Frequently Asked Questions
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Our party’s tomorrow! Do you take bookings last minute?
Days often fill up weeks in advance, and so the sooner you call or email to book the magic show the better. But, if there is availability for the time you are looking for, you can book as late as the morning of the event.
Do you perform outside of Toronto?
The Magic Guy can be available for shows just about anywhere, but additional travel fees may apply for locations outside the immediate Toronto area. Should such fees apply, they will be discussed before you book the show and won’t come as a surprise.
What if I’ve/my child has seen your show before?
Often you’ll find, especially with children, that there are favourite parts of the show that they are happy to see again. That said, no one show contains all of the magician’s repertoire, so let The Magic Guy know where you’ve seen him perform, and he will ensure the performance at your event contains some different material.
What age group is your magic targeted to?
All of the magician’s shows are targeted to the audience he’s performing for. There are shows ready to be enjoyed by kids as young as three and everyone older. Whether your party will be for kids, adults, or a mix of all age groups, you can be sure the show will be perfectly suited for the audience.
We don’t have a lot of space. Will that be a problem?
Of course, the more space the better, but so long as the audience has room to sit comfortably in front of the performance area, there should be enough space for the show. Ideally though, a ‘stage’ area that is 2 metres square works best, but if this isn’t possible, simply discuss the setting with the magician upon booking.
What should we have ready for you?
Almost everything needed for the show is provide by the magician. The Magic Guy will bring a small table and box with props. For some shows he will also bring some small audio equipment, and so you may need to provide access to a power outlet close to the performance space.
Do you have insurance?
Yes, The Toronto Magic Guy does carry liability insurance.
What does you being insured mean to us?
Hiring an entertainer who carries insurance is just good sense. Some venues require it of all entertainers brought in for private functions, and for your own home you’d want any professional, whether they be plumbers or magicians, to have insurance. Carrying insurance is also a clear sign of a professional entertainer, and this lets you know they are prepared, experienced, and take their job seriously.
At children's birthdays & other kid shows, where should grown ups be?
An adult should be present with the children during The Magic Guy’s visit. It’s also a good idea to remind all the grown ups that too much talking in the background will distract the kids from getting the most out of the show. That said, the adults should gather around and watch the show along with the children, as they’ll find much of it entertaining and even magical! Beyond that, it’s fun to watch the children roar with laughter and have such a good time.
Will all the kids get balloon animals?
are recommended for children 4 years old and older.
Can we take photos and video of the magic show?
For private parties you are definitely able to take photos and video of the magic show. Please remember though, public display of the video can only be done after obtaining permission from Phil Pivnick, The Magic Guy. Public display includes uploading video to sites including Facebook and Youtube.