FAQ

Below is a selection of the most frequently asked questions I receive. Please don’t hesitate to contact me personally if you do not find the answer to your question here.

How do I know just how good you are?
The world of the professional magician in 2017 is extremely competitive and quite simply if you’re not good, you don’t eat! I have spent 20 years performing on a daily basis and I love what I do. I think the love for what I do shows through in each of my performances. The testimonial page of this website will show you how happy my clients have been with my contribution at their events. However if you need some more convincing here are 5 key things that make me different from every other magician advertising on the internet:

1) I have been a full time professional magician since 2007, I do not have another job, this is it!

2) I have appeared on Penn & Teller: Fool Us and ITV1’s The Next Great Magician.

3) I co-created and starred in this magic viral video which has been viewed over 20 million times.

4) I headline the touring UK theatre show Champions of Magic (Over 500 magicians were considered and auditioned for the show).

5) I am a full member of The Magic Circle and I am recommended by the best venues in the UK including The Houses of Parliament, Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons and Blenheim Palace to name just a few.

How long will you need to be at my event for?
If I’m performing during a drinks reception or party I can interact with roughly 40 people an hour, so it really depends how many guests you are expecting. If I’m performing magic at tables during a meal, it’s a little harder to say exactly as I try to perform at each table in between the courses of the meal to ensure that your guest’s can enjoy the magic without having to eat at the same time. In most situations 10 tables will take me roughly two hours.

How much do you charge?
I offer a quality service tailor made for the specific requirements of your event. The price I quote will depend on several factors such as the number of guests you have and how long you will need me to be at your event for. As a full time magician, I realised travelling is simply a part of my job, so the great news is I do not charge any travelling expenses whatsoever. Please go to the contact page for an immediate quote for your event.

Can you also entertain the Children present?
I have no problem doing some magic for the younger ones if they are at an event that I’m performing at. I always keep a few simple tricks in my pockets for the little ones. I am not specifically a Children’s Entertainer though, and my magic is designed with adults and older teenagers in mind. If you are looking for someone to come and entertain a room full of five to ten year olds then I’m not the man for you. I can recommend someone for the job though, so give me a call or drop me an e-mail me and I’ll put you in touch with the best Children’s Entertainer I know.

Are you insured?
Yes, I have Public Liability Insurance for £1,000,000 to cover myself, your guests and the venue in the event of an accident. It is for everyone’s peace of mind. I have never had to use this policy.

What happens if you cancel?
In the highly unlikely event that I cancel on you, my colleagues at The Magic Circle will assist me in finding another professional magician who can perform at your event. I will mention that the possibility of me cancelling is highly unlikely unless I have been run down by a bus.

Is your price negotiable?
With magicians you very much get what you pay for, if you shop around you will receive quotes ranging immensely. Magic is an art form which requires lots of innovation and practice. Each performer will have decided his/her worth and should have relevant references and experience to justify his/her cost. Personally, I have spent many years fine tuning my repertoire and I believe my prices offer very good value indeed for a full time professional magician, so my prices are not negotiable.

I’m organising a charity event, could you offer a free performance?
I do a few charity performances throughout the year for organisations I have chosen to support, however I have no more free performances available in 2017.

How did Dynamo walk on the Thames?
He is awesome! In fact I will even go as far as to say that if you have a chance to book him for your event over me, do it… I have a feeling he might be a bit more expensive though! His Live touring show is amazing!

 

Richard Young also performs in these towns:
Aylesbury Magician | Basingstoke Magician | Bath Magician | Magician in Leicester | Cambridge Magician | Cardiff Magician | Coventry Magician | Essex Magician | Gloucester Magician | Hampshire Magician | Kent Magician | London Magician | Brighton Magician | Southampton Magician | Northampton Magician | Oxford Magician | Portsmouth Magician | Reading Magician | Shropshire Magician | Solihull Magician | Surrey Magician | Swindon Magician | Wolverhampton Magician | Wedding Magician | Wedding Magician Birmingham | Wedding Magician Cambridge | Wedding Magician Essex | Wedding Magician Gloucester | Wedding Magician Oxford | Berkshire Magician | Birmingham Magician | Bournemouth Magician | Bristol Magician | High Wycombe Magician | Milton Keynes Magician