Smoke & Mirrors Comedy & Magic Theatre Pub

Smoke & Mirrors Comedy & Magic Theatre Pub

Smoke & Mirrors Comedy & Magic Theatre Pub
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5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Monday
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Tuesday
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 12:30 AM
Friday
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
About
Welcome to Smoke & Mirrors, the enchanting theatre pub in Bristol that boasts The House Magicians Comedy & Magic Show and is open five days a week. Our friendly and attentive bar staff are ready to serve you the finest wines while you indulge in a delicious pizza and enjoy the captivating performances. Whether you're here for our incredible shows or planning to attend one of the nearby theatres, Smoke & Mirrors is the ultimate destination for a night of entertainment. Situated right next to the Stage Door of the Hippodrome, it's not uncommon to find the cast and crew unwinding here as our talented entertainers work their magic, be it our Close-Up Magician performing right at your table or our House Musicians serenading you with timeless classics every weekend. Discover Bristol's best-hidden gem at Smoke & Mirrors, the go-to pub for excellent drinks and food before any show.
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  • Carl S
    Stoke Gifford, United Kingdom6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great performance and memorable night
    This was our first visit to Smoke and Mirrors, and it definitely won't be our last! We had a fabulous evening - the house magician doing close up magic was really good, and was a great way to start the night. It was a sign of the high quality magic we were about to experience throughout the night, with Jaimie doing many impressive slight of hand and misdirection tricks right in front of us. Once it was time for the main show to begin, we were called through (although we nearly didn't as we had forgotten to register with the staff that we had arrived - make sure you do otherwise you won't be called through!), and were sat down at a table in a very cosy room - a really intimate gig but it enhanced the experience for us and made it feel really personal which was nice. Marc was fantastic and certainly knew what he was doing. We really enjoyed the show, and the show put on the guest performer of the night too. It never felt awkward or stilted, and we were made to feel welcome in the pub and for the show. Thanks for a great night and we hope to return soon!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 September 2023
  • VickyChip
    Taunton, United Kingdom42 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A night that we won’t forget, amazing
    What a night to remember! The acts were just superb. The magic was outstanding and the comedy amazing. We were on a stag night although a mixed party of boys and girls! I had requested for the stag to be involved in the show, they did not disappoint! Will be an evening we will be talking about for sometime! Can’t wait to go back.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 1 October 2023
  • Alexandra A
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    EXCELLENT
    Chris and Dan. Very talented magicians; both with great sense of humour. I highly recommend. Definitely worth your time. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and had a great laugh. Very engaging with the audience. I had fun. I’d definitely go back!!! ✨🌌
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 October 2023
  • Kelly W
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic night - a real little gem of a place!
    Well what can I say! What a little gem this place is. I organised a work social for 18 of us . We had the best night. Not only was the magic brilliant but my face hurt from laughing so much! Comedy and magic was a great combination. The venue is small and intimate which makes for a very funny show as both of the acts interacted with the audience. A special shout out to Siobhan (I hope I spelt that correctly) who looked after us and was an amazing host. She was so helpful and made everything run smoothly with regards to our food and drinks, which made for a much more enjoyable experience for me being the organiser. There was a magician that came round and did some tricks around the tables before we went in, he was fantastic too. All in all, great night, highly recommend
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 16 October 2023
  • Fabia Selwood-Miller
    Bristol, United Kingdom5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Chris - the best card technician in Bristol.. or ever
    We just went to smoke and mirrors as we live near and before we've even left we can't wait to come again! Chris the magician / card technician not only made us feel welcome and at ease he also blew our minds with his magic. Me and my boyfriend couldn't believe our eyes.. unreal. Atmosphere and vibes easily 10/10 - thank you!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 October 2023
  • Cazza136
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    40th birthday celebration
    Had an amazing night for our friends 40th birthday, the two magic and comedy shows were so good, very professional! We thought Mark Bennet was absolutely hilarious and really made the night, both were great though! Would highly recommend a night out here, the comedy was great and the magic was brilliant, such a good idea combining the two!
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 11 November 2023
  • TinyTraveler92
    Westbury, United Kingdom4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommended for a fun night out
    Throughly enjoyed, I have visited multiple times in the past few years. I always receive brilliant customer service from the bar staff and each of the magicians and exceptional in the own right. Well worth a visit :)
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 6 December 2023
  • Jules
    Axminster, United Kingdom22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great night out
    We had a great night at smoke and mirrors. We went for the full package and had two drinks plus a pizza each. We shared a pizza before and one in the interval. Both magic acts were really good with great interaction with the crowd. Really made our weekend!
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 December 2023
  • shartley69
    Daventry, United Kingdom3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Superb New Years Eve
    Fantastic experience on NYE from the moment we arrived and was greeted with a glass of Prosecco and followed by canapés. We were placed at the front and was invited on the stage but no pressure. The magicians were really engaging and there was a good mix of breaks. Towards the end of the evening as the clock struck midnight we had the pleasure of another complimentary Prosecco and the live band was fantastic. A really memorable NYE and I can’t remember when I last said this
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 January 2024
  • Grapefruitpunch
    Bristol, United Kingdom14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bristolian comedy is always a winner
    Amazing night!! Attended the Bristol special with Jayde Adams as headliner on Thursday and had the best night. All the acts were amazing, the venue is intimate and felt magical. The whole thing was very well organised. Can't wait to come back again
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 February 2024
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Jonathan W
Cheltenham, UK17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Had a great evening at Smoke & Mirrors. A unique mix of comedy and magic which was very entertaining. Expect audience participation but this was part of the fun.
The only downside - concerned to see the designated and clearly marked fire exit at the rear of the ‘theatre’ completely obstructed by high tables and chairs - not good from a safety point of view and I’m sure not in accordance with the building’s premises licence. I don’t wish to be a killjoy but the desire for cramming people in to maximise income shouldn’t come at the expense of safety.
Written 19 January 2020
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Hi Jonathan, many thanks for taking the time to review and I would like to address your concerns about the fire exit we pride ourselves on being a safe venue and our guest's safety is our priority, upon opening 8 years ago we invited Avon Fire & Rescue to review our theatre and asked about the tall tables and stools and their response was will this furniture be fixed at any point our answer was no, as the furniture is removable and at any point, there is danger this furniture can be moved to gain escape if the fire officer at any point wanted us to remove this seating we would have removed them straight away. We do understand your concern but we also make sure our standards and risk assessments are up to date and regularly reviewed, again we thank you for your review and concerns.
Written 21 January 2020
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BruH5200
Weston super Mare, UK21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
We took part in one of the lockdown magic and comedy shows on Zoom.
It was great !

