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The Curious Cabaret

The Curious Cabaret

Doors at 7pm

Performance 8-10pm (with interval)

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The Curious Cabaret

The Curious Cabaret is an incredible evening of legerdemain, laughter and libations; astonishing magic, hilarious antics, and delicious food and drinks – the perfect night out, hosted by Member of The Magic Circle, Chris Wilder.

Established in 2018, the show can be seen every month in Nottingham but also travels around the UK for private performances, creating lasting memories of amazement and wonder for our audiences. We seek to champion and celebrate the art and performance of magic, showcasing the best and the breadth that magic has to offer.

What To Expect 

If you always thought that the art of magic was just camera tricks or staged reactions then prepare to have your world turned upside down. Each month, the Curious Cabaret showcases professional magicians from around the UK and Europe who excel in their areas of magical expertise, demonstrating feats of mind reading, sleight of hand, visual magic, comedy and illusion.

Throughout the evening you can expect to be amazed, enjoy fits of laughter, and find yourself asking ‘how’? The show is interactive, often involving audience members on stage, but rest assured we always aim to look after our guests and put them at ease. If you are nervous about being selected that’s no problem – just let us know – we always aim to help you to enjoy the evening.

The show is designed for adults and lasts 2 hours, including one or two short intervals to allow you to top up on food and drinks and perhaps discuss your theories of exactly how we did it!


Chris Wilder

Two-thirds professional wizard, one-quarter magical idiot, and remaining three-eighths mathematical genius – Chris Wilder is a Member of The Magic Circle with a love of time travel, obscure movie trivia, and cups of tea.

Your host for the evening, Chris will put you put you at ease and guide you through our evening of magic, perhaps with some magical buffoonery thrown in for good measure.


Francisco Mousinho

Debuting this month, all the way from Portugal, Francisco Mousinho is a performer and illusionist who combines insightful, witty humour, magic and creativity, presenting his original work regularly throughout Portugal and Europe. He was a finalist on Portugal’s Got Talent and is the author of multiple works within the magic community, referred to as one of the most interesting and contemporary illusionists of the current panorama.


Tom Wright

A fan favourite of The Curious Cabaret and back this month the jaw dropping-ly magical and diabolically funny, Tom Wright combining a daft and satirical sense of humour with visual magic and impossible acts. Imagine what would happen if Peter Kay, Morecambe & Wise, Leslie Nielsen, and Lee Mack had written a sketch comedy magic act and you wouldn’t be far off.


03 Apr 2024

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Ticket and Venue information:

  • You can request to be seated in ‘Dizzy’ (raked theatre), ‘Duke’ (side wall), ‘Billie’ (front of stage) or ‘Mingus’ (near piano) and we will do our best to allocate you to your chosen seats.
  • Though we can guarantee that you will have a table, we cannot guarantee exactly where, as we do our best to fulfil all customers requirements
  • Seating in ‘Ella’ or ‘Satchmo’ (by the windows) is allocated last, unless specifically requested. Please note, a few of these seats are restricted view
  • All seats are at a table or bar where you can order food and drink with table service
  • You can view a seating plan here


  • Please email to reserve a suitable seat for you and your party
  • We have an accessible toilet on the ground floor


  • Concessionary tickets are for NUS card holders, those under 26 or in receipt of universal credit

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