Magic Moments

Magic Moments in Ipswich

In October half term, Ipswich 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 Ipswich, 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 Ipswich!

Charlie Caper Street Show, Charter Square, Sunday 21 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, Wednesday 24 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.

  • Wednesday 24 October
  • 7.45pm
  • For children and families
  • £5/£8


Eaten, SPILL Central, Friday 26 October

Magic Moments Festival: Eaten

What if your food started talking back? Meet Lionel the lion. He’s just eaten a human called Mamoru for lunch. But Lionel hasn’t chewed his food well, and magically Mamoru’s alive and well in his stomach, and now wants to say hello. A magical friendship between the eater and the eaten starts to grow. Meanwhile, Lionel’s breakfast wants to say hello… from his bottom! Eaten invites children to the fascinating world of food chains and digestion.

  • 12pm & 3pm (3pm performance BSL interpreted)
  • Age: Children and families
  • £5


Science Tricks and Treats, Ipswich Museum, Wednesday 24 October

Magic Moments Festival: Ipswich Museum

Looking for a solution to money worries? What if you were able to turn lead into gold? This is the ancient art of alchemy! Join use to learn the secrets of this dark art and try making your own ‘volcanic’ eruptions and slimy mess.

  • 10.15am, 11.15am and 14.15pm
  • Age: 7-11
  • £3.30 in advance, £3.50 on the day


The Snail and the Whale, New Wolsey Theatre, 22 & 23 October

Magic Moments Festival: Snail and the Whale

Join a tiny talking snail on her trip round the world in Tall Stories’ magical, musical production inspired by the fantastic bestselling picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

  • 22nd Oct – 1:30pm & 4:00pm
  • 23rd Oct – 10:30am & 2:00pm
  • Age: 4+
  • £8 Adults and £5 for the Under 26’s
  • Tel. 01473 295900


You might also like these ‘magical experiences’….

Magic Moments Festival: BLOCK MAGIC

SPILL Festival

Across Ipswich
Thu 25 Oct-Sun 4 Nov

SPILL Festival is an international festival of art, music and performance with events for the whole family.

This year’s highlights include Block Magic, an ever-changing playground structure built by the children of Ipswich every day throughout the festival, and a parade through the town in collaboration with Ipswich’s annual bonfire night!

For all the family!


Magic Moments Festival: Madagascar

Madagascar – A Musical Adventure

Ipswich Regent Theatre
16 – 20 October 2018

Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto your stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime.

Madagascar – A Musical Adventure follows all of your favourite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.

  • 7pm (Sat 20 Oct: 2pm & 7pm)
  • For all the family
  • £15-£34



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