Some magic historians have called parlor magic “the chamber music of magic”. In the 18th and 19th century long, before the advent of television, it was customary in high society to host gatherings or parlor parties and invite several artists or ask one of the guests to entertain the group. 

Parlor magic first surfaced in France where such a magician was called a magician de salon.  In Victorian England it was called the drawing room entertainer or parlor conjurer. In Italy, prestigiatore da Salotto and in Germany, a Salonzauberer.   The peak of this style of magic was the late 1800s and the first few decades of the 1900s. 


There are certain distinct features that characterize a parlor magic show.  It is for a small audience in an intimate setting. It features a standing performer without assistance or obvious apparatus, engaging storytelling and exquisite sleight of hand.


Join Magician Sean Doolan for Magic on Main – An Intimate Parlor Experience, a magic show in his private library located in a historic building on Main Street in Windham, New York. Sean will weave his personal story of transitioning from trial lawyer to magician in interactive, mind-blowing magical routines. In this parlor show, Sean will demonstrate the limitations of the human mind through techniques he learned as a student of the ancient art of sleight of hand, and a lifetime as a trial lawyer. 


The dates have been announced for December through March, including weekday and matinee shows, 2pm, 5pm and 8pm most days. Visit for the current schedule!  Tickets are $15 a person.  Pricing for seniors and veterans and their companions are always $10 a ticket, Monday through Thursday only. 

Seating will be limited to 10 people and the show is approximately 60 minutes. Appropriate for ages 10 and up.   There will be no walk-ins for the show. Reserve your seat by texting or calling 518.734.4218 or emailing Note that if your group is larger than 10, please reach out, as we will try to accommodate you. The show is at 5428 State Route 23 (Main Street), Windham, NY 12496.  Parking is available on-site.

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