The Laneway Theatre
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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NamzagehT18
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
Oct. 2022 • Family
I remember Parer the magician, sim saller bin! who always intrigued me as a youngster, I watch Penn and Teller and have seen various famous magicians including Copperfield in Vegas when I was playing cards there. But Tim is the best, a master illusionist and brilliant entertainer.
Written 10 October 2022
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That's very high praise! Thank you so much :)
Written 17 October 2022
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John Z
1 contribution
Sep. 2022 • Family
Excellent magic show performed by a master at the top of his game. Laneway Theatre is an excellent venue and the show is an experience not to be missed.
Written 12 September 2022
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I'll pass your comments on to our culinary conjurers who will be delighted! ;) Thanks for joining us!
Written 15 September 2022
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annarosabaker
Sydney177 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Couples
A fabulous show! Tim Ellis is a wonderful showman. The tricks were astounding! Love the lead up to the show,where you have to give the password and enter the initial room - lots of fun. The theatre is a great setup. Comfortable seats. The toilet is worth a visit - also fun.
Written 10 September 2022
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So glad you enjoyed the complete experience... including out outer space toilet!
Written 15 September 2022
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Bec
1 contribution
Jun. 2022 • Family
This show was amazing and so captivating, I love how he gets the audience involved and tells a story, this is a must see show!
Held down a little side alley, this quirky theatre is full of character and adds to the experience perfectly.
Written 3 July 2022
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Thanks so much for joining us Bec. I'm so glad you loved the show, and I really appreciate your pictures too!
Written 19 July 2022
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Ryan Effendy
1 contribution
Jun. 2022 • Couples
Amazing show and venue! Even entering the venue itself is another experience by itself! Tim as the entertainer is really engaging and welcoming to all of the audience. Would definitely be back here again next time there’s a show and I’m in Melbourne
Written 30 June 2022
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Thank you so much for coming Ryan. What a great group we had that night!! A wonderful audience makes for an even better show.
Written 1 July 2022
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Michael
Melbourne, Australia14 contributions
Jun. 2022 • Family
Tim gave many weeks of free magic shows during Melbourne's lockdown of 2020 and 2021 went to support his show on 18/06 and came back the next sat on 25/06 as was fascinated by his audience choose your own magic show items form the menu and Tim even went above and beyond to ensure the show wasn't repeated in the two consecutive shows we attended. highly recommended Saturday night show for solo, couples, and families. Thanks Tim!
Written 25 June 2022
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Thanks so much for coming to see the show two weeks in a row! I was so pleased to see your faces filled with amazement even more the second time around!
Written 25 June 2022
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barbaranapthine
Swifts Creek, Australia2 contributions
Jun. 2022 • Couples
Up so close and still completely amazed by this master of magic. The whole show was captivating. Wonderful warm welcome and then the time flew by as Tim entranced us with his stories, charm and illusions.
Written 14 June 2022
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Thank you for joining us on Saturday night. We REALLY appreciate the feedback and look forward to welcoming you again next time.
Written 17 June 2022
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SGG
2 contributions
Jun. 2022 • Solo
Fantastic show. Incredibly entertaining and magical, and a much more interesting night out than your average trip to the cinema!

I saw the magic menu show here, and thoroughly recommend it to anyone!
Written 10 June 2022
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Thanks so much for coming! I love the pic you posted. We look forward to seeing you again at one of our other shows throughout the year :)
Written 11 June 2022
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Global Adventuring
Melbourne, Australia14 contributions
Jun. 2022 • Family
We had no idea what we were in for when we rang the doorbell, whispered the secret words and the door creaked open. From the moment we stepped foot into secret laneway theatre we had a feeling that whatever happened next would be surprising. And we were not disappointed.
The theatre is actually in Tim Ellis’ very own house. And Tim makes you feel right at home. A visit to the twinkling star toilet is a must, listen out for the unnerving phone call ;-)
Tim has woven incredible magic and illusions into a fabulous choose your own story (or rather 4 course meal). Tim is warm, funny natural story teller, his magic is so clever. The whole audience is invited to join in the show. Having sat right next to Tim I still couldn’t work out how he did it.
This show is such a treat for all ages. Don’t miss out! Guessing that because the audience chooses their own adventure no two nights could ever be the same.
Written 6 June 2022
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Thanks so much for joining us, and I'm glad you discovered our very unique bathroom. (I hope you didn't answer the phone though!) See you next time :)
Written 8 June 2022
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timsW8751NF
Melbourne, Australia4 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
If you like to shake things up then Tim Ellis and the Laneway theatre is the place for you. It’s full of surprises. From the anonymous wooden Laneway door to walking through the coffin and finally into the intimate theatre. And this is before the show has even started!

Tim is a first class showman. An amazing magician full of great tricks. The tricks just flowed seamlessly and became progressively more impressive.

Don’t miss out on this treasure of melbourne.
Written 15 May 2022
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Thanks so much! We really enjoy seeing the faces of our guests as they finally pass through the coffin ;)
Written 15 May 2022
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