The Magic Duel
The Magic Duel
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TheatersComedy ClubsTheater & Performances
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
About
TripAdvisor's DC Comedy favorite, The Magic Duel is back with live shows on most Saturday nights at The Mayflower Hotel. Two snarky, sleight-of-hand masters battle for the title of 'Washington DC's Best Magician'. Audience members participate by choosing the challenges, assisting on stage, and voting for their favorite to win. Laugh, be amazed, and then cast your vote to decide who wins the coveted 'Golden Wand' award. A unique mix of comedy, magic, and audience participation, The Magic Duel is designed for audiences 12 years and older. Come enjoy a glamorous Saturday night at the historic Mayflower Hotel - Autograph Collection.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Neighborhood: Downtown
How to get there
  • Farragut North • 3 min walk
  • Farragut West • 5 min walk
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GottagoGottago
Haymarket, VA300 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
The two comedic Magicians are very skilled and come ready to entertain. The show is full of unique and catchy one liners as well as little quips throughout to allow humor to be the dressing on this lovely set of audience selected categories of magic they select to see. After the elected categories are determined, one at a time, the two entertainers weave their wonderful magic right before your eyes, usually causing shock and awe for the crowd actively participating. If you appreciate skill that is so refined, it is invisible and made look easy while laughing your way through the 90 minutes, then this is the act you will love. The only slight negative is the musty smell of the lower level within the ancient Mayflower fancy hotel in NW D.C. Otherwise, come ready to let loose, participate, laugh, be pleasantly surprised at this highly skilled demonstration of a variety of magic that is NOT cheap trick-based.
Written April 21, 2024
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Allyson V
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Amazing show! Really impressive magic tricks and an overall fun time. My husband and I went for a date night and will definitely be back again.
Written April 21, 2024
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iblaurajc
Bethesda, MD201 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
I can't remember when I have laughed so hard. This description is for a "comedy show" but it's more an entertaining and sometimes jaw-dropping magic show with a LOT of laughs and audience participation. Very highly recommended for all ages.
Written April 21, 2024
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Voyager823615
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Stellar experience! So funny, so entertaining, and ultimately it left the best question unanswered: how did they DO THAT? such a fantastic show. Can’t wait to go back!!!
Written March 27, 2024
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Sely G
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Surprisingly amazing show. We went for a girls night out and were all hoping it would be fun. WOW was this show incredible! The “magicians” are skilled, great actors and comedians, and at their core is just jaw droppingly great mentalism and magic tricks. You will NOT be able to figure out how they do it! They are inclusive, funny, and brilliant. A MUST SEE!!
Written March 24, 2024
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john o
Huntsville, AL9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
When I return for another visit this is one I am definitely going to see again. You get to see the tricks up close, and the banter between the magicians keeps it fun. Also the magicians are pros for sure, I have seen a lot of these kinds of acts. pro tip try to get seats on the aisles or near the front so you can participate.
Written March 19, 2024
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Loïc B
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The magicians are not just great magicians or mentalists. They are true actors. We loved the story and laughed a lot. The tricks are just amazing. No idea how they did that (unless half spectators were accomplices which sounds unreasonable). One word:bravo!
Written February 4, 2024
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JFarris_RVA
Washington DC, DC17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Such a fun and fantastic night - the show kept a great pace of moving through funny Interactions between the magicians and a variety of magic tricks. The audience was constantly engaged and we just laughed a lot! Would recommend for a night out with family, friends or coworkers.
Written January 1, 2024
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Ali R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Had high expectations from reading the reviews and it didn’t disappoint. Legitimately one of the best shows I’ve ever been - funny yet very creative and engaging
Written November 26, 2023
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Thank you so much!
Written November 28, 2023
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DRM
Washington DC, DC8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
This was amazing. Honestly my expectations were low going in but this was wild. Would actually go back
Written November 24, 2023
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Thanks so much for the great review. We don't like to admit it, but exceeding low expectations is a major part of our business plan! Glad you enjoyed the magic and our weird sense of humor!
Written November 25, 2023
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