"The Magic Parlour is a simple entertainment in the Ricky Jay Mold: old-fashioned trickery performed very well in an ideal setting by a man with a heart and a story who craves being close to his audience."

The Chicago Tribune

Fridays & Saturdays at Chicago's historic Palmer House Hotel


The House Theatre of Chicago presents an intimate evening of classic magic with award-winning Chicago magician Dennis Watkins. Now in its 6th year at the legendary Palmer House Hilton Hotel, The Magic Parlour is downtown Chicago's longest-running magic show. This tour-de-force of classic magic and mind-reading currently runs on Friday and Saturday nights.  The show takes place in an intimate suite and seating is limited to only 44 guests. 


"Forget the over-the-top spectacles of David Blaine and Criss Angel.  The most effective illusions are the simplest: an ordinary subject, a distraction or two, and an incredibly skilled performer."

Miami New Times

Reserve by phone: 773.769.3832