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What to expect

  • Now you see it, now you don't. Don't miss the awe-inspiring Wonderville Magic & Illusion on the West End this summer.
  • See five jaw-dropping acts perform the magic of illusion, including award-winning mind reader and popular TV star Chris Cox and breakout Britain's Got Talent star Josephine Lee.
  • Expect comedy, illusion, magic, entertainment and mystery in this extraordinary Palace Theatre performance.

The West End is the place to be this summer, as Wonderville brings its magic to the Palace Theatre, where you'll be swept away by a performance filled with five incredible acts showcasing their inimitable talents of illusion. They'll demonstrate a mesmerising display of magic and illusion that will no doubt keep you on the edge of your seat.

You'll see Britain's Got Talent semi-finalist Josephine Lee and multi award-winning mind-reader and TV star Chris Cox, along with illusion double act Young And Strange, all sharing their unbelievable skills at the Palace Theatre. Also joining the lineup is up-and-coming Magic Circle Triple Crown Champion Edward Hilsum, who has received high praise from the likes of Dynamo and Derren Brown, along with international hula hoopers and Guinness World Record holders Amazi and Symoné, who will be taking turns to perform during the summer run.

Magic and illusion performances have been around for centuries, but this West End theatre production gives it a fresh, modern take that truly has to be seen to be believed. You'll see some of the world's greatest illusionists live on stage as these five unique acts share their talents with you on a spellbinding vaudevillian journey of illusion and visual trickery.

Grab your Wonderville Magic & Illusion tickets now to this variety performance unlike any other, where illusion and magic meet comedy and audience participation in an utterly unique and spectacularly sensational fun night out for the whole family.

You'll be thoroughly gripped and filled with wonder as you ask yourself: how did they do it?

What to know before you go

  • The performance is suitable for ages 5+, though slightly older children may enjoy it more. Note that children should be old enough to understand that the illusionists live on stage are experts and their acts of magic and illusion should not be attempted at home.
  • Its running time is 2 hours 15 minutes, including an interval.
  • The show is performed at the Palace Theatre, one of the West End's larger venues, with a capacity of 1,400 spread across four levels.
  • Try to arrive around half an hour before the start of your performance as latecomers will not be admitted until the interval.
  • There is an accessible toilet at the rear of the Stalls and more toilets on all levels.
  • Bars can be found on all levels of the Palace Theatre. They are however, not accessible, so wheelchair users should contact a member of staff for assistance buying refreshments.
  • A member of staff at the front entrance or Box Office will be able to grant access to the wheelchair-accessible side entrance on Shaftesbury Avenue.
  • The main entrance has 20 steps so guests with limited mobility may enter the Stalls via the foyer. There are more stairs to the Dress Circle, Upper Circle and Balcony.
  • Note that there is a 3cm step to the Stalls. All Stalls aisle seats are suitable for anyone who wishes to transfer from their wheelchair.
  • Aisle seats are recommended for guide dog users, though a dog sitting service is also available if you'd prefer.
  • A Williams Sound hearing assistance system is available.
  • There are lots of brilliant restaurants nearby spanning a range of cuisines and dietary requirements, from popular chains like Nando's and Patty & Bun, to themed restaurants like Hard Rock Cafe or Rainforest Cafe, and unique offerings like The Coach and Horses, which is London's first vegetarian and vegan pub.

Getting there

  • The Palace Theatre can be found at 113 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 5AY, in the heart of the West End.
  • The theatre is well connected by public transport and is close to multiple Tube stations, including Leicester Square (Northern and Piccadilly lines) and Tottenham Court Road (Central and Northern lines), both of which are under a five-minute walk away.
  • Charing Cross station (Bakerloo and Northern lines and National Rail services) is only a 12-minute walk away if you're travelling by train.
  • As it's such a central location, there are lots of bus routes that stop nearby too, including the 14, 19, 24, 29, 38, 55, 73, 98, 176 and 390.
  • It's recommended you travel by public transport, but if you're driving, Q-Park Chinatown is a three-minute walk away and Q-Park Covent Garden is seven minutes away on foot.
  • Q-Park’s Theatreland Parking Scheme saves you 50% on the cost of parking after 12pm for up to four hours. You just need to validate your Q-Park car park ticket at the Palace Theatre box office and the car park machine will automatically remove 50% when you exit.
  • Soho Square has a few parking meters but spaces usually fill up quickly. NCP Brewer Street is also only a six-minute walk.

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