Four-Handed Illusions: An Intimate Evening of Laughs & Wonder

Four-Handed Illusions: An Intimate Evening of Laughs & Wonder

Four-Handed Illusions: An Intimate Evening of Laughs & Wonder
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8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
About
Illusionists Joel Acevedo and Steve Kradolfer join their talents in a performance that is engaging, hilarious, and mystifying. As one of only 60 guests, you will experience the magic just a few feet from your eyes. Add the sophisticated elegance of Boston’s Hampshire House and the result is a uniquely entertaining experience you'll remember for a long time. The event starts 35 mins before showtime with a pre-show reception in the mansion's Baker Bar, where you'll find a vast selection of cocktails and beverages available for purchase. At show time, guests enter the Library where they will witness surreal situations come to life. Common objects will appear, vanish, teleport to impossible locations, and move across the room in inexplicable ways. You will also experience the wonders of the human mind through masterful demonstrations of telepathy, precognition, and mind reading. Join us and see why Four-Handed Illusions is one of Boston's highest rated shows!
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Visit this historic and ritzy Boston neighborhood to soak up its classic New England charm as you stroll down cobblestoned, gas-lamp lined streets. Bring your walking shoes, camera, and select a nice day to wander through the hilly neighborhood and check out its exclusive addresses. Louisburg Square, Mt. Vernon street, Chestnut street and the extremely narrow and widely photographed Acorn street make a nice walking path. Make sure to meander down Charles street to poke into boutiques and antique shops, cafes, and restaurants on this quaint shopping street. Don’t forget to catch a glimpse up close of the State House with its beautiful and iconic dome.
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  • barbiemullin
    Amherst, New Hampshire1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An awesome, amazing, incredible performance
    Four Handed Illusions is unlike ANY magic show you may have seen in the past. It was a captivating, incredible evening. We received a gift certificate from our son & daughter in law who saw the performance last year. They thought we would enjoy it. We were absolutely amazed by the illusions, the venue, the overall evening in Boston!
    Visited July 2023
    Written 25 July 2023
  • briansachetta
    Boston, Massachusetts1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great show in a unique environment
    Four-Handed Illusions made for a wonderful night out. It's a great show full of laughs and wonder. It takes place in a well-themed library in Boston's Hampshire House, which sets the vibe perfectly. There's a bar in the back that fits the scene to a T as well. I'd highly recommend going to the show; it's a unique experience that you won't soon forget!
    Visited July 2023
    Written 26 July 2023
  • allison612
    Boston, Massachusetts1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Do it!
    Very very entertaining and enjoyable! If you are budgeting, get a sandwich for dinner and splurge on these tickets. The reception was a nice selection of bread/cheeses/fruit with a cash bar. The number of audience members is limited, so you don’t feel like you are fighting crowds. Definitely recommending this to everyone—including you!
    Visited July 2023
    Written 2 August 2023
  • Brian H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go see Four-Handed Illusions now!
    This show fires on all cylinders! The magic is stunning, and Joe and Steve light up the room with their playful banter. Every member of the audience was glued to their seat. My family absolutely loved it! This is Boston’s must-see performance.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 August 2023
  • jblo2023
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing evening!!
    I took a group of friends to this event under a healthy dose of skepticism that it would be fun. Everyone was blown away by the event, it exceeded all expectations and we’re still talking about it weeks later as one of the highlights of the summer. It’s an amazing performance in a perfect setting and is filled with laughs. Worth the price and would go again!
    Visited July 2023
    Written 7 August 2023
  • Lauren O
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful Show
    This show met my expectations and more! It was a great way to spend an evening with a group of friends and I loved it so much that I want to go back with my family at some point. There was constant laughter filling the room and you find yourself captivated the entire show. I would highly recommend checking it out!
    Visited August 2023
    Written 10 August 2023
  • Gabriela N
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredible show!! Must see for everyone!
    This show will have your jaw on the floor! There is truly no way to comprehend how Joel and Steve do what they do without letting yourself believe that magic must be real. Not only are the magic tricks incredible, but Joel and Steve are hilarious and do a great job at including all of the audience members in the show in some way (though don't worry if you are an introvert - they do it in an inclusive, low-pressure way). I would highly recommend it to anyone living in or visiting the Boston area! Plus it is really fun to get dressed up and have a cocktail before the show. Great date night, friend group outing, or night out with the family!
    Visited August 2023
    Written 10 August 2023
  • mikebent2023
    Belmont, Massachusetts1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing!
    What a great night out! Such an amazing and entertaining show performed by two charming masters of their art. The intimate venue really make you feel like you’re part of something secret and special right from the start and the amazing performances of Joel and Steve seal the deal. The conjuring is funny, baffling and occasionally spooky but the real magic is how wonderfully entertaining the entire experience is. This is a must-see gem!
    Visited July 2023
    Written 16 August 2023
  • Alesperance
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Everything we'd hoped for (and more!)
    We are still reeling from this truly magical experience. This was not only one of the best magic shows we've ever seen but one of the most entertaining shows we've seen in our decades of living in Boston. You're truly left wondering how they do it the entire time but part of you doesn't even really want to know because the room really does feel like it's full of magic. We left, our Jaws dropped many times, and we absolutely loved the beautiful location and cocktail attire making it for a rare fun and fancy night. Would recommend to absolutely anybody.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 22 August 2023
  • Nick C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredible
    One of the best shows I have every attended! It was funny, entertaining, and the tricks were truly phenomenal. I will be purchasing gift certificates for friends and family members. I cannot recommend this show enough!
    Visited August 2023
    Written 22 August 2023
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Jason C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Joel and Steve put on an amazingly fantastic show! Absolutely perplexing illusions, no bad seat in the house. We were wowed by the experience. Not a single person in the venue didn't feel the same. The entire experience left us wowed!
Additionally Joel/Steve/ and the lovely hostess were so kind and accommodating. They spoke with us, took pictures with us, and actually reached out to message us about 10 days after the show just to say Hi, and ask us about the puppy we were adopting the day after their show.
My wife and I cannot speak highly enough about our experience!

