Performances start October 5 at The Magic Parlour’s new home (50 West Randolph)

Around 90 minutes with no intermission. All paid tickets include a complimentary drink from the bar. Encore Room participants will have an additional 25-minute show, immediately following.

The Magic Parlour

Experience Jaw-Dropping Magic.

Step into 3rd Generation Magician Dennis Watkins’ brand new custom magic theater in the heart of downtown Chicago. 

Located adjacent to Goodman Theatre, Chicago’s longest-running magic show has a new home, specifically designed to showcase up-close magic and mind reading. Inspired by the history of parlour magic as its own unique genre, Dennis Watkins’ The Magic Parlour  offers an intimate magical experience for only 60 guests per performance.

Grab a glass of wine, settle in and reconnect with your sense of childlike wonder as miracles unfold inches in front of your eyes, and even in your own hands.

Delighting audiences for 15 years, see for yourself why Dennis Watkins “is without an obvious peer” (Chicago Tribune).

Recommended for ages 12+.

The Encore Room

The Encore Room directly follows select performances of The Magic Parlour, allowing you to experience Watkins’ world-class sleight of hand in an even more exclusive setting. Immediately after the show, you are escorted to a smaller, private space, where you will sit at the card table with Chicago’s top magician to witness even more of the awe-inspiring magic Watkins has up his sleeve. To add The Encore Room experience, choose “VIP” when selecting your performance.

Limited to 20 guests, The Encore Room also provides guests the unique opportunity to participate in a Q&A with Watkins where you will learn more about his family legacy, his remarkable life in magic, and his work as one of this country’s premier magicians.

Listen to Dennis Watkins’s message to Goodman audiences about The Magic Parlour—performances start October 5!

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Groups of 10+ receive special savings and perks.

Contact us at 312.443.3815 or

For private events, corporate events and buy-outs, email


Contact the box office at 312.443.3800 (12noon – 5pm, daily).

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