Meet Oliver…

Professional Leeds Magician

Why should you hire a good

magician for your event

  • Why should you hire a magician in Leeds?
    Why should you hire me as your magician
  • Leeds Magician – Oliver Parker
    To give your guests something different to talk about…
  • wedding magician to fill in the lull
    keep your guests entertained between activities…
  • Memorable wedding magician in Yorkshire
    and make your event even more memorable!

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Corporate Magician Leeds

Corporate Magician

Oliver is an experienced corporate event entertainer, trusted by the likes of Next, Harvey Nichols, Argos and many, many more clients to baffle delegates at their staff parties, product launches, team building events and more!

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Wedding Magician Leeds Wakefield Waterton Park Hotel

Wedding Magician

Do you want your wedding guests to be blown away and have something awesome to talk about whilst you’re busy having your photographs taken, or to fill in that awkward lull after the wedding meal?

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Private Party Magician Leeds

Private Party Magician

Oliver’s personable entertainment fits almost any size party, whether you need a private party magician to entertain hundreds of guests… or even just 5, Oliver can help create a lasting memory for your guests.

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Christmas party magician leeds - DoubleTree by Hilton Christmas party

Christmas Party Magician

Perfect to get people talking at staff Christmas parties, house parties, New Year’s Eve parties or other festive events where there are more than a handful of people to keep entertained.

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Restaurant Magician Leeds

Restaurant Magician

Customers love being treated to something unique and different by a friendly, young and personable experienced performer! Not only do guests repeatedly come back because of how much they enjoyed the magician’s entertainment, but they also rave about their experience to friends all over social media which brings more customers back to your door!

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Bar & Nightclub Magician

Street magic is awesome as queue line and smoking area entertainment for nightclub events, or to create a buzzing atmosphere at a bar that leaves people screaming about how incredible their night was at your venue!

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Who is

Close Up Magician - Oliver Parker logo

Why do you do magic?

I love making people happy, I’m a giver 😉

I mostly do this through magic, but I also breakdance professionally and facilitate team building rhythm and drumming activities with my father’s business. 

My Journey

Age 7

My grandad and family, none of whom were magicians, introduced me to simple card tricks, children’s magic sets and magic books from about the age of 7 and supported my journey to award winning success and professional performances whilst still in school…

Age 11

Entertaining others is my passion and what makes me happy –  I had this realisation from about the age of 11 when I would perform street magic in my local town and every break time for pupils and teachers at my high school. I’ve never wanted to do a ‘real’ job since! 

Age 12

I received a massive confidence boost and reassurance that my relentless hours of hard work and practise was paying off during my junior magician years when I won the first ever competition I entered: Under 18’s Close-up Entertainer of the Year with a delightful prize of £200.
More awards and recognition soon followed from well respected members of The Magic Circle, The Northern Magic Circle, The Leeds Magic Circle and The Bradford Magic Circle – blowing people away in both Close-Up Magic competitions and Stage Magic competitions…

Age 14

Aside from relative’s family Birthday parties and charity events – I was hired for my first professional well paid event by Asda at just 14 – performing close up magic around the Holt Park, Leeds store for a Harry Potter book launch day.

Age 16

At the age of 16 I realised I loved the ability to connect with my audiences on a personal level, interacting with them face to face and experiencing their reactions as I made miracles happen right under their noses – this is when I decided to specialise in performing close up magic with everyday items such as money, playing cards, jewelry etc. and leave the out-dated traditional cheesy stage magic props behind. 

Age 18

As soon as I left 6th Form, I registered as self-employed and tried to take over Leeds… with a pack of cards. 

Now – Age 27

I now travel the world and am hired to entertain at around 200 events per year – including several major corporate clients, but also lots of special individuals whose beautiful wedding days I’ve shared, Birthdays I’ve contributed to and soaked up far more nightlife than one individual should be able to handle! 

It had been 10 years since entering my last magic competition so I decided to enter the Leeds Magic Circle – Close Up Magician competition… winning 1st place against some great Leeds magicians both young and old! 

After about 20 years of practising, performing, competing and perfecting my art of close up magic, I can tell you with 99.3% certainty that:

People love magic…

And I love showing magic people!

Treat your guests with magic at your event  

About Leeds Magician Oliver Parker
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Harrogate magician Oliver Parker - Card in Mouth
Leeds Magician – Oliver Parker
  • How the hell

    did you just do that?!

    Ms. Dynamite

    Cheering up the R’n’B singer backstage before her
    performance at Digital in Newcastle

  • Very surprising,

    I don’t know how you do it!

    Nico Fournier- The Ritz-Carlton

    Client party close up magic at Crafthouse in Leeds

  • The feedback from our staff

    has been phenomenal

    Natalie Gaylor – NEXT

    Oliver has been the magician of choice for staff parties, magic consultancy and management entertainment since 2012 for Next Distribution.
    Most recently providing 3 extra magicians, as well as himself, for their
    annual staff Christmas party at Doncaster Dome with over 1000 guests!

  • That was GOOD!

    DJ Jazzy Jeff 

    Backstage entertainment for the legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff
    at Cirque Du Soul at Rock City in Nottingham

  • Really good,
    entertained the crowds,
    Everyone loved him!

    Adeeba Akhtar – O2 Telefonica

    Hired to perform office magic for
    several fun days at O2 Leeds office

  • Why are you so slippery?!

    Artful Dodger

    Having a laugh with some magic in the green room
    with musicians Artful Dodger in Edinburgh

  • I have to say

    they absolutely loved it!

    Emma Bradnum – Stagecoach

    20 minute presentations using close up magic and breakdancing
    to discuss confidence, showmanship and following your
    passions to 3 different Stagecoach student groups in Bradford

  • Your act was insane…
    Cannot for the love of God figure out
    how you did that, ACE!

    Beverley Knight

    Performing for the soul singer among other VIP guests
    such as Kate Moss at the Jack French London launch event.

  • It’s annoying how GOOD you are!

    Martin Penny – GHD Co-Founder

    Hired by the Penny family to astound guests at their pop-up
    shop launch at St. Pancras International Station in London

Trusted by…


  • Resident magician for over 1 year at Red Hot World Buffet and Bar in Leeds
  • Magician for Volvo flash mob commercial video in Leeds
  • Together Money managers away day magic and staff Christmas party in Lancashire
  • Magician for Visa Fixer promotional competition video in Leeds
  • The Co-Operative close up magic performance and magic team building activity in Leeds
  • Office magician on multiple occasions for O2 Telefonica staff events in Leeds
  • Tesco staff Christmas party luncheon magician in Leeds
  • Staff party magician for Santander in West Yorkshire
  • Staff Christmas party magician for Red Bull Technologies Racing team in Milton Keynes
  • Resident Next Distribution magician for annual staff Christmas parties and team building activites
  • Jack French London VIP fashion launch magician at St. Pancras International Station in London
  • In store annual Christmas sale promotion magician at Harvey Nichols in Leeds
  • Resident magician at DoubleTree by Hilton Leeds and staff party magician for Hilton Hotels in Kensington London
  • Resident night club magician since 2013 for Cirque Du Soul monthly events across the UK
  • Leeds Magician for Argos Staff Christmas Party at DoubleTree by Hilton
  • In store magician for Harry Potter book launch and George at Asda Christmas promotions in Leeds
  • Hand Model for 888 poker Television Advert

Get in touch…

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 07845 694 236

Current Postal Address:
Oliver Parker, 15 Burley Lodge Road, Leeds, LS6 1QP

Thank you in advance for your event entertainment enquiry…

I look forward to working with you!

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