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Chris Pilsworth

Chris Pilsworth was born in Toronto in 1963, but has lived most of his life in Ottawa, Canada’s capital city.

Chris’ enthusiasm for magic was sparked at the age of twelve, when he attended a magic show at Ottawa’s National Arts Centre. This interest continued unabated throughout his high school and university years. After graduating from Carleton University in 1986, Chris decided to pursue his dream of becoming a full-time professional magician. The degree he earned in Industrial Design (with distinction) has greatly enhanced Chris’ ability to create unique props and illusions.

After entertaining thousands of satisfied customers at corporate and private events, Chris was drawn towards the theatre. In 1997, following many years of planning, he independently produced and starred in his own theatrical magic show. Entitled: Disappearing Nightly, the ‘dramagic’ production brought together many never-seen-before illusions with music, dance and drama. The premier show played a full week to capacity crowds at the Ron Maslin Playhouse in Kanata, Ontario, and received standing ovations every night. This and the show: Catch The Magic has continued to tour throughout the province of Ontario.

Chris has participated in many magic competitions and won awards at both the national and international level. He is a winner of the Tom Auburn Award in Montreal. As a result of his unique, very personal approach to the performance of magic, Chris has become well-known and highly respected throughout Ontario and Western Quebec. Whether the event takes place on a theatre stage, at the Governor General’s Garden Party, or the opening festivities of the Corel Centre, home of the Ottawa Senators hockey team, Chris continues to wow his audiences.

• Conferences or Conventions
• Hospitality Suites
• Customer Dinners or Cocktail Entertainment
• Awards or Events requiring a Master of Ceremonies
• Open Houses
• Product Launches
Or the special occasion may be for your employees.

Thrill and delight them with Chris’ highly unique and friendly style at:

• Motivational Sales Meetings
• Family Summer Picnics
• Christmas Parties
• Creativity Seminars
• Employee Appreciation Milestones
• Theatres
• Reunions
• Weddings
• Birthday Parties
• Anniversaries


“Hi Chris, I wanted to drop you a line to let you know, that I have had so many compliments on the children’s Xmas party. I have been told the magician was awesome so many times by both the children and the adults. Some of the adults that were able to see the expressions on the children’s faces said it was priceless. Thank you for making this year’s children’s party a big hit.” – Ross Video
“I just received your letter and would like to let you know that your show was a huge hit. Have heard nothing but positive reviews from all who attended. I heard that even a little girl who is only 18 months old was captivated by you and did not move through the entire show. A true indication of how entertaining your were. Thank you once again, and you can rest assured that we will definitely keep you in mind for our party next year.” – Transport Canada


“I can’t tell you how much we appreciated your wonderful and well thought out show last night. It was no easy task to entertain a crowd in such a small space but you made it cozy and warm along with funny. We won’t forget it and we look forward to having you again.” – Maternal Fetal Medicine, The Ottawa Hospital.