Portsmouth and District Magic Circle (PDMC )

Welcome to

The Portsmouth & District

Magic Circle

Unleash Your Inner Magician at the PDMC

Welcome to

The Portsmouth & District

Magic Circle

Unleash Your Inner Magician at the PDMC

Welcome to

The
Portsmouth & District

Magic Circle

Unleash Your Inner Magician

About The PDMC

Are you ready to embark on a magical journey that will transform your life? Join the Portsmouth and District Magic Circle, where extraordinary experiences and endless possibilities await!

Boost Your Confidence and Unleash Your Inner Magician

At the PDMC, we believe that magic isn’t just about captivating audiences – it’s about discovering your own hidden powers and gaining the confidence to shine. Step into a supportive community where seasoned magicians and enthusiastic newcomers come together to learn, teach, and ignite their imaginations. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, our welcoming environment will inspire you to push your magical boundaries and reach new heights of astonishment.

Experience Limitless Magic with our Affordable Membership!

For just £30 per year, you’ll gain access to a treasure trove of magical resources, exclusive workshops, and a network of like-minded individuals who share your passion for the mystical arts. Join us, and watch your magical abilities soar!

REASONS TO JOIN THE CLUB

Community & Camaraderie

Connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for magic and form lasting friendships and be part of great community of magicians.

Develop Your Skills

Refine your skills in all scopes of magic by attending our fortnightly club nights. Learn from fellow members as well as the famous magicians we hire on special club nights.

Networking Opportunities

Meet and get to know fellow magic enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels, opening up a world of new friendships and awe-inspiring tricks to learn from.

Performance Opportunities

Showcase your talents and gain valuable stage experience by performing at club meetings, events, and public shows.

Exclusive Access to Resources

Gain access to a treasure trove of books, props, and instructional materials, expanding your magical repertoire.

Member's Website Resources

Gain exclusive access to member shared magic tutorials, thought-provoking articles, and engage in member discussions on our website.

Where & When We Meet

We currently meet on the second and fourth Monday of every month at the Portsmouth Rugby Club, Norway Road, Hilsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO3 5EP.

For a full calendar of upcoming events, click here or scroll down a bit further.

UPCOMING CLUB NIGHTS

Here are our upcoming club nights. Occasionally these may change so if you are a member please an eye out for any emails that inform you of any changes.

8th

JULY

Mike Shaw Presents: Paul Richard's Magic

A night of unique excellent magic that's rarely seen.

22nd

JULY

Trick Clinic

Bring along any trick you'd like help with and let he club's experts and collective hive mind help you out with any sleights, presentation issues, alternative handlings or maybe a better version of the same effect!

29th

JULY
(Off Club Night)

Informal get together at The Churchillian

Those that went to the last one had a great time and leant a lot of magic in comfy surroundings.

There are NO CLUB NIGHTS in August 2024

9th

SEPT
(Special Event)

AWS Visits The PDMC

The AWS visits the PDMC where a select few of their magicians (Seasoned and New) will be hosting a magic show for our members and our family and friends.

(Open To Family & Friends)

23rd

SEPT

Trick Drive hosted by Jim Stone

The trick drive returns!! Bring your best tricks to showcase and share with us all!

30th

SEPT

AWS REHEARSAL NIGHT

We wouldn't normally meet on this Monday but we will be meeting and using it as a rehearsal night for the PDMC's upcoming visit to the AWS.

Tues 8th Oct

(Special Event)

PDMC Visits AWS

The PDMC visits the AWS where a select few of our magicians (Seasoned and New) will be hosting a magic show for the AWS members, and their family and friends.

(Open To Family & Friends)

14th

OCT

Snappy Magic: Hosted by el Roberto

A night of quick visual eye candy magic. Bring anything along that you would like to share with the club.

28th

OCT

Spooky Magic / Magic for Halloween

An opportunity to bring any spooky magic with you to share with the club.

11th

NOV
(Special Event)

LECTURE NIGHT: LecturerTBC

We are looking to secure a well established magic lecturer for this night. Will update once confirmed.

25th

NOV

Trick Drive hosted by Jim Stone

The trick drive returns!! Bring your best tricks to showcase and share with us all!

9th

DEC
(Special Event)

THE GRAND CHRISTMAS QUIZ SPECTACULAR
- Hosted by Denis The Menis

Bring your family and friends along to this amazing night full of fun, laughter and Christmas spirit!

NEWS & BLOG

Keep an eye out for our latest news and blogs, everything magic related! 

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FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Here are a few of our most frequently asked questions. If you don’t find the answer to your question on our website, please don’t hesitate to contact us by email.

The PDMC has a mixture of seasoned and beginner magicians. If you are a beginner and are serious about becoming a magician or even doing magic as a hobby so you can have fun and fool your family and friends, please don’t be shy to join.

Additionally, the club holds many different nights where the members share magic together, and we regularly have seasoned magicians holding themed nights for us so we can all learn. Every day is a school day at the PDMC.

If you would like to become a member, please complete the application form by clicking here.

We have a wide and varied calendar of events that allow members to learn the art of magic, as well as perform and socialise with like minded people in a welcoming and friendly environment. Please visit our Upcoming Nights for more info on what’s to come. 

Traditionally members met every Monday (excluding August and bank holidays). However, following the COVID-19 pandemic meetings have been changed to two meetings per month.

There is a joining fee as well as an annual subscription fee to be an ongoing member. These costs are minimal (around £30 joining fee and £30 annual subscription) but vary from year to year as per decision made at the Annual General Meeting.

You must be at least 16 years of age to become a member of the Portsmouth and District Magic Circle. However, we have on occasion allowed under 16s if accompanied by an adult at the council’s discretion.

Jumbo Day was the one-day annual sale and exchange typically run at the end of October and had become one of the UK’s most popular one-day events. However, due to the changing nature of magic, declining numbers and the COVID-19 pandemic, Jumbo Day is currently taking a hiatus. Therefore until further notice, Jumbo Day will not be taking place.