The Process

What you actually have to do to become a member of
The Magic Circle

If you’ve always wanted to be a part of The Magic Circle, the world’s premier magical society, then this section will give you all the information you need. If you think you are ready to join straight away you can check out how the process works, what you need to do and what you can expect. We hope this is the beginning of a long and happy association for you with The Magic Circle and we look forward to hearing from you soon.

How to join

The Magic Circle welcomes excellent – and even competent – magicians, professional and amateur, to apply to join the world’s most famous magical society. It is a simple process.

  1. Apply with a proposer and seconder who are members and have known you for a year (if you don’t know any members the examination team can help).
  2. Come and be interviewed in person at our headquarter, or via Zoom, by the examination team who will establish whether you have the required skill and competence to start the process of becoming a full member. You will be required to perform some skill-based magic.
  3. If you meet the requirements via the interview, you will be invited to take your examination – usually a live performance in front of three judges and an audience of members, or it is possible to take the exam via Zoom. You don’t need to take your exam straight away but you must do so within a year– preferably within the first six months so that if you need to retake it you can do so later in the year. While you are waiting to take your exam you enjoy the privileges of membership (although you cannot vote in any internal elections).
  4. If you pass then the Council of The Magic Circle ratify the judges’ decision – and you’re in!

If you want to know the nuts and bolts of how this works then read the GUIDE TO EXAMINATIONS and the GUIDE TO MARKING.

By the way, if your interest in magic is more theoretical, you can opt to submit a thesis on some aspect of the art rather than do the practical exam.


And if you are not yet 18, but at least ten, why not join The Young Magician’s Club and have some fun.