Houdini Seance

The Magic Castle® is proud to announce “The Houdini Séance” -- an evening that recreates the elegance and mystery of a classic Victorian séance. These séances are held regularly to celebrate the life of Harry Houdini, the "Handcuff King.” Houdini devoted much of his final years to the investigation of psychic phenomena and who promised his beloved wife that he would, if he could find a way, send her a message from the other side. In this experience you are guaranteed to see things you have never seen before...

The séance is held for a private group of ten to twelve guests in the historic Houdini Séance Chamber of the world-famous Magic Castle®. This room is decorated in the high Victorian style and features many priceless pieces of Houdini memorabilia including the only set of cuffs Houdini was unable to open. Your party begins its experience with a four-course gourmet meal at 6:30 p.m. with bottomless red and white house wine during the dining portion of your evening -- all created by our Executive Chef and served by your own private butler. A medium will then join you and he will open the veil between this world and the next. The medium will begin with fascinating experiments in the power of the unseen and then, forming a magic circle, will summon the spirits to demonstrate their awesome ability to manifest in our physical world. After your séance, you receive a commemorative Houdini souvenir plus tickets to see our 10:00 p.m. largest magic show in the Palace of Mystery (pending availability).

All guests attending the séance must be over 21 years of age and must abide by the Rules and Regulations of the Academy of Magical Arts, Inc. (which include being in proper, formal dress code: www.magiccastle.com/visiting/dresscode.cfm) Advanced reservations are required for these very special séances. Light paperwork and a $300 deposit are required to secure a séance date.

A member is required to book a Houdini Séance Experience. You must either have a member present or have someone in your group become a full member (contact: memberservices@magiccastle.com) or an Open Sesame Temporary Member ($250 for 30 consecutive days).

Download our Houdini Séance Experience brochure

To inquire about or make a reservation for this unique experience, please contact:
Josh Stern (323)851-3313 Ext. 303 or Josh Stern.

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