Kent Magician

Kent MagicianPhilip Tilston is a Kent magician and is a member of the prestigious and exclusive Magic Circle and also Equity. He is an award winning magician who has been performing professionally for over 15 years. His expert sleight of hand skills and pleasant manner will astonish and delight any audience.

Phil has won awards at public events, including the Buxton Fringe Festival, and magic societies. He has also lectured to other magicians on both sleight of hand and performance skills. In fact, he has been awarded Honorary Life Membership of the Manchester Circle of Magicians.

Magic enhances your event through creating a special atmosphere. This gives your guests a unique experience and provides a common talking point for those who have not met before. It is a great way of pulling people together in a shared experience.

Phil's unbelievable close up magic occurs right under your guests nose or even in their hands. This helps make his magic unique. For people who have only seen magic on television, having the magic happen in their own hands is truly unforgettable. His Cabaret show includes classic magic effects and “Magic of the Mind” often in the form of ESP demonstrations. In short his high-impact magic creates an atmosphere of awe, wonder and excitement. Your guests will talk about this long after the event.

Imagine balls appearing in spectators hands, cards changing in their hands, coins appearing and disappearing, money appearing from nothing, predicting in advance a freely chosen word. If this is the type of entertainment you want for your wedding or other event then you are not alone....... many others have already been amazed by Phil’s expert sleight of hand.

Phil believes that magic should be an enjoyable experience for all and does not perform in a manner that makes your guests feel embarrassed or made to look stupid. If you identify the needs for your event, Phil will tailor his entertainment accordingly. He often leaves your guests with magical souvenirs and mementos to help ensure they will have an extra special souvenir with which to remember your event long afterwards. Indeed spectators often keep their signed playing card, which Phil used in the magic, in their wallet for years after.

Phil is very experienced at performing at a wide variety of functions and performing from venues such as Manchester United Football Club and the Buxton Fringe Festival down to intimate private parties. Performing on stage and in grand marquees down to cosy restaurants he has experience in the full range of performing venues and environments.

Phil has performs at a wide variety of events including:


His range of performance formats include:

Close up Magic – magic performed right in front of your guests or in their hands

Mix & Mingle – close up magic performed while your guests are milling around prior to a formal dinner, or at buffet queues

Cabaret – a larger style of magic performance where spectators will often be seated

Formal Close up Show – close up magic that uses a table so that some of the classics of magic such as the cups and balls may be performed

Bunco Booth – street gambling swindle demonstrations

Magic of the Mind – magic involving ESP and coincidence type effects

If this is the type of top quality entertainment you want at your wedding or other function then go ahead and click on the Contact page and send an e-mail or call me.

Phil is based in Kent and available in London, Surrey and Essex areas. If you are looking for a wedding magician in Ashford, a corporate magician in Canterbury, a restaurant magician in Chatham, a magician in Dartford a magician in Maidstone, a magician in Sevenoaks, a magician in Tonbridge, a magician in Tunbridge Wells, or any part of Kent or the London area the call Phil.


Phil has won awards from The Kent Close Up Magician of the Year competition, The Manchester Circle of Magicians, The Order of the Magi and the Buxton Fringe Festival.

If you want cards to change, money to morph, minds to meld, and more...... then call Kent Magician, Phil Tilston.

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