and in theatres worldwide. 

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4.4   How long are magic shows?

Shows usually run from 20 to 45 minutes but it is totally flexible and is decided on a case-by-case basis.  What length is best for your event will depend on your unique situation so just get in touch for advice.

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4.5   Where can these magic shows be performed?

Christopher's shows are suitable for groups of all sizes. His shows have played for groups of 10 people and as many as 1,500. He has performed in sitting rooms, restaurants, hotel suites, boats,  showrooms, marquees, gardens, online magic shows and convention centres - just about any place people can gather together.

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4.6   Are there any special technical requirements?

Each show has slightly different sound and lighting requirements, but there is nothing required that is complicated or out of the ordinary. Christopher is also used to building shows around your venue requirements so just get in touch

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5.1   What are benefits of having a corporate magician?

Magic is a fun way to break the ice at a networking or dinner event. A magic performance gives your guests an entertaining experience so they have more to talk about than work. At trade shows magic can also be used at your stand to stop passers-by (increase your leads) creatively communicate your brand message and increase leads. 

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5.2   What types of magic are available for corporate events?

Magic shows are a great way to make a splash for corporate entertainment. In shows, everyone joins together in a shared experience that fills the room with laughter and astonishment. Alternatively close up magic can be a flexible mix-and-mingle entertainment solution. But if you are not sure which  is better for you, just get in touch!

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5.3   WHY BOOK CHRISTOPHER HOWELL AS my CORPORATE MAGICIAN? 

Christopher has an extensive track record of professional experience at corporate events around the world. With his experience he is well positioned to deliver an event that will give plenty of water cooler chat in the days after. He is a Magic Circle and Equity member and has been a resident magician at The Magic Castle in Hollywood. He has a solid track record of satisfied clients and critics from live events, on television and in theatres worldwide.

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6.1   Why book wedding magician entertainment?

You will have a wide variety of people at your wedding. Many of whom will not know one another. Wedding magic entertainment reaches across boundaries of age, background and even language. It gives everyone a fun shared interactive experience to help them settle in and enjoy your big day.

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6.2   What is the most popular type of magic for weddings?

Close up magic during reception drinks and photo time is the most popular magic at weddings.  Alternatively, some wedding couples book a magic show for everyone to watch as a highlight after the meal. A show is a great way to draw everyone together for example before speeches. The finale of the show can be with the bride and groom up front doing magic. 

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6.3   Why book Christopher Howell as my wedding magician?

Clients often tell him: Christopher gets your guests talking about your wedding for years. Magic aside, the success of your wedding magician also has much to do with their personality. With close up magic, he blends into your wedding as a special guest who leaves smiles and laughter in his wake. He spots the guests who look a bit left out and invites them to enjoy the next performance with others. He also has many years of professional experience

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7.1   What type of magic is best for my party?

Depending on your situation, either close up magic or a magic show could be better for your event. There are different formats of each type available. Christopher has many years of professional experience so if you are not sure, just get in touch for advice.  

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7.2   What is an unusual way to share magic at my party?

This is the best kept secret for how to give your party guests an unforgettable magic experience. Most party planners who have a magician hire them to perform amongst the crowd. But you can give your guests an extra special experience and book Christopher Howell’s intimate close up magic package that takes place in a ‘magic room’ of your choice. Guests experience this exclusive close up magic in small groups only a few at a time for 5-10 incredible minutes.

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7.3   Why is Christopher Howell London's party magician of choice?

Christopher is known for his amazing magic and how he fills your party with wonder. Clients often comment on how he is not just 'the entertainer' but instead how easily he blends into your party as a special guest. He has been booked to perform on television, in commercials, at The Magic Castle in Hollywood and parties around the UK and internationally.

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