The Laneway Theatre

The Laneway Theatre, Northcote: Address, Phone Number, The Laneway Theatre Reviews: 5/5

The Laneway Theatre
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The Laneway Theatre is Australia's only purpose built Close Up Magic venue. Seating 32 in pure luxury it stages intimate performances of world class magic.
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Bill O
Melbourne, Australia13 contributions
A magic night for the whole family
Jun. 2021 • Family
We went to Tim Ellis’s show tonight and it was fabulous. The tricks are totally baffling! And he is such a nice guy with a really smooth delivery. I can’t recommend it too highly. It went for two hours including a 10 minute interval in a really cool (and spooky!) magic theatre seating 32 people. COVID restrictions meant 50% only were allowed tonight.

Kids were there with their parents and they loved it too. Lots of audience participation which made it really engaging.

Don’t miss it!
Written 12 June 2021
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Thanks Bill! We're back at full capacity every Saturday night! Plus, Sleight Night is returning third Wednesday of every month if you'd like to visit again but see a completely different show
Written 4 August 2021
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Lawry
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
Pure entertainment
May 2021
The Laneway Theater is hosted by world class magician Tim Ellis Tim Ellis is not just a magician doing magic tricks, he is a complete entertainment. Really funny comedy connects all his effects. The audience is engaged and enjoying every second.
Written 30 May 2021
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Thanks Lawry! I think you're our #1 fan!
Written 4 August 2021
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Geoffrey R
Melbourne, Australia15 contributions
This magic includes you!
May 2021
Patience , Involvement and Understanding were key to this excellent show.
Moving along at easy pace it was amazing to see how simple, yet entertaining, a few cards and pins etc. could be.
A controlled level of audience participation by an accomplished presenter made for an enjoyable alternative to mundane tellie watching.
Well done
Written 29 May 2021
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Glad you enjoyed the show Geoffrey - we are finally back IN PERSON every Saturday night. I hope you can join us one day.
Written 4 August 2021
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Margaret S
Melbourne, Australia5 contributions
Best night out for a Lockdown
May 2021
Five stars again for a funny, friendly bubbly show last night. Doubly amazing since you are watching from a front row seat on your own couch.
Written 29 May 2021
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Thanks Margaret! It was good to see you at an IN PERSON show as well as our many Zoom shows during lockdown. We really appreciate your support!
Written 4 August 2021
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Christopher M
2 contributions
Highly recommend The Laneway Theatre
Apr. 2021
I have seen a lot of magic acts over the years, Tims performance would rank one of the best. Tim entertained us for 2 hours, never a dull moment.
Highly recommend The Laneway Theatre.
Best
Chris and Tatiana
Written 10 April 2021
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Thanks so much guys! April seems so long ago but thankfully we are BACK with IN PERSON shows every Saturday night! Plus, we have SLEIGHT NIGHT returning every third Wednesday if you'd like to see a completely different show.
Written 4 August 2021
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Kaylene W
Melbourne, Australia23 contributions
Fun Night
Apr. 2021 • Friends
What a great night. You enter through a secret doorway then through a coffin. What an adventure. Absolutely loved the show, the magic was amazing. Loved it.
Written 10 April 2021
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Thanks so much for joining us. We try to keep our reputation as a "secret" venue because we LOVE seeing the faces on our first time guests when they finally arrive :)
Written 4 August 2021
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Bridget C
1 contribution
Awesome
Mar. 2021 • Couples
This show surpassed my expectations completely. Whether you’re into magic or not, I’d highly recommend it.
Written 20 March 2021
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Thank you Bridget! We really appreciate the recommendation!
Written 4 August 2021
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Sue M
1 contribution
Superb show
Mar. 2021
Tim's show was superb. I have seen Tim perform about 12 times over a number of years and this was the best perfomance ever. There were two other tricks that I did not see which are brilliant but due to covid rules of not being allowed to touch a memeber of the audience he could not do. I invited five friends to come with me on Sat 13/3/2021 and they all thought it was great. I now hope to take my family next time we can all get together to go to Tim's show, it was that good.
Written 14 March 2021
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Thanks Sue! I think you've seen about 4 or 5 of our different Laneway shows now! We really appreciate your support and thanks so much for being pro-active and bring our friends along with you.
Written 4 August 2021
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Leanne L
Mt Martha, Australia2 contributions
Most wonderful evening
Mar. 2021 • Family
We had the most amazing evening at the Laneway Theatre last night. We took our 3 granddaughters with us and they were mesmerised throughout the evening. Tim engages with everyone in a casual way and has you laughing all the time. We initially saw Tim’s show onboard a cruise ship that blew us away so we were overjoyed to find out that he resides in Melbourne enabling us to see his shows more often. I would urge anyone to go to a show, you will never forget the experience.
Written 14 March 2021
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It's so good to hear from my cruisers! We'll be out there again soon, but we always have The Laneway Theatre! :)
Written 4 August 2021
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Laney125
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
Amazing, unique experience, must go!
Mar. 2021 • Family
I came across Tim by chance when I “zoomed” in to a very generous free magic show that he put on for families during lockdown. I was hooked!

This was my first in person outing since lockdown and it it did not disappoint, it was truly fantastic.

Tim is a wonderful host to his purpose built magic theatre which is also his home. He is an amazing magician that can seemingly do it all: card tricks, sleight of hand, mentalist, even blade swallowing!
Tim is an absolutely gracious host and great magician and the show is fantastic and inclusive. Suitable for families with kids aged about 8 upwards.
You have got to visit this “best kept secret” location for a unique and wonderful evening with the world class magician Tim Ellis.
Written 14 March 2021
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Thanks so much for your kind words! Since March we've been in and out of lockdown but it's looking good now and we have shows scheduled every Saturday night!
Written 4 August 2021
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