Benjamin Barnes' undeniable talent has made him one of America's favorite magicians. Whether creating miracles up close at a corporate cocktail party or doing the impossible from on stage, Benjamin's magic is guaranteed to make your event one to remember.
Find out which show is right for you!
CLOSE-UP MAGIC: The magic happens within inches of the audience, and in their hands. Your guests will become a part of the magic!
MINGLE-MAGIC: Watch Benjamin work wonders while moving amongst a crowd. Mingle-Magic is the perfect choice for cocktail parties, hospitality suites, etc..
STAGE-MAGIC: Witness stage magic at its best. The length of this show ranges from 30-45 minutes.
Benjamin has great interpersonal skills. He can really work a crowd. His magic left us speechless. He does everything with such elegance. What a delight!
We booked Ben to do close-up magic during cocktail hour at our wedding while we were doing our pictures and we are so glad we did!!! Every guest raved about him - he blew their minds! We also appreciated how he made a point to find us before he left to show us a trick. He is talented, friendly, and professional and I would recommend him to anyone that wants to make their wedding extra-special!
Benjamin was wonderful and mind boggling. He showed up early and was a true professional. He seamlessly immersed himself into the crowd and absolutely amazed the guests.
Benjamin is a great entertainer. He kept our group engaged and brought a variety of tricks. Our guests are still talking about what a great job he did. I hope to have more occasions we can invite him to. He is a real treat.
great vibe - worked super well with our crowd. Thank you for a fun evening of entertainment!
Benjamin was a true hit at our wedding! Not only was the magic mind-blowing, but it caused everyone to mingle together, even strangers. Extremely entertaining, my guests could not stop talking about him.
Everyone enjoyed. Great Show.
I hired Benjamin to perform close-up magic at my wedding reception. I did this as a surprise for my bride, as she did not know he'd be there! Benjamin was great, he worked his way around to pretty much everyone. Feedback was universally positive, folks loved his performance. He blew people's minds with his rubber band tricks. Benjamin put in extra effort to ensure a great evening, he really added a wonderful dimension to our celebration. I hope to have the opportunity to hire him again!
Hired Benjamin for a house party of around 50 guest. Benjamin made every single guest feel like they experienced their own private show. He's professional, sociable, and extremely talented. The way he navigated his way through this crowd of professionals was truly magical in it's self. the thank you's I received from my guest all commented on the special touch Benjamin added to the successful night. Hire this guy!! You wont be disappointed.
Benjamin Barnes', fascination with magic began when he was a boy growing up in Chicago. During his college career, one of the greatest magicians of the 20th Century discovered Benjamin's potential and became his mentor. After graduation, Benjamin took his place in Corporate-America. After an early employer learned Benjamin was a magician was a magician, he asked him to provide the entertainment for a group of prospective clients. That informal performance was the begining of a career that has taken him across the country. Today Benjamin Barnes is one of the most sought after entertainers for professional audiences. His work combines the mysteries of magic with a warm and engaging personality.
“Thank you for making our holiday party a big hit. Your card tricks and sleight of hand were incredible, and people are still talking about them. I will never look at the Queen of Hearts the same way again!”
Michael M. | PepsiCo
“Benjamin Barnes’ performance gave our office party the magical “kick” it needed. He works hard as a performer and has the flexibility to accommodate any situation. Give the opportunity, I would book him faster than you can say abracadabra!”
Colleen M. | Appraisal Institute
“I had contacted Benjamin Barnes to perform his magic for the 1,800 children that attended our Company Christmas Party. Benjamin performed 8-10 shows throughout the day and the children as well as the adults were thrilled with his performances. Benjamin was professional and handled the children very well. When the children were asked what their favorite part of the program was they all agreed that the magic was the best part of the show (he out performed Santa Claus!). Benjamin was definitely an asset to our party.”
Barbara P. | MITTAL Steel
*Other Clients Include:
The American Cancer Society/ Ameriprise Financial/ ABBOTT Laboratories/ BACARDI/ CarMax/ The Chicago Bulls/ Cystic Fibrosis Foundation/ Dik Drugs/ Ernst & Young/ Harris Bank/ HONEYWELL/ Jenner & Block/ JPMorgan/ McDonald’s/ Mittal Steel/ MySpace/ National Gypsum/ National Kidney Foundation/ Niro, Scavone, Haller & Niro, Ltd./ PepsiCo/ Resources Global Professionals/ The SMART Group/ The Special Olympics/ Sonepar/ Studio V Design/ US Bank/
The Magic of Benjamin Barnes can make your next event one to remember. Contact us today!
Additional Booking Notes
Over the years Benjamin has found it's best to be able to give his presentations under any conditions. The Magic of Benjamin Barnes can be performed amongst small groups during the cocktail hour or before a large assembly.
All of Benjamin's shows are virtually self-contained and can take place in almost any venue.
Past Booked Events
|June 10, 2023 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
|December 09, 2022 • 6:00pm - 8:30pm
|November 11, 2022 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm
|July 16, 2022 • 1:00pm - 3:30pm
|Retirement Community Event
|December 04, 2021 • 7:30pm - 9:00pm
|September 04, 2021 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm
|August 26, 2021 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm
|Wedding Cocktail Hour
|October 02, 2020 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
|January 30, 2020 • 5:30pm - 8:30pm
|February 14, 2019 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm
|Wedding Cocktail Hour
|June 04, 2017 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm
|March 09, 2017 • 6:00pm - 6:30pm
|April 05, 2014
Benjamin Barnes did an excellent job of entertaining our guest with his magic. He was particularly proficient as getting the guest to interact with him as well as each other.
Benjamin Barnes' performance gave our office party the magical it needed. He works hard as a performer and has the flexibility to accommodate any situation. Give the opportunity, I would book him faster than you can say abracadabra!
Thank you for making our holiday party a big hit. Your card tricks and sleight of hand were incredible, and people are still talking about them. I will never look at the Queen of Hearts the same way again!
I had contacted Benjamin Barnes to perform his magic for the 1,800 children that attended our Company Christmas Party.
Benjamin performed 8-10 shows throughout the day and the children as well as the adults were thrilled with his performances. Benjamin was professional and handled the children very well. When the children were asked what their favorite part of the program was they all agreed that the magic was the best part of the show (he out performed Santa Claus!).
Benjamin was definitely an asset to our party.