Best Magicians Performing in Washington DC: Let the Show Begin

If you’re tired of spending your weekend at the movies, try something different to relax and have fun: Book your ticket for a magic show! Here in the district, you have the chance to see some of the biggest and most unique performances in the country. Read on to find out the best magicians you can watch live in Washington, DC.

The magic duel


DC’s highly acclaimed Magic Artists Mark Phillips and Ryan Phillips perform distinguished live performances at the Mayflower Hotel in DC and the Synetic Theater in Crystal City. As part of The Magic Duel, the two comedians compete for the title of “best magician”, which is determined by audience votes at the end. The interactive show is not only “magical”, but also political and absolutely hilarious. Don’t get me wrong, though; the shows are not intended for children. You can also hire the duo for special events.

Brian Curry: The Good Liar


Described as “a mind reader, an expert in human behavior and a LIAR”, Brian Curry creates unforgettable moments by pretending to read people’s minds and predict their future. What’s more exciting is that he reveals some of his secrets at the end of the show for you to understand why he is “The Good Liar.” He performs at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC, but you can request special events, which you can specifically design with Curry. Curry’s clients include Microsoft, NASA, AT&T and Capital One Arena.

Max Major – Mind Reading and Magic Show


World-renowned mentalist and America’s Got Talent star Max Major has been named “DC’s Best Performance Artist” by the Washington City Paper for several years. Specializing in “real-life Jedi spirit stuff,” Major has performed over 2,500 live shows, including overseas. Corporate events he has participated in include shows for Facebook, Costco, BP, 7-Eleven, Citibank, Lockheed Martin, and more. He debuted with his first original theater show at the district’s Helix Hotel in 2012.

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Arts Club of Washington in northwest DC hosts top magicians like David Morey, Savino Recine, Jeff McBride, Eric Henning, John McLaughlin, Rahaan Jackson, Kabir Khan, and more. Interactive shows in a historic mansion feature comedy, illusion, mind reading and mystery. Morey, award-winning author and keynote speaker, has performed at the official inaugural balls of the 44th President of the United States and other special events around the world.

Kourosh Pillowcase


Professional magician and mentalist Kourosh Taie has been entertaining the DMV area with his magic and mind-reading shows for nearly a decade. It happens at weddings, birthday parties, bar/bat mitzvah celebrations, corporate events, Christmas parties, Hanukkah parties, and more. Taie guarantees that you and your guests will enjoy her show and gives you your money back if you are not satisfied. “If you don’t like it, you don’t pay. It’s as simple as that,” he says. You can also request a virtual show, which you and your family or friends can access via a private link sent via email.

Brian L. Hartfield