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Jkta99
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For birthday parties and such, how much do you all charge and how long do you perform?

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James
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It's on the side as my Dj'ing so, $30.00/hr.
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James,
Every area is going to be different in what you can get for a childs party. Currently I get $100.00 for a 30 minute show which includes gifts for the birthday child. Smile
Jkta99
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What do you give the birthday boy or girl?

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It really does matter according to the going rate in your own area as well as what your show is about, your level of professionalism, how long your show is etc. There are many factors involved in pricing.

I currently charge around $150.00 for a 45 min show that includes special tricks for the b-day child, floating the b-day child at end of the show, every kid gets a coloring flyer, certificate and magic wand and the b-day child also gets a few magic tricks for themselves.

But it is not what I give the people that really makes me worth the price I charge. I find what they truly are paying for is my character and my personality. I am professional in every way and I always exceed their expectations of me. I get the kids involved and I have a lot of fun with them. My clients see this, appreciate it and often have me back the next year.

I hope this helps. If you have any questions regarding putting your show together, please just PM me.
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<With best impersonation of Austin Power's Dr. Evil and pinky finger held between exposed teeth>.... "ONE BEEELION DOLLARS!"

Actually I don't perform B'day parties but have paid the bill a couple of times. One clown here in Dallas cost me $150.00 for a hour appearance. The other performer was a magician who charged $125.00 for a 45 min. show which he stretched to an hour.

Both worth every dime.
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Randy:

Thanks for the information. That does seem to be the going rate these days. Interesting to see that it is about the same in your location as well.
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Here in Seattle I currently charge $200.00 for a half hour show and don't give out any party favours or make balloon animals.
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As kyle says it all depends on where you live.

Down here in Plymouth I charge £110 for a 2-hour birthday party within a 10 mile radius of Plymouth city centre. which is 35 minutes of games, the food break then a 1-hour magic show, all the kids at a birthday party get balloon models. Up country you'd be able to charge a lot more but down here there just isn't the money. I think there's only one guy who charges more than me and Billy in Plymouth and I think he charges £120 for 2-hours, most of the others charge £40-£50 an hour and £75-£80 for 2-Hours.

Billy and I have recently put the 2-hour price up and it hasn't made a difference to our bookings, though there are a few more gasps when they're told the price.

At Christmas time the price increases for Christmas parties, but stays the same for birthdays but I don't do birthday parties on weekends at Christmas.

Other events are charged differently according to the size location, etc..
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I usually charge $175.00 for my 45 minute kids show. It only includes the show. Once again, this depends on your area. I'm 16 years old. Most professional magicians in my area charge around $175.00 to $250.00 with some even going up to the high $400.00's

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I charge $150.00 for my 45 min show. If they want animal balloons I charge $25.00 more for 12 kids and under.
I use a live dove and rabbit in the show and the only thing I give out is suckers that I make appear in the show.
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To be totally honest with you, if your just starting out until you've got a name for yourself you have to start cheap it's really the only way to get into the market. As you can see people going rate ranges from $30.00 to $500.00 dollars, so really you could charge whatever you want, what do you feel would be a reasonable price for your show? Whatever that price is, I don't really care, go with that.

And Roy 16 and making that much, you must be on cloud 9. Well done dude.
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I charge NZ $200.00 (U.S. $125.00) for a 45 minute show with 30 minutes of games & balloon animals afterwards. That is a bit lower than you guys in the U.S. or U.K., but I am one of the more expensive magicians in my area. I have a lot of competitors that charge half what I do.
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I'm not doing many birthday shows now, but I'd say even if you're just starting out (and assuming you're any good at all), you shouldn't charge any less than $100 or $125. You need to consider the value of your time (not just performance time, but rehearsal and travel time, too), your props, your give aways, your mode of transportation, everything.

Also, I think it's very true that the more someone pays for your services, the more they value it and the better they treat you. And many parents (not all, but many) will brag to their friends about how much they spent on Junior's birthday party! So, on second thought, scratch what I said about $100 to $125 and start at ONE BEEELLION DOLLARS! Smile

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I charge $175 for a 1 - hour performance with 5 live animals plus some pictures. Face painting and balloon scluptures will be added to my two hour package, $275.
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WOW!!! I guess me and djvirtualreality are scraping the bottom of the barrel. I normally charge $30 for a 1/2 hour show. Sounds like I need to bump it up a bit! I've never included gifts for the child, though. I like that idea. And jlibby has a good point - it seems like these days parents love to spend spend spend for the party.
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Clive:
Just out of curiosity, how much is 110 pounds in US currency? I am not sure how to do the proper conversion and I was just curious to know. thanks.

Interesting posts here and I am always appreciative that people share as much information as we all do at the Café. It is also interesting to me to know that not only is my fee average and good for my own area, but it also seems to be the going rate in other parts of the nation as well.
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Jkta99
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Thanks for the feedback

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I don't know what the exchange rate is at the moment so Cheers for doing the calculation Ray
Yours Funfully
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