As one of Australia’s leading professional magicians, James has performed over 3500 magic shows for private engagements and performs 150 magic and cabaret shows a year at The Magicians Cabaret theatre restaurant- one of which is the acclaimed ‘La Fortuna’, written and produced by James and voted as one of the best three things to do in Sydney by US Celebrity Magazine, ‘Cliche’.

Having also performed the effects: changing a girl into a tiger, sawing a woman in half, levitating, making four girls appear from a suitcase, cutting a girl into four pieces and making a car appear, James is an accomplished Illusionist.

He is experienced, proven and has combined his love of magic with theatre brilliantly.

​James’ creativity and know-how of the art of magic has also seen him involved producing, directing and consulting for and to Australian actors, authors, motivational speakers, events for global brands, opening ceremonies, pop music videos, festivals, radio and television. He also has spoken on ‘how magicians fool the human mind’ at the University of Sydney and presented to professors from the University of Chicago who visited his museum of magic as part of their cultural studies.

His shows and creative work have appeared on Channel Seven’s The Morning Show, Channel Nine’s The Today Show, Fox Sports Australia, Sydney Weekender, Disney channel, SBS, French media TV5 Monde, in the feature movie ‘I am Woman’ and on 2DAY FM for International magician Dynamos Australian magic show promotion, to name but a few.

“Best in the biz” – Channel Seven The Morning Show

​”Simply Beautiful” – Channel Nine

“It was flaming great” – Fox Sports Australia​

“Delivers both a bundle of emotions and a mesmerising night out” – Stage Whispers

“James Karp is charismatic and conjures astonishment at will” – Renowned American magic magazine VANISH.

Voted ‘Best three things to do in Sydney – USA celebrity magazine Cliché

James’ magic show will bring wonder and enchantment to your special day.

Magician James Karp
Magician James Karp


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