P.T. Murphy Magic Theatre
P.T. Murphy Magic Theatre
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10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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"One of America's Best Magic Shows!" Enjoy the mysteries of an ancient art as presented by Galena's master magician, P.T. Murphy. The setting is Murphy's private theatre located in the heart of historic downtown Galena, IL. Murphy is known for his personable style, mischievous sense of humor and sophisticated sleight of hand that the Chicago Reader called "An evening that shows magic to its best advantage, up close and personal." Advanced purchase is suggested. Run Time: 65 minutes. No intermission. Not recommend for infants and toddlers. *Theatre rentals are available for your tour group, or private parties. Schedule is subject to change.
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Scott E
45 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Patrick entertained the audience with his magic, humor, and excellent memory. Knowing each persons name, he intertwined his vast knowledge about seemingly everything with cool magic and lite heartened humor. The little over an hour show was at capacity with only about 24 or so audience members making it intimate but not stuffy. I would recommend this to anyone over 12 years old and worthy of the time and cost.
Written February 15, 2020
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Peggy N
6 contributions
Mar 2022
What a cool and fun show! P T Murphy is friendly, funny, seems to be able to read the audience members really well.

The magic tricks are entertaining. I was called up to help with one of the card tricks, and others in the audience participated in various parts of the show The intimate atmosphere makes it feel like you're with a bunch of friends. In fact, the next morning we ran into three of the audience members at our hotel and had fun talking about the show.

It's different from anything we've done before, and we would recommend seeing the show.
Written March 13, 2022
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Written June 8, 2022
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Honeymoon061513
Beldenville, WI29 contributions
May 2022
Highly recommend! The theatre is small but cozy and the atmosphere (seating and lighting) sets the tone for the show. P.T. was very welcoming and interacted with the audience prior to the show. He was engaging and funny and requested audience participation throughout the entire show! The magic was mind-boggling (in the best way possible) and without a doubt will have you believing in magic. This was the perfect ending to our visit to Galena! A must-see show for all ages!
Written May 11, 2022
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Written June 6, 2022
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Amit S
6 contributions
Sep 2021
This is the best show I've seen, PT Murphy made the show personalized in a small settings, he remembered everyone's name and made sure each and every member was part of the show.
Icing on cake was his comedy along with the magic show. I would highly recommend this to anyone who is coming to Galena, IL. His attention to safety in the time of COVID-19 made my family feel very safe
Written September 26, 2021
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JoeDiamondLive
Crystal Lake, IL46 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
This is easily one of the best shows in America. We’ve seen ‘em all in every tourist town we go to, and PT’s wit, charm, & skill stands head and shoulders above the shows with smoke & mirrors.

We’ve seen it 4 times now & every time it’s sold out, and PT always perfectly remembers the names of everyone in the audience. Every show is different with various audience interactions.
Written October 17, 2021
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Beth K
Chicago, IL5 contributions
Apr 2022
I gave this show a 5 star review mostly because of his high energy, humor & enthusiasm with the audience throughout the show. The magic tricks were pretty standard but still good. The show is still definitely worth seeing.
Written April 25, 2022
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Written June 6, 2022
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Audra P
1 contribution
Apr 2021 • Family
I would encourage anyone who is in Galena or the area to see this show. PT is a natural showman. Upon entering the space he made my husband and I and our two kids (9 & 5 years old) feel welcome. Charismatic he took an audience of strangers and made us feel connected, almost like a team.
The show itself was incredibly entertaining and left us astonished and curious. It quieted the rational voice inside your head and left you excited with the idea and hope that magic does actually exist.
I also want to note that PT was quick on his feet adjusting language and story line for our young audience. This show is great for adults but if you have kids it will leave them wide eyed and wondering.
Written April 16, 2021
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Alex A
2 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
Awesome magic show felt very personable. P.T. Murphy really takes his time to get to know his audience. It is a very family friendly show for all ages. He definitely knows how to keep everyone laughing and entertained if you are ever in Galena make sure to take your family you will not be diss appointed.
Written July 3, 2022
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Adrian D
1 contribution
Aug 2021
What a great show! The moment you step in you meet the masterful magician. With such a small group of guests you get an unforgettable experience. The magic happens right in front of you and many times you are part of the show. The interaction is seamless and very entertaining. P. T. Murphy creates a magical and personalized show every time and the only regret is that it lasts only one hour! I highly recommend you to put this show at the top of your list when visiting Galena, IL.
Written August 5, 2021
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jgpayner
Savoy, Il49 contributions
Sep 2022
This was my second time seeing P.T. Murphy. The first was with daughter, DIL and 4 Grands in 2019. We were amazed and highly entertained. I like his show so much I wanted my husband to see his show too. Off we went to Galena for three days of sight seeing, great eats and a wonderful time with P. T. Murphy! His way of engaging with the audience was great and had us all laughing, but his magic tricks had us all amazed!! Even my laid back husband had to admit he was amazed as well! Thanks P.T. for a wonderful entertaining evening!
Written September 16, 2022
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