The Magic Circle welcomes applications for membership from competent magicians (amateur or professional) from around the world.

Your application needs to be supported by two existing members of The Magic Circle who have each known you for at least one year (many members of The Magic Circle are also members of local Magic Clubs where they will be able to give you advice and support).

You will be invited to an interview with the Examinations Secretary (or one of his deputies) to discuss your magical experience, books you have read and the type of magic you like performing. This will ensure that your magic skills are at an appropriate level and you have sufficient knowledge to take the more formal audition.

The interview will take place at The Magic Circle headquarters in London with an opportunity for you to enjoy an evening at the world's most prestigious magic club, explore the buildings and see other candidates take their examinations.

You will then be invited to take your examination (audition) where you will judged on your magical ability and presentation skills.

If your magical interests are more theoretical there is an option for you to submit a thesis rather than a practical demonstration of your magical skills.

When you pass that examination, you will be recommended for membership to the ruling Council of The Magic Circle. The final step is for Council to ratify your membership.

This may seem a lengthy process but it is well worth it to be able to claim membership of the world's premier magic club.

You can find out more about the process by downloading THE MAGIC CIRCLE GUIDE TO EXAMINATIONS and GUIDE TO MARKING documents.

If you are not yet 18 (but at least ten years old), why not check out what The Young Magicians' Club has to offer.