College of Magic hosts Children’s Festival for holidays

College of Magic hosts Children’s Festival for holidays

This winter school holidays, the College of Magic, Cape Town’s only magical arts organisation, will aim to keep families warm and entertained with its 2012 Traditional Children’s Magic Festival from Wednesday June 27 to Saturday June 30.

Held at the College of Magic’s 100 year old house in Claremont, the enchanting Festival will give Capetonians, young and old, a rare opportunity to peek behind the doors and curtains to see what happens at this ‘historic house’ of magic. Escape into an enthralling world of magic and mayhem with more than 50 clowns, mimes, magicians, jugglers and stilt walkers. The fun never stops during the four day programme, filled with shows, treasure hunts and magic workshops.

Young festivalgoers, eager to practice their new found mystical skills at home, will receive a free magic goodie bag on arrival and there will be plenty of yummy items on sale to beat those winter chills. The College of Magic, a non-profit organisation and the only one of its kind in the world, has been training children and adults in the marvelous art of magic and illusion for more than 30 years. “We look forward to welcoming a new generation of magic lovers to our mysterious premises this winter,” says director David Gore. All proceeds of the Festival will go to the College of Magic’s community training programme.

The College of Magic is situated on 215 Lansdowne Road, Claremont. The two-hour show programme runs daily at 10.30am and again at 2.30 pm.

* Tickets are R50 each and are available at the College of Magic. For bookings and more information, call 021 683 5480, or visit