Mark made a great job of engaging all the audience in the show and keeping us all entertained.

Some excellent tricks, many of which were well designed for the lockdown video environment.

Would highly recommend !
Written 5 June 2020
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Gkellyandy
Bristol, UK261 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Went along to the first family show of the year last week. Had a brilliant time ... this place certainly deserves its glowing reviews. We all thoroughly enjoyed the show and would definitely return. Rich got loads of the audience involved although there was certainly no pressure if you didn't want to. Tricks ranged from good to how on earth did he do that!!! There was also a huge helping of comedy thrown in for good measure. Thanks very much for a great afternoon!!!
Written 21 March 2020
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Elizabeth Morgan
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Came as a hen party. Fantastic show. Haven’t laughed that much in a long time. Mark Bennett is a great entertainer. Lovely intimate venue. 10% off at the bar and 2-4-£10 cocktails if you’re attending a show. Bar and front of house staff so friendly. Great customer service all round, very accommodating, would definitely come again if in Bristol and definitely recommend.
Written 29 February 2020
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Dan
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Solo
Great show but woman showing people to the tables totally ruined it.

She insisted we stay in the venue despite being the first people there 40mins early.

Later after the show I sat on a free table with no reserved sign and she snapped ‘you can’t sit there!’ And proceeded to sit another couple.

