We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

San Francisco Magic Parlor

Closed today: Closed
Open today: Closed
Review Highlights
magic and performance art

We saw David Facer at the San Francisco Magic Parlor at the Chancellor Hotel, not knowing quite... read more

Reviewed January 18, 2015
Chicago-777
,
Chicago, Illinois
A REAL SAN FRANCISCO EXPERIENCE!!!

I was lucky enough to grab a ticket to the San Francisco Magic Parlor during my stay at the... read more

Reviewed July 13, 2014
daniel r
,
San Francisco, California
Read all 42 reviews
14
All photos (14)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good14%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
18 Jan 2015
“magic and performance art”
13 Jul 2014
“A REAL SAN FRANCISCO EXPERIENCE!!!”
About
All New 2015 Production in our 3rd Year! The San Francisco Magic Parlor's new production features magician David Facer. Journey deep into his "World of Paradox" and explore David's fertile imagination and creativity. In our third year the San...more
Closed today
Hours Today: Closed
See all hours
Contact
433 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1503
Union Square
Website
+1 925-852-8655
Call
Improve This Listing
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around San Francisco
from US$31.00
More Info
from US$48.00
More Info
from US$30.00
More Info
Reviews (42)
Filter reviews
42 results
Traveller rating
34
6
0
0
2
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
34
6
0
0
2
See what travellers are saying:
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 42 reviews
Reviewed January 18, 2015

We saw David Facer at the San Francisco Magic Parlor at the Chancellor Hotel, not knowing quite what to expect. He presents a show on paradox, mixing nicely done basic magic tricks (linking rings, cards, coins etc) with performance art - he creates strange, colorful...More

Date of experience: January 2015
1  Thank Chicago-777
David F, Owner at San Francisco Magic Parlor, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2015

Hello Chicago-777, Thank you for your generous review. It has been a dream of mine, since childhood, to perform magic for all my life. Its people like you who remind me that I am on the right track. Thank you for believing, "Impossible is NIOT...More

Reviewed July 13, 2014

I was lucky enough to grab a ticket to the San Francisco Magic Parlor during my stay at the historic Chancellor Hotel in Union Square. Walt Anthony's unique production was unlike anything I've seen before. His genuine presence blended history, magic and theater to create...More

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank daniel r
Reviewed April 15, 2014

This was my first time seeing a magic show. I did not know what to expect. The room that this took place in was very small and private, and felt a little cramped. Once the show started, I stopped thinking about that. There were several...More

Date of experience: March 2014
Thank LieslKaye
Reviewed February 23, 2014

First off I have to say that Walt is amazing! I have lived in the city for a little over a year now and kept hearing about this show. Many of my friends have went and I finally couldn't stand it anymore. I decided to...More

Date of experience: February 2014
1  Thank Bryce J
Reviewed February 21, 2014

I took a group of close friends to the San Francisco Magic parlor last night. Walt Anthony weaves a wonderful tapestry of colorful history held together with magic and engaging banter with the audience. This is not a glitzy Las Vegas style magic show. Rather...More

Date of experience: February 2014
Thank Larry W
Reviewed February 5, 2014

I just happened upon Yelp and saw all of the great reviews and thought why not. The evening was definitely a treat! How often can you learn about the history of a colorful, magical city while experiencing the magic firsthand. Do yourself a favor and...More

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Date of experience: January 2014
Thank Robin0753
Reviewed January 10, 2014

I was staying at The Chancellor Hotel last week and had noticed the hotel restaurant was gearing up for something that looked interesting. Out of curiosity I asked the front desk what was going on and they told me about the magic show. I registered...More

Date of experience: January 2014
2  Thank Behrcat
Reviewed December 28, 2013

For a magic show that includes fun facts and rumors of San Francisco in an intimate and chillaxing setting, this is a great escape in the otherwise busy area to enjoy some cool tidbits incorporated with the illusions. It’s wonderful for tourists to learn more...More

Date of experience: November 2013
Thank TaminatorSF
Reviewed December 27, 2013

One of the enchanting and truly unexpected treasures available in historic Union Square is The San Francisco Magic Parlor in the Chancellor Hotel at 433 Powell Street. The wonderfully entertaining Walt Anthony weaves a spell and takes us back a hundred years (when the Chancellor...More

Date of experience: December 2013
Thank Alexander M
Reviewed November 21, 2013 via mobile

I made a reservation and showed up for the show to find out it was cancelled. I had other backup plans so I was not too disappointed. The lady at the front desk said that I could come back tomorrow night for free if I...More

Date of experience: January 2013
Thank Travelerdarren
View more reviews
Nearby
Union Square
Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army
in the Civil War, this grand square has become the
city's premier shopping and entertainment district
containing the largest number of upscale department
stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theatres in
the city. It's a large open area where tourists and
locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by,
enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and
...More
Nearby HotelsSee all 234 nearby hotels
Chancellor Hotel on Union Square
5,610 reviews
.02 km away
The Inn at Union Square - A Greystone Hotel
1,881 reviews
.05 km away
Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel
3,720 reviews
.05 km away
The Kensington Park Hotel
1,324 reviews
.06 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 6,311 nearby restaurants
Cafe La Taza
191 reviews
.09 km away
Farallon
1,272 reviews
.06 km away
Hogwash
187 reviews
.12 km away
Sears Fine Foods
3,426 reviews
.04 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1,956 nearby attractions
San Francisco Playhouse
276 reviews
.07 km away
Saks Fifth Avenue
43 reviews
.06 km away
The Color Factory
22 reviews
.09 km away
Custom Made Theatre
7 reviews
.04 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from San Francisco Magic Parlor staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines