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The Magic Parlour

Closed Now: 7:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Open today: 7:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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The Magic Parlour Magic and Mind Reading Show in Chicago
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ADMISSION TICKETS (1)
The Magic Parlour Magic and Mind Reading Show in Chicago
From US$79.00*
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About
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
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+1 773-769-3832
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Reviewed yesterday

Our family of 5 came here on the recommendation of a friend. Our kids are in well into their 20's. We all thoroughly enjoyed his show--he was amazing in every way and the entire show. So glad we came to see him....we are still talking...More

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Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sophia H
Reviewed 3 days ago

I took my 90-year-old mother, my 30-year-old niece, and my 20-something daughters to Dennis Watkins' show -- we were all absolutely enthralled and thoroughly entertained! It's a great show -- you don't want to miss it. It was recommended to me by a co-worker, and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Gypsy1962
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was an absolutely wonderful experience! Totally worth the price. Up close and personal magic. This is not something you'd want to miss!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sarahrs8
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wow, wow, wow! Be prepared to be amazed!!! Dennis is amazing! He was able to read off to everyone my husband’s business card -WHILE BLINDFOLDED! I had first seen Dennis perform in “Death and Harry Houdini”. Ever since then I had wanted to see his...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 379mandyj
Reviewed 1 week ago

Barring planted helpers in the audience, I do not understand how Watkins performed some (all) of these feats! Fascinating show, great entertainment. Highly recommended for an out-of-the-ordinary outing!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Daniel H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spend one night downtown every year during our Christmas visit to see family. Girls are 15 & 18 now and looking for something new to do. Stayed at The Palmer House and booked the 9:30 show. We were all completely amazed and highly recommend...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jpazdzior
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing show. Worth the price of the ticket, in a very small setting, close up misdirection and slight of hand. Beautiful hotel setting.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gary S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Something different to do! Show was in a nicely appointed private banquet room. We were surprised and liked that drinks were included. Only thing I didn't like - all taking the elevators up to the show at the same time. There were a lot of...More

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Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kiki B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great show with amazing illusions and slight of hand card tricks. Lots of audience participation.Attended with family during Thanksgiving visit. Highly recommend to all!

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Date of experience: November 2018
Thank richardnP3801WO
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was my second time seeing the Magic Parlour. I took my wife this this because I couldn't stop talking about after the first time I seen Denis live. Now, she wont stop talking about it. It's a lot of fun and Great time!!

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Kanella R
July 5, 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
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StephanieK1102
May 26, 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
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January 3, 2018|
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Response from RusPat_704 | Reviewed this property |
Try calling them and put yourself on the waitlist
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