The Easiest way possible to have an Anniversary, Wedding, Birthday, Corporate event or Party that you will remember forever is to hire Philip Partridge, close-up and cabaret wedding magician for grown-ups, from Manchester

HIRE PHILIP PARTRIDGE - your Manchester Comedy Magician

This year, do something wonderfully different to make your Corporate event special. Save yourself the hassles & the headaches of trying to decide what to do ... But how?

It's Easy!

Simply have me your Manchester Magician come & entertain you with sophisticated sleight-of-hand magic and hilarious comedy geared just for you & your guests. You'll love how easy the event is to put on when you have me there. All you do is supply the food & I, with my hilarious magic & comedy show, take care of the rest ... You just sit back & relax!

Why Choose Close-up & Cabaret Magician Philip Partridge?

I pride myself in tailoring my comedy magic performances exactly to my clients’ requirements. My Close-up Magic has baffled King Charles, my Comedy Cabaret Magic entertained millions on the Entertainers’ Special of The Weakest Link & my Fun, Family Magic Philip Show entranced Brooklyn Beckham.

I have even performed at the Burj in Dubai, the world’s only seven-star hotel. I perform at venues all over the North West of England & beyond. Obviously, making your private party / corporate business event a huge success for your friends & clients is important to you, isn’t it?

So don’t delay - Call or send a quote form now! - & together let’s make this year’s party totally amazing, fun & unforgettable!



Performing Magic to

King Charles


Performing Magic on

Weakest Link



Cabaret Magic


If You Would Like To Do Something Fun, Exciting & Yet Affordable for Your Special Occasion or Corporate event - Then Here is a 100% Guaranteed Way to do it with the Least Amount of Hassle ....

Hire Manchester Comedy Magician

The proof is in the pictures. Look at these people enjoying Philip's interactive magic. His magic is engaging, amazing and memorable. It crosses all language and cultural barriers. Quite possibly, there is no better way to deliver a message because magic holds peoples' attention. Most importantly, it gives your guests a chance to be part of the show and experience the impossible - up close and personal - right before their eyes!


