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The Close-Up Show
The Close-Up Show

The Close-Up Show

Unfortunately due to the on-going situation regarding COVID-19 and the need for social distancing during this difficult time, Hertford Theatre will close to the public from 3pm on Tuesday 17th March 2020.

Our customers health and well-being is of paramount importance to us and we will remain closed until 31st May 2020.

Please do not contact us regarding refunds or bookings.
Our Box Office will contact you as soon as they can and we are working through systematically and in chronological order, prioritising events and films that are happening today, tomorrow and the weeks ahead.

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Saturday 18th April, 8pm 
Saturday 16th May, 8pm
Saturday 13th June, 8pm
Saturday 18th July, 8pm
Saturday 19th September, 8pm
Saturday 17th October, 8pm
Saturday 14th November, 8pm

Tickets: £18
Duration: 80mins
Suitable for: ages 10+
Other: This event takes place in our Studio, with limited availability and unallocated seating.


An intimate evening of close-up magic, trickery and sleight of hand with 3 magicians.

​Close Up Magic is one of the most popular and impressive forms of the art and this unique event showcases some of the best exponents direct from the sell out shows at The Magic Circle. 
Audiences get to experience the magic in the intimate setting of our Studio, often taking part themselves.
Prepare to be amazed!

The format is informal with a limited audience so they can be as close to the magic as possible.
Magicians of contrasting styles perform a 25 minute set in turn, typically with cards, coins and borrowed objects. 
There is a short interval between each act to help the audience catch their breath before the show resumes.

Although all shows are of a universal nature and young enthusiasts are welcomed, 80 minutes of close-up is not usually recommended for those under 10.

Not sure what Close Up Magic is? Click here to find out more!

Audience Quotes

'I've never seen ANYTHING like that before - Absolutely amazing!'

'This show is different from anything else out there... the quality of the performers was excellent. I'm definitely coming again!'

‘Absolutely terrific, I can’t praise it highly enough. If you’ve never seen one, come and see it!’

Find tickets or call the box office on 01992 531500

All tickets include a £1.50 booking fee. There is an additional charge of £1 for postage.

Are you a wheelchair user or do you have limited mobility?

Please contact the box office in advance on 01992 531500 who will arrange seating for you and book your tickets.