Widely acclaimed as a foremost innovator and among magic’s most exciting performers, Jeff McBride combines masks, martial arts, kabuki theater, world class sleight-of-hand, myths & stories from around the world, grand illusion - and more! - to create electrifying performances that thrill a wide range of audiences.
Founder of the McBride Magic & Mystery School, Jeff is an accomplished creative consultant, teacher and lecturer, in addition to his amazing capabilities as a performer. He continues to travel the world performing and teaching, building an extensive network of contacts in the magic, performing arts, corporate theater and academic worlds who share his enthusiasm for all things magical.
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For this unique, one-time, never to be repeated event, Jeff McBride has designed a magical experience just for us in Brussels!
On Saturday May 5, he’ll start the evening by performing a public evening show. Exciting, innovative, and transformative magic at its best!
Jeff will then follow with a public lecture on how magicians think and how this can help you solve seemingly impossible problems. This lecture is suited for both adults and children, with or without knowledge of magic. But even professional magicians will learn something new!
EVENING LAS VEGAS SHOW: JEFF MCBRIDE - SUPERSTAR OF MAGIC
Saturday May 5, 21:00
Three time award winner at the International Grand Prix of Magic in Monte Carlo.
Named “Vegas’ Best” Magician.
Voted critics’ choice as Best Magician in Las Vegas.
Named Magician of the Year by Hollywood’s famed Magic Castle.
Jeff McBride is widely recognized as one of the most original and exciting performer of our time, whose “magic is as good as it gets” according to David Copperfield.
On Saturday May 5 evening, you’ll have the unique opportunity to experience Jeff’s transformative and electrifying magic!
In the meantime, feel free to watch some videos of Jeff at the bottom of this page to experience a taste of Jeff exciting magic.
Show in English only. Suitable for children from 9 years old.
PUBLIC LECTURE: MYSTERIES OF MAGIC AND OF MAGIC THINKING
Saturday May 5, 22:30
In this unique lecture, Jeff McBride, creator of the Magic & Mystery School, will teach you how magicians solve impossible problems and why the fascinating art of magic has engaged audiences worldwide for thousands of years.
Jeff has been performing the art of Magic for more than 40 years. He also studied deeply the history of Magic and Ancient Arts.
In this lecture he will teach you some of the techniques that the master Mystifiers use to manipulate your senses. You will also learn how to use the principles of magic to sharpen your thinking skills and be able to solve impossible problems in new seemingly magical ways!
This lecture is suited for both adults and children, with or without knowledge of magic. But even professional magicians will learn something new!
The Op-Weule cultural center is happy to open the doors of its comfortable theater to Jeff.
Ideally located at a 6-minutes walk from Roodebeek, its huge public and free parking and its metro station, and 2-minutes walk from the Woluwe shopping center.
Feel free to visit the Op-Weule cultural center website for more information about the venue.
Because confirming your seat early will demonstrate your support in our events, we’ll be delighted to celebrate it and to reward you for it!
If you book your seat before April 14, 2018, you’ll get a 20% early-bird discount.
Jeff McBride, a three time award winner at the International Grand Prix of Magic in Monte Carlo, is widely recognized as a foremost innovator and most exciting performer in contemporary magic. Naming him “Vegas’ Best” Magician several years ago, the Las Vegas Review Journal wrote: “Light years ahead of the pack... McBride is easily the most exciting and mesmerizing magician I’ve seen in years.” For several years, Jeff headlined at Caesars Magical Empire in Las Vegas, where he was voted critics’ choice as Best Magician in Las Vegas. He is also a three-time Guiness World Record holder.
Jeff’s magic has been featured on every major television network, with the most recent appearances on The World Magic Awards and Masters of Illusion on MyNetwork, and judging VH-1’s Celebracadabra! and on A&E’s Mindfreak with Criss Angel. Previously his Mask & Card Act was featured on World’s Greatest Magicians on NBC, he was Burned Alive on ABC’s Champions of Magic, and he was heavily featured as both performer and expert on PBS’s “The Art of Magic” and TLC’s “Mysteries of Magic.” Jeff has even “Gone where no magician had gone before” as a special guest star on Star Trek - Deep Space Nine.
Jeff began performing magic at the age of eight, and by the time he was sixteen was opening for the Fania Allstars on tour in Japan. He found himself fascinated by popular Japanese Kabuki theatre, which he immediately incorporated into his act, already filled with masks and martial arts overtones. On completing high school, the young magician moved into New York City and studied at the American Mime School while working full time in the Flosso Hornman magic shop. He was soon performing at New York clubs, including the popular Club Versailles, where he was discovered by super agent Billy Barnes, then manager to Tennessee Williams and Raquel Welch. Barnes immediately signed the talented young artist, and moved him up to work as opening act for such superstars as Tina Turner, Tom Jones and Diana Ross for their sold-out concerts and Las Vegas appearances. Jeff eventually became a headliner at the Las Vegas Hilton’s “Moulin Rouge” revue at the age of 25.
Jeff’s signature fusion of mask, myth, drama and illusion reflects his lifelong study of magic’s multi-cultural roots. His first full-evening exploration of these themes, Mask, Myth & Magic, won acclaim Off-Broadway and on national tour, as well as at arts festivals in Barcelona (for the 1992 Olympics), London, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. He has been profiled in Elle Magazine, Town & Country, The New York Times, Harpers and dozens of other publications worldwide.
The Magic Circle, among the world’s most prestigious magic societies, wrote that “McBride may well be the most influential magician of our time,” not only for his performing work, but because he has become magic’s foremost teacher. He is the founder of the McBride Magic & Mystery School in Las Vegas, and regularly teaches and lectures at magic conventions around the world.
In addition to his work as a performer, Jeff is a much sought-after lecturer and workshop leader for such diverse groups as The Smithsonian, The Disney Institute, MacDonald’s “Hamburger U,” the International Brotherhood of Magicians, the Omega Institute and many others. He combines dynamic performance magic with deep insights into what makes magic work, it’s enduring fascination and many uses - not only on stage but in business and personal life as well.
Feel free to visit his website for more information or to watch the videos below to experience a taste of Jeff’s exciting magic.