he purpose of the Academy of Magical Arts is to encourage and promote public interest in the art of magic with particular emphasis on preserving its history as an art form, entertainment medium, and hobby. Magicians and magic enthusiasts around the world have come to know the Castle as the ultimate magic clubhouse and home of the Academy of Magical Arts, Inc.

When you become a member, the Magic Castle becomes your Magic Castle. You and your guests can enjoy the unique talents of the Magic Castle's world-class performers and dine in Victorian Splendor. Members also enjoy a special Friday lunch, as well as Saturday and Sunday brunches which are a treat for the whole family. Membership also brings admission to a wide variety of members-only events.

As a member, you also have the privilege of issuing guest passes to your friends and business associates so they too can visit the Castle. Magician members can also take advantage of the Magic Castle's extensive library of books, videos, DVDs, and periodicals exploring the world of the magical arts, and can attend lectures presented by some of the world's foremost experts in the world of magic.

Mission Statement

The Academy of Magical Arts

The academy of magical arts, inc. has been and will continue to be the premier organization in the world dedicated to the art of magic. We are an organization that encourages fellowship, promotes the art, and maintains the highest ethical standards in our actions. We will provide a friendly environment where members and their guests can enjoy the art and each other’s company. Our objective is to advance the art and provide a positive image of magic and magicians worldwide.

There Are Several Types of Memberships

Within the Academy

As a yearly member (Associate, Magician or Global Memberships only), you will have the opportunity to see magic shows seven nights a week, enjoy a special Friday lunch, Saturday and Sunday Brunches (a treat for the whole family), and a wide variety of members-only events. Special in-house discounts on dining, beverage, merchandise, and events will also be available to you.

Additionally, you will have the privilege of issuing guest cards to your friends and business associates so they can visit the Castle when you are not able to attend with them. We have reciprocity with many other private clubs as well, which will allow you to enjoy your membership worldwide. Please note that all Members and Guests of the Academy of Magical Arts must follow all rules and regulations of the Academy and the Magic Castle, including the strict dress code and no photography rule. All memberships are non-refundable.


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.


An Associate member is anyone over the age of 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. However, the Academy of Magical Arts does provide Magic Classes for adults wishing to learn the art of magic.

Benefits of a Yearly Membership

Associate and Magician Members Only

  • Member can visit any time the clubhouse is open - 7 nights a week for ages 21+, Friday Members Only lunch, & Sat. & Sun. brunch for all ages.
  • Members can bring an unlimited number of guests each evening. The member plus five guests (total of 6) will have the door charges waived. If the party exceeds 10, the member is required to notify the clubhouse before their arrival.
  • No drink or dining minimums.
  • Dining is not required for Members. They are always welcome to dine at the clubhouse.  While reservations are recommended; Members may dine without reservations if space allows.
  • Unlimited amount of guest cards – allows 6 people access without a member. Door charge and dining required.
  • Unlimited amount of email guest invitations – allows 6 people access without a member. Door charge and dining required.
  • Entitled to four VIP passes each year – allows 4 people access with no door charge. Dining required.
  • Member Services will facilitate four donation requests per member per year to the charity of the member’s choice, upon request.  Online auctions not valid.
  • Access to the club for our popular Friday lunch. Members can bring guests, but guest cards aren't accepted.
  • Members only access to Castle Perks throughout the year.
  • Members have access to member’s only priority phone line for setting reservations.
  • Access to Members Only area of website and Facebook group.
  • 20% discount in the dining room for member plus one.
  • 5% discount at all bars for member and up to 9 additional guests when member is present.
  • 5% discount in gift shop for members only.
  • $3 valet parking for members only.
  • Special member’s rate for group events held on site.
  • Special member’s only rate for brunch.
  • Subscription to monthly newsletter for members.
  • Invited to member’s only events throughout the year at the clubhouse.
  • Member is allowed access to all national and international reciprocal clubs.
  • Voting privileges for board elections and show room awards.
  • * Access to the Magician’s Library, Magician only lectures and Magician only events.
  • * Subscription to Genii Magazine.
  • * Magician members are allowed to perform impromptu magic in designated areas of the clubhouse.

  •    * Magician Members Only

Non-Resident Qualification

We offer non-resident Membership rates for yearly members, both Associate and Magician. To qualify as a non-resident member you must reside outside of a 60 mile radius of our clubhouse. 

Non-Resident Magician applicants:

Must have a background in magic and be member of another recognized magical organization. To be considered for Non-Resident Magician membership with the AMA, you are required to provide our Membership Committee with as much background as possible regarding your life in magic. It is also mandatory that you provide an AMA Magician member sponsor and/or a reference from another magical organization (such as IBM or SAM). You may submit a Magician membership application along with the required information to Please note that the review process may take as long as one month 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. 

Global Magician Membership

Global Magician membership is our newest membership program. Offered to magicians around the globe (outside of Canada and the US). While this new Global Membership offers limited benefits, it’s also much more affordable than our Non-Resident Magician membership.

    Global Membership qualifications:
  • Complete a Global Application form
  • Provide written statement providing intent of membership
  • Provide performance materials: Promo package, DVD, online links, etc.
  • Provide references with contact information
  • Have one AMA sponsor
  • Provide proof of residency
  • Provide identification photo
    Benefits not offered:
  • Voting privileges of any kind
  • Guest cards (printed, online, or VIP passes)
  • Online Genii Magazine subscription/access

Contact Member Services

Any questions regarding membership with the Academy of Magical Arts can be directed to
Or Call (323) 851-3313 EXT. 301