Classic Conjuring SYDNEY 2024 - Summer 2025

  • May 11, 2024 - Jan 18, 2025
  • Castlereagh Boutique Hotel

    169 Castlereagh Street
    Sydney, New South Wales 2000
Ticket Price incl. booking fee (AUD) $82.10-$116.86 Register Now

Australia’s premier close-up magic show


Enjoy the best of close-up magic with Dr Taliesin, master magician and member of the famous Magic Circle (UK), as he presents Classic Conjuring. Dubbed “absolutely brill” at its premiere at the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, a sophisticated world of wonder awaits you and your friends, as coins are plucked from thin air, cards transform and the laws of physics suspended, all within reach of your own hand.

Experience Dr Taliesin's stylish freeform and highly interactive classic, contemporary and original close-up illusions, which delighted Australian audiences of all ages in its 2019 and 2020 seasons. Elegant and timeless, no two performances are the same, with spellbinding magic sure to leave you amused and amazed.

Bookings essential.   


Show doors open 5 minutes prior to showtime for guests to be seated. For venue operating times, and dining and refreshment details, please visit

TICKETS: Adult $113 ● Youth (under 18) $79*    Plus booking fees

*under 18yrs, must be accompanied by a full-priced paying adult, maximum 2 youth per accompanying adult

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL  Online or via the Box Office +61 459 577 110

 Official Website:


Show FAQs

Parking: The nearest parking is the Hilton Secure Parking 259 Pitt St, Sydney.

Transport: The Castlereagh Boutique Hotel is close to several bus stops and train stations including Town Hall Station and Museum Station.

Can I book on the day? To ensure everyone has an opportunity to be up close to the magic, Classic Conjuring has a limited number of guests and we recommend booking in advance to secure your seat. For bookings on the day of a performance, please call our booking line (see above, same-day bookings close 6.45pm AEST)

Is the show suitable for children? Yes, Classic Conjuring is all about tasteful and sophisticated classic sleight-of-hand magic, and is suitable for the whole family, though we would suggest children 10yrs and older may enjoy the show more. Please note ticket-holders under 18yrs will only be admitted when accompanied by an adult ticket-holder.

How long does the show run? The show typically runs for approximately 1 hour 10 minutes with no intermission.

If I come again will it be the same show? The freestyle and interactive format of Classic Conjuring means no two performances are identical as each is tailored to the audience.

Date & Time

May 11, 2024 - Jan 18, 2025

Venue Details

Castlereagh Boutique Hotel

169 Castlereagh Street
Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Castlereagh Boutique Hotel
Classic Conjuring

Dr Taliesin, expert close-up and parlour magician, is one of the few Australians to have been made a member of the Magic Circle (London) – one of the oldest, most exclusive and prestigious magic societies in the world. His Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut show, Classic Conjuring, premiered in 2018 with glowing audience reviews from the sell-out crowd. Launching in Sydney in 2019, Classic Conjuring became one of the few regular, high-end close-up magic shows in existence. Equally at home on stage and with smaller gatherings, Dr Taliesin has performed for over a decade at private and corporate events, birthday parties and charity fund-raisers, and major events including the Art Gallery of New South Wales' annual Contempo Christmas party. In 2018 Dr Taliesin also became one of the only people in the world to be awarded a PhD for studying magic and magicians. As a magic historian and theorist, he has lectured at The Magic Circle’s London Headquarters, and his writings have appeared in the journal of the Association of International Magic Spectators. For more information, visit the OFFICIAL WEBSITE