  • Zillah Pickering, RS Hydro Ltd
    "Philip you went down an absolute storm! Thank you so much – Brilliant!"
    Zillah Pickering, RS Hydro Ltd
    Virtual Online Microsoft Teams Comedy Corporate Christmas Magic
  • Vivanne Dineen
    “Some colleagues of mine saw you perform your close-up magic last night at Manchester United Football Club. They thought you were fantastic.”
    Vivanne Dineen
  • Victoria Collier, Didsbury
    “Thanks so much … it was a wonderful way to get the family together with a bang! They all loved the personalised gags. I hope the Facebook review has worked. I have been receiving your emails since Katie’s 4th birthday and it always make me smile thinking of the occasion – I’m so glad I received your promos for this idea because it was lovely to get the family together in these weird times. We are sending a wee bonus your way because you lit up our Christmas family party in difficult times and we know it’s been an awful year for the performing arts.”
    Victoria Collier, Didsbury
    Family virtual party entertainment
  • Victoria Collier, Didsbury
    "Thank you - she LOVED the show and so did her friends! You have adapted your act brilliantly. "
    Victoria Collier, Didsbury
    Comedy Close-up Magic. 18th Birthday Party. Zoom Virtual Magic Entertainment
  • Victoria Birtles, Marketing Manager
    “Philip carried himself as a true professional & it’s a standard we’ve come to expect from him. Thoroughly engaging & consistently hard working, he ensured that traffic was flowing onto the stand & was adept at doing so.”
    Victoria Birtles, Marketing Manager
    Trade Show, PC World Business, Bury
  • Victoria and Martin Morris
    “Thank you so much for your fantastic entertainment at Coby’s Bar Mitzvah. It was just perfect!”
    Victoria and Martin Morris
    Comedy Close-up & Cabaret Magic, Whitefield
  • Tracy Finney, Site Electrical Christmas Party
    “Thank you for a wonderful night’s entertainment. It is most certainly the most talked about aspect of the evening in the offices today!”
    Tracy Finney, Site Electrical Christmas Party
    Close-up & Comedy Cabaret Magic, Radcliffe
  • Sue Simcock
    "Thank you so much Magic Philip! We knew when we first saw you do your thing you would be perfect to entertain guests at our wedding. Your magic was impressive, your ability to connect with everyone was faultless and your dry humour was the icing on the cake! And the personalised balloon flowers for my flower girl was so thoughtful. Thank you so so much!"
    Sue Simcock
    Comedy Close-up Magic. Wedding. Crewe Hall
  • Stewart Macinnes
    “Thanks for the best after lunch presentation I’ve ever had.”
    Stewart Macinnes
    Corporate Event, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young
  • Steph Dace
    "Magic Philip was absolutely amazing! To be honest wasn’t sure what to expect and thought it would be your typical magician, however I couldn’t have been more wrong! There’s nothing ordinary about Philip! What a start to a great party, he gets the party mixing right from the start and very humorous…..our guests were all very impressed, the best we have seen and would most definitely use him again. Forget booking anyone else!"
    Steph Dace
    40th Birthday Party, Mellor. Close-up mix & mingle Magic.
  • Sophie Hoult, Training Co-ordinator
    "A massive thank you for your entertainment & magic. It went down really well and had such great feedback from staff."
    Sophie Hoult, Training Co-ordinator
    HCSS Education, Etihad Stadium, Manchester
  • Ruth Graham
    "Thank you so much for your entertainment.Everybody thought you were great 👍"
    Ruth Graham
    60th Birthday Party, Rossendale
  • Ruth & Murray Cohen
    "Just wanted to thank you for helping to make the wedding go well.  We did enjoy your magic & could see that all our guests really enjoyed watching your tricks."
    Ruth & Murray Cohen
    Wedding, Worsley
  • Richard Weddell
    Wow - what a magical evening (pun very much intended!). Philip was fabulous and was the glue that held the private dinner party for my wife’s 50th together - he was immediately very engaging and put everyone at their ease, before launching into a series of funny and amazing tricks at the start of the night and then continued more magic between courses. The show was great and his humour throughout was hilarious - everyone (aged 15-76) loved the evening and all said that Philip was superb. Highly recommended!
    Richard Weddell
    50th Birthday Party, Bury
  • Richard Pauptit, Astra Zeneca
    “High quality entertainment.”
    Richard Pauptit, Astra Zeneca
    Corporate Event, Macclesfield
  • Reema Khanom, Deloitte LLP
    "You were absolutely amazing! Thank you for joining our Virtual Christmas this year!"
    Reema Khanom, Deloitte LLP
