The Magic Parlour

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The Magic Parlour
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Friday
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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About
Dennis Watkins' The Magic Parlour is an intimate evening of classic magic and mind-reading running five shows weekly at the historic Palmer House Hilton Hotel. Now in its 10th year, The Magic Parlour is Chicago's longest-running magic show. It is a tour-de-force of classic magic performed by award-winning, third-generation magician Dennis Watkins. The show takes place in an intimate suite and seating is limited to fewer than 50 guests. Beer and wine are included with your tickets.
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Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.
How to get there
  • Adams/Wabash • 1 min walk
  • Monroe • 2 min walk
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Tamer A
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Couples
It was something i will never forget about , awesomely talented man .
Will do it again absolutely once I’m Chicago
Written 14 August 2022
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Steve McRae
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Fantastic evening! A true showman and left everyone in the room in awe and wonder! My wife and I are still talking about the tricks a week later. Dennis did an amazing job including everyone into the show. Would highly recommend.
Written 21 July 2022
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Dennis W
Thank you so much! We were so happy to have you at the show and hopefully we'll see you again soon!
Written 22 July 2022
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Lance C
Seattle, Washington, United States4 contributions
Let me start off by saying I am a mystery entertainer myself. Yet I was severely wowed multiple times. :)
Both my wife and I enjoyed the show immensely. Dennis is an excellent entertainer that makes you feel like he is welcoming you into his own home. (hey, for all I know, with his success, maybe he does have a home like that room in The Palmer House)

From the moment You enter the room you can sense the combination of relaxed atmosphere and expectation of something special about to happen...and it does!
Written 7 July 2022
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Dennis W
Thank you so much, Lance! We really appreciate you coming out to the show and taking the time to let us know you enjoyed it. And it's such a delight to hear that from a fellow entertainer. Hopefully we'll see you again soon!
Written 8 July 2022
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Brendon R
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Friends
Dennis is not only a master of his craft but also very charming kind gracious and funny. About ten
minutes in I realized I had a huge smile on my face that never went away. The setting tone and style of this show were perfect. And on top of a of this the magic was incredible
The encore room after the show is 100% worth the experience.
Written 4 July 2022
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Dennis W
Thank you so much! We're so happy you came out and spent the evening with us. And you got the whole experience! The Encore Room is my favorite. Hopefully we'll see you again soon!
Written 5 July 2022
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Edward S
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Dennis is most personable. He involved the audience. His magic is magical. Most enjoyable evening. Also paid for the small Encore session after the main show. Well worth it. Private up close and personal magic and we got to ask Dennis questions. Will definitely do this again the next time we are in Chicago.
Written 26 June 2022
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tzf
Naperville, IL30 contributions
Couples
Really a fantastic show! I didn't know what to expect, bought the tickets on a whim since we were staying at the Palmer House. I'm so glad I did! I absolutely recommend this show.
Written 21 May 2022
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Dennis W
Thank you so much! We love having hotel guests come to the show. You got the full Palmer House experience. Hopefully we'll see you again!
Written 25 May 2022
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Departure649983
Delray Beach, FL4 contributions
The show was excellent
His magic was awesome
Still trying to figure out how he did such great
Job
Related well to audience
Very good mentalist, would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a fun night
Written 14 May 2022
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Dennis W
Thank you so much! Looks like you'll have to come back to the show to figure it out. We really do appreciate you joining us and hopefully we'll see you again!
Written 17 May 2022
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Delegal
Savannah, GA285 contributions
A lot of fun. It's 90 minutes short. I highly recommend to all. Be sure to get the after tickets. It's worth it too.
Written 1 May 2022
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Dennis W
Thank you so much for coming to the show (and recommending the Encore Room)! Hopefully we'll see you again soon!
Written 3 May 2022
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ChristianTS
Grand Rapids, MI2 contributions
Family
Excellent and funny with tricks that are amazing

It was a great option to have fun in a different way
Written 23 April 2022
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Karen K
Princeton1 contribution
We've seen Dennis four times now and he is always amazing! This time, two newbies joined us, and they were also absolutely astonished by his performance. Next time we will stick around for the after-performance show.
Written 22 April 2022
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Dennis W
Thank you, Karen! We're so happy you came back to the show. And, yes, next time definitely consider staying for the Encore Room!
Written 23 April 2022
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The Magic Parlour is open:
  • Fri - Fri 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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