Career Builders Workshop$295.00 ($150.00 minimum deposit)Register
12 Morning sessions, every Wednesday at 9:30 am for 45 minutes, beginning March 3, through May 19.
Note: “Morning” here is relative, 9:30 am Pacific, 12:30 pm East Coast, and 5:30 pm in London.
This is for those who are serious about building their businesses and careers and have, perhaps, already embarked on the business. While there will be lectures and homework, it is designed to be flexible and at least partly self-directed by the students. Having read Beyond Applause: Marketing & Management for the Independent Performer (available on Amazon) is recommended, but not required. Group size is limited to 16 people in order that everyone has a chance to participate actively. Although sessions are recorded and available for participants in the class to watch for up to one year, they will not be released in any form to anyone outside the class.
Each week there will be a ½ hour video lecture to watch in advance…and the 45 minutes together will be for discussion and question and answer sessions. The cost of $295 includes 2 half-hour one-on-one consultations with Tobias…normally a $150 value all by itself.Learn more about Career Builders Workshop
Variety Skills & Allied Arts$145.00 ($75.00 minimum deposit)Register
Three Consecutive Sundays, Noon - 2 pm (Pacific)
With Jeff McBride & Special Guests
“Variety is the spice of life!” — Gosta Sevens
Great Masters of the Art often add a splash of the unusual to their presentations. In this exciting class, you will have the opportunity to meet masters of the variety arts and learn their secrets of success. Many of these arts are nearly lost or forgotten; that is what makes them so exciting, novel and fresh to modern day audiences!
We will look at great acts in history and on video. Special guest artists will be live in the classroom to give you personal instruction.
- Charley Frye - Juggling
- Rafael - One of Europe's most talented showmen!
- Lee Alex - Quick Change & Magic
…. And more to be announced!Learn more about Variety Skills & Allied Arts
Focus on: Fairs, Festivals, & Pop-Culture Events$195.00 ($75.00 minimum deposit)Register
Three Tuesdays from 5 pm - 7 pm PDT -- April 13-27
Did you know that there are over 3,000 fairs, festivals, and pop culture con’s that take place in the US every year? Do you know that most of these events have budgets to hire multiple entertainers each day for multiple days? It is time to build a show that will capture their attention and get you on stage.
The Pendragons, Rick Thomas, Jeff McBride, and many of the world’s best magicians started their careers at fairs and festivals. Thousands of entertainers are enjoying the benefits of working at these venues year after year. Many performers can make an entire annual income during the summer season.
Paul Draper has performed at state fairs, county fairs, arts festivals, comic cons, anime expos, renaissance fairs, steampunk conventions, music fests, national science events…. And so many others! Draper is excited to teach you how you can travel the country seeing the sights and eating the food while being paid to do what you love.Learn more about Focus on: Fairs, Festivals, & Pop-Culture Events
Magic for Speakers & Presenters (Online Class)$145.00 ($75.00 minimum deposit)Register
Three consecutive Thursdays from 5:30 - 7:30 pm PDT (8:30 - 10:30 Eastern)
A specially designed program for both magicians who wish to add professional level speaking abilities to their repertoire, and for speakers who want to add something amazing to their presentations. The ability to surprise with magic, and to link that surprise to your message as a speaker can provide that special touch to give your talks the edge you need in today's competitive marketplace. Even if you never use magic in a talk, the principles and techniques you will learn in the workshop will greatly enhance your ability to hold and move audiences of all kinds.Learn more about Magic for Speakers & Presenters (Online Class)
Master Class -- ONLINE$295.00 ($150.00 minimum deposit)Register
With Jeff McBride, Larry Hass, & Tobias Beckwith
Friday, July 25, from 5 pm-7 pm Pacific -- Facutly show, orientation, introduction to the Master Class.
Saturday & Sunday, July 26-27 from Noon - 4:00 p.m. (Pacific) each day.
Get expert feedback on your online performances (live on Zoom) from the world’s foremost teachers and directors of magic.
Our second two sessions will be real-time, interactive, and focused on YOU and your personal needs as you seek to create highly effective online performances and shows. In this class, we will be teaching many routines that have proven to be effective in this setting.Learn more about Master Class -- ONLINE
Sisters of Mystery - 2021 - ONLINE ON ZOOM$50.00 ($50.00 minimum deposit)Register
Starting at 10 am, Pacific Time, on the Zoom Platform
This online event is open to women who perform magic, who work with magicians, or who simply love magic. Together, we will share in group discussions about what it means to be a woman in the world of magic, the challenges we encounter and how we deal with them, and how we weave together the many worlds of performance and relationship. Abigail McBride will be hosting this event, read on for more info!Learn more about Sisters of Mystery - 2021 - ONLINE ON ZOOM
Magic & Meaning 2021 - LIVE IN LAS VEGAS$445.00 ($145.00 minimum deposit)Register
Hosted by the Magic & Mystery School Faculty, the Magic and Meaning Conference is an annual gathering of magicians, scholars, public speakers, professionals from many areas, and performers of diverse arts. It is for anyone who loves magic, storytelling, the philosophy of magic, and who wants to think about magic in new ways.
Attendance is strictly limited to 80 people so we can create a friendly, interactive community of learning and performing.Learn more about Magic & Meaning 2021 - LIVE IN LAS VEGAS
Master Class for Mentalism, 2021 - LIVE IN LAS VEGAS$695.00 ($350.00 minimum deposit)Register
Tuition is $695 if you register before Dec.15. After that, it will be $895.
Also: We are hoping this will be LIVE in LAS VEGAS...but of course, nothing is certain. If live classes are not possible by that time, the class will be online again, and the full tuition will be $350, the amount of your deposit for the live class.
In response to many requests and because of extraordinary demand, we are delighted to present this Master Class aimed exclusively at mentalists. Jeff McBride's Master Class is the premier program in contemporary magic where YOU and your performance take center stage in a safe and supportive setting.
At this Special Master Class, all of the performances, talks, and breakout sessions are focused on the performing art of MENTALISM. Regular faculty members Jeff McBride and Dr. Larry Hass will share their thoughts on Mentalism and Mystery Entertainment. And our Special Guest for the Class will once again be ROSS JOHNSON, perhaps the most successful corporate mentalist in the United States. This is a RARE opportunity to learn from Ross, because he does not write books and rarely speaks to groups of mentalists. We are thrilled to be able to spend several days with him finding out what has made him so successful.
Our focus for the 2020 Master Class for Mentalism will be on: THREE MODERN MASTERS: CASSIDY, RICHARDSON, AND WATERS.
(Special subjects for 2021 TBA)
This is an exciting opportunity, and it will sell out quickly. We hope that you will join us this November 11-14, 2020!Learn more about Master Class for Mentalism, 2021 - LIVE IN LAS VEGAS
7-Day Master Class-LIVE IN LAS VEGAS$1,500.00 ($500.00 minimum deposit)
Live and In Person in Las Vegas!
Magic Master Class is the premiere magic educational experience in the world. It involves personalized instruction at the McBride House of Mystery in a small-group setting. It is designed so that each attendee takes their magic and their magic business to the next level.
In response to popular demand, the Magic & Mystery School offers seven-day Master Classes. This means there will be more time with Jeff and Larry (and sometimes Tobias) as well as special teaching units from world-leading teachers of magic. The seven-day class also includes a ticket for a major Las Vegas magic show, such as Mac King, and relaxed time for questions with the star. There will also be two events to which you may bring a guest or family member.Learn more about 7-Day Master Class-LIVE IN LAS VEGAS