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Dennis Watkins – The Magic Parlour

Dennis Watkins – The Magic Parlour

Located in Loop


17 E. Monroe St, Chicago IL 60603

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Now in its 10th smash year, The Magic Parlour is currently ranked the #1 show in Chicago on TripAdvisor. Chicago’s top-rated evening of classic magic and mentalism features 3rd-generation magician Dennis Watkins. Seating fewer than 40 guests at each show, it is performed in a private ballroom inside the historic Palmer House hotel in the heart of downtown.

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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, Google 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 4 marriage proposals!

Don your fancy duds and head into the Loop for a magical night out. Cocktail attire is recommended and the show is intended for a grown-up audience. Guests 12 and older are welcome.

Tickets are $79 – $89 per guest, and wine, beer, and soft drink selections are included with your tickets. Make reservations for a magical night at

“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 Number20

Miles from O'Hare Airport17.5

Miles from Midway Airport11.0

Miles from Navy Pier1.8

Miles from McCormick Place2.7




American Express

Special Interest Tours Offered

Valet Parking Available

Reservations Accepted

Restaurant(s) On-site


Dress Code

Self-Parking AvailableOff-site

Food On-siteRestaurant

Number of Restaurants On-site2

Minimum Age10



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