About TJ Shoesmith

A little background to one of the UK’s most prestigious Magicians

Tj was born in Durham and after a short stay in London his parents moved to Cambridge where he spent the rest of his childhood. He completed a BA(hons) degree in Psychology and then completed a postgraduate course in Drama at The Drama Studio in London.

Tj was a professional actor through the late 80’s and early 90’s before he joined the London Ambulance Service in 1994 and served as a paramedic until 2000. He turned professional in 2001 and has made his living through performing as a professional magician ever since.

Tj has worked all over the world, with appearances in Europe as well as South America, Canada, and USA. He has appeared on Cruise Liners and worked at both The Magic Circle in London and The Magic Castle in Hollywood. He has provided magical consultation for both Channel 4 and BBC and won international competitions.

He also has a reputation on the comedy circuit performing throughout the UK and has also appeared at The Comedy Store, Los Angeles. He has appeared on the same bill as Wayne Dobson, Jason Alexander (Seinfeld), Richard Digance and many others.

“TJ Shoesmith has more than enough skill, charisma and variety for a whole show!” fringereview

Tj Shoesmith - Magician for hire - London, Surrey, Essex, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire

Tim has been a working performer all of his adult life. He was a successful actor working all over the world before he made a move into corporate entertainment. He combines his well-honed acting skills with strong and baffling magic to create a truly unique performance.

He is a regular performer at The Magic Castle in Hollywood, California, and at The Magic Circle, London. Companies that have used his services include Bloomberg, Grosvenor House Hotel, Pinewood Studio’s and Jaguar. Performing for celebrities including, Senator’s, Politician’s and Royalty.

Tim is a Member of The Inner Magic Circle, the highest level of the World Famous Club. There are only 200 working in the world today.

Tim has lectured for his peers all over the world and has published instructional DVD’s on the art of performance and presentation of magic.

Full Time Magician

  • National Tours and Edinburgh Festival Run of Devious Minds
  • Performs on luxury Cruise Lines, including the Royal Caribbean
  • Regular performer at The Magic Castle Hollywood
  • Regular performer on Monday Night Magic NY
  • Regular performances throughout the UK at comedy magic nights, including Conjuring at the Court and Madam Jo Jo’s Magic Night.

Awards & Accolades

  • Magic Circle Close Up Magician of the Year
  • Winner of the Originality Prize at International Brotherhood of Magician’s
  • International Brotherhood of Magicians Championship 2005-2006
  • Member of the Inner Magic Circle With Gold Star
  • Regular performer at The Magic Castle in Hollywood.
  • Represented the Magic Circle during its Centenary Celebrations

Areas Covered

Tj is based in St Albans, Hertfordshire and can perform wedding magic / table magic throughout London and surrounding towns and counties. In no particular order, Tj is ideally situated to serve London, Surrey, Essex, Kent, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Sussex and on request, further afield.

Tj is willing to travel, so if you would like him to perform magic at your wedding, submit an enquiry form.

Booking Enquiries

To enquire or book Tj Shoesmith as a wedding entertainer, please take a moment to submit an enquiry form and someone will be in touch to confirm availability / discuss options.

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