All About Visiting

The Magic Castle is an exclusive private club. You must be a member or have a guest card from a member-in-good-standing to gain admittance.

Please read and follow our dress code and rules. You must have your guest card with you when you arrive at the Magic Castle!

Reservations for dinner are required, and we suggest that you call at least one week in advance for week days or at least six to eight weeks in advance for a Friday or Saturday evening. We take phone reservations Monday through Thursday from 9:00AM until 6:30PM, Friday and Saturday from 9:00AM until 10:00PM and Sunday from 9:00AM until 5:30PM.

Be sure that you have your guest card handy when you call for reservations; you will need the member's name and number. Dinner is served at the Magic Castle in an atmosphere of Victorian elegance. Dinner seatings are at 6:00PM, 8:00PM, and 9:45PM. Entreés range from simple but elegant pastas to luxurious New York steak. The Magic Castle's menu also includes excellent seafood and vegetarian fare. A wide range of beverages are available, from full bar service and a well-stocked wine cellar to espresso and cappuccino.


For guests, visiting on weekends, occasionally the Magic Castle offers guidance and assistance from the Castle Knights. The Castle Knights are a group of volunteer members who offer assistance in planning and learning about the Magic Castle during your visit. They provide tours and anecdotes to all visitors to the Magic Castle. If a Castle Knight is on duty, tours begin at 5:00PM. Castle Knights when on premises can be found in the Grand Salon as they greet guests upon their entrance.


Your night at the Magic Castle would not be complete without magic! The Magic Castle hosts five different magic shows in three showrooms (the schedule of performers for the next six weeks is available here).
  • The Close-up Gallery presents masters of the art of close-up magic, in the smallest of the Castle theaters (seating only 22 guests). Two different performers appear in the Close-up Gallery: the first at 7:00 then as required, and the second at 10:00, then as required. Because of the size of this theater, we recommend that you get in line at least one-half hour before your desired show.
  • The Parlour of Prestidigitation recreates the Victorian experience of the "parlour" (living room) magician. Your magician will appear at 7:30, 8:45, 9:30, 10:30, 11:30 and 12:00 p.m.
  • The Palace of Mystery hosts grand illusion and other stage performers. One show is presented in the Palace at three different times: 8:30, 10:00, and 11:15. Dinner guests have preferential seating in the Palace of Mystery.

Please see one of the Magic Castle's managers if you have any questions regarding performances, show times, or seating policies.


SATURDAY AND SUNDAY BRUNCH SEATING
Seating is limited to 115 persons per seating. Doors open at 10:00 AM.
10:30 AM 12:00 PM 1:30 PM

CLOSE-UP GALLERY SHOWS
11:30 AM 12:15 PM 1:00 PM 1:45 PM 2:30 PM 3:15 PM

PARLOUR OF PRESTIDIGITATION SHOWS
11:30 AM 1:00 PM 2:15 PM

PALACE OF MYSTERY SHOWS

12:15 PM 1:30 PM 2:15 PM

IRMA

10:30 AM - 3:30 PM

A Magic Castle member must call in or sponsor your Brunch reservation.

BRUNCH MENU
• Prime Rib • Turkey * Eggs/Omelets * Bacon/Sausage • Blintzes
• Pasta * Chicken • Assorted Desserts • Fruits * Shrimp Cocktail
• Juices • Coffee • Champagne


The art and architecture of the Magic Castle are unique. Be sure to plan enough time to explore the Castle's many secrets and surprises…including visiting with the Castle's resident ghost!


Parking at the Magic Castle is provided by a valet service ($10.00 per vehicle).


Guests may arrive at the Magic Castle as early as 5:00PM; the club closes at 1:00AM.


The Magic Castle is a non-smoking facility, in compliance with State of California regulations.


Driving directions to the Magic Castle are available here.


Evening performances at the Hollywood Bowl or the Kodak Theater mean increased traffic on Highland, which can significantly affect your travel time to the Magic Castle. We recommend that you check the schedule for the Bowl and the Kodak when planning your drive time to the Magic Castle. On heavy-traffic nights, you might consider ridesharing; the more adventurous may enjoy the MTA's Red Line, with a rail stop a few short blocks from the Castle at Hollywood and Highland.


For dinner, brunch or group reservations, membership inquiries or general information, please call the Magic Castle offices during regular business hours at:

Phone: (323)-851-3313   Fax: (323)-851-4899

The Magic Castle / Academy of Magical Arts
7001 Franklin Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90028-8600