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1418 4th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Ranked #5 of 28 Nightlife in Santa Monica
Type: Theaters, Shops, Bar/ Clubs
Traveler Description: Magicopolis is a 150 seat Magic and Illusion theater.  The current show, "Escape Reality" is showing on Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm and... more »
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English first
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Magicopolis was a fun place to go on a date night. I think it's a small operation. I saw 5 employees total all night. The building is old but I think the show was fun. It is catered to small children but I still had fun watching the tricks up close. If you can, try to get a seat up... More

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Magicopolis is a worthwhile magic performance. The owner is the main magician and he's a hoot. It is family friendly and there is comedy involved, too. They have a bar where you can get a beverage (alcoholic or non) before the show or during intermission. Reservations are a must. I got tickets on Living Social and it was a great... More

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Apple Valley, CA
11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This show is only there the 2nd Sat. of the month. It was AWFUL! There was only 3 or 4 decent girls. The hosts were bad. They need some class. The two ladies that could sing were quite large. The girls need to get in shape! The cheesy costumes were wrinkled and looked like the cheap costumes you buy at... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012 via mobile

My 5 year old son dreams of being a great magician one day, so as his #1 fan I found magicopolis on TripAdvisor & surprised him. Its mature enough to reach out and connect with the adults in the audience but also manages to have that childhood innocence that captures the hearts of all the kids watching. audience is perfect... More

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

What a find! a fantastic live magic show, with everything from comedy to sawing a lady in half, card tricks and escapology, and all while you sit about 8-10 feet away from the stage. Even the bar tender does tricks while you enjoy a pre show drink. Best 2-3 hours of entertainment in Santa Monica. Thanks Steve, from the three... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

We visited here in June 2010 and our children absolutely loved it. The show was very professional and was entertaining for adults too. The highlight was sawing the lady in half!

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Sicklerville, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

So I have had some experience working in theater with the magic arts. This show was just plain fun. It is easy on your pocket book and a fun and relaxing way to spend an evening.

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Hollister, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2011

I went to Magicopolis with my friends. I love this place. I walked in and went right to the bar and ordered some drinks and was waiting for the magic show. During the time we saw some really cool magic from the magical bartenders. I cant believe the show!!!!!!!! it was so amazing, a lady floating around the room. The... More

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dc area
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9 reviews 9 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2011

We enjoy magic shops and shows, and my husband seeks out the magic community whereever we travel, which has led to some very interesting experiences in places like Paris, London and San Francisco and New York. our sons, 13 and 16, have loved this element of our travel for many years. My husband found Magicopolis in his research and paid... More

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New York
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2011

I hate to be negative because magic is suppose to be fun, but the show did not live up to my basic expectations. My friend and I attended the matinee show. Based on all the reviews and media attention, I expected an engaging, entertaining performance. The show has a vintage feel to it, which is fine, but the costumes looked... More

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