P.T. Murphy Magic Theatre

P.T. Murphy Magic Theatre, Galena: Hours, Address, P.T. Murphy Magic Theatre Reviews: 5/5

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
About
"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 24-seat 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." As the theatre only seats 24, advanced purchase is suggested. Approved for ages 10 and up. Run Time: 65 minutes. No intermission. Theatre rentals are available for your tour group, or private parties. Schedule is subject to change. Please call for current schedule of performances.
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< 1 hour
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Lori K
Waterloo, IA2 contributions
Don't miss this show!
Apr 2021
I think the reviews speak for themselves. P.T. Murphy's show is top notch. We have seen the show many times and it amazes us every time. He is very personable and interacts with the crowd very well. When friends come with us, we always take them to P.T. Murphy. We went April 15th to his second show after reopening and it was great! 12 people in the audience and everyone was distanced and masked. This is by far something you need to check out when visiting Galena. You won't be disappointed.
Written April 19, 2021
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Audra P
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Best part of our trip
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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shelia965
Bloomingdale, IL67 contributions
You don't have to like magic to find this show entertaining!!!
Jan 2021
We have been twice ...once in person and once virtual. Both experiences were great. He is so entertaining besides being a wonderful magician. If you are in Galena or want an at home experience via zoom during this pandemic, make sure you go to his website and purchase a very affordable ticket! You won't be sorry!!
Written January 26, 2021
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Claire R
1 contribution
Try this Virtual Magic Show
Jan 2021
P.T. Murphy is part magician, part comedian. The show is a joy and not just because you get the impressive tricks you've paid for. He invests in his audience in a way few performers do effectively, involving us in his magic and teaching us tricks along the way.

My family (partner and two boys - 9 and 12) logged into a virtual magic show, unsure what to expect, but were delighted that P.T. can maintain his charisma and high energy show even on the Zoom platform. Couldn't recommend more!
Written January 25, 2021
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Alicia
1 contribution
It’s a must do!
Jan 2021 • Couples
I hardly leave reviews unless they are to warn other people... until now! This one is a must do! Especially in a time when many of us are trying to think of different things to do to keep us entertained at home. Highly recommend for the whole fam!
Written January 16, 2021
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Derek B
2 contributions
Magic with an Ed Debevec’s flair
Jan 2021 • Couples
If Plato has an idyllic form of magic, it must be PT Murphy. With the wit of Joan Rivers at her brassiest and a sleight of hand that makes Mandrake look like Man-dork, PT will reaffirm for even the most petulant goth chick or emo dude that, dammit, life IS magic. So swing on by and treat yourself to a PT cruise. May the spirits of magic bless Mr. Murphy; he’ll pull a rabbit out of your heart.
Written January 16, 2021
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Rick P
Frederick, MD6 contributions
P.T. Murphy’s Show Does Not Disappoint, In Person or Streamed!
Dec 2020
Having had a great time attending a show while vacationing in Galena a couple of years ago, I was excited to get an email about the premier of virtual shows on 2020 New Year's Eve and thrilled to be able to get a ticket for the final show that evening. And the actual live-streamed performance itself exceeded my expectations. I don’t feel that any of the intimacy of attending a performance in person in the small venue along with only 23 other audience members was lost. I was entertained, amazed, and had great fun learning a bit of magic! And I enjoyed watching the online interaction with two youngsters (and their cat) during one of the illusions. I’m glad to see the virtual shows will be continuing in 2021 and certainly hope to catch a couple them.
Written January 12, 2021
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jack5400
Chicago, IL8 contributions
New Years Eve Zoom Performance
Dec 2020
We have seen PT in person and were so pleased to see that he had started doing zoom shows during the pandemic. He still holds ticket sales to 24, so it's a very interactive show. He even has everyone "bring" their own props! We loved the show and were so pleased to see that he'll be continuing them during the winter months. We would highly recommend it!
Written January 8, 2021
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EmTravel
7 contributions
NYE a with PT!!
Dec 2020
PT never disappoints! We have loved the in person shows and it was a treat to see his magical ways via Zoom! Thanks for a great NYE performance!
Written January 3, 2021
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Cathy R
2 contributions
Very good show! You won’t be disappointed.
Jan 2021 • Family
We’ve seen his show twice—once in club and one virtual by zoom. He baffled us both times. Very personable person. He gets the audience involved.
I had adult friends, teenage kids, and young kids. Everyone loved it.
Written January 2, 2021
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