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San Francisco Magic Parlor

433 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1503
+1 925-852-8655
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magic and performance art

We saw David Facer at the San Francisco Magic Parlor at the Chancellor Hotel, not knowing quite... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2015
Chicago, Illinois

I was lucky enough to grab a ticket to the San Francisco Magic Parlor during my stay at the... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2014
daniel r
San Francisco, California
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All New 2015 Production in our 3rd Year! The San Francisco Magic Parlor's new production features magician David Facer. Journey deep into his "World of Paradox" and explore David's fertile imagination and creativity. In our third year the San Francisco Magic Parlor is offering new shows new magic, and a new ambiance while retaining the distinctive qualities that have made it a staple of the Union Square Entertainment scene. David Facer's shows combine theatre and magic performance-art. During this one-person show he is your guide into a make-believe land of Magic, introducing several of the eccentric and bizarre inhabitants of his fantastical world where "Impossible is Not a Word." David portrays five diverse characters in his "World of Paradox." Be enthralled by: Jack Winter and his Sideshow Sensations, Jakob the Mechanical Man with a Human Heart, the enigmatic Dream Dweller Nicolai Bayne, and magical prankster and adventurer Spellvin. Award winning magician David Facer conjures paradoxical mysteries at his fingertips. He has performed with Broadway legend Carol Channing, and entertains in nightclubs, cabarets, restaurants, and at private events. David has been showcased at the San Francisco Zoo, the Hyatt Regency, Six Flags, the Cliff House, and Twining Vine Winery. Time seems to stand still in our intimate Parlor conveniently situated within the historic 100 year old Chancellor Hotel on Union Square. The Parlor's gracious turn-of-the-century ambiance evokes the San Francisco of old. "Sidesplitting and heartwarming!" -Bread & Roses A spectacular and intimate one man show." -SF Bay Guardian "Just off Union Square, away from the bustle of the crowd, is a cozy and charming place..." -San Francisco Examiner
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18 Jan 2015
“magic and performance art”
13 Jul 2014
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433 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1503
Union Square
+1 925-852-8655
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Reviewed 19 January 2015

We saw David Facer at the San Francisco Magic Parlor at the Chancellor Hotel, not knowing quite what to expect. He presents a show on paradox, mixing nicely done basic magic tricks (linking rings, cards, coins etc) with performance art - he creates strange, colorful...More

Thank Chicago-777
David F, Owner at San Francisco Magic Parlor, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2015

Hello Chicago-777, Thank you for your generous review. It has been a dream of mine, since childhood, to perform magic for all my life. Its people like you who remind me that I am on the right track. Thank you for believing, "Impossible is NIOT...More

Reviewed 13 July 2014

I was lucky enough to grab a ticket to the San Francisco Magic Parlor during my stay at the historic Chancellor Hotel in Union Square. Walt Anthony's unique production was unlike anything I've seen before. His genuine presence blended history, magic and theater to create...More

Thank daniel r
Reviewed 15 April 2014

This was my first time seeing a magic show. I did not know what to expect. The room that this took place in was very small and private, and felt a little cramped. Once the show started, I stopped thinking about that. There were several...More

Thank LieslKaye
Reviewed 23 February 2014

First off I have to say that Walt is amazing! I have lived in the city for a little over a year now and kept hearing about this show. Many of my friends have went and I finally couldn't stand it anymore. I decided to...More

1  Thank Bryce J
Reviewed 21 February 2014

I took a group of close friends to the San Francisco Magic parlor last night. Walt Anthony weaves a wonderful tapestry of colorful history held together with magic and engaging banter with the audience. This is not a glitzy Las Vegas style magic show. Rather...More

Thank Larry W
Reviewed 5 February 2014

I just happened upon Yelp and saw all of the great reviews and thought why not. The evening was definitely a treat! How often can you learn about the history of a colorful, magical city while experiencing the magic firsthand. Do yourself a favor and...More

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Reviewed 11 January 2014

I was staying at The Chancellor Hotel last week and had noticed the hotel restaurant was gearing up for something that looked interesting. Out of curiosity I asked the front desk what was going on and they told me about the magic show. I registered...More

2  Thank Behrcat
Reviewed 29 December 2013

For a magic show that includes fun facts and rumors of San Francisco in an intimate and chillaxing setting, this is a great escape in the otherwise busy area to enjoy some cool tidbits incorporated with the illusions. It’s wonderful for tourists to learn more...More

Thank TaminatorSF
Reviewed 28 December 2013

One of the enchanting and truly unexpected treasures available in historic Union Square is The San Francisco Magic Parlor in the Chancellor Hotel at 433 Powell Street. The wonderfully entertaining Walt Anthony weaves a spell and takes us back a hundred years (when the Chancellor...More

Thank Alexander M
Reviewed 21 November 2013 via mobile

I made a reservation and showed up for the show to find out it was cancelled. I had other backup plans so I was not too disappointed. The lady at the front desk said that I could come back tomorrow night for free if I...More

Thank Travelerdarren
Union Square
Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army
in the Civil War, this grand square has become the
city's premier shopping and entertainment district
containing the largest number of upscale department
stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theatres in
the city. It's a large open area where tourists and
locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by,
enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and
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