As Seen On


How soon should I book the show?

The earlier you inquire about booking the show, the better chance you have of being able to secure WonderPhil for your party or special event. Of course, last minute bookings are often podssible, so it's always a good idea to get in touch for availability details.

On average, WonderPhil is booked 4 to 7 weeks in advance. However, some bookings are able to be made same-day, and others are over a year in advance!

Do you perform outside of the Greater Toronto Area?

While a lot of WonderPhil's magic shows are performed at parties in Toronto, he's available throughout the whole GTA and beyond. Some days the show is in MIssissauga in the morning, and then Oshawa, Oaville, and Vaughan, in the afternoon.

Most areas wouldn't require a travel fee being added to the show, but it would this would be discussed prior to booking.

We've seen your amazing magic shows before. Will you perform a different show for our event?

With a huge repertoire of magic and comedy, the shows can definitely be changed up from one party to the next. If the children in the audience have seen one of WonderPhil’s shows before, he’ll be able to add some new things to the show to ensure there’ll still be some great surprises.

Be sure to discuss this at the time of booking, and that way some amazing variety can be added to the program. 

What age group is your magic show for?

The show is great for kids of just about any age, and it's always tailored to suit each audience. That means the show is a bit different for 6 year olds than it woud be for 9 year olds, or for groups that have mixed ages.

Children as young as 3 enjoy the birthday party magic show as much as they enjoy the show at their summer camps and daycares. When they are joined by children who are 4, 5 and 6, they enjoy it even more, as they're able to see how the older kids react to the show, and then they do the same.

For young children it's great when the adults watch along with them. When they do, it's best to fight the urge to over encourage the kids' envolvement. Instead of looking at the child and saying "Hey, did you see that?" or "Did that just change colour?", simply react the way you think the kids should react. They'll learn from that quickly, and before you know it, they'll be more engaged with the show than you'd hoped. Oh, and the adults will love the show as well!

With children 8 to about the early teens, you can expect to hear a lot of "I've seen that!" and "I know how that's done!" but that's okay. Chances are, they haven't really seen it, and a few moments after they announce the secret, they'll end up being blown away by the magic. Yup. That's all normal, and just their way of having fun, and I've got surprises ready for them to enjoy.

How much space do you need?

If you're booking for a birthday party show, you'll need to rent a stage, a giant sound system, and...

The show is very purprosefully designed to fit just about anywhere. When there's a lot of space, I use it and have fun with it, but when there isn't, the show will feel just as great. I was once tucked into a corner of a living room with just enough space for me to stand with my small table behind me, and the audience and I had a blast.

That said, where space permits, an ideal setup would be about 3 metres wide, and about 2 metres deep.

If space permits, it's also great when the audience can be positioned direclty in front of the show, as opposed to a semi circle, and it's great when everyone can sit together as opposed to a few on a couch on this side of the room, and a chair on that side of the room.

Are you insured? And why is this important?

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 children’s entertainers, to have insurance. Carrying insurance is also a clear sign of a professional entertainer, and this lets you know they are prepared, are experienced, and take their job seriously.

Can we take photos and videos of the show?

Yes, please take lots of photos and videos! Hiring a magician, especially for a birthday party or other celebration, is a big deal, and you’ll definitely want to capture memories of all the smiles and laughs. That’s especially true for when your child gets to help out in the show.

Do your best to keep the photography from being a distraction to the audience though, and encourage your guests to show the same respect for the audience during the show as they take pictures.

If you’d like to share those photos or short videos on social media though, please credit WonderPhil in the description by adding his name, website (, or tagging @wonderphilmagic

If you’d like to upload a video longer than 2 minutes, please contact WonderPhil for approval.  

What are your hours?

Here's a quesiton I rarely heard in the past, but has come up a lot lately! Well, my hours are when you're event is scheduled. If I'm not booked elsewhere, I'm available to work those hours!

Book WonderPhil Now


Please, enter a valid value

Please, enter a valid value

Please, enter a valid value

Incorrect values!