Magic Moments

Magic Moments in Bury St Edmunds

In October half term, Bury St Edmunds plays host to a bewitching celebration of conjuring, wizardry and illusion, plus we’ll be offering you some tips on some of our other ‘magical’ family days out.

Headlining our programme of Magic Moments in Bury St Edmunds, we’re delighted to welcome Swedish sleight-of-hand sensations, Charlie Caper and Malin Nilsson, with their incredible magic show, Minor Miracles.

Discover the exciting series of shows, events and activities, packed full of magic and mystery, to keep you and the family busy over half-term. Check back here for further information soon or grab a ticket for Minor Miracles now, and get set for a laughter-filled, magical break in Bury St Edmunds!

Charlie Caper Street Show, Charter Square, Monday 22 October

Magic Moments Festival: Charlie Caper

Charlie Caper became one with the Swedish nation when he won Sweden’s Got Talent 2009. He has also starred in his own prime time TV show ”Helt Magiskt”. Charlie is a street magician by heart and been traveling around the world performing in 40 different countries, perfecting his sleight of hand during more than 4500 shows. You’ll be astounded by his mesmerising sleight-of-hand tricks!

This is a free event for all the family.

Performances at 12 noon and 2.30pm.

Minor Miracles, Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, Thursday 25 October

Magic Moments Festival: Minor Miracles

Winner of Best Magic Award at the Adelaide Fringe Festival 2016!

She is the glorious enfant terrible of magic. He is a gentleman hobo, a conjuror extraordinaire. All the way from Sweden, Caper and Nilsson bring their unique combination of magic, comedy and surrealism. A laugh out-loud, one-of-a-kind magic show packed with world class sleight-of-hand magic and topped with a pinch of confetti.

Malin Nilsson is a magician with passion for creating unique magic and live shows. She is known for her variety inspired style and unpretentious way of performing magic. Malin grew up at a small theatre in the south of Sweden where she returns every year with a new show. She appears frequently at The Magic Castle in Hollywood, the world most prestigious stage for magic and has performed more than 200 shows at the Krystallpalast in Leipzig.

  • Thursday 25 October
  • 7.30pm
  • For children and families
  • £10.50-£26


Hocus Pocus, The Apex, Monday 22 October

Magic Moments Festival: Hocus Pocus

We put a spell on you!

The three witches you love to hate are back and more magical that ever, flying high in this wicked Halloween Pantomime.

Magical illusions, pop songs and things that go bump in the night all form the essential ingredients of this bewitching plot, sure to delight youngsters and adults alike.

A ghoulishly spooktacular parody production for this year's October half term that will leave you spellbound.

  • Monday 22 October
  • 2pm
  • For the whole family
  • Adults £13, Children £11. Family £41


You might also like these ‘magical experiences’….

Moyse's Hall Museum


Moyse’s Hall Museum
Saturday 20 – Sunday 25 October
Mon–Sat, 10am-5pm (last entry 4pm), Sun 12-4pm (last entry 3pm)

The museum celebrates its 10th annual exhibition with a chance to see original Hollywood props including Captain Kirk’s costume from Star Trek III (1984), Romulan uniform and rifle from the acclaimed Star Trek reboot (2009). Other screen used costume includes Matt Damien’s Space suit worn in Ridley Scott’s The Martian (2015).

A family exhibition with trails, quizzes, have a go, photo opportunities with costumed characters and special quests (TBC). Suitable for all ages, this indoor event is spread out through the various galleries in the museum so that the visitors have an opportunity to see the historical collections housed in this 900 year old building.

Museum Admission applies


Tabby McTat, Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, 26 to 27 October

Magic Moments Festival

From the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

“Me, you and the old guitar,
How perfectly, perfectly happy we are.
MEEE-EW and the old guitar.
How PURRR-fectly happy we are!”

Tabby McTat is a cat with the loudest of meee-ews and a best friend with a guitar. Together they sing their favourite songs delighting the crowds, until one day Fred disappears. Separated and alone, Tabby finds shelter and a new life with all the home comforts that any cat could dream of. However, memories of his life with Fred haunt him, and he sets off to search the streets for his long-lost friend.

Interwoven with original songs, Tabby McTat is the heart-warming tale of friendship and loyalty from the team behind Stick Man Live and Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales.

  • Fri: 2 & 4pm. Sat: 11am, 2pm & 4.30pm
  • Age: The whole family
  • £10.50-£14



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