Monday, January 24, 2011

Magic in Marrakech !

The Marrakech International Magic Festival will take place in Marrakech from the 19th to 22nd March 2011.

The festival will feature performances by international magicians and illusionists. The largest shows will be held at the Royal Theatre located at 40 Boulevard Mohammed VI, in the heart of the Le Gueliz area. The show will perform at 10am, 3pm and 8pm. There will also be smaller free street performances throughout the city.

Visitors to the event will be able to marvel at the grand illusions, the inventiveness and the millimetre-perfect precision of magicians and illusionists from across Europe and further afield. Further information on the programme for the 2011 Marrakech International Magic Festival and the participating acts may soon be obtained on the website However, at present the site does not mention anything after 2009 !

In addition to the performances there are also conferences. For conferences that are open to the public the charge for entry is 120 Dhs or 100 Dhs. Other conferences are by invitation only.

The Marrakech International Magic Festival has been favourably reviewed in the local newspapers and visitors to Morocco during March 2011 should try to see at least some of the acts taking part in this event. The Royal Theatre itself is an important architectural site and has an open-air amphitheatre that seats 1,200 as well as an 800-seat concert hall/opera house.
Fez Riads has a range of beautiful Marrakech riads to stay in.

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