Ben Hart is a critically acclaimed magician and magic designer, who's performances have won him numerous awards, including The Magic Circle's "Young Magician of the Year" award 2007 and their highest award attainable as a “Member of the Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star”.
His performances are original, daring and always startling. His magic has taken him to some of the world's top night spots, theatres and private parties, from Monaco to Las Vegas, where he breathes life into inanimate objects, makes them shrink or defy gravity, bends the laws of physics and turns the invisible visible.
As a theatrical magic consultant, Ben approaches problems from the view of both a performer and also as an inventor. Like a modern-day Jonathan Creek, he invents magic tricks, special effects and impossible illusions for the world of theatre, film and television. Ben is well-respected as a highly original magic creator and the go-to guy if you need to decapitate, vanish, levitate, transform etc etc - no task is too unusual or impossible. As a teacher of magic, he has mentored all kinds of people, from aspiring and experienced magicians and business executives to Sir Ian McKellen (Ben literally taught Gandalf magic!...).
Ben's television work includes "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" (BBC), "The Dare" (BBC) and international advertising campaigns for high profile brands such as Trident, Nicorette and Sky TV. Equally comfortable performing small 'close-up' miracles or large-scale stage illusions, Ben's captivating magic combines great skill at sleight of hand and a knowledge of illusion to create performances that are slick, baffling and timeless. He has also delivered a lecture on the creative process of magic at Oxford University and in 2013 took his one-man show "The Outsider" directed by Anthony Owen (Derren Brown/The Real Hustle) to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Ben Hart is the guaranteed solution to amaze your guests at any event — large or small, corporate or private — making it memorable and leaving them talking about your event for days, months and years to come.
Magic is a perfect ice-breaker at any kind of event and is perfect if you have guests who do not know each other. It's a universal language that can help build connections in the room. Ben's aim is to help your guests integrate and leave them with amazing memories of your corporate event, party, wedding or special day. Ben Hart will mingle with your guests at a drinks reception performing impossible miracles or at tables during a dinner event.
Cabaret and Stage
If a larger show is what you're looking for, then Ben offers a number of different "stage show" packages, from his full show, to a 10 minute "spot" after dinner, Ben will always amaze as he creates impossible stories and mysteries that will amaze and move your guests. His material is highly original and he is a sought-after cabaret performer, working at some of the world's most prestigious venues and night clubs.
Ben Hart has that certain kind of star quality one sees only once in a generation – one is not looking at trickery, but pure magic!
To watch Hart's spidery fingers at work is a show in itself… his sleight of hand is extraordinary!
Magic tricks and special effects that should have Derren Brown reaching for his notebook.
Just a note to say thank you for suggesting Ben, he was a great act – amazing talent. Everyone enjoyed the night and appreciate you accommodating the last minute change, it worked really well.
Your performance was absolutely first class and most of my guests are still standing there with their mouth’s open. It is the first time that I have seen them stunned into silence.
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