The Magic Parlour
An Intimate Evening of Classic Magic with Dennis Watkins
Friday nights at 7:30pm and 9:30pm, Saturday nights at 4:30pm, 7:30pm and 9:30pm at the Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel
Best for adults and children 12+
Award-winning, third-generation magician, Dennis Watkins delivers an evening of sophisticated tom-foolery unlike anything else in Chicago. The Magic Parlour is replete with mind-blowing magic and mind reading in an intimate venue at the Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel.
Guests gather in Potter’s Lounge, our new age throwback to the days of prohibition, prior to the magical performance. You’ll be escorted to the secret performance venue for 75 minutes of unbridled amazement of Dennis Watkins’ mysterious magic and mentalism.
The Magic Parlour is open to guests aged 12 and up, though we request at least one adult to accompany. Cocktail attire is encouraged for all guests attending this magical night.
Tickets to The Magic Parlour include a keepsake program and letter-pressed ticket, as well as wine, beer, and soft drink selections. Tickets are $79 per guest.
Private Event packages for groups are also available. You can create a truly special and memorable event by booking your own, private performance of The Magic Parlour. Inquire about Private Event bookings here.
Lockwood Restaurant and Bar’s Chef Mat Wiltzius has created a Magic Menu for guests interested in dining prior to the Magic Parlour show. Advance reservations are required.
“You’ll be mightily impressed by Watkins. [This is] old-fashioned trickery performed very well in an ideal setting by a man with a heart and a story who craves being close to his audience.”
– Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
“A perfect evening of illusion and laughter…
After the show ended to wild applause, I found myself on the elevator with a few fellow audience members. Bonded by the most unique of experiences, we wondered: how did he do it? There was no stage, the venue was tiny, yet no one could unlock the many mysteries we’d just witnessed…On the train ride home, I realized something: I didn’t know how he did it, and I didn’t care. The Magic Parlour transformed a roomful of tired adults into wide-eyed, wide awake innocents. And that in itself is Watkins’ most impressive trick.”
—Chicago Theater Beat
“This late-night magic show is exactly what it should be: funny, lively, intimate, and utterly baffling.”
—The Chicago Reader