Magical Arts Centre|
South Africa's Home for Magic
The College of Magic is situated in a vibrant
double-story Victorian era house in Cape Town, South Africa. Officially opened
by the Department of Arts, Culture, Science & Technology, the Magical Arts
Centre is a home to our more than 150 part-time junior students, headquarters
for the Distance Learning Unit, a meeting place for various cultural groups,
residence to Southern Africa's only Magic Shop, a destination for school tours
as well as one of the few Magic Information & Research Centres in the world.
Robert Harbin Theatre
The Robert Harbin Theatre is the largest room at the Magical Arts Centre
capable of seating approx. 90 people. The Theatre is currently being renovated
with the introduction of full stage lighting, sound and video projection
equipment. While large enough for most student acts, the Theatre is a
wonderfully intimate venue and is where most of our rehearsals, internal
contests and family shows take place.
Houdini's Chamber, situated on the upper level overlooking the balcony, is the
residence of our close-up wizards. With raked seating and excellent sight
lines, Houdini's Chamber has been transformed into the ideal environment for
close-up magic and all things micro ...
The College Library is home to the Magic Information & Research Centre - a
vast collection of books, videos, DVDs and other magical memorabilia.Saturday
mornings see the Library come alive as students take time out between classes
to show each other their latest creations !
Thanks to the magic of modern technology, our students are able to take front
row seats and watch some of magic's greatest performers. Video also allows us
our students the opportunity of improving their own acts by watching their
performances on tape, noting audience reaction, timing & overall presentation.
Named after famed illusionists, Siegfried & Roy, the SARMOTI Room is home to
The Magic Classroom's interactive displays and hands-on workstations.