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Mat LaVore

Mat LaVore

15 reviews

About Mat LaVore

Whether you have a group of 4 or 4,000, Mat has a program that will amaze your guests.

From strolling close-up magic and hypnosis at a cocktail party, to a formal close-up show at a private residence, or even a full-blown stage show at your next banquet, Mat LaVore - Astonishment Artist, blends the techniques of the magician, the hypnotist and the mentalist into a mind-blowing experience for all.



The HIT of our event!

By Darlene C. on May 7, 2012

Mat LaVore is an extremely skilled magician. His performance is one that rivals magicians you have seen in hotel entertainment in Las Vegas and on television. The guests at my party were both amazed and entertained by his magic. The magic he performed created lots of wonder and generated conversation amongst the guests. I would DEFINITELY use Mat LaVore again at my next social to entertain my clients.

Hired as: Corporate Magician, Strolling/Close-up Magician

Mat truly made our event the best one EVER!

By Heidi H. on May 2, 2012

My image of magic was SHATTERED the evening Mat entertained our clients! The things he performed were on par with the best magic you've ever seen on television. But it was even better because we were all seeing it LIVE and in person!

The show he performed was CLEAN and PROFESSIONAL and kept everyone in the room completely captivated and in awe the entire time. I swear he can really read and control people's minds! Both his stage show and the things he did close up afterwards were just INCREDIBLE.

All my clients were amazed and totally loved Mat. By far the BEST magician and hypnotist I've ever seen. Mat truly made our event the best one EVER!

Hired as: Corporate Magician, Hypnotist, Magician, Mentalist, Strolling/Close-up Magician

Awesome Amazing Performance Everyone Loved!

By Christy I. on November 5, 2013

Mat is one of the best performers we have seen here at Berewick. He has a highly INTERACTIVE show that involved and AMAZED THE ENTIRE AUDIENCE. You can tell he is very passionate about what he does, and has the talent and skill to back up that passion. The guests all loved him and I have no doubt HE WILL BE BACK to amaze for us once again.

Hired as: Corporate Magician, Hypnotist, Magician, Mentalist

High quality

By Tristan C. on May 30, 2013

We brought Mat LaVore in to perform alongside a few other top notch magician's/hypnotists at a large corporate event and Mat's skill level was way up there. He performs in a unique way combining different skills for a powerful show you wouldn't get with any other performer. Thank you Mat for helping make our event a success!

Hired as: Corporate Magician, Hypnotist, Strolling/Close-up Magician

AMAZING Magic & Hypnosis Show!

By Jordan R. on April 30, 2013

Thank you AGAIN for performing at our 2013 Annual Spring Meeting. All our attendees were RAVING about your performance, and everyone had a great time. We are all still "ASTONISHED," and that is a great thing!

Hired as: Corporate Magician, Hypnotist, Magician, Mentalist, Strolling/Close-up Magician

EVERYONE loved it!

By Kevin H. on November 20, 2012

Mat is a TRULY GIFTED man. Wow! The whole group can't stop talking about the wonderful hour plus he spent with us last night. Thanks!

Hired as: Hypnotist, Magician, Mentalist, Strolling/Close-up Magician

An AMAZING stage show for any college!

By Elizabeth R. on November 2, 2012

Mat LaVore performed at Wofford College for our Homecoming Fall Festival. He was GREAT with interacting with the students, and left them ALL in awe! Mat was very professional and took neat approaches to his talent. His performance was individualized and very unique, while still engaging with the entire audience. Mat is very skilled and I recommend him for any event!

Hired as: Hypnotist, Magician, Mentalist

The STANDING OVATION Mat earned at our event said it all!

By Stephanie T. on November 2, 2012

We greatly enjoyed his show! We immediately had people asking for Mat to come back next year. Even though we don't normally repeat our entertainment, everyone said he would DEFINITELY be worth having back a second time and seeing his show twice a year. He was INCREDIBLE! Thanks, Mat!

Hired as: Corporate Magician, Hypnotist, Magician, Mentalist

Best Entertainer We Have Ever Had!

By Allison H. on October 23, 2012

Mat performed an evening ticketed show at Oconee County Library here in Walhalla, and it was the biggest turn-out we've ever had for any event! His one-hour stage show consisted of magic, mind reading, and hypnosis, and was as impressive as any show you'd see in Las Vegas. The entire crowd was astonished at the things Mat performed and the feedback was all really great. I'm still trying to figure out how that mind reading stuff works. There's no explanation! Hope to have him back next year! HIGHLY Recommended!

Hired as: Hypnotist, Magician, Mentalist

Great Feedback from Guests

By James on October 22, 2012

Mat Lavore entertained for a house party of around 50 folks on October 20th, 2012. He mingled with all guests and gave a verity of entertainment and close magic skits/acts. Guests ranged in age of 9 to 70 and feedback from both age groups was great. The only reason that I do not rate 5 Stars across the board is because Mat did not have a Liberace suit -- just joking!! My guests enjoyed Mat's presence and he help make our event memorable that is what you really want in the end.

