Ben Hart: The Nutshell

Cabaret and Variety (magic)

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  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    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

  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Level access to front row of seating. Seating is then ranked so any other rows are accessible via steps.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access (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

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Emma Ferrier 64 days ago


I am a HUGE fan of magic and love trying to work out how things are done but Ben is so incredible that even if I hazarded a guess, his sleight of hand is so perfect it was impossible to notice... or maybe he just truly is magic - that seems most likely.

His stage presence is incredible. He captivates you from the very beginning and I wish I could watch him perform all day, every day (he's not looking for a roadie is he?)

I've wanted to see Ben perform for years but couldn't fit it in but after his performance on BGT I knew this was the year. He is now my favourite magician and I implore all of you to go see him if you get the chance!

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The Stage [paywall] (3/5 stars) 54 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) 68 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) 70 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) 70 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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