Richard Newman

One of Bristol's best comedy magicians
Bar Magician Of The Year 2013

Richard Newman – he’s magic!

Richard’s fast-paced, hard hitting magic along with his comical timings are sure to leave everyone with a smile and a perplexed look on their faces.

Rich has recently been awarded “Bar Magician Of The Year 2013″ and dubbed a “magical genius” by The Bristol Post.

When not entertaining at weddings, parties and corporate events, the Bristol magician Richard Newman is the head magician at Illusions Magic Bar. You’ll also see him regularly performing at Smoke and Mirrors, the UK’s only dedicated Magic Theatre Pub.

So if you’re looking for something different you know your evenings entertainment will be an a safe (and magical) pair of hands with Rich.

Richard is a skilled magician and can perform in a variety of environments, including:

Rich is either a master of sleight of hand or he has actual magic powers - there's no way of knowing for sure. He talks fast, throws in plenty of jokes, and he once chained up my wife. He said it was a trick. I'm not so sure.

Alex & Charlotte

His likeability and soft manner, coupled with jaw-dropping tricks and illusions, will have me returning again and again. This magical genius even had members of the audience completing tricks for him. The things Richard can do with balloons, eggs and paintballs left me aghast and asking how, why, and what did I just witness?

The Bristol Post
Karen Bateman

Thank you so much for Sunday night, it was a great success and I think that you were the highlight, which says something as the Casino tables were very popular! All the comments I have received have been very positive.

City Inn


Basic Package


  • 1 hour
  • 50 people

Deluxe Package


  • 2 hours
  • 100 people

Elite Package

Contact Richard for pricing

  • Bespoke magical content
  • 2+ hours / 100+ people
  • Ideal for Cabaret, Corporate Hospitality & Trade Shows

*Please note: Package prices are indicative and are provided for information purposes only. My prices are based on a pint per person attending. The way I see it is that instead of buying everyone a drink you are buying them me and I hope you'll agree that I'm a lot more entertaining and memorable than a humble pint. Prices do not include travel or any other expenses I may incur.
If you send me details of the event I will send you an accurate quote - I understand that people are on budgets and I will always do my best to accommodate them.