May @ The Hat & Rabbit

Jon Allen is the only magician to be British & World IBM close up magic champion and The Magic Circle close up magic champion.

Our Club has arranged for Jon Allen to visit from the UK to lecture (May 5th) and hold a workshop (May 7th). In addition, Jon will be lecturing in Montreal and Ottawa earlier in the week. 

This is a unique opportunity to see one of the premiere close-up magicians in the world and attend his workshop. We are fortunate to be able to have Jon visit our club so make sure not to miss it.

Jon Allen is a creator not a copycat. He has created virtually all the magic effects he regularly performs and this originality shines through in his performance.


Membership in the club is open to all those 16 and older who are enthusiastic about the art of magic. There is no initiation fee and you are not required to be a member of the IBM.

The Dues are:

$60.00 for General Membership,
$40.00 for Seniors Membership (65 +)*
$40.00 for Youth Membership. (under 18)*

*Proof of age may be required for new members.

Membership Benefits

Membership entitles you to admission to all of the club’s regularly scheduled events. (Supplemental lectures may be occasionally offered for an additional fee.)

Online payment can be done through paypal


Jon Allen Lecture on May 5th

Jon Allen is highly regarded and respected by magicians worldwide and travels the world lecturing on, and performing, his own unique style of magic. Jon has produced best-selling DVDs and books for magicians worldwide. They teach some of Jon’s own close up magic effects and performance techniques that have helped hundreds of professional magicians in the UK and around the world.


In a market overloaded with ‘image over substance’ he is a proven performer of extremely high calibre. His attention to detail keeps him at the top table of close up magicians. Long after his performances end, his impact still remains … along with everyone’s watches and wallets.

His unprecedented magic awards and accolades highlight his magical skills; years of top-class bookings in both the corporate and private sectors around the world highlight his performance and people skills.

We have been trying to arrange for Jon to visit Canada for years. Make sure not to miss it!

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When: Thursday, May 5th, 2016 — 7:00 PM

Where: St. Leonard’s Church (25 Wanless Ave)

Admission: Free for Members, $15 for guests (counted towards 2015 -2016 membership)

Jon Allen Workshop

The workshop, it will predominantly be about creativity and changing the way people go about looking at things in general and how they go about creating new magic effects and presentations. There will be exercises and eye-opening examples.

There will be close up and stage effects covered tht won’t be in the lecture including a fun way to deal with people who “just want to see something quick” that leads to them getting your business card!

Jon will cover his “chair / padlock stage routine” and his Marked Deck system – and will have and exercise trying to come up with a presentation for the worst trick in magic. 

If anyone has a routine or effect they are working on and they would like some input from me and the group then they are free to bring it along.

Jon indicated that he will “spew forth some tips and stories about working in the ‘real world’ including the one thing over everything else I wish I had known when I first started doing close-up magic!”

It promises to be a fun, engaging 3 hours that is guaranteed to entertain and provide practical material that for everyone.

Where: Room #4, Toronto Public Library
Fairview Mall
When: Sat. May 7th 1:00 – 4:00 

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