Mario the Maker Magician

Children's Shows (magic, science and technology)

  • 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


Robot magic live from New York! Mario the Maker Magician brings a family show full of original magic, handmade robots, and modern slapstick. Fast-paced, interactive, and full of heart, the ever-endearing Mario leads you through a romping explosion of contagious energy and belly laughs. For kids, adults, families; everyone! Mario brings his show to Edinburgh for the very first time. As seen on Sesame Street, Universal Kids, and live on tour with David Blaine. ‘The best kids' magician in the world!!' (David Blaine). 'Magic with a soupçon of science (NY Times). 'An incredible gift' (David Copperfield).

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Access into the venue with a wheelchair can become restricted once the majority of the audience have been sat. Please turn up with ample time and make yourself know to FOH so you can be admitted first to ensure ease of access. There are up to 20 steps if not taking the accessible entrance.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    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

Captioned performances

  • Dates: 19 August
  • Type: Open
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team to book your tickets and request any specific seating locations or if booking a unit is required.

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

Candice Marsden 25 days ago

Best magician I've seen, best entertainer I've seen and best show I've seen at Fringe 2023... and I saw a lot of shows! Took my 2 girls, 4yo and 2yo - there was enough visually for my 2 yo to keep interested and my 4yo loved his robots! I was enthralled by his performance, stories, energy and passion. Fantastic and captivating magic. A must see! Definitely a 5 star for me!

Fraser Stokes 31 days ago


Highly recommend everyone sees it. Not just for kids. So highly entertaining for everyone. Laughs, amazement and gasps ensured!

Steve Gore 36 days ago

Mario is quite simply the best family magician in the universe! There is nobody even close to him! He has everyone, children and adults captivated for the whole 55 minutes of amazing magic, with a wonderful message and so much energy he could power the world! EVERYONE NEEDS TO SEE HIS SHOW!


Emma 41 days ago

LOVED this show! Amazing magic, robots and great messaging for kids & adults. One of the best things we’ve seen this Fringe. Highly recommend!

Andrew 42 days ago

A brilliant show, intriguing, humane and funny. And a children's performer who doesn't talk down to his audience.

Elli Mansfield 44 days ago

Family magic show with robots. Lots of children but Mario was fantastic at keeping them engaged and the act was impressive and heartwarming for the adults too!

Raquel Bautista 45 days ago

This is a great show for kids, but that adults can enjoy equally. Mario is an amazing magician, and he sends a really beautiful message during the performance. I loved his props and had a wonderful time watching this show. Definitively one not to miss this Fringe!

David Hoare 45 days ago

This was simply wonderful. The Magic fantastic, the performance world-class, the fun overflowing. A joy to see.

Elizabeth Clancy 45 days ago

Trying to find shows for my picky 4 year old can be a challenge, but we finally hit the jackpot! Mario brings energy, a wonderful message, and amazing magic and robotic skills that I have never seen anywhere. I felt like a kid myself watching and everyone was completely immersed. He encourages kids to shout out and be themselves. Definitely go see it!

Sarah Herd 46 days ago

I went to see Mario with my 4 year old son yesterday and we had THE BEST time!! Mario is amazing with the children and takes time to come and see them at the start and end. Everything he does and says is for a reason and those reasons are to make you laugh, make you ‘ooh’ in amazement or to inspire you. My son left with a red nose (as does everyone) wanting to immediately try to replicate Mario’s amazing tricks. He hasn’t stopped talking about it. My heart is full…thank you Mario! 5 stars!

Joanna Simmons 46 days ago

One of the best shows I have seen at the Fringe- for all ages! Mario has been honing his craft for years- and it shows. Go and be amazed by his mastery of magic, and the enormous audience!!!

Hilda 49 days ago

Loved this!! Kids aged 4 and 7 were completely engaged, as were the adults. So much interaction and great tricks. I also loved the message of 'do what you love, use what you have, and have fun'. Highly recommend!

Paul 49 days ago

Amazing show for all the family to see

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Jenna's Jamboree (5/5 stars) 34 days ago

An undeniable knack for creating riotous fun that keeps the kids and adults engaged and excited.

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World Magic Review (4/5 stars) 47 days ago

Mario is a worthwhile family destination.

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One4Review (5/5 stars) 50 days ago

This performance is a whirlwind, but at its heart is the idea of doing what you love, which Mario deftly passes on to his young audience.

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