By: Ashley Birdsell, The National Theatre

Washington, D.C. (Wednesday, November 6, 2019) – Family-friendly spectacular THE ILLUSIONISTS – MAGIC OF THE HOLIDAYS will ring in the holiday season at D.C.’s National Theatre from December 3-8, 2019. MAGIC OF THE HOLIDAYS is an all-new installment of the world-famous touring magic blockbuster that has appeared on Broadway and beyond. The show marks the seventh installment in the venue’s 2019-2020 Broadway at the National series, which is set to include an unprecedented 16 productions.

Tickets for THE ILLUSIONISTS – MAGIC OF THE HOLIDAYS are currently on sale and may be purchased at, by calling 1-800-514-3849, or in person at the National Theatre Box Office (open for the season Monday-Friday from 12 pm-6 pm and two hours prior to every performance). The National Theatre is located at 1321 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in downtown Washington, D.C.

Ring in the holidays with the mind-blowing spectacular THE ILLUSIONISTS – MAGIC OF THE HOLIDAYS, showcasing the jaw-dropping talents of the most incredible illusionists on earth. THE ILLUSIONISTS has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever seen on stage. This nonstop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions.

This year’s family-friendly show promises even more illusions, close-up magic, mentalism, daring escapes, and technological spectacle performed by master entertainers who’ve captivated audiences worldwide. In addition to creative producer Simon Painter, the creative team for THE ILLUSIONISTS – MAGIC OF THE HOLIDAYS includes executive producer Tim Lawson.

With French touch, a bit of humor and a limitless passion for the art of magic, you will share with Valentin a one-of-a-kind experience of wonder and mystery.

Dizzy’s wild combination of magic, physical comedy, and theatrical thievery, all delivered with mischievous British charm, leaves his audiences both spellbound and gasping for breath. It’s an experience you will not believe and will never forget. 

The lightning-fast and world-famous quick-change artists Sos & Victoria have perfected their modern interpretation of traditional performance art by combining fashion, stagecraft, and sleight-of-hand in a display that has dazzled audiences all over the world. Masters of quick couture, this dapper duo are always prepared and dressed to impress. A flick of the wrists, a twist, and a twirl are all it takes for them to transmute their apparel into looks for any occasion.


British born daredevil and escape artist Jonathan Goodwin is widely considered one of the most creative, skilled, and frankly crazy stunt performers in the world. He has been described as “the world’s greatest theatrical daredevil.” Goodwin has been hanged, buried alive, hung by his toes from helicopters, burned at the stake, attacked by sharks, bitten by rattlesnakes, dodged arrows, and climbed under moving cars.


Born in Bordeaux, France, Florian Sainvet began his career in magic at the age of sixteen, but it was while devouring his favorite science fiction films and universes at his beloved neighborhood cinema that he discovered his true calling: as a futuristic manipulator and illusionist. 

THE SHOWMAN, STEVE VALENTINE: Over the last 20 years, Steve Valentine has appeared in over 250 hours of TV and film, carving out a unique place for himself in show business. This true showman is constantly changing and morphing into a myriad of wild, quirky, funny, dangerous, and always unique characters.

THE DELUSIONIST, STUART MACLEOD: A Scottish BAFTA nominee, Stuart MacLeod has created some of the most controversial magic on television, played to sell-out crowds all over the world and racked up over 100 million views on YouTube.

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