    Virtual Online Zoom Comedy Corporate Christmas Magic
  • Rebekah Crow
    “Thank you Philip for your fabulous magic and comedy cabaret last night. You were awesome and absolutely made Steve's 40th birthday party"
    Rebekah Crow
  • Peter Fink
    "A huge thank you for all your input last night, both the advice beforehand and your cabaret show. Everybody was incredibly impressed by your humour, expertise and amazing ability. It would have been a very ordinary get together otherwise, but you made it memorable."
    Peter Fink
    60th Birthday Party, Prestbury. Close-up & Cabaret Magic
  • Nadine Hughes
    "Haven't laughed so much in ages... you were utterly fantastic. You were amazing and everyone thoroughly enjoyed your entertainment. I have been asked more than once when we can next book you. Olivia is already planning her 21st! You deserve all of the praise and every single person who was there, said you were hilarious and impressive. Still can’t get my head round the pothole trick, it was brilliant! In fact the only complaint from the night was from Adam, as when he got home he didn’t have a pool, helipad or orchard! I can guarantee we will be booking again as you totally made the night x”
    Nadine Hughes
    18th Birthday Party, Lowton, Wigan
  • Muriel Slylianou
    “Many thanks for helping to make Amy’s 90th Birthday memorable. She thoroughly enjoyed your magic. All the guests were impressed by your performance.”
    Muriel Slylianou
    Davenport Park Hotel, Stockport
  • Mike & Kay Fountain
    "Really enjoyed your show. Your act made our party for us."
    Mike & Kay Fountain
    Golden Wedding Anniversary, Wilmslow
  • Mike & Ann Wild
    “Everyone was completely baffled & amazed with all the close-up magic you did. It was very kind of you to turn up early & I know that all the children were delighted with the balloons.”
    Mike & Ann Wild
    Wedding, Knutsford
  • Mark Radcliffe, BBC DJ
    “You were superb and a real highlight of the wedding celebrations. That trick with the ropes was amazing, and how you did the 4 of diamonds I was thinking of I will never know"
    Mark Radcliffe, BBC DJ
    Wedding, Cottons Hotel & Spa, Knutsford
  • Marion Ness
    "You made a lovely evening - WONDERFUL!"
    Marion Ness
    Silver Wedding Anniversary Party, Rainhill
  • Marie & John Andersson
    "Saw a great magician - you knew exactly where he was, you only had to follow the laughter! His name is Philip Partridge - from Manchester... Great. Observing Philip and the guests last night; they clearly enjoyed themselves."
    Marie & John Andersson
    Sophie A. Photography
  • Mala Dawson ( repeat client)
    "Everything went smoothly thanks to you liaising with my staff and keeping the guests entertained between courses. A true professional in every sense of the word!" "Yet again, it was so entertaining to watch you in action. The party were memorised and entertained... fabulous!" "It was an absolute pleasure! I cannot tell you how much we enjoyed your performance! We have been recommending you to all our customers and will put your details on to our website as soon as we have the photographs."
    Mala Dawson ( repeat client)
    Proprietor of Galleria Restaurant & Art Gallery, Rainhill
  • Organisers of the World’s Largest Magic Convention
    “Philip Partridge presented strong entertaining magic in the hilarious style that is now his trademark – balloon dog on a lead with all sorts of very funny gags that had the audience in fits of laughter, even before any magic had been performed. Torn pieces of paper became restored to a full size evening newspaper; a borrowed £5 note was destroyed yet found fully restored inside an inflated balloon. A card prediction & the swallowing of a fully inflated sausage balloon brought this most entertaining act to a close that words in this review cannot do justify to. The magic & entertainment content of this different style of act was presented so professionally that Philip works on a regular basis & on this performance will continue to do so”
    Organisers of the World’s Largest Magic Convention
    Comedy Cabaret Magic, Blackpool
  • Linzee Greenhalgh
    "Thank you for an absolutely amazing evening. It was fantastic and everyone loved it - so special as well so thank you."
    Linzee Greenhalgh
    Comedy Cabaret Magic, Birthday Party, Whalley
  • Lindsay Jardine, Pro-Networks Ltd
    "Everyone enjoyed your close-up magic and comedy magic show, and don’t worry, I always spread the good tidings if I’ve found someone entertaining!"
    Lindsay Jardine, Pro-Networks Ltd
    Comedy Cabaret Magic and Close-up Magic, Chester City Club
  • Leanne & Dave Needham
    “u entertained every1… they all loved you… just amazing… i wud rate u 10star if i cud. u turned up early … u were very entertaining … every1 said u were fab… u made our wedding day even more special xxx💗💖”
