Andrew Van Buren and Company present a series of flexible and adaptable acts and indoor shows for all types of venues, from intimate cabaret to large scale indoor arena and all between. For outdoor events see Outdoor Page, performing incredible illusions, presented in near impossible surroundings.
Presenting unique Van Buren effects and illusions, from a vast array of magic. This act can be tailored to suit from intimate magic to grand scale illusions and lasting varying duration.
Performing magical appearances, disappearances, levitation, transpositions and even the chance for members of the audience to take part in making the magic happen.
Classy and fast paced presentation of circus skills including unicycle, juggling, and the real plate spinning – as seen on TV many times.
Featuring various escapes including escaping from rope, straight jacket and even boxes as a tribute to the famous escapologist Harry Houdini.
These indoor shows have proved the most popular for most indoor events, uniquely over a number of years Andrew Van Buren and Allyson have developed and mastered a mixture of skills that have allowed the creation of a combined show like no other.
For the audience it really is a shock of “what is coming next” as magic, illusions and escapology are rapidly mixed with the circus skills and Andrew’s famous plate spinning routine, to create a show that appeals to all ages and fits all venues.
Over the years Andrew and the Van Buren Organisation team have been called upon to create and perform themed shows and one-off illusions. Using their skill set to illustrate and launch products from making cars appear – including the Jaguar XJ and BMW, to making members of the TV Soap series Coronation Street, appear, disappear and float in mid-air.
Creating and presenting magic shows, indoor shows and themed illusion shows around the world, from theatre tours to Blackpool Tower Circus, cruise ships to Middle East – Dubai, Sharjah and Doha UAE, bridging all language barriers with visual entertainment.
Performing in theatres, Spiegel Tents, cabaret venues, hotels, convention centres, arena’s, circus buildings and tents as well as on some of the world’s most luxurious cruise liners.
The Van Buren illusions are mostly unique effects that have been designed and built solely by the Van Burens. All can be performed whilst completely surrounded by the audience – viewing from all angles – on cabaret floor, outdoor arena theatre stage and even circus ring.
With a mix of both traditional and modern illusions including the World’s only Vanishing Motorbike & Rider completely surrounded.
As an illusionist, magician, plate spinner and showman, Andrew Van Buren brings with him a lifetime of show business ‘experience, professionalism, adaptability and showmanship’, but always with the emphasis on ‘entertainment’.
Andrew is one of a select few Gold star performing Members of Inner Magic Circle, Member of Association of Independent Showmen, Equity Actors Union, Member of Grand Order of Water Rats Charity organisation, Director of Philip Astley Project. He’s also committee member of the EU Big Top Label Quality Assurance Label for Europe.
Van Buren’s Head Girl and partner Allyson Ford Van Buren is a member of Equity and Grand Order of Lady Ratlings.
Performances before British and Middle Eastern Royalty.
The Brit Awards, London Arena.
Showzam New Variety Festival, Blackpool (four consecutive years creating contemporary shows).
Dubai UAE Spiegeltent ‘House of Illusions Dinner Cabaret Show’.
Sharjah UAE ‘Tent of Wonders Show’.
Doha Qatah ‘Festival Illusion Shows’.
Launching the new XJ Jaguar Car by making it appear.
Commonwealth Games, Manchester.
Royal Albert Hall, London – ‘The 21st Show’.
World Expo Seville Spain, representing Great Britain – ‘Royal Show for Prince Charles’.
Blackpool Tower Circus ‘Van Buren’s Magic Around the World’ Summer Season.
Numerous extensive theatre tours from West End to Provincial with many stars of stage and screen.
Pantomime appearances include Cinderella, Aladdin, Dick Whittington, Humpty Dumpty and Goldilocks.
Making comedy legend Peter Kay appear as if by magic – centre stage – complete with his cup of tea!
Five consecutive years working with stars of top television soap Coronation Street in their hugely successful grand gala theatre shows.
Performing in London’s West End Lyric Theatre with Alex Horne’s hit Jazz performance show ‘The Horne Section’, starring TV star comedy presenter Harry Hill.
Advisor to Royal Shakespeare Company production of ‘Julius Caesar’.
Magic creative advisor to Theatre Tour Play ‘Houdini’.
Coaching and advising ‘Harry Potter’ star actress Evanna Lynch.
Historic, technical and magic / circus skills advisor to New Vic Theatre’s hit production ‘Astley’s Astounding Adventures’.
Plus so much more.
Experience, professionalism, expertise.
You won’t believe your eyes!
“Andrew Van Buren, one of the Biggest names in British illusionists for many a decade”
Editor of “Secrets” – The Magic Circle young magicians magazine
"This year we booked Van Buren's Magic