With over 30 years of service under its belt Magicbox has long established itself as one of the leading suppliers of magic tricks, props and accessories to both amateur and professional magicians alike.
2024 saw Magicbox celebrate its 30th year in business! 
Below is a clip of an old demmo video from 1998. We used to send a 2 hour long vhs tape to good customers which featured us demonstrating some of our top and favorite effects. This was before it was as easy as it is now to view everything on line!
Clive Richardson started trading in 1982, on the Gateshead side of the Tyne Bridge, where he created the costume hire business, In Disguise. He was joined soon after by Carole, his long suffering girlfriend and eventual wife.

Then business expanded, re-branded and re-located in 1994 with the opening of Magic Box on Percy Street, Newcastle upon Tyne city centre.

Clive and Carole were then joined by Gill Stephenson, Gavin Brown, Michael Murray and Graeme Shaw, who became valued partners as the business expanded with two more stores, Northumberland Street Newcastle and Gateshead Metro Centre.
The Magic shop was always a big part of Magicbox and had its own dedicated store up the side street from the main store. However these were linked through the back of each shop.
In 2016 Magicbox moved its magic business to Killingworth. With a HUGE showroom and a 60 seater magic theatre it continues to supply magic all over the world.
Our qualified staff members have a diverse range of knowledge and skills that extend far beyond the realm of magic and as a result we have proven ourselves time and time again as a trusted source for help and advice. With several working professionals amongst our team we also have experts on hand to assist you in every genre of magic whether it be it children’s, stage, close-up, mentalism or other.
We pride ourselves on honesty and will only recommend those products which we would actually use ourselves; it is through this that we have built our solid reputation. You only need search our name within any of the larger magic forums to see a resume of glowing reports about our customer service and product range.
It is through this willingness to help that we will be able to help you as a magician grow and progress in the direction that you wish to take. Should you not find the item you are looking for on our site we will do our very best to help you get that item even if it means directing you to another site to purchase; how many other dealers would offer this service?
Why not take this opportunity to learn a little more about or staff members by clicking here.
As magicians we are always on the lookout for the latest and best effects and once again Magicbox can help you do this by providing its own range of exclusive cutting edge effects. Having produced many award winning effects such as Michael Murray's Beyond ESP and Kristofor Ruben's Copper Silver Extreme you will always know where to go to get your next show-stopping effect.
Should you have any ideas that you’re considering releasing yourself then why not contact us to discuss releasing them through Magicbox at info@magicbox.uk.com and in doing so you will be joining the list of many other successful magicians whom we have helped in this way?
With the increasing popularity of internet shopping it's easy to forget about the bricks and mortar shops. MagicBox is one of the very few magic companies to have a physical shop. If you are ever in the Newcastle upon Tyne area then why not pop in to say hello and meet our staff in person for a first hand demonstration of our products (Complimentary tea, coffee and juice available upon request).
Every month we host guest lecturers from around the globe. If you are in the area you won't want to miss our monthly events. We even hold meetings for junior magicians, ages 8 18!
More info on how to find us HERE
For those who are unable to make the trip we are also regularly attend some of the UK Magic conventions such as Blackpool and South Tyneside. So if you are there why not pop over to see how we can take your magic to the next level!
Come Visit Us
Unit 3, Strand House
Locomotion Way
Camperdown Industrial Estate
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE12 5US
Phone: 0191 908 3252
Opening hours:
Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm
Closed Sundays
Online orders 24/7.