Joel, Steve - THANK YOU for such a fun comedic/"magical" evening!

5 stars

Whomever is reading this review- GO!
Written 24 May 2024
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ashwini p
Waltham, MA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
My husband and I absolutely loved the show. Every min of it we were left in awe.
The setting was spectacular and the pre-event part was such a treat.
So if you are thinking of going, dont think, just book and go!
Written 21 May 2024
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Jason P
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
I’ve been wanting to check out this show for some time. Knowing this, my wife surprised me celebrating a milestone birthday with the gift of an enchanting evening of magic and camaraderie what a splendid way to mark the occasion. What a fun, memorable way to celebrate my 50th!

It’s just under a two-hour drive for us to the city and the drive was totally worth it!
We had a wonderful evening together. We had a nice dinner at a nearby restaurant and a wonderful 1st time experiencing Four-Handed Illusions. If you’ve been on the fence about going or just need an excuse to get dressed up and get out to do something entertaining and FUN, as a couple (solo or a small group of friends) don’t hesitate. Tickets go fast!

The allure of a live performance, the shared laughter and wonder, the joy of dressing up and stepping out – these are the moments that weave the tapestry of our memories. Joel and Steve, with their Four-Handed Illusions show, have indeed mastered the art of creating an immersive, entertaining, experience that lingers long after the final act. I’m glad to have experienced it firsthand. Highly recommended!
Written 9 May 2024
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Ellen C
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
This show was amazing! We didn’t know what to expect going in but they blew us away! They were really engaging with the audience and their tricks were very entertaining! Would recommend to anyone in the area!
Written 4 May 2024
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Ian H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
I was blown away at their tricks and they were very funny and engaging with the audience. Due to the intimate show size, probably over half the audience got to participate at some point
Written 30 March 2024
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Jessica Mercaldi
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Without a doubt the best illusionists in the game. So funny and their magic "tricks" are unique and quite frankly mind blowing. I recommend signing up for their email alerts with new dates because spots sell out within a couple of days. Second time going and will def be making another trip up to Boston in the future for a third.
Written 29 March 2024
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Erinn P
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We honestly didn't know what to expect.However, it was beyond our expectations.The comedy mixed with the magic and illusions was so exciting. We were there for my brother's birthday. We were greeted by a wonderful hostess named Rachel and the unbelievable top notch customer service from the barmaid's Alyssa and Bau. All three of those ladies were amazing and I love to bump into them again. Rachel was super accommodating and always had a smile.The barmaid's had wonderful drink suggestions, smiles, customer service and told us how much we would enjoy the show.
Well, the main attraction was the 2 gentlemen that put on an unbelievable show. I remember magic since I was little and you don't see that anymore. I would come back to the see the show with other friends or family members again and again.
I love that it was required to dress up because when you look good, you feel good and what else was nice...It was a very intimate show that was super interactive with the audience. You were never put on the spot, you were always part of the show. If you haven't seen it get yourself a few tickets and go
Written 28 March 2024
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ldn116
Springfield, MA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024
Four handed illusions was a fabulous night of laughter and amazement. I would highly recommend this experience.
Written 20 March 2024
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i_xoxoxo
Boston, MA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024
I’ve lived in Boston my whole life and hadn’t heard about the show before. I saw it on a TikTok video and it was an AMAZING experience. I recommend to ALL traveling to Boston and natives of the Boston area.
Written 13 March 2024
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Sonja K
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
10/10!! The venue is stunning, Joel & Steve are hilarious, and our minds are still blown by their magic. All around a fantastic evening and so fun to get dressed up! We are a mid-twenties couple and loved it. A mix of ages were in attendance and we were on the younger end for sure, and would recommend it to anyone.
Written 13 March 2024
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