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Leading Australian magician.


Tim Ellis, President of the Australian Institute of Magic, has won more awards for his mind-blowing magic than any other Australian in history. In the process he’s gained an international reputation as “the face of Australian magic” for his innovative, original and highly entertaining blend of magic and comedy.

Tim has been buried alive, escaped from a wooden crate at the bottom of the Yarra River, freed himself from straitjackets hanging thirty metres above city streets, and driven a $100,000 sports car while blindfolded.
Recently, Tim was diagnosed as having Asperger’s Syndrome, and he explores the pros and cons of the condition in his autobiographical one-man show ‘AspyCadabra’.

Current Work

He performs regularly on luxury six-star cruise lines as well as shows in Las Vegas, New York, Paris, Cape Town, Beijing, Singapore, and The Magic Castle in Hollywood where he was nominated ‘Lecturer of the Year.’

He is founder and artistic director of ‘The Melbourne Magic Festival’ and has also produced many large scale events including The National Festival of the Magical Arts and several International Magic Conventions.

Tim offers a variety of live Socially Distanced shows as well as Virtual Zoom Shows broadcast live and interactive from his Laneway Theatre in Melbourne.

Previous Experience

Television and Media: Tim Ellis has acted as Magic Consultant on several plays, television commercials and the popular series ‘Blue Heelers’, and co-produced the Japanese NHKTV special ‘Magical Mystery Tour in Australia’ .

Talking Points

Strolling Magic

Tim is an expert at breaking the ice as he mingles with your guests at cocktail parties, banquets, trade launches, and even boardrooms! What makes it even more amazing is that Tim performs with nothing more than borrowed objects, razor sharp wit, and superb sleight of hand.


TRADITIONAL - Where Tim mingles with your guests performing for them over cocktails or at their tables.

EUROPEAN STYLE - Where Tim sets up a close up magic table and guests are invited to join him for “private shows” throughout the evening.

FIVE MOMENTS OF ASTONISHMENT - Imagine a David Blaine or Dynamo TV special live at your next event. Tim will perform five truly astonishing moments that will live in your guests’ memories forever. These performances involve days of advance preparation in Tim’s studio, but are well worth the extra effort involved. (This a premium performance and is priced accordingly - starting at $3,000)

Close-up Magic

Tim Ellis is Australia’s International Master of Close-up Magic having won twice at the FISM World Championships of Magic. He is considered a master of the art and is regularly invited to perform on TV shows and lecture at magic conferences worldwide.


Tim’s Close-up Magic performances are fully structured theatrical shows that can be presented in a conference room, a private home, or even a VIP room in a restaurant.

For a totally unique experience bring your guests to Tim’s private venue in Northcote, The Laneway Theatre, where they can experience magic in a custom-built Gold Class theatre.

Comedy Magic

Tim Ellis has been described as “crazy”, “hyperactive”, “hilarious”, “inspiring”, “unpredictable” and “absolutely amazing!” In his Comedy Magic Show he’s all that and much, much more! The comedy comes from the audience members Tim invites up on stage, who always end up being the stars of the show.


When Tim performs he doesn’t tell jokes and do tricks, he involves the entire audience as he performs magic they can relate to, that is so amazing they’ll be talking about it for years to come. It’s interactive, immersive, and takes them to a place of inspiration and wonder.

Grand Illusions

When you really want to put on a show that will leave your guests talking for months, Tim Ellis will bring out his Grand Illusion Spectacular! It’s a 45 minute stage show that goes beyond Vegas and features amazing magic combined with the type of stage illusions that most people only ever get to see on TV. In fact, Tim Ellis has too many Grand Illusions to fit into the one show, so he’ll create a customised show to suit your needs from his vast collection of immaculate deceptions.


The most practical Grand Illusion show includes just The Microphone Levitation, and can be performed literally anywhere… even surrounded.

If you’d like a bigger show you can add: The Houdini Trunk, Squash, CEO Appearance, Floating Audience Member, The Gravity Defying Box, or even The Smoke Chamber.


Whether you’re planning an Awards Night, Talent Competition, Variety Show or a Conference, Tim has hosted them all!

With the emphasis on getting the client’s message across, Tim uses comedy, magic and hilarious audience participation to keep every person in the audience on the edge of their seats the entire time. Tim can host your next conference, panel session or show with style adding just the right amount of comedy, craziness, sophistication or simply creating a total party atmosphere.

He also has tricks, toasts and interactive games to get everyone involved and energised and is always prepared with a quick trick to fill for in a speaker who’s not ready. He can even make you CEO magically appear!

Zoom Magic

Tim is taking magic to the next level with online virtual magic shows and workshops. Broadcast live from The Laneway Theatre, each show is an interactive hour of comedy, magic and surprises. Available over Zoom, we’ve got three options for groups of all types:

A NIGHT AT THE LANEWAY THEATRE - A magical mystery tour of Australia’s most secret theatre. The magic happens in several different locations including in your home!

THE MAGIC MENU - A choose-your-own-adventure magic show where every show is different because your guests decide what Tim is going to perform next!

SCHOOL INCURSIONS AND WORKSHOPS - Customised shows for all school years, plus Tim teaches a number of amazing magic tricks carefully curated to the ability of his audience.
A well organised very enjoyable dinner dance at a high quality venue to a superb entertainment experience! Bailey Shaw Executive Recruitment

That is brilliant... just brilliant! Golly, I can't believe it!

Kerri-Anne Kennerley

I'm delighted to count Tim Ellis among my friends. He generously nurtures all sorts of magic and has the mind of an evil elf.

Teller (of Penn & Teller)

“An absolute hot favourite with our group!”

Coles Myer

“Excellent… Feedback has been excellent from both staff & clients.”

ANZ Investment Bank

“I could have watched your tricks for hours… even days! “

New Zealand Law Society

“Tim performed some astounding card tricks. Sublimely, totally dumbfounding.”

Graeme Johnstone, Herald-Sun

“The staff and management were absolutely amazed by your incredible magic and remarked how you just blended with the crowd. We thank you for entertaining us with your amazing talent."

Creative Visuals

"Tim Ellis was absolutely fantastic yesterday and last night. Everyone loved him and he certainly added lots of fun and laughter to the conference plenary session and awards night."

ID Events, Australia

"Tim Ellis is a world-class entertainer with experience and creativity that are second-to-none. I brought Tim to New Zealand and his lecture and performances were a smash hit."

Mick Peck - Auckland, New Zealand
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