The Magic Parlour

Rated #1 Show in Chicago on TripAdvisor

Friday nights at 7:30 and 9:30pm, Saturdays at 4:30, 7:30 and 9:30pm.

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 Hilton.

Guests gather in Potter’s, 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 best for adults and children 12 and up.  Cocktail attire is suggested for 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. Reservations may be made & tickets may be purchased at

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.

Make your reservations online through The House Theatre of Chicago or dial 773.769.3832.

The Magic Parlour is a simple entertainment in the Ricky Jay Mold:  Old-fashioned trickery performed very well in an ideal setting by a man with a heart and a story.
– The Chicago Tribune

“This magic show is exactly what it should be: funny, lively, intimate and utterly baffling.”
– Chicago Reader