    Leanne & Dave Needham
    Wedding Close-up Magic, Alderley Edge Hotel
  • Laura Callaghan, Weddings and Special Events Coordinator
    "Thanks for all your help yesterday the bride and groom had a great time! The children absolutely loved the show!"
    Laura Callaghan, Weddings and Special Events Coordinator
    Stress Free Wedding Entertainment Package, The Park Royal Hotel, Warrington
  • Julia Faulkner
    "Everyone was so impressed with your close-up magic. Thank you for your excellent customer service. I really appreciate you replying to my texts & emails so quickly. I will definitely recommend you."
    Julia Faulkner
    50th Birthday Party, Pendulum Hotel, Manchester
  • John Callan, HBOS
    “You went down a storm - you really made the evening!”
    John Callan, HBOS
    Corporate Event, Leeds
  • John & Michelle Shanahan
    "Many thanks for a funny & entertaining evening ... went down really well with our guests."
    John & Michelle Shanahan
    Joint 60th Birthday Party. Didsbury. Comedy Magic Cabaret with audience participation.
  • Jo & Nick Booth
    "Just wanted to say how pleased we are that you came to Anna's party on Sat night! Everyone thought you were fantastic ... we are still trying to work out how you performed your magic! You were a lot of fun Philip and helped us create a great 18th party."
    Jo & Nick Booth
    18th Birthday Party, Stocksmoor, Huddersfield
  • Janet & Ernie Butler
    “We would like to say how much we enjoyed your performance at Cranage Hall on the occasion of our Golden Wedding Anniversary. Everyone, including the children, was delighted with your magic and all the fun involving our guests. You helped to make it a very special evening for us. We sincerely thank you also for falling in with our timing of the meal, etc. We would recommend your magic show to anyone."
    Janet & Ernie Butler
    Cranage Hall, Holmes Chapel
  • Jane Game (repeat customer of TEN years)
    "Thanks for the show. It was great as always and everyone enjoyed themselves. Probably a bit early to book for next year !!!"
    Jane Game (repeat customer of TEN years)
    Comedy Close-up & Cabaret Magic, Didsbury
  • Jane & Paul Cockcroft
    "Absolutely brilliant at our Christening for Harriet and Jack. Thank you very very very much! We are so pleased we booked you. You kept everybody entertained. Will be recommending you to all we speak to."
    Jane & Paul Cockcroft
    Christening. Close-up Magic & Children's Entertainment. Bamford Cricket Field House, Rochdale
  • Jane & Chris Oglesby
    “As always, the feedback about you has been fantastic - much loved and enjoyed. We will certainly send some photos through when we get them. Until the next time!"
    Jane & Chris Oglesby
    Mix & Mingle Close-up Magic. Joint 50th birthday. Nantwich
  • Jan Murphy
    "Thanks Philip, you were fab! I will definitely post some feedback.....xx"
    Jan Murphy
    Comedy Close-up Magic. 60th Birthday Party. Whaley Bridge
  • James and Shelley Kersh
    "Thank you for making our wedding day even more special. You were a big talking point for many of the guests - they loved it!"
    James and Shelley Kersh
    Wedding, Harrogate
  • Ian Page
    “Thank you for an enjoyable meeting tonight. Everyone had a great time. Great show to put us in the mood for Christmas.”
    Ian Page
    Family virtual get together
  • Ian & Marcelle Samuels
    "We really enjoyed it & had loads of great comments about you. The restaurant manager commented on how well you controlled a whole room of young adults for so long & kept them entertained all that time."
    Ian & Marcelle Samuels
    Jessica’s Bat Mitzvah, Didsbury
  • Henry Shirman
    “We had a guest book circulating at the wedding for people to write nice things about the bride and groom. This is what someone wrote: "Magic Philip stole the show! It was worth coming just for him!" Someone else wrote: "Thank you for allowing us to meet Philip the magician. He has capped off a magnificent day"
    Henry Shirman
    Wedding Close-up Magic, Harrogate
  • Helena Risdale, Littlewoods Clearance
    "A huge thanks to Philip for his close magic at Dukes 92, Manchester for our annual conference at Littlewoods Clearance. Everyone loved how entertaining and engaging he was and were in awe of the tricks. My boss is still talking about the elastic band trick this morning!"
    Helena Risdale, Littlewoods Clearance
    Close-up Conference Magic, Dukes 92, Manchester
  • Graham Mercer
    "Thanks so much Magic Philip for providing such great entertainment at my 50th birthday party. All the guests commented on how good it was to have you performing your magic at their tables. A really special night made even more so by your terrific contributions."
