Gloucestershire Magician

About me


Richard Parsons professional magician in the Cotswolds performing tricks at Widbrook Grange Hotel

I started performing close-up magic as a career in 2007. What began with the odd wedding and event saw me auditioning - and qualifying - for the prestigious Magic Circle just five years later.

Today, magic is my life*

With over 16 years' experience, I'm frequently booked by well-known brands for high-profile events, as well as giving guests a memorable, magical experience at weddings throughout Gloucestershire, the Cotswolds, the South West of England, around the UK and beyond.

But there's more to being an in-demand magician than simply being able to perform great magic tricks! It's about personality, warmth and humour. It's about creating mystery, wonder and delight- being good with people and making sure your audience have fun along the way.

Wedding guests and a bride enjoying magic tricks at Widbrook Grange Cotswolds wedding venue


In their five-star reviews clients tell me I'm great to work with - a people person with charm and charisma. It's the reason they don't just book me as a professional magician, but also hire me as a host or MC (emcee) for high-profile events.

Over the years I've performed at many prestigious venues and locations including:

  • Houses of Parliament, London
  • The Lanesborough, London
  • Grosvenor House, London
  • Highgrove - the private residence of King Charles III
  • City Social, London
  • JW Marriott Hotel, Venice, Italy
  • Monestario de Valbuena, Spain
  • Chateau La Chaire, Jersey
  • Soho Farmhouse
  • 22 SAS Regiment, Hereford

I'm on the recommended entertainers list for popular Cotswold wedding venues and I'm lucky enough to have won a number of awards including:

  • 2023 The Cotswolds Awards: Best Wedding Entertainer in the Cotswolds
  • 2021 Wedding Industry Awards: South West Region Winner
  • 2020 SOGLOS Awards: Wedding supplier of the year
  • 2017 Wedding Industry Awards - South West Region Winner and National Finalist in London
  • 2016 The Cotswolds Awards: Best Wedding Entertainer in the Cotswolds

*Along with my wife and three boys of course!

Member of The Magic Circle Magician Richard Parsons based in Gloucestershire

The life of a magician involves a packed schedule of evening and weekend working - but what do I do when I'm not entertaining at high-profile brand events or helping happy couples celebrate their big day with my brilliant brand of wedding magic? As well as travelling and spending time with my family and friends, I enjoy eating out - and a little boxing to work off the inevitable calories (not to mention wedding cake!).

As I love to travel, I'm always happy to host, emcee or provide wow-factor magic at your events around the world (just don't expect to see me at breakfast - I've never been a morning person!).

Read more about my services as an in-demand wedding magician or discover the secret to drawing crowds to your trade show or event.

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Recent testimonials

"Richard Parsons Gloucestershire Magician Ltd was an excellent addition to my 40th birthday party. He went above and beyond to ensure that all guests, including children, were entertained throughout the event. Richard's dedication to his craft was evident as he mesmerized both adults and children with his magic tricks, keeping them enthralled for hours. The following day, I received numerous texts from guests inquiring about where I found him. Overall, I was thoroughly impressed with Richard's performance and would highly recommend him for any event."

"This guy is seriously amazing. He thrilled my guests at my recent 50th Birthday party with his fantastic magical talents. Also extremely engaging and remembers everyone's names too. It was money well spent. Thank you Richard xx"

"Rich blows my mind! His skills, charisma and talent as a magician and event host are not to be missed. He can work any room and isn't your traditional magician. Highly recommend we can't wait to have more events with you!"

"Richard has attended our annual awards ceremony again this year and once again he has worked his magic - literally! Our guests were once again taken aback by how good he is, and no matter how much you try to work out how it is done, you just can't! I would not hesitate to book him again and is suitable for any type of event, whether it be a wedding, corporate or personal event. Simply amazing!"

"Richard joined us on our company trade show stand for 2 days this week, helping us drive home (pardon the pun) the dangers of distracted driving, by implementing a little distraction of his own with some great magic tricks to attract visitors to our stand, while liberating them of various items from their pockets. It worked really well and got us lots of attention and some great leads we would not have captured otherwise. We really felt like Richard was part of our team and I am absolutely certain we will be using him again. A great addition to any event. Thank you Richard and see you again soon."
PENNY RANDALL 2022, FARNBOROUGH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CENTRE Cartoon of Richard Parsons magician with playing cards dressed in a suit
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