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Address: 306 N Alvernon Way, Scottish Rite Grand Parlour, Tucson, AZ 85701
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+1 520-615-5299
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09:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Thu 09:00 - 18:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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STEP RIGHT UP and get ready to laugh, have fun, and celebrate a magical...

STEP RIGHT UP and get ready to laugh, have fun, and celebrate a magical night out with Carnival of Illusion! This top-rated program is "Revitalizing Magic" by blending an international travel theme with all the charms of a Vaudeville-inspired roadshow. Travel up-close with the national recipients for "Excellence in Magic" and catch a lively slice of magical history! Carnival of Illusion is Magic, Mystery, and OOOH la la! This Must-See event is great for date-nights, anniversaries, celebrations and special nights out. Purchase tickets in advance. Due to the popularity and intimate seating, shows sell out. For audiences 10 years and older. Step right up, join the fun, and experience an Evening of Old-World Magic!

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Wonderful Show!!

Loved this show! We went to the 5:00pm show Mar 18 in Tucson & loved every minute of it! I even got to participate on stage - so much fun! Still don't know how I ended up with... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2017
Nancy K
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Lees Summit
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Loved this show! We went to the 5:00pm show Mar 18 in Tucson & loved every minute of it! I even got to participate on stage - so much fun! Still don't know how I ended up with the page from that book in my hand!! The whole show was great, the people were so sweet & personable & I... More 

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Thank Nancy K
Phoenix, Arizona
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

I have seen this twice and I can't believe how fun it was and continues to be. It is cheap at that price for a very nice performance and astounding magic. I thought it was going to be corny, but I was mesmerized the entire time. Thanks for a great time.

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Thank Donna S
Tucson, Arizona
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Fun night out. extra services for me (handicapped) to get in and out of the Scottish Rite (awesome history of this 100 year old Building of the Masons). Opportunity to dine out via the Carnival of Illusion for a great price - all inclusive soup or salad, Main course (snapper was great for me, Prime Rib for companion), Desert, tax,... More 

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1 Thank patazona
Tucson
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142 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Intimate setting at the Scottish Rite Lodge for this fun Magic show with a delightful couple. Fun magic and I don't want to know how, because it would spoil the illusion. They engage the audience and proceeds from sales of items out front go strictly to children's charities.

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Thank Tricia F
Tucson, Arizona
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

My fiance' and another couple attended the Oct 15th show for the first time at the Scottish Rite venue, and it was awesome! Tired of comic book movies and ear busting concerts? Well this is for you! Entertaining, comedic, and of coarse magic. Eighty minutes to keep you spellbound while you "travel" around the world. We will go every season... More 

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3 Thank tazmoman
Carnival_of_Illusion, Guest Relations Manager at Carnival of Illusion, responded to this review

Yep, no wind machines, special effects, tyrannosaurus rexs, or explosions in our vaudeville-inspired theater show. Thanks for sharing your magic "tazmorman" and congratulations on your engagement, too! More 

Tucson, Arizona
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

This show was amazing. This was my second visit to the Carnival of Illusion and I liked the change of venue. The Scottish Rite Building is in the heart of the historical area of downtown Tucson and, in my opinion, the best venue that Susan and Roland could selected for their show. Once entering the building, the staff with the... More 

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3 Thank cjl4yahweh
Carnival_of_Illusion, Guest Relations Manager at Carnival of Illusion, responded to this review

Okay everyone, let's give "cjl4yahweh" a STANDING OVATION for that great review!!!! Thanks and safe travels until we meet again. More 

Tucson, Arizona
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

My girlfriend and I caught the Carnival of Illusion at the Scottish Rite Grand Parlour and it was nothing short of magnificent. More of an experience than a show really, the audience is up close and involved in much of the magic - you could say the room was filled with it! Great performances by Susan and Roland. It was... More 

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3 Thank GoT4TheWin
Carnival_of_Illusion, Director of Great Date Nights! at Carnival of Illusion, responded to this review

Thank you GoT4TheWin, YOU have the magic spirit! We appreciate you and your date for having fun and TRULY experiencing Carnival of Illusion. You're 100% correct, it's NOT just about the show. It's about enjoying the journey with fellow audience members and getting swept away in a collective magical moment in time! Bon Voyage. More 

Tucson, Arizona
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

we were at the opening night show for this season. we have seen this show every year for 6+ years and this one was the best they have done. there was some minor voice volume that could have been louder. great new decor at a new Historic location for pictures after the show. on the way out every one got... More 

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2 Thank Hikaru M
Carnival_of_Illusion, Director of Good Fortune at Carnival of Illusion, responded to this review

Well, it just wouldn't be opening weekend without Hikaru M in the front row! Great to see everyone once again! Thank you for addressing the wheelchair access which can be a bit of a maze in a 100 year old building. Yes, with a heads-up, our staff is ready and able to assist with the navigation. We appreciate the helpful... More 

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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I don't know what to say. The venue was gorgeous. The staff was top notch. Did I mention the venue was spectacular? (Which fyi the top notch staff couldn't stop mentioning how thrilled they were about it... one actually cried when describing it)... other than that the show was ... cute, high school cute. Which made me sad. The venue... More 

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Thank Grant2180
Carnival_of_Illusion, Operations Manager at Carnival of Illusion, responded to this review

With the hundreds of favorable TripAdvisor reviews Carnival of Illusion has received over the last 7 seasons, the tremendously positive reviews, feedback and emails from other guests who also attended our opening night shows in Tucson this weekend, the highly experienced and dedicated staff working this weekend's shows and the standing ovation during the show you attended, it was especially... More 

Tucson, Arizona
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 October 2016

An incredible experience at The Scottish Rite Cathedral, here in Tucson! Not only was it a fabulous show, filled with outstanding talent and entertainment, we met Susan and Roland after the show ~ Wonderful people, with a wonderful cause to help our next generations to read and explore the wonders of magic, diligence and good work ethics (cannot create a... More 

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1 Thank dustypawswebner
Carnival_of_Illusion, Your Carnival of Illusion Team at Carnival of Illusion, responded to this review

Thank you so very kindly for your "wonderful" review and helping us to kick off the new Tucson season with a fun weekend of shows. You are right, dustypawswebner, much hard work goes into creating the best experience for our guests, thank you for noticing and for opening your heart and sharing your 'magical thoughts' with the world. More 

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