When I enquired, she complained that I should have read the email and insisted that it said o would not be able to sit after the show.

I checked the email and she is talking utter rubbish.

Disgraceful way to treat customers.
Written 28 May 2021
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Hi, Dan-googlereview I'm sorry that our Covid policy was not communicated to you clearly enough during your visit. We are always working to improve our communication on this issue as we reopen in these strange times. We do send out our covid policy to all customers prior to there visit at least 1 day in advance of the show. The process of being unable to freely sit in the bar is unfortunately an unavoidable consequence of the current government guidelines and we look forward to being able to be more fluid about the rotation of customers through the bar between shows. We are happy that the show itself was to your liking and we would love to have you visit again. Mark Smoke & Mirrors
Written 1 June 2021
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LeeandZena
Longwell Green, UK146 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
Visited last night for the first time. Made very welcome by all the staff. Extremely well set out to adhere with social distancing.
Had a deal which included a pizza & Prosecco.
Unfortunately because of the curfew most of the customers turned up just before the show started & left straight after.
Really hope this gem in Denmark street survives the curfew & Covid situation.

From a fellow publican best of luck

Lee&zena
Written 16 October 2020
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Hi Lee&Zena, thank you guys means a lot from another publican, we will get through this all of us. Good luck pal. Smoke & Mirrors
Written 20 October 2020
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Stuart M
Swansea, UK31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Great fun , we booked a cocktails and magic event, booking was easy with a nice choice of cocktails we could arrange . The value proved exceptional.
The welcome was friendly with a briefing of how the event would develop .
The cocktail part of the event was conducted by a young lady who explained and displayed every step in a clear , friendly manner .
Any questions were dealt with very well in a manner that was excellent.
We then had an opportunity to relax and enjoy our efforts while we were given a tutorial by an in-house magician , we were supplied with everything you need to turn your lesson into practice.
The magician made sure with individual guidance and tips on how to perform your ‘trick’.
This cocktail / magic process was repeated a further twice with different cocktails and tricks .
We were lucky enough to be shown a few more card tricks before we left .
A cracking way to celebrate with friends .
I can’t recommend it enough
Written 23 February 2020
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Yay! Thanks, Stuart for one booking our Cocktails & Magic Masterclass and for leaving such a lovely review.
Written 28 February 2020
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Sybill reviews
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Friends
Upon ariving we were greated and seated in the bar by the welcoming staff. Unfortunately we missed out seeing the walk around table magic as there was bot enough time so I recommend getting there early if you wish to see this. Once we were ready we were seated. Before the show started we had some upbeat 80s music which I thought was good. The first act was mandy muden from bgt she was very funny and cheeky and also performed some fantastic magic. The 2nd act was mark. He engagement with the audience was great and a good laugh. His tricks baffled me and I'm still trying to work them out. Overall a good night out not laughed this much for sometime and nice to get out the house. I highly recommend it.
Written 26 July 2021
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Wow! Sybilsreviews This is a fantastic review, we are sorry the magician in the bar area was super busy, please let us know when you coming again and we will make sure he is on hand for you. Thank you
Written 2 August 2021
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Stuart M
Swansea, UK31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020 • Couples
In these difficult times when lots of companies sit back , Not smoke and mirrors , enter comedy/ magic via Zoom , we booked up for a performance . It was good fun , difficult for the performer as there no close audience but it turned out to be a really enjoyable experience , funny and mystifying . Bravo Smoke and Mirrors . Can’t wait until we can be there ‘ live’ in the theatre .
Innovation in times of hardship .
Written 30 May 2020
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Victoria E
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Family
We attended the first 2020 family magic and comedy show and we absolutely loved every second. Richard was incredible, injecting magic and humour at a time when the world is in crisis. My partner and I loved it just as much as my sceptical 7 year old did, who came away in awe saying "when can we go again". Please do more of these amazing family shows, and please go see them! Plus.. The pizza is awesome
Written 16 March 2020
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