Mystery and romance surrounds the Magic Castle, the world's best known club for magicians and enthusiast of all things that are related to magic. This private club also houses the Academy of Magical Arts which is devoted to the development of the disciplines of the art form of magic as well as its history.
The Magic Castle can be found on beautiful grounds overlooking Hollywood. The club is only for members and their guests, though there are performances which are open to the public. The dress code, which is strictly enforced, is formal evening attire, which adds to the fairytale atmosphere of the setting. Children are not allowed during the evening performances and have activities scheduled at other times such as the Future Stars Week. The academy also offers junior programs where young magicians with skill have had their start and are today among the best known professionals in the circles of magic.
The 5000 strong membership of the Academy of Magical Arts counts many famous magicians among its numbers. Celebrity magicians and hobbyists have performed at the venue which attracts all types of magicians from around the world. Different formats of performing space can be found such as an intimate close-up room, a parlor and a grand stage. In the evenings, these three areas offer five different magic shows every week day. The bar area provides a lovely atmosphere with magicians performing and teaching tricks to other magicians. Those who want to read and research on magic have a substantial library with many resources.
The mystery of the castle is kept diligently and forever amazes those visiting here. As you enter the lobby area there are no visible doors and a secret phrase recited to an owl will reveal an entrance to the club. The Castle Knights are a group of volunteers who help visitors to enjoy and learn all about the Magic Castle and their mystery filled experience here. The 100 year old building is structured in such a way as to appeal to the elements of magic that linger in all our hearts. It is a wonderful place to visit.
The gift store at the Magic Castle is a veritable treasure trove with many wonderful mementos. For magicians and collectors the castle holds auctions where all types of magical items are sold off. Fine dining is available at the Magic Castle and the atmosphere pervading the entire area boasts of Victorian elegance and charm which gives a feeling of timeless fantasy. The food prepared and presented matches the entire wonderful experience.
The Magic Castle is located in a secluded area though it is at the doorstep to Hollywood. When you plan to visit it is best to find out about traffic conditions in the area as you may need more time to reach your destination. Any troublesome delay can be avoided with a little bit of planning. The truly magical experience of visiting the Magic Castle can be awe inspiring and filled with mystical marvels for both magicians and laymen.