Magician, Entertainer & Speaker

Dennis Watkins is a third-generation magician and entertainer based in Chicago.  Watkins performs nationwide for corporate events, meetings, conventions, trade shows, colleges and up-scale private gatherings.  He specializes in creating one-of-a-kind magical experiences for clients and companies seeking world-class entertainment guaranteed to engage, involve and amaze their most important audiences.



A Company Member with The House Theatre of Chicago, Watkins has partnered with the company to create The Magic Parlour: an intimate evening of classic magic with Dennis Watkins.  The Magic Parlour is currently enjoying its 4th year running in downtown Chicago. The performance is an 80-minute showcase of classic magic and mind-reading in an intimate suite for only 44 guests.  See the show schedule and reserve your seats HERE.

"Dennis Watkins is a charismatic performer, an unrivaled magician, and just a hell of a lot of fun!"


Watkins also worked with the The House Theatre on its hit show, Death and Harry Houdini.  Watkins played Harry Houdini in all 6 runs of the show, performing many of Houdini's most notable feats, including the infamous Water Torture Cell. He will be reprising his role as history's greatest escape artist in the summer of 2016 at the Chopin Theatre in Chicago.

"A psychic WUNDERKIND, bending the natural laws of the universe."