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Address: 306 N Alvernon Way, Scottish Rite Grand Parlour, Tucson, AZ 85701
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+1 520-615-5299
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09:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Thu 09:00 - 18:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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STEP RIGHT UP and get ready to laugh, have fun, and celebrate a magical...

STEP RIGHT UP and get ready to laugh, have fun, and celebrate a magical night out with Carnival of Illusion! This top-rated program is "Revitalizing Magic" by blending an international travel theme with all the charms of a Vaudeville-inspired roadshow. Travel up-close with the national recipients for "Excellence in Magic" and catch a lively slice of magical history! Carnival of Illusion is Magic, Mystery, and OOOH la la! This Must-See event is great for date-nights, anniversaries, celebrations and special nights out. Purchase tickets in advance. Due to the popularity and intimate seating, shows sell out. For audiences 10 years and older. Step right up, join the fun, and experience an Evening of Old-World Magic!

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Intimate, intriguing, funny and warm hearted we went last night and want to go again.

Brought my ten year old daughter and I'm not sure who enjoyed it more. This is what makes live theatre great- wonderful performers in an intimate setting who interact and play... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2011
RICyclist
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Reviewed 18 December 2011

Brought my ten year old daughter and I'm not sure who enjoyed it more. This is what makes live theatre great- wonderful performers in an intimate setting who interact and play with the audience. Sarlot and Eyed clearly love what they do, and love their audience. Now we just have to figure out how to get Providence, RI on their... More 

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1 Thank RICyclist
Carnival_of_Illusion, Ringmasters at Carnival of Illusion, responded to this review

Thank you RICyclist for visiting our show and sharing your experiences with other travelers. You both were wonderful guests and added so much to our evening together. It was really magical for us as well. We sure hope we can make it out to Providence and visit with you again!!! Our best -R&S More 

North Bay, ON
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2011

This was suggested by the Tucson Visitors Center when we bought the $18 entertainment book which gives you half off all kinds of tourist attractions. The Doubletree Hotel also has a deal that if you attend the show ( full price tickets) and eat there, it is buy one get one free entree. We ate the prime rib dinner after... More 

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1 Thank Hemlock394
Carnival_of_Illusion, Ringmasters at Carnival of Illusion, responded to this review

WOW, what a lovely compliment. We really appreciate you Hemlock394 for taking the time and sharing your "secrets" with other TripAdvisor guests. So glad we made your vacation special. We can't wait until you come back again!!! -R&S More 

Tucson, Arizona
1 review
Reviewed 17 December 2011

You will be amazed... Great for family and friends to spend a quality evening together.

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Carnival_of_Illusion, Ringmasters at Carnival of Illusion, responded to this review

Thank you Raul for your time in sharing your "amazing" feelings about the show. We so appreciate it!!! -R&S More 

STONY PLAIN
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2011

My wife and I loved the show We found it on TripAdvisor as a highly recommended to do in Tucson and were not disappointed. My wife was chosen to be part of an act and could not figure out the results. " How do they do that?"

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2 Thank wrknhrd
Carnival_of_Illusion, Ringmasters at Carnival of Illusion, responded to this review

So glad we lived up to your TripAdvisor expectations. We are honored to be one of the top attractions in Tucson, thank you for writing such a kind review and keeping us up there. We love our Canadian guests! -S&R More 

Chester, Vermont
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2011

I'm so glad my friend went with me or people might not have believed me when I described the show!! I will never figure out any of the "tricks". The setting was so cozy and intimate is was like having your own personal illusionists in your home. Not only are Roland and Susan very talented they are personable, friendly and... More 

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Carnival_of_Illusion, Ringmasters at Carnival of Illusion, responded to this review

We are so happy you brought your friend “the skeptic” to share in the magical experience. Dear GypsyGirl1972, your smiles and laughter made it a fun night for us as well... it is so nice to have guests who are as NICE as YOU! Safe travels on your military adventures and come back and see us when you're on leave.... More 

Tucson, Arizona
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 December 2011

A wonderfully intimate show in a parlor setting. The show was spellbinding. You are right next to them, but still left stumped as to how they were able to complete the magic trick. Everyone who attended was enthralled and thrilled. We will definitely be going to this show again.

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1 Thank Laura M
Carnival_of_Illusion, Ringmasters at Carnival of Illusion, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed our intimate magical setting and we can't wait until you visit again. "SPELLBINDING", what a wonderful compliment! Thanks so much for sharing your magic with the world!!! -R&S More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2011

They were great at setting a wonderful ambiance for the audience. It was an intimate setting with great magic and lots of laughs in between. They really know how to play to the audience. I am looking forward to taking our out of town guests to see them.

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1 Thank Karla F
Carnival_of_Illusion, Ringmasters at Carnival of Illusion, responded to this review

Thanks Karla for your kind comment and sharing your enjoyment of the show. As you noticed, the show isn't about the "tricks" as much as it is about the enjoyment and interaction for our guests. The real "magic" is human. We so look forward to having your guests visit our show!!! More 

Tucson, Arizona, United States
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2011

Don't miss the opportunity to experience this smooth and charming production. You will find yourself in a world reminiscent of Agatha Christy and a fabulous cruise ship. It is a world of mystery and enchantment. In this world lit cigarettes and drinks appear out of thin air. Cards appear in impossible places and metal rings expand and contract defying cause... More 

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2 Thank Janice A
Carnival_of_Illusion, Ringmasters at Carnival of Illusion, responded to this review

Thank you so much Janice for your kind words. Yes, our show is about travel and mystery and you couldn't have said it better, "reminiscent of Agatha Christy and a fabulous cruise ship." We love your description. We sure hop to see you again! -R&S More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2011

Carnival of Illusion was intimate, beautiful and thoroughly entertaining . I look forward to returning again very soon with friends. Fun evening out!

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2 Thank Toby L
Carnival_of_Illusion, Ringmasters at Carnival of Illusion, responded to this review

We remember you Toby! You were the fun one that came on stage and had the wonderful expressions. Thanks for sharing your touching comments with the world! -R&S More 

Gilbert, Arizona
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2011

Here's why my wife and I had a fun and magical evening together: 1. Genuine customer service 2. Magic up-close and with an international theme 3. Audience interaction that's not demeaning 4. The female is half the show, NOT an assistant 5. An intimate and cohesive group experience 6. Open while the rest of the attractions are closed for the... More 

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2 Thank Bryce K
Carnival_of_Illusion, Ringmasters at Carnival of Illusion, responded to this review

We very much appreciate sharing you perspective on our "evening attraction" and finding so many reasons to LOVE our show. We're glowing! Can't wait to have you back!!! -R&S More 

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