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The Magic Parlour

The Magic Parlour



17 E. Monroe St, Chicago IL 60603

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Now in its 8th smash year, The Magic Parlour is Chicago’s top-rated evening of classic magic and mentalism with third-generation magician Dennis Watkins inside the historic Palmer House Hilton Hotel. Visit for reservations and more! Award-winning, third-generation magician Dennis Watkins delivers an evening of sophisticated tom-foolery in one of the Windy City’s most unique entertainment experiences. The Magic Parlour is replete with mind-blowing magic and mind-reading in an intimate suite at the historic Palmer House Hilton Hotel.

Rated 5 STARS on Yelp and TripAdvisor!

The Magic Parlour has entertained guests from all over the world looking for an extra-special night out in Chicago. Additionally, The Magic Parlour has hosted several private groups and corporate events, and many special occasions including anniversaries, birthdays, family gatherings, and two marriage proposals!

Performed for just 40 guests, The Magic Parlour is open to those aged 12 and up, though we request at least one adult accompany each four children.

Cocktail attire is encouraged for all guests attending this magical night. Tickets are $79 and $89 per guest, and wine, beer, and soft drink selections are included with your tickets. Make reservations for a magical night at

“A sophisticated night-cap. You’ll be mightily impressed! ”
– Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

“A perfect evening of illusion and laughter… The Magic Parlour transformed a roomful of tired adults into wide-eyed, wide awake innocents. And that in itself is Watkins’ most impressive trick.
—Chicago Theater Beat

“This late-night magic show is exactly what it should be: funny, lively, intimate, and utterly baffling.”
—The Chicago Reader

“This was an evening of classy, sophisticated, and absolutely mind-blowing close-up magic intertwined with Dennis’s fascinating (and amusing) stories about how he became a magician… I came here not knowing what to expect but had an amazing time, and I have NO idea how he did ANY of the magic tricks, but they were unbelievable. I HIGHLY recommend going to see this show!”
—Nick on TripAdvisor

“This was perfect. Perfect venue, perfect magician. I just can’t possibly comprehend how he does some of these things. See this.”
—Jason M on Yelp

Group Amenities

Minimum Group Number 20

Miles from O'Hare Airport 17.5

Miles from Midway Airport 11.0

Miles from Navy Pier 1.8

Miles from McCormick Place 2.7




American Express

Special Interest Tours Offered

Valet Parking Available

Reservations Accepted

Restaurant(s) On-site


Dress Code

Self-Parking Available Off-site

Food On-site Restaurant

Number of Restaurants On-site 2

Minimum Age 10


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