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The Magic Parlour

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The Magic Parlour Magic and Mind Reading Show in Chicago
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The Magic Parlour Magic and Mind Reading Show in Chicago
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“palmer house”(20 reviews)
“card tricks”(9 reviews)
The Magic Parlour is an intimate evening of classic magic and mind-reading performance with 3rd generation magician Dennis Watkins, presented weekly by The House Theatre of Chicago in the historic Palmer House Hilton Hotel.
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Palmer House Hilton, 17 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603
Downtown / The Loop
+1 773-769-3832
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All reviews magic show palmer house card tricks mind reading great magician slight of hand small audience mind boggling highly recommend this show to anyone intimate space audience members loves magic unique evening takes place entire show all ages small group
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Took my wife and two grandsons ( age 15 and 12) to Chicago to see Dennis Watkins at The Magic Parlor) in the Palmer House this past weekend. He has been on Penn & Teller and his show is "just amazing". The Parlor only seats...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 3 days ago

I would give it 10 stars if I could. Anyone who was not amazed by this show is no longer alive and needs to call the funeral director!!! At $79 for 80 min not including drinks that's $1/min and well worth it. We tried to...More

Thank Lori A
Reviewed 6 days ago

Well worth every penny and second. Went with family to celebrate a birthday and every one of us enjoyed it so much we couldnt stop talking about it. A man in front of me was there for the 3rd time bringing new people and he...More

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Thank hedgeh0gfamily
Reviewed 1 week ago

i thought the experience was fantastic. From the moment you enter the beautiful Palmer House hotel to the last few unbelievable moments of the show by Dennis Watkins, this was a 5 Star experience that is unlike anything else I’ve ever experienced.

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Thank tikibilly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dennis Watkins is a third generation magician. He shows off the best of old school magicians' tricks and brings humor and a "new" generation experience as well. He is funny and engaging and the time absolutely flew by. We were a group of two sitting...More

Thank 72,850,007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and our friend had an outstanding night at Dennis Watkin's Magic Parlour. He is an amazing magician and has a great sense of humor and style. We thoroughly enjoyed the night and will definitely bring back friends. Must see in Chicago.

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Thank trevorschauenberg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is worth seeing. Amazing magic and mind tricks. Great for all ages. The tricks involved the audiance and I was amazed. Nice place to see the act and a small audience.

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Thank kkimweiss
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dennis Watkins ASTONISHES! This sleight of hand magician wows his audience in an intimate setting at The Historical Palmer House. Dennis delivers his mastery and engages with his audience as only a consummate performer is able.You'll feel like you have attended "a happening!" It's a...More

Thank Amy C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are still talking about the performance 3 days latter. We can hardly believe what we saw. can someone actually read minds? I am having a hard time believing everything we saw at the show. It is a very interactive show and you will be...More

Thank bmwdiscman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful magic show in a very small space (only about 35 people) so everyone has a great view of what is going on. We were in the second row and 3 out of the 4 of us in my group were chosen...More

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Downtown / The Loop
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Kanella R
6 July 2018|
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Response from Chelsea K | Property representative |
Absolutely! If you have the chance, give our box office your guests' names in advance and we'll know to expect them. 773-769-3832
27 May 2018|
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Response from Chelsea K | Property representative |
Hi Stephanie K! We encourage dressy attire for the show in this beautiful hotel. We know not everyone packs dressy clothes for a vacation, so we don't turn folks away for being on the casual side and making last-minute... More
4 January 2018|
Response from RusPat_704 | Reviewed this property |
Try calling them and put yourself on the waitlist