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Edinburgh International Magic Festival is back for another mystical year and 2017 has a box bursting with magic tricks and performances to explore!


Every year MagicFest attracts over 12,000 people at 80 different events across the city from free installations to the world-class Gala show at the Festival Theatre. MagicFest is leading the charge in the newly developing market of Magic Festivals appearing around the world, and aims to be the world leader in programming and producing innovative, cutting edge magic.

STAY Central Hotel has just a few enchanted recommendations to experience this year at the Edinburgh International Magic Festival


Magicfest Gala – Levitations – Saturday 8th July 2017

The best illusion and circus acts from around the world assembled to perform a visually stunning and breath-taking flight of fancy, many making their Scottish debuts, at the Magic Festival’s flagship show.  Floating, suspended in space, soaring and shooting through the air… we present a real version our single most popular dream – flight – in a one-off show, never to be repeated.


Magicfair – Afternoon Alchemy – Saturday 1st till Sunday 2nd July 2017

During MagicFair, Summerhall becomes a carnival of magic with multiple shows and events happening at any time so you can choose your own adventure! Alchemy boasts multiple live shows and drop-in events with an option to learn magic at lessons and workshops. With magic shows from some of the greatest magicians and illusionists every 20 minutes across multiple rooms, you can watch up to 8 live shows between exploring the Ribbon Maze, Magic Shop and enjoying street food and entertainment in the open-air courtyard.


Magicfair – Lates – Friday 30th June till Saturday 1st July 2017 (Ages 16+)

Enjoy a night out with friends like no other you’ve experienced before. Come at sundown to Lates and party with wily wizards as they perform epic exploits until the wee witching hours… On one hand, see sublime and sophisticated sleight-of-hand, comedy magic and illusion but on the other, choose bizarre magic and scary mind-reading. Embrace adventure and let your imagination fly.


You can view the full line up of The Edinburgh International Magic Festival and book tickets by clicking here.

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It’s a perfect time to start planning a magical adventure to Edinburgh and embrace the Edinburgh International Magic Festival.  STAY Central Hotel has a perfect location and stylish bedrooms available to book now…

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