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Address: 8 Denmark Street, Bristol BS1 5DQ, England
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+44 117 929 0362
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Smoke & Mirrors theatre pub, home to The House Magicians comedy magic...

Smoke & Mirrors theatre pub, home to The House Magicians comedy magic show, is open 6 days a week. We offer a 10% discount to all pre-theatre goers and our warm and welcoming bar staff will provide you with the very best in fine wines, real ales and award winning bar food. Smoke & Mirrors offers you a chance to experience the number one comedy magic show in the South West with our resident performers The House Magicians. Two great comedy magicians will make you gasp and laugh, and will entertain you for 2 hours - book via our own box office today. Get rid of those Monday blues and get your week off to a great start with our stand-up comedy night. Unlike other comedy nights, this night is aimed at trying out new material - did you know that the likes of Alan Carr, Jon Richardson, Russell Howard and Seann Walsh have all tried out new material exclusively here? book via our box office today. Live and local, as well as free to watch and enjoy - what could be better than that? Smoke & Mirrors hosts great musicians every Friday and Saturday. To keep up to date with who's playing, why not subscribe to our newsletter and once a month we will let you know who we have on! Smoke & Mirrors bar is open to the public six days a week from 4pm, and when the theatre is not in use it's the perfect venue for corporate or private events in a unique, inspirational location. Our magic master classes are the perfect gift for any child or adult. The House Magicians provide a great starter class for any budding magician. Child master classes run through school holidays and adult classes run can booked by purchasing a gift voucher.

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Great night out

My two daughters and I had a girls weekend away and booked this show. it was the highlight of our wonderful weekend great show great atmosphere lovely staff and after the show... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
janette a
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Burnham, United Kingdom
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Burnham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My two daughters and I had a girls weekend away and booked this show. it was the highlight of our wonderful weekend great show great atmosphere lovely staff and after the show there was live music and 2-4-1 cocktails bonus highly recommend.

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Mark B, Manager at Smoke & Mirrors, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review! We're so pleased that you and your daughters enjoyed your recent visit to Smoke & Mirrors, on behalf of the whole team I'd like to thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback and we really hope that you'll come back and see us again... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked this as a birthday treat for my partner and we were certainly not disappointed - haven't laughed so much in ages! My partner's (25-year-old) son came too and also thought it was a brilliant show. You need to eat beforehand, though, as there are only snacks available.

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Mark B, Manager at Smoke & Mirrors, responded to this review

On behalf of the whole team, I'd like to say thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Smoke & Mirrors - our staff work really hard to make sure that all of our guests have a great experience and we really hope that you'll come back... More 

Somerset, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I organised a work night out as a leaving party and what a fun night we all had here, especially as 2 of our party ended up as Assistants on stage (how did that happen 😜🙊)! The 2 house magicians on a Friday night were brilliant and it was great to hear my party & the audience in hysterics -... More 

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Mark B, Manager at Smoke & Mirrors, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review! We're so pleased that you enjoyed your recent visit to Smoke & Mirrors, on behalf of the whole team I'd like to thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback and we really hope that you'll come back and see us again soon! More 

Stroud, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and 9 year old went along to the family magic show on Easter Saturday. We had been into the bar after a theatre visit to the hippodrome and delighted to have a chance to see some magic in a small theatre ambiance. There is little to tell the average visitor to Bristol what awaits at the far end... More 

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Mark B, Manager at Smoke & Mirrors, responded to this review

We're so pleased to hear that your family had a great time at the Family Magic Show on Saturday - we really appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back again soon! More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As mature couples we went for the less regular family show as we wanted to be entertained without adult humour, innuendo or smut. With children in the audience the presenters Richard and Mark stuck to the task and put on a show that was suitable for all. The comedy was well placed and the magic was, well, magic! Trick after... More 

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Mark B, Manager at Smoke & Mirrors, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review after your recent visit to our family magic show - we're so pleased that you enjoyed yourself and that the experience lived up to your expectations as our staff work really hard to ensure that everyone has a good time! We really hope that you'll come back and see us... More 

Chester, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

went here for something a bit different. Great venue with an intimate performance space. Magic was brilliant, and very funny. Would highly recommend

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Mark B, Manager at Smoke & Mirrors, responded to this review

On behalf of the whole team, I'd like to say thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Smoke & Mirrors - our staff work really hard to make sure that all of our guests have a great experience and we really hope that you'll come back... More 

London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You've got to see this major show it blows your mind,a fantastic night out!comedy and magic a fantastic combo!highly recommend!

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Mark B, Manager at Smoke & Mirrors, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review! We're so pleased that you enjoyed your recent visit to Smoke & Mirrors, on behalf of the whole team I'd like to thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback and we really hope that you'll come back and see us again soon! More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I booked this night as a birthday treat for my sister it was amazing the staff at the bar when we first went in were friendly. They showed us to are seats for the show and well we had the best seats in the house and the shows had us amazed. After the shows we had a visit from the... More 

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Mark B, Manager at Smoke & Mirrors, responded to this review

On behalf of the whole team, I'd like to say thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We're so pleased to hear that you and your sister enjoyed your visit to Smoke & Mirrors - our staff work really hard to make sure that all of our guests have a great experience and we really hope that... More 

Harrogate
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed the venue, the staff and the magic, all of which was clever and fun. The one thing we found distracting and unnecessary was the excessive use of profane language by the two performers: we are in no way prudish nor easily offended but felt that all that this achieved was to diminish their skill.

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Mark B, Manager at Smoke & Mirrors, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your recent visit to Smoke & Mirrors, but we're sorry that you found the language offensive on this occasion. We really hope that you'll come back and see us again soon. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really entertaining, good value for money, we are talking about how did they do it !!friendly staff-would come again, will probably come back with more friends

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We're so pleased that you enjoyed your recent visit to Smoke & Mirrors, on behalf of the whole team I'd like to thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback and we really hope that you'll come back and see us again soon! More 

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