    Graham Mercer
    50th Birthday Party, Dinting Cricket Club, Glossop
  • Gillian Ridley-Fink
    "Philip was amazing. Everyone enjoyed meeting him, the close up magic and particularly the cabaret show where he engaged with everyone. He really made our party a huge memorable success and cannot recommend him highly enough."
    Gillian Ridley-Fink
    60th Birthday Party, Prestbury. Close-up & Cabaret Magic
  • Gillian Holt
    “Thank you for your part in our conference. We all thought that you were brilliant & made the day.”
    Gillian Holt
    Corporate event, Manchester Central
  • Gill Atherton
    "Thank you for a very entertaining evening. Everyone really enjoyed the magic. George especially. Your show really made my birthday dinner special. We were talking about the tricks throughout the evening trying to guess how you did them. Would recommend having you to make any occasion special. It was very amusing and thoroughly enjoyable."
    Gill Atherton
    60th Birthday party, Red Lion & Manor House, Yorkshire
  • Faith Lawrence, BBC
    "Thanks for your brilliant show - lots of feedback last night about what a great time people had."
    Faith Lawrence, BBC
    Birthday party, Urmston
  • Ernie & Gaynor Rea
    "You were an absolute star. Everyone loved your act. We will recommend you to our friends. You were a lovely presence at Keith's 60th birthday party."
    Ernie & Gaynor Rea
    60th Birthday Party, Alderley Edge
  • Emily & Mark Titley, Wilmslow
    “You made Boxing Day magic! Loved the show.”
    Emily & Mark Titley, Wilmslow
    Online virtual zoom magic entertainment
  • Ellen Smith
    “Everybody really enjoyed your close-up magic and were amazed you could remember the names of around 160 people without once getting it wrong. You managed to make everyone laugh, from 5 year olds to 90 year olds with humour that was tailored for whoever you were with. Everybody felt included and you did admirably in spreading yourself so thin.”
    Ellen Smith
    Close-up Comedy Magic, Faively Transport UK, Wirral
  • Elaine & Steve Gilhooley
    “Thank you for a wonderful night’s entertainment at Linda’s 50th party. We thought your act was excellent.”
    Elaine & Steve Gilhooley
    Comedy Close-up & Cabaret Magic. Rainford
  • Dr and Mrs Angela Ashworth
    “Philip, I wanted to just say how amazingly brilliant you were on Saturday. I must say I was a bit sceptical about magic, but now I am truly bowled over by the mystery of it all! You were also brilliant with our mixed group of guests ranging from my autistic daughter and her friends to the 91 year old grandma. You truly are an entertainer and certainly have the skills to engulf a party. We would certainly book you again."
    Dr and Mrs Angela Ashworth
    21st birthday party, Bollington
  • Dr and Mrs Angela Ashworth
    “Philip, I wanted to just say how amazingly brilliant you were on Saturday. I must say I was a bit sceptical about magic, but now I am truly bowled over by the mystery of it all! You were also brilliant with our mixed group of guests ranging from my autistic daughter and her friends to the 91 year old grandma. You truly are an entertainer and certainly have the skills to engulf a party. We would certainly book you again."
    Dr and Mrs Angela Ashworth
    21st birthday party, Bollington
  • Don Brown
    "Everyone had tremendous fun and really enjoyed your performance. I wanted to make lasting memories for my son and there is little doubt that you fulfilled my aim. Thanks very much!"
    Don Brown
    Stag Do, Cheadle Hulme, Manchester
  • Diane Webster, Santander
    "I was very impressed with your magic as was everyone I spoke with. I would definitely recommend you to anyone else wanting a magician at an event. You were a fabulous addition to a great night!"
    Diane Webster, Santander
    Mix & Mingle close-up magic. Corporate Event, Leeds
  • Derek & Karen Clarkson
    "Fantastic evening hosted by Magic Philip. Everyone amazed and said they had not laughed so much in ages. Thanks Philip."
    Derek & Karen Clarkson
    80th Birthday Party, Fusiliers Museum, Bury
  • Denise & Rhiannon Murphy
    "My guests loved you. You did a very good job! Thank you so much."
    Denise & Rhiannon Murphy
    21st birthday party, Didsbury
  • Deborah & Adam Lawson
    “Thanks for entertaining at our wedding at Rookery Hall. Wow Philip! – You were an absolute hit! Guests are still raving about you and how hilarious you were. How you managed to remember everyone’s names and pull everyone into your act was magic alone! You should be a compulsory part of any event or wedding day as you were so fabulous and incredibly talented. People are still trying to work out how you swallowed that balloon – adults who came to our wedding have talked about you so much their small children who weren’t there can relay all the different things you said and did. You have a unique talent of putting everyone at ease, appealing to everyone’s sense of humour, making all guests feel incredibly important – and you are just so entertaining and clever! We’d recommend you to anyone- for any sort of party or event as hiring you immediately guarantees your event will be an amazing success – and that is invaluable! You were a star!”
