An Associate member is anyone over 21 years of age who loves the art of magic and wants to enjoy the amazing benefits of having The Magic Castle as their Clubhouse. Many of our Associate Members are professionals in the entertainment industry, but many are simply those who wish to enjoy our unique club. You do not need to be a magician to join as an Associate member. However, the Academy of Magical Arts does provide Magic Classes for adults wishing to learn the art of magic.

All applicants are required to have a current member of the Academy of Magical Arts sponsor in order to join.

This is the perfect time to join! If you or someone you know is interested in purchasing an Associate membership, please contact the Membership Department, at for pricing and additional information on how to apply.


Magician membership is a yearly membership designed for anyone over the age of 21 who considers themselves a Magician and actively practices magic either as a hobby or a career. Also, as a Magician member of the Academy, you will have access to our world famous library and will be invited to attend any other Magician only lectures, perks, and functions throughout the year not available to any other class of membership.

(Those who live within 60 miles of our clubhouse, the Magic Castle)

An audition for anyone interested in joining the club as a Resident Magician Member is required. Applicants must have one Magician Member of the Academy who has seen them perform what they plan to audition sponsor their membership.

(Those who live 60 miles or more from our clubhouse, the Magic Castle)

Non-Resident Magician applicants are also required to audition for membership. The audition will consist of a virtual setting, such as a Zoom meeting, and must provide the Audition Committee with information regarding their background in magic, links to unedited performances for review, and must have one Magician Member of the Academy who has seen them perform sponsor their membership. Please note that the review process may take as long as two months to complete. Once a determination is made on your acceptance as a Non-Resident Magician member of the AMA, you’ll be notified by our Membership Department promptly.
If you meet these qualifications and are interested in applying for Magician membership, please contact the Membership Department, at for pricing and additional information on how to apply.

Contact Member Services

Any questions regarding membership with the Academy of Magical Arts can be directed to
Or Call (323) 851-3313 EXT. 352


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 Milt Larsen
April 9, 1931 – May 28, 2023


We’ve lost our beloved co-founder, and our hearts are hurting.


Milt passed away peacefully in his sleep just a few days after receiving special recognition of the Castle’s 60th anniversary at our 2023 awards show. The moment was deeply felt by all in attendance, and Milt received two thunderous and prolonged standing ovations. We are grateful to have had the opportunity to say thank you one last time to our cherished co-founder for bringing so much magic into all our lives.



Milt never wanted to grow up, and his childlike wonder sparked an imagination that had no boundaries. Milt was an inspiration to all of us, with a life that was full to the very last moment.



Your Board of Directors, Board of Trustees, Arlene Larsen, Erika Larsen, Jessica Hopkins, Randy and Kristy Pitchford, the staff, and everyone else who loves Milt are committed to continuing his vision and ensuring our club and its remarkable clubhouse will be with us for a long, long time.


Thank you, Milty. We love you. And we miss you.

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