The Greatest Magic Show

Children's Shows (magic)

  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Relaxed Performance
    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 18 months


'A rollicking roller-coaster ride!' ****½ (The West Australian). Direct from Australia! This multi award-winning family magic show is returning to Edinburgh once again with more whimsical wonders than ever before! Having garnered international acclaim with sell-out seasons across the globe, stars Sam and Justin will be hitting the stage with brand-new illusions direct from Las Vegas! Joining them will be the enchanting Ringmaster, who after searching far and wide, has finally found The Greatest Magic Show – and will do everything he can to keep it on track! Free magic wand on entry!

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Relaxed Performance
  • Accessible entry: Separate Entrance-Front of House will guide audience to the separate entrance. There are 4 steps into the performance space if not taking the accessible route.
  • Wheelchair access type: Permanent Ramp

  • Stairs: 2 - 5
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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

Relaxed performances

  • Dates: 23 August
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team for more information or to discuss any accessibility requirements.
  • Character Introduction Details
  • Additional information: No flashing/intense lighting for the duration of the show and house lights will remain up. Sound levels will be lower and jarring sound effects removed. Removal of fire from the show. All performers act in a relaxed manner (no screaming, jumping etc.). Performers moving through the audience is done more relaxed.

Be aware that this show features:

  • Audience required to sing/speak along with/for performer
  • Audience invited on stage
  • Performer goes into audience area
  • Special effects (e.g. smoke/bubbles/pyrotechnics)
  • Latex balloons
  • Permission to move around and make noise

Show does not feature:

  • Total Audience Black Out
  • Flashing Lights/Strobed Lighting
  • Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound
  • Distinctive smells
  • Characters expressing anger
  • Heavily dialogue-driven scenes
  • Audience required to walk around
  • Audience required to undertake directed movement
  • An intermission
  • Audience chill out area
  • Permission to engage with performer
  • Show guide or synopsis or character list

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

Alex 36 days ago

Such a fun show! Kids absolutely loved it but also plenty of fun for the adults too! Definitely the perfect show for the family

kyla Cranmer 40 days ago

Go see this show! Took my kids aged 4 and 8. Both of them loved it and were shouting along (grown ups take ear plugs!). It’s more comedy than magic, but the mix is brilliant and the audience interaction really made it. Genuinely funny, lovely guys. Oh, and make sure you take a tenner as your kids will force you into buying a goody bag at the end!

David 47 days ago

The show itself was great, a good mix of magic and humour and with some audience participation too (my son had his hand up the whole time!)

I didn't think the venue was the best for a kids show, as the seats were all on the same level and the stage wasn't really high enough, which meant the kids I had were having to kneel or stand up, which then means the people behind can't see as well. Even I couldn't see particularly well because of the adult sitting in front of me. I thought that was a bit of a shame as it was the only thing that let down the venue.

I see some other reviewers have commented on how hot the tent was but it was roasting outside and they were giving out free cold water inside, so I really don't think they could have done any more than they did on that front.

Susi 48 days ago

There were a lot of pantomime-type elements, but very reasonable amount of magic too. The performers were excellent and deserved their sell-out show.

(But more fans in the venue would've been nice - soooooo hot!)

Sam G 48 days ago

We went in with big expectations but honestly the show was quite painful to watch, we were left quite underwhelmed, the kids were expecting actual magic tricks etc but they had far too much 'filler comedy' going on in a magic show. Plus the TENT the far too hot to be in.

Claire Gray 50 days ago

We had a great time at the magic show. There was comedy, magic, illusions, audience participation, singing and dancing. My children aged 8 and 11 very much enjoyed the show.

The venue in George Square Gardens was nice but extremely hot. George Square Gardens itself has lots to offer in terms of food and many shows.

Sandra Vernor 50 days ago

Lovely venue and what a brilliant show. We laughed all the way through and all my girls (age 4-12) thoroughly enjoyed it.

Niv Aedla 54 days ago

Suitably entertaining show for younger audiences. There were lots of children involved on stage and from the audience. Comedy sketch along with some magical acts. More of these magical acts are towards the finale. Finale was particularly good and touching.

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Voice Magazine (4/5 stars) 44 days ago

I would highly recommend anyone looking to entertain their children this August to go along to George Square and let them be immersed in some silly antics with gobsmacking outcomes.

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Theatre Weekly (4/5 stars) 50 days ago

Your children will laugh, gasp and probably clamour to be on the stage in one of the many audience participation moments... The Greatest Magic Show is raucous, energetic and entertaining. Adults, take your earplugs.

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