The Laneway Theatre DELUXE Illusion Show - Live in your school.

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Just letting you know the magic show was a great hit yesterday. The teachers all emailed me to say how much everyone enjoyed it and they loved seeing the looks on the boys' faces.
Donna Davis, St Kevins

Thank you so much for your performance. It engaged all students and teachers and I have received overwhelming positive feedback from schools (and school teachers can be tough critics).
Bob Boyer, East Goulburn MARC Librarian

After the huge success of almost a hundred schools visiting The Laneway Theatre virtually during 2020/21, we are now free to bring The Laneway Theatre experience to your school!

This interactive show/workshop introduces you to magic as an artform.


Internationally award winning magician and lecturer Tim Ellis strips back the velvet curtain as he teaches some basic "Level 1" magic effects using acting, dexterity, and sometimes even maths!

These elements are woven into a tale of his own life journey - as a simple trick shown to him at school took him all around the world to where he is now - the founder of The Melbourne Magic Festival and owner of Melbourne's Home of Magic, The Laneway Theatre.

The show is modified to suit each year level and features a stunning variety of magic including his FISM World Magic Championship winning 'Runaround Sue' routine.

This DELUXE version of the show also has a backdrop and one child is sawn in half in Tim's 'Grand lllusion'.

He also offers follow up of video tutorials (no extra charge) going over the tricks taught in the show, plus a few bonus effects as well.

Tim Ellis has been presenting shows in schools since 1980 and continues to get 10 out 10 ratings with every new production.




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

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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“A true professional, Tim Ellis not only performed wonderful magic tricks, he took everyone on a journey with his story telling and interaction with the audience. The online show was magnificent. All the students were spellbound by Tim’s performance"
Paul Dooley, Haileybury

Show Details



Year Level Suitability

7-9 to 10-12

Curriculum area

The Arts - Drama, English, Mathematics


Magic, Illusion, Psychology, Story Telling, Problem Solving, Lateral Thinking, Creativity


Comedy, Drama, Lecture, Workshop


45-60 minutes


$900 (inc gst) up to 100 students. $5 each for additional students.

School Term:
Term 2, Term 3, Term 4


Melbourne and Surrounds

Travel between 50-100kms of Northcote incurs an additional $80 travel fee
Schools further away - check the online version of the show.

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Enquiry/Booking Request