Membership of The Magic Circle is seen as a guarantee of excellence in the art of magic.
Who Can Join
A member of The Magic Circle can claim, with honesty, membership of the most prestigious magic club in the World. Men or women seeking to join must:
- be over 18 years of age
(Anyone between 10 and 18 years old should consider joining The Young Magicians' Club - www.theyoungmagiciansclub.co.uk)
- be proposed and seconded by existing members who have known them for at least one year
(Many local Magic Clubs contain members of The Magic Circle who will be able to give you advice and may become your sponsors.)
- undergo an interview with one of the senior members of The Magic Circle to establish that they have sufficient knowledge and skills
There are two routes to membership 1) Direct Route and 2) Via an Apprenticeship
There is both an initial Joining Fee, which is currently £100 (50 for Youth members) and an Annual Membership Fee, which is between £50 and £165. The annual membership fees are explained below.
|Member Type||Applies To||Age Group||Fee|
|TOWN||Members who live within a 40 mile radius of Charing Cross station, London.||18-64||£165|
|COUNTRY||UK members who live 40 or more miles from Charing Cross station, London.||18-64||£110|
|OVERSEAS||Members who do not live in the UK.||18-64||
|Youth Membership||Younger members opting to receive digital Magic Circular only||18-28||£100|
Credit card payments will also attract a 2.5% administration charge.
Higher degrees are awarded either by further examination or through known performing ability. Promotion may also be given for services to The Magic Circle or to magic generally.
The completed and signed Application Form, together with the correct fees, should be submitted to The Secretary, The Magic Circle, The Centre for the Magic Arts, 12 Stephenson Way, London, NW1 2HD, United Kingdom.