Here are some common questions about Presto the Magician and kids birthday parties.
How long is Presto's birthday party magic show?
Presto offers two show lengths. The BASIC show runs about 30 minutes and the DELUXE package runs about 55. Either one is a great option, even for younger kids!
What's the cost to bring Presto?
Presto offers two birthday party packages. The BASIC show is $350 and the DELUXE show is $450. To book either show, Presto requires a non-refundable $100 booking fee. The balance is due at the event and can be paid via cash, check, or card.
What's the difference between the BASIC package and the DELUXE package?
The BASIC show runs about 30 minutes. The DELUXE show runs 50-60 minutes, features a theater backdrop and sound system, magic wand giveaways for all the kids (up to 15 included, $1 each additional) and a magic birthday gift for the birthday child.
Does Presto perform outside the Northwest Arkansas area?
Presto performs most of his shows within an hour of Bentonville, AR, including Bentonville, Rogers, Bella Vista, Springdale, and Fayetteville. Presto does frequently travel outside that area, but requires travel and accomodation allowances. Please contact Presto with your specific needs.
What ages are best for Presto's magic show?
Presto caters each show to the specific age group he’s performing for. Typically, Presto performs for ages five and up. For teens and adults, Presto performs as Kevin Allen
Is there a limit to the number of children that can attend?
Nope! The more the merrier! Most birthday parties have 15-20 kids. Presto can perform for any size group…just let him know the approximate number of guests when you book the show.
My child is shy and won't want to help on stage. Is that a problem?
Of course not! Presto will always invite the birthday child to help him on stage and make them the star of the show (after all, it’s their special day), but there’s never any pressure. If any child is shy and doesn’t want to come up, it’s just fine, Presto will pick someone else. Typically kids are a little shy at first, but after a few minutes of fun, everyone wants to come up and be Presto’s helper!
Does Presto need anything? Are there any special requirements for his show?
Presto brings everything he needs, including a case, table, sound system, etc. He does request to be set up against a wall or in a corner (so nobody is walking behind him or to the side of him during the performance). Presto also requires a reserved parking space as close to the performance area as possible for loading/unloading.
Does Presto perform outdoors?
Not really. Outdoors it’s difficult to control the noise, weather, bugs, etc., making performances less than ideal. If the weather is perfect, Presto can occassionally perform his basic show outdoors, under cover. Many people host the birthday outdoors, have the kids come inside for the show, then head back outdoors afterwards. This seems to work well :)
My child is REALLY into magic? Are there any magic classes you recommend?
Yes! Presto also runs Presto Magic Academy. We use the Discover Magic curriculum (the world’s BEST magic curriculum) to teach life skills to kids. It’s an INCREDIBLE program where kids get their custom magic props, secret file folders, and access to a video vault all while learning valuable life skills and the eight traits of a true magician. We cannot say enough good about this program! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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