Frequently Asked Questions

(and no, I won't tell you how I do it)

How much does it cost to hire you?

The quick answer is, it depends – my fee will vary depending on things like the type of event, when and where it is, and how long you want me for. I wrote a blog article about how much it costs to hire a magician a little while ago – or you can contact me directly for a quote. I’m not cheap, but I guarantee you’ll get a great show!

Do you perform virtual magic shows?

Yes! I started performing as “Zoom magician” back in April 2020 and have now performed for 1000s of people all around the world.

Do you do kid’s parties?

I’m afraid I don’t – children’s entertainment is a specialist area which requires an act that’s specifically aimed at kids.

Most of the magic that I perform is geared towards an adult audience. That said, if you’re looking to hire me for an event where there will be a few kids present, I’ll be able to entertain them with a few things along with the adults.

If you’re specifically looking for a kids show though, I can recommend some specialist children’s entertainers.

Are you insured?

Absolutely. I’m a member of Equity, which includes Public Liability Insurance of up to £10 million.

Are you a member of the Magic Circle?

Yes! occasionally, I perform at public events there too – keep an eye out for me if you ever pop along. You can also find my details on the Magic Circle website.

Can you do a show in Scotland/Birmingham/ Barbados/Australia?

I’m based in London, which means the majority of the time I perform magic at events in London and the surrounding counties. If you want me to travel further afield, I’m happy to subject to availability – my fee will reflect the additional travel time and cost. Contact me for a quote!

How long will you perform for?

That depends on the kind of event, and the number of guests. As a guideline I can entertain approximately 100 people over 2 hours doing walk-around close-up magic (if you have many more guests than this, you may want to consider two or more magicians – I can recommend others). If it’s a small gathering, a private informal show might be more appropriate over 30-60 minutes. Or if the venue has the facilities, a full-on cabaret show. Contact me and I’ll be happy to discuss your individual requirements.

What tricks will you do?

Why spoil the surprise? I do a variety of different types of magic, and I promise you’ll be amazed, entertained and generally have a great time. You can get a feel for the kind of thing I do by taking a look at my magic videos.

Do you know you look just like Max Branning from Eastenders?

Yes. Next!

Who’s your favourite magician?

I get asked this quite a lot – there are quote a few, so I started to write about a few of them in the favourite magicians section of my blog.

Enough with the Q&A, how can I book you to perform magic at my event?

Fill in the form on my contact page, or send me an email at I’ll usually get back to you the same day. Or, pick up the phone and give me a call – 07930 379 760.

How do you do that!?!?

As a member of the Magic Circle, I’m sworn to secrecy. If I told you, I’d have to kill you afterwards. Sorry.

Darren Delaney performing close-up magic at the EuroHedge Awards at Grosvenor House
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The Royal Variety Show Afterparty
Magician Darren Delaney doing magic at a party
Darren Delaney performing magic at a party

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