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Best Magic Shows in Washington DC 2024

Updated: Jun 7

Best Magic Shows coming to Washington DC

We have enough resident and touring magic shows to match everyone's taste. Below are a list of current and touring shows coming through the area!

Washington DC Mentalist

Brian Curry has the audience if he is a mentalist, a magician or a good liar. This is a gasp per minute show live at the Capital Hilton. Appearing regularly.

Ages: 15+

Jason Ladanye is a professional, award-winning sleight-of-hand entertainer who has performed card magic all around the world for the last twenty years. Jason exposes the underground world of cheating at cards and how to beat Las Vegas if you have the skills. He has spent a lifetime mastering this skill set and it’s an experience your guests will never forget.

Following a decade touring the world as one of the most successful magic shows in history, the Champions Of Magic team is back with an explosive all-new show featuring thrilling and mind-bending illusions. Combining their signature humor with groundbreaking magic, this team of illusionists presents a brand-new production unlike anything that has come before.

Magic shows in washington DC

Mark Phillips and Ryan Phillips battle for the title of DC's best magician. The audience votes for the winner! Appearing regularly.

Ages 15+

Magic shows in Washington DC

Washington DC's magic variety show. It includes close up magic, stage magic and dinner. Appearing regularly.

Ages 12+


Magic shows in Washington DC

OK, this one is in Baltimore, but it's too good not to mention. As seen on Penn and Teller 'Fool Us' check out Peter Wood and Willard as they perform mind reading and magic with impossible objects. Appearing regularly.

Ages 12+

Hidden inside a speakeasy lounge at The Graham Hotel, Affinity is a theatrical magic experience combining magic, illusion and moments of wonder that strikes each guest at their core.

Appearing Oct 12, 2022

Check out this large illusion and magic show in the historic Warner Theatre!

Dec 16-18, 2022

National Theatre

Magical Cirque Christmas’ dazzles with music, illusions, acrobatics.

TV sensation Justin Wilman brings his incredibly funny and amazing magic on tour. Appearing on Jan 28, 2023 ONLY in West VA at the Hollywood Casino.


Magician Mike Rose presents a winter-themed magic show filled with impossible magic tricks, mind reading stunts and off-the-wall comedy!

FAMILY SHOW: Wes Iseli is an award-winning magician who performs on average 400 shows per year. His show is Vegas quality yet family friendly.

March 31 and April 1, 2023

"The Woman Who Saw All" is the story of Mamie Bell Johnson, an Appalachian Psychic and Spiritualist, masterfully told through the eyes of her grandson, magician Andy Morgan. Through recreating his grandmother's personal experiences and public seances, Morgan takes his audience on a captivating journey through the world of Spiritualism and the Occult in the 1920s and provides a moving and immersive look into the life and legacy of Mamie Bell Johnson, a woman who truly saw all.

The Great Zucchini keeps kids on the edge of their seats with his silly and imaginative games, magic, & illusions. Recommended for young children.

Appearing July 30, 2023 at 8 PM

The Penn & Teller Tour has been a professional partnership for nearly 40 years, and they're still going strong. They've got Las Vegas residencies as well as shows around the country - if you want to see some jaw-dropping magic tricks performed by these guys who stand out from other acts due their blend of laughs mixed in with comedy routines then look no further than here!

An immersive, interactive experience of puzzles and cryptology! Following sold-out runs in New York City and Los Angeles, renowned magician and New York Times crossword constructor David Kwong brings his popular in-person show to the Kennedy Center.

Take a break from the normal & enter the weird wonderful world of Illusions with Brice Harney, illusionist, mentalist, and entertainer mastering everything from up-close magic.

After hundreds of sold out performances and critical acclaim from his inaugural theatrical tour, Michael Carbonaro takes the stage with a brand new show!

Nov 3-5

The "Stars of Magic Tour" is a comedy of magical proportions, featuring Derek Hughes, Rich Bloch, and Brian Curry, who promise to leave you questioning reality with their incredible tricks and witty banter.

Magic of David Corsaro

Nov 13

He's not your typical pull-a-rabbit-outta-a-hat kind of guy – oh no, he's more like pull-your-mind-outta-your-skull kind of guy.

David Corsaro is a featured performer in 4 different off-Broadway magic shows in NYC and recently completed 28 shows at the world-famous "Magic Castle" in Los Angeles. Last year, David appeared on the hit TV show "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" and guess what? HE FOOLED THEM!

Nov 3-4, 2023

The Champions Of Magic team present incredible illusions with supercars, an impossible escape from Houdini’s water torture cell, a mind-blowing prediction that has to be seen to be believed, levitation high above the stage and a finale beyond explanation. The show features original magic that can’t be seen anywhere else.

Drama Desk Award–nominated theatermaker and mentalist Vinny DePonto guides us on an entirely new theatrical event in which your thoughts play a leading role. A “warmly inviting, nostalgia-ridden, gem of a performance” (BroadwayWorld), Mindplay masterfully blurs the line between illusion and reality. Escape into the expansive beauty of imagination and bask in the ephemeral and surprising nature of memory.

Justin Willman wants to melt your brain while making you laugh. He’s best known as the star and creator of the hit Netflix series Magic For Humans. But you may recognize him from one of his many television appearances (The Tonight Show, The Today Show, Ellen, Conan...). He's fabulous!

Peter Wood, the Collector of the Impossible, presents incredible, magical objects with unparalleled showmanship.He has appeared twice on Penn & Teller's national television show "Fool Us" (clip below) where his act was praised for being “so unusual and so different.” Baltimore Magazine describes Peter as “charming, witty, and amazing,” and Washington Business Journal says that he “will blow your mind.”


Peter’s interactive show feels like stepping into a cabinet of curiosities, filled with supernatural paintings, mysterious elixirs, mind-reading devices, and more.  Blending amazing artifacts with humor and storytelling, Peter Wood has crafted a one-of-a-kind magic show experience that is guaranteed to surprise and delight.

Wes Barker's show features amazing magic tricks, crazy stunts, crowd interaction, and comedy from start to finish. Wes has performed all over the world, both live and on TV. He has appeared on America's Got Talent, ELLEN, Wizard Wars, and MTV's Greatest Party Stories Ever, and Penn & Teller: Fool Us (twice!). Wes has a unique and hilarious style that will have you laughing, cheering, and completely mind blown! Once you step into this show you will understand why Wes has earned over 200 millions of views online and his own 10 episode TV show called, Big Trick Energy. Don't miss the funniest magic show ever!

This show is best suited for Teenagers and Adults. We recommend 14+

The Illusionists is the world’s biggest-selling magic show. It has played hundreds of cities, spawned two TV specials, and shattered box office records across the globe, dazzling audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever seen on stage. This nonstop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions featuring the jaw-dropping talents of the most incredible illusionists on earth.

Updated June 7, 2024

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