    Deborah & Adam Lawson
    Wedding, Nantwich
  • Deb & Ellen Chrimes
    "Thanks so much Magic Philip - amazing magic and great fun. Everyone loved it. I wish I could have magic everyday!!"
    Deb & Ellen Chrimes
    18th Birthday Party, Norden, Rochdale. close-up Mix & mingle Comedy Magic
  • Dean Begley
    "Brilliant night. Thank you for providing us with first class entertainment."
    Dean Begley
    Silver Wedding Anniversary Party, Rainhill
  • Chris Wardle
    "What a great show. We loved it! Lots of interaction and great tricks and gags too."
    Chris Wardle
    Virtual Online Zoom Comedy Birthday Magic Entertainment
  • Carolyn & Mark Collins
    “A big thank you for enhancing Shira’s Bat Mitzvah Party. You entertained both adults and children brilliantly. We look forward to recommending you to friends as well as using your services again.”
    Carolyn & Mark Collins
    Close-up Comedy Magic, Salford
  • Carole Dzelzainis, Cheshire
    “Thank you so much Magic Philip. A truly magical start to Boxing Day. Absolutely great show. Perfect way to bring the family together during our socially distant Christmas..”
    Carole Dzelzainis, Cheshire
    Online virtual magic entertainment
  • Carol Redmond
    “Thank you for entertaining both children and adults on Michelle and Barrie’s wedding day. Everyone had great fun! Josh keeps talking about smelly socks haha. Thanks it was MAGIC."
    Carol Redmond
    Stress Free Wedding Entertainment Package, The Park Royal Hotel, Warrington
  • Bryn Jones
    "Philip, you are a fantastic entertainer and very, very funny. A pleasure to have met you. Good luck."
    Bryn Jones
    House Warming Party, Ormskirk
  • Bill Wyllie
    "Many thanks for all that you did to make the evening a success. You were great fun, as always."
    Bill Wyllie
    Comedy Cabaret Magic, 70th Birthday party, Wirral
  • Andrew Norman, General Secretary, Solvents Industry Association
    "Thank you so much for entertaining us with your sharp wit and clever tricks. A very memorable evening."
    Andrew Norman, General Secretary, Solvents Industry Association
    Comedy Cabaret Magic & Close-up Magic, Corporate, Mottram Hall Hotel, Cheshire
  • Andrew Denton
    "Magic Philip attended our ‘Outdoor Festival’ wedding - we had a special Tipi tent for the kids where he performed an amazing magic show - he involved them all and got even the most reluctant to join in - allowing the adults to enjoy the ceremony! Then in the evening he moved into the adult tent with close up magic entertaining everyone. He came to us from a strong recommendation and we can see why - a great entertainer adding a lot to any event."
    Andrew Denton
    Wedding, Nantwich. Close-up Magic & Children's Entertainment
  • Amanda Haase-Jones
    "Thank you so much for entertaining our guests at our little soirée 😂 last week. You really helped put all the guests (and me) at ease and helped “break the ice”. From the minute you walked through the door (with my wonderful balloon bouquet) you had us all in stitches. I also loved the way you liaised with the Chef etc so I didn’t have to think about anything apart from enjoying your magical show. We will definitely book you again when we have a get together."
    Amanda Haase-Jones
    House Warming Party, Ormskirk
  • Amanda Haase-Jones Aughton, Ormskirk
    “Thank you so much for entertaining us. You certainly had Oscar & I in stitches 😂”
    Amanda Haase-Jones Aughton, Ormskirk
    Family Zoom virtual comedy entertainment
  • Allan Casten Director Nomical Ltd
    Thank you for a fantastic day. Much conversation yesterday and today has been about your show; starting with your very presence on the day as the team were not aware that you would be entertaining them; the quality of your magic and your general approach was thoroughly entertaining. Thank you very much for such a memorable event and look forward to seeing again another time.
    Allan Casten Director Nomical Ltd
    Comedy Cabaret Magic and Close-up, Corporate Event, Worsley Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club
  • Alan and Di Ward
    “That was a brilliant performance. Just the right mix of humour and magic to create a memorable evening's entertainment. To a conjurer with one "L" of a name, you made it one hell of a party.”
    Alan and Di Ward
    60th Birthday Party, Manchester