Ben Hart: The Nutshell

Cabaret and Variety (magic)

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  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

This show has performances in multiple locations


West End star and multi award-winning magician Ben Hart makes a triumphant return to Edinburgh (due to phenomenal demand) with a show that shines a light on magic, life, the universe and the darkest corners of your imaginations. Total Edinburgh Fringe sell-out show 2014/2017/2018. Best Magic Show at Adelaide Fringe weekly awards. 'Devilishly clever' **** (Scotsman). 'Mind-blowing... supreme master of the vanishing act. He really is a must see. Don't miss him' ***** (Advertiser, Adelaide). 'Makes sceptics become believers' ***** ( 'Ben Hart will have you believing in magic' ***** ( 'Utterly enchanting' **** (Daily Mail).

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Entrance via level access after taking stairs or lift to level 2.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access, Lift (Building Lift)

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

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  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Alastair McInnes 78 days ago

Having seen the first half of the show a couple of weeks ago, before it had to be abandoned because of the illness of an audience member, I'm so glad I finally got to see the ending. Ben is a brilliant magician and an excellent entertainer. Definitely one to book for next year.

Simon Reed 89 days ago

Great show

Really draws you in and surprises with something original

Alison Cuthbert 89 days ago

Having seen this show last year I was disappointed that the content was EXACTLY the same :( Surprised there was no new material for 2019. A bit lazy from the maestro who I admire

Kathleen Noonan 92 days ago

As you would expect from a magician – this was magical; amazing and unbelievable. To ensure everyone sees the wonder of the “tricks” Ben performs there are close-up views shown on a large screen.
Prepare to have your mind blown and leave shaking your head in disbelief of what you have seen.

Emmy Khan 93 days ago

I've always loved magic, to take notice in all the special little magical novelties in everyday life, in our human behaviour- and of course there's always been a fascination with those who can harness that special little vein of human curiosity and wonder and to weave that into a performance. Ben Hart holds such a captivating presence - walking the line between the mysterious illusionist and charming, smirking storyteller; he will draw you into his world and highlight the magic that already exists in ours. Funny, dark, and more than a fair share of dips from reality, I feel so lucky to have been able to catch this show.

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The Stage [paywall] (3/5 stars) 76 days ago

There’s a structural elegance to Ben Hart’s 2018 show The Nutshell. While many magic acts conclude with a routine that satisfyingly ties all the different threads and tricks together, few are as audacious as the one he pulls off. Taking inspiration from Frances Glessner Lee’s Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death,...

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Sardines magazine (5/5 stars) 89 days ago

Ben Hart’s show is to be recommended as an example of a young magician already at the top of his game, and I look forward to catching his full show on its forthcoming tour of the UK.

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UK Theatre Network (5/5 stars) 91 days ago

"My eyes never left his hands and my jaw never stopped dropping! This is one remarkable young man. What a showman! This really is a must see show. Like me, you’ll never get your head round what you are seeing and you’ll leave thinking life can never be the same again."

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Broadway Baby (5/5 stars) 92 days ago

Fresh off becoming a household name through finishing third in this year's Britain's Got Talent, Ben Hart capitalises on his momentum by returning to the festival where he first built his reputation. In The Nutshell, Hart justifies his worthiness of being officially recognised as one of the most talented performers...

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