Frequently Asked Questions
How long is Presto’s birthday party magic show?
Presto’s birthday party show usually lasts between 45 and 60 minutes, however, this is just for reference and is not a guarantee of actual show time. The show may go longer, or shorter, depending on several factors. Make sure to allow extra time for any add-ons, including the live rabbit production or balloon twisting! The birthday party magic class usually runs approximately 70-80 minutes. If you have specific time constraints, please make sure to let Presto know!
What does Presto’s Birthday Party Magic Show Cost?
Final costs depends on your location, the birthday package you choose, the number of kids (if you need additional giveaways), and other factors, but you can find Presto’s birthday party package options HERE.
What does it mean when Presto says he is a “professional magician?”
Presto the Magician is a full-time, professional magician. This means he works full-time at entertaining kids! It’s not just a hobby or something he does on the weekend! Presto attends workshops and conventions in addition to other professional development to constantly improve. He has the expertise that comes with having performed for tens of thousands of kids over a period of several years.
When do I pay for Presto’s show?
Presto the Magician requires a non-refundable deposit to reserve a time/date. The amount of the deposit will depend on the show type, day booked, and other factors. The balance is due immediately following the performance on the day of the show. Payments may be made via cash, check, or credit card. Checks may be made out to “Kevin Witt” or “Presto the Magician.”
Do the children get anything after the magic show?
Yes! Free basic giveaways are included with each birthday package. The DELUXE birthday package features deluxe giveaways (usually a magic wand or magic trick). Giveaways in the basic package may include activity cards, bookmarks, or coloring sheets.
Does Presto perform outside the Portland area?
Yes, Presto performs all over the northwest, including Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Wyoming, and California. Most often, Presto performs in the Portland metro area, including Hillsboro, Beaverton, Clackamas, Lake Oswego, West Linn, Gresham, Clackamas, Happy Valley, and other cities near Portland. For performances outside the Portland area, additional travel/lodging allowances are required. Contact Presto for details.
Does Presto guarantee his show?
Absolutely! “I guarantee that the audience I perform for will enjoy the show and be entertained. After all, that’s what I’m there for! Certain circumstances are not covered by my guarantee, including, but not limited to tardiness due to inclement weather/adverse traffic conditions, illness or injury of any animals involved in the act, specific tricks or routines, etc. If you have any questions regarding my guarantee, feel free to contact me!”
Can Presto cater to children with special needs?
Of course! Please let Presto know ahead of time if any of the children have special needs so that he can prepare the show to accommodate those needs. While, as with all live performances, it’s not always possible to accommodate every special need, Presto is able to adjust some aspects of his performance to cater to certain needs. Kids with special needs must be accompanied by and/or sit with an adult or guardian if there is concern they may not be able to sit through the performance and/or comply with Presto’s rules (staying off the stage or out of the immediate performance area, staying seated so others can see, being respectful during the performance, etc.). If you have any questions or concerns about children with special needs, please call and talk with us before booking your performance.
Is Presto’s show age-appropriate?
Yes! Presto specializes in performing for family audiences. Presto uses clean, family-friendly humor to entertain! In fact, just to be safe, Presto usually even avoids so called “potty humor.” If you have any concerns about humor being appropriate, please contact Presto prior to the show so he can try to accommodate those needs. For teen and adult magic shows, please visit www.KevinAllenMagic.com
Can I have a joint birthday party with another child?
Sure! Having a joint birthday party is a cost effective way to bring Presto to your child’s birthday party! For the children to best enjoy the show, the age of the children whose birthdays are being celebrated should be no more than one year apart. (Trying to perform the same material for three year-olds and eight year-olds doesn’t work so well!).
How many children can I have at my birthday party?
Presto recommends having a minimum of 10 kids, and a maximum of 25. For groups larger than 45 kids, there is a small additional fee applied for a larger show. Presto provides free giveaways for up to 15 kids, each additional child is $1/giveaway.
My child is shy and won’t want to help on stage. Is this a problem?
Of course not! Presto has worked with very shy kids over the years. It’s not unusual for kids to be skeptical and a bit shy at first. However, five minutes into the show, most kids are usually laughing and having so much fun, they’ve lost all shyness and are eager to come up and help! However, no child is ever pressured to be part of the show or join Presto on stage.
Does Presto need anything, or are there any special requirements for his magic show?
Presto brings everything he needs, including tables, a backdrop, and a sound system. Please provide the following:
1.) An electric outlet located near the performance area
2.) A performance area at least 4ft x 8ft wide. (Most people use their largest room or have Presto perform in front of the fireplace.)
3.) An adult. (At least one adult, besides Presto, must be present in the room at all times). Presto strongly recommends having the adults and kids watch the show together at the same time. Doing so will eliminate distractions and the parents will have fun watching the kids!
Does Presto perform outdoor birthday parties?
Presto typically does not perform outdoors. Even a slight breeze can make the show difficult, and children have a hard time enjoying the show with airplanes, bugs, and other distractions! Everyone will enjoy the show better indoors.
Does Presto perform for adults or teens?
YES! Please visit: KEVIN ALLEN – COMEDY MAGICIAN!
Where does Presto perform his kids magic shows?
Presto the magician performs kids magic birthday parties anywhere in the Portland/Vancouver area, including Lake Oswego, Clackamas, Happy Valley, Gresham, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Salem, Sherwood, Tigard, West Linn, and Camas, Washington. Presto can travel for shows out of state, inquire for details.