Type of Magician

How do you identify what Type Of Magician they are?

In case you might have become confused after hearing this question, you may like to consider whether magicians are indeed of various types although they all appear to be the same.

There are various parameters employed to adjudge the category of a magician but the two that are most commonly relied upon are the type of performance and their method of conducting their profession.

When distinguished by the type of performance that they conduct, magicians could belong to any of the following categories:

Stage Magician

Probably the most famous and easily the most impressive amongst his brethren, a stage magician is one who performs on stage with the aid of attractive props and plenty of lighting effects in front of a massive audience.

These magicians rely mostly on their creativity and strong oratory skills to deliver a power packed and memorable performance and most definitely acquire celebrity status for themselves somewhere along the timeline.

David Copperfield is one of the most noteworthy stage magicians in the modern era. 

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Parlour/Table Magician

They are magicians who perform at much smaller venues like restaurants or parlours, and are referred to as parlour or table magicians.

Such a performance often entails one-to-one interaction with the audience wherein either the magician summons a member of audience on to the stage or walks up to a particular table and performs a trick.

Skill is the most important requisite here since there is a small distance between the magician and the audience, so everything is plainly visible. 

Street Magician

While walking down the street, have you ever come across individuals shouting something and then following it up with tricks that causes their onlookers to gasp with awe?

This is what street magic is all about and a magician who indulges in this type of performance is known as a street magician.

Until David Blaine came along and lent glamour to it, this variety was looked down upon and never taken seriously.

However, owing to the close proximity between spectators and the performer, it is regarded as a form of close-up magic.


Watching the magician escape from a seemingly impossible situation is what constitutes the magic of escapology and is meant to project the magician as being capable of performing the most improbable.

That said, escapology is something that all magicians incorporates into their acts because who would not want to capitalise on the opportunity to mesmerise the audience and capture their admiration with a simple trick?


Mind reading has always been regarded as a formidable branch of magic because magicians use this to speak to the dead or read the minds of people around them.

Also known as psychological magic, it gives the impression of being a  supernatural phenomenon although it is just a case of reading someone‚Äôs mind.

Bizarre Magic

Many magicians love to amaze their audience by performing bizarre tricks like eating fire, lying on a bed of needles or being walked over by an elephant.

A magician could belong to some or all of these varieties and many professional magicians even graduate from one form to another during the course of their careers.

Ultimately, it depends on the groove in which the magician is most comfortable and that decides the type of magician they are.

Likewise, magicians could also be distinguished on the basis of whether they like to create, spend much time polishing their skills or are proactive in giving live performances.

Once again, magicians could go through all three stages depending on the point their career is at if they feel it is appropriate at that moment.

As long as they are adept, comfortable and have thorough knowledge, it is up to the magician to decide the category that they wish to belong to and work towards it.

So.. What Type of Magician are you??

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