The Mad Hatter Magic Show (and Magic Workshop)

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Magnificent Magic - the show was fantastic!
Reservoir West Primary School

The Mad Hatter was amazing. 11 out of 10!
Lyn Yates, Library Coordinator, RACV Club, Melbourne

For the last five years The Mad Hatter Magic Show has sold out at The Melbourne Magic Festival and, by public demand, we have now taken this show into schools.

It's a highly interactive, hilariously theatrical magical slice of Wonderland, and as entertaining for the teachers as it is for the kids.

As an introduction to theatre, the show is a wonderful example of the power of character, as The Hatter completely engages the audience for a full hour of magic and improvisation.

It's also perfect introduction to the world of literature, as the kids want to know more about The Hatter after the show and are very eager to read "his story" in Alice in Wonderland, plus it's a great way to introduce kids to theatre without them even realising it!

The show comes with 3 options:

Option 1 - The Mad Hatter Magic Show (45-60 minutes).
Performance space can be as small as 3m deep by 4m wide, or as big as full size stage! The Hatter walks in carrying two picnic baskets and is ready to perform immediately.

Option 2 - The Mad Hatter's Magical Tea Party (45-60 minutes).
This is a more theatrical stage size version of the show with a picnic table, larger props, and the levitation of a child from the audience. (See photo above). It requires a 20 minute set up time without children present, and a 10 minute bump out time after the show and can be performed in a double classroom with a minimum 4m deep by 6m wide performance space.
Click here for the show poster.

Option 3 - The Mad Hatter Magic Workshop (20-60 minutes)
This is a fun and interactive magic workshop with the students where they get to learn the secrets of magic and make their own tricks!
  • Workshops can run from 20 to 60 minutes - whatever suits your day.
  • Workshops are priced at an additional $15 per student with a minimum fee of $330. Maximum of 30 students per workshop session.
  • Playing cards, coins, rubber bands, glue, paper, cardboard etc will be used by the students to create the magic and are all supplied!
  • Tricks taught are selected based on age group.
  • YouTube video tutorials are available for each trick on request. Samples here.


Performer Tim Ellis is an internationally award winning magician, President of The Australian Institute of Magic and founder of The Melbourne Magic Festival. He has previously toured acclaimed magic shows for schools including:

• Spellbinder
• Pure Magic
• Magic Unlimited's Best Show Ever

Click here to learn more about Tim Ellis

To make a booking or enquiry, simply press the GREEN Enquiry/Booking Request Button above right to directly contact the booking team. They will answer you promptly to discuss your booking including when payment will be required.

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More Reviews

A BIG thank you from the Grade 1/2 teachers and students. The kids were so excited and engaged and absolutely loved your show (the teachers had a ball too).
St. Peter Apostle Primary School

A very impressive and professional show that had us all absolutely captivated. It aroused interest and impetus to our Performing Arts program. Great interaction. Children totally captivated (and teachers) for entire performance.
Montrose Primary School

Terrific program - kids were enthralled with the whole show. Fantastic - very entertaining - kids really enjoyed it - well done. Entertainment at its best - students were held enthralled at all times.
Wonthaggi North Primary School

Your magic show was better than excellent. It was brilliant. You are brilliantly clever and entertaining. I can’t put in words, how wonderful your show was.
Sonia Duric

Show Details



Year Level Suitability

Prep-2 to 3-6

Curriculum area

The Arts - Drama, Mathematics


Fantasy, Fairy Tales, Theatre, Literature


Comedy, Drama, Workshop


45-60 minute magic show. (Magic workshops optional add on)


OPTION 1 - $550 (inc gst) up to 120 students. $5 each for additional students. OPTION 2 - $800 (inc GST) up to 120 students. $7 each for additional students. OPTION 3 - $15 per student with a minimum fee of $330. Max 30 students

School Term:
Term 1, Term 2, Term 3, Term 4


Anywhere in metropolitan Melbourne and happy to travel to regional areas*.
*Travel costs may need to be added.

AVAILABLE AUSTRALIA WIDE VIA ZOOM - $500 for up to 95 screens.

We don't need a stage but are happy to use one if you have one! For Option 2 we bring all our own sound gear and set, so we just need a power socket close to the performance area.

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