Hired as: Hypnotist, Mentalist, Strolling/Close-up Magician

Astounding Magician!!!

By Catherine S. on May 29, 2012

I've been lucky to see Mat several times at events around the community and he was amazing! Seriously, I'm unsure how Mat manages to leave your mouth agape while smiling at the same time. The most astounding thing is that his magic is extremely memorable. Seriously amazing!!!

Totally Amazing!!!

By Lindsay A. on May 18, 2012

WOW How totally blown away were we by our encounter with Mat LaVore. He is amazingly talented, his warm and inviting personality had us all feeling totally at ease, We were all completely captivated by his every move, the tricks just got better and better. I still have my penny!! Even now my friends and I still talk about that night, with the excitement and amazement as if it were yesterday! I would recommend him to anyone, It was such an amazing experience! And DEFINATLY want to see him next time he is over here!! Only time I’m speechless!!

For our summer camp open house, we needed to hire someone who would put our parents and campers at ease while completing the grueling paperwork process. Magician Mat LaVore provided just that! His magic tricks and highly energetic personality made for an amazing start to our night! He brings the audience into the magic and leaves them in absolute awe afterwards! We all left wondering one thing: How do we do that? I would HIGHLY recommend him!

Hired as: Magician, Strolling/Close-up Magician

Speechless with his incredible work!

By Danielle S. on May 7, 2012

Mat is an amazing performer who has left kids clapping and wanting more and has even made the jaws of grown men and women drop to the floor. He even made me want to become a magician!!

Mat LaVore is an amazingly, talented Hypnotist! He blew my mind when he hypnotized my mouth shut. I couldn’t say ANYTHING! I was stunned that when I tried to speak to him, nothing could come out! It was a great experience. And when he brought me out of hypnosis, I felt really great too! I couldn’t believe how great his performance was! It was the most amazing thing I've ever seen or experienced in person and I'll remember it for the rest of my life!

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 5 - 180 minutes
  • Fee: Contact for rates


"Working at the Globe Theatre we see a lot of unexpected things—but this guy is REALLY amazing!"

- Shakespeare Globe Theatre of London

Mat LaVore has gained a reputation for providing engaging, high-impact close-up magic and hypnosis that can be customized for a variety of venues and audiences.

This is perfect for events where everyone is mingling with each other and you need a performer to walk amongst the guests to perform intimate miracles. If you're having an event like a cocktail party, and you're really looking to create a big impression, then strolling entertainment is perfect.

Mat will mingle with guests and perform close-up magic and hypnosis—the most intimate and powerful forms of the arts. Whether performed seated or standing, the magic and hypnosis take place inches away from the spectators—and in their own hands and minds.

A close-up performance from Mat LaVore can involve everyday objects such as cards, coins, finger rings—even your own thoughts. But, most importantly, it involves people. The spectators are within an arm's length of the performer and interact directly with him. As well, the magic and hypnosis emphasizes participation. If you want to impress everyone at the event, this is the type of performance you want to hire Mat for.

If you're having a formal event and need a stage performer then this is the best option. The show is extremely interactive and is designed for bigger corporate audiences. Mat LaVore will astound your audience with a show comprising magic, hypnosis, and mind games that people will not stop talking about. What you think of as reality will change dramatically during his show. Whether you are looking for a 30-minute cabaret to kick-start the evening, or a full on 60-minute show, Mat LaVore – Astonishment Artist, will deliver.

You can also ask for Mat to stay “after hours” and perform some of his mind-blowing close-up magic and hypnosis for your VIP guests.

The magic and hypnosis of Mat LaVore is ideal for Special Events ♠ Galas ♠ Banquets ♠ Exclusive Private Parties ♠ Annual Gatherings ♠ Meetings ♠ Cocktail Parties ♠ Holiday Parties ♠ Client Appreciation Events ♠ Awards Programs ♠ Corporate Events …and more.

The benefits for your guests? ♠ Guests become part of the show and socialize more with one another ♠ Guests enjoy mind-blowing entertainment ♠ Guests remember your fun event for years.

Large or small, public or private, make your next event truly unforgettable with the astonishment of Mat LaVore.

About Booking

Whether you hire Mat LaVore or another Corporate Magician for your Chicago event, we strongly recommend that all communication be kept on the GigSalad booking platform as you book your Corporate Magician. When you do, we’re able to offer numerous benefits that we cannot guarantee if you take communication or deposit payment off the GigSalad website. Our booking system is easy to use and handles secure deposit payments from you to the Chicago Corporate Magician of your choice.

Be sure that the quote/agreement your Corporate Magician sends you outlines performance fees, travel fees, extras, arrival and departure times, cancellation policy, insurance information and other applicable details.

Influences & Inspiration

Houdini, David Blaine, Steve Cohen, David Copperfield, Paul Vigil, Derren Brown, Kreskin

Setup Requirements

From a simple chair to full-blown stage and lighting, there are certain configurations and needs that many performers and service providers require in order to provide the best possible experience at your event. Get a free quote request to check with Mat LaVore to find out what their setup requirements are.

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