The Fairground Magic Show


Set in the Fairground and carnivals of yesteryear. A traditional magic show for the whole family. Created and presented  by magician and showman Richard Leigh.

2018 Performances

Tickets: Adults £12.00. Children and Concessions £10.00.

Sunday 13th May at 2.00pm  BUY TICKETS

Sunday 20th May at 2.00pm  BUY TICKETS

Sunday 27th May at 2.00pm  BUY TICKETS

Sunday 3rd June at 2.00pm  BUY TICKETS

Sunday 17th June at 2.00pm  BUY TICKETS

A creative playground, the Barons Court Theatre in London is transformed into an underground fairground of games and attractions. All the games you remember are there for all to play, and yet every game, every attraction has some mind blowing magic themed around it.

You can play ‘Hook a Duck’, Darts, ‘Score 21 to win’, ‘The Coconut Shy’ ‘The Strength Test’, ‘3 balls in to win’

And right down the centre of the fairground called the midway, Richard introduces a selection of olde fairground Side Shows.

One of those Side Shows is an unusual and rare recreation from an old black and white photo postcard of a fairground from over 90 years ago and is certainly one of Richards renowned maths extravaganzas entitled ‘The Fastest Mathematician’.

You choose the numbers, time and time again, BIG SUMS, and he’ll give you the total before you can get into your calculator mode.

This effect is wonderfully entertaining and has got to be seen to be appreciated. It’s incredibly quick.

And this is just a taster of numerous Side Show attractions which are presented here at London’s intimate magic theatre by Richard Leigh.


If you would like to nominate a person within your group or family to help with one of the effects, or would simply like a birthday mentioned, just tell the magician who is presenting magic as you take your seats or the box office manager. This performance is interactive but in no way embarrassing. And of course with this show, there are plenty of games to play.

Roll up, Roll up, Roll up

THIS IS ALSO Our fabulous family show for the Christmas and New Year holidays 2017/18. Book early. Our shows at Christmas sell out very quickly.


Gemma Aigbe: Great show!! My son really enjoyed it. He was able to participate in various parts of the performance and we also learnt the history behind a summer occasion we take for granted, the fairground. The theatre space is small and intimate which I love!!! I look forward to seeing many more shows at this venue and particularly by this magician.


Nishma Aleksin-Shah: As a family we really enjoyed this show. The audience and children participation was great. We were amazed by his Mathematician… even the audience were not fast with their mobile calculator. He really put the children at ease and they love it.


Margaret Juji: when I arrived at the show it was nice to see some children already engaged in trying to solve the 13 angles trick, while waiting for the show to begin. I attended with my ten year old nephew who was welcomed by the magician and imediately joined the children in their problem solving activity. The show was overall thrilling with everybody attending feeling awestruck by the magicians slight of hand. The fact that all the audience members, including myself,were encouraged to take part in the various fairground tricks made it al the more enjoyable. I left with the feeling that I and my nephew would definitely return in the future for another show.


Clare Bolton Such a fun family show in this quirky little theatre. We all loved the fairground theme and the audience engagement and participation. My three boys all asked to come back!


The Fairground Magic Show was a fabulous entertainment, set in an old style fairground with all the glitz and glamour of showmanship. It was written and presented by Richard Leigh in an amazingly engaging and versatile style.

The basement Baron’s Court Theatre was transformed by light and sound on Sunday afternoon into a fairground of games and attractions. In each event, the magical element bamboozled the enthusiastic and attentive audience whose participation, especially by the children, was very high.

We roared, clapped, and whispered with delight and amazement as Richard, the showman, led us around the fairground and its games and tricks and surprises.

It was a wonderful afternoon and all in aid of a wonderful cause – the Momentum charity – which supports children with cancer in Surrey and South West London.

 Janice Gravett