"We hired Ian for our Christmas party and the feedback received from members of staff was fantastic. Ian really helped to keep people entertained as they arrived and helped people mix between offices. The magic was really fresh and was a great success."  C. Hopkins, Butcher and Barlow Solicitors


"Each year, F Duerr & Sons Limited hold a charity ball to raise funds for children's charities. This year we held our 'Marmalade Masquerade' Ball at the Imperial War Museum North in aid of MedEquip4Kids and were very fortunate to have Ian Lavin entertain our guests with his magic".


"A big 'thank you' to Ian for making our wonderful event even more memorable."Juliet Mitchell - P A to Mark Duerr, Managing Director - F Duerrs & Sons

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Manchester Magician

Add a touch of MAGIC to your event

Hire Ian Lavin, close up magician, to ensure that everyone has an amazing time at your event. Guaranteed to astound and amaze your guests!



Hi Ian. We just wanted to say thank you for coming to our Christmas Party. As previous years, we received great feedback. Everyone loved it. Have a great Christmas and New Year.

Debbie, corporate Christmas party, Liverpool


Reasons to hire Ian

  • Modern contemporary magician - Ian will put your guests at ease
  • 10 years experience of entertaining at a variety of private and corporate events - you can trust Ian to do an amazing job
  • Bespoke magical presentations available - Ian can create magic that promotes your company
  • Full time professional - Ian is dedicated to his profession and is continuously developing and improving



What type of magician are you looking for?

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Welcome to the website of Ian Lavin, close up magician.  Hire Ian to entertain your guests and ensure that everyone is talking about your event.

In addition to being one of the most sought after magicians in Manchester, Ian performs his unique brand of close up magic across the UK at a variety of corporate events, private functions and weddings.

In addition to premier league footballers, television personalities, politicians and actors and actresses, Ian has performed for a variety of corporate clients, including, Bentley, Lexus, Harrods, Hitachi, the Lavender Hotel Group and Q Hotels.  His sleight of hand skills combined with his engaging personality make him popular wherever he goes.

Using everyday objects, Ian will mingle with your guests performing first class close up magic that is guaranteed to get everybody talking about your event.

Close up magic is a very unique form of entertainment. While most people have seen magicians performing on television, few have experienced the wonder of witnessing close up magic performed live.

Whether he is mingling with your guests at a drinks reception, or strolling between tables during a meal, Ian will ensure that everyone will have a memorable and magical time at your event. 

Close up magic can really make your event stand out, if you hire the right close up magician. Ian Lavin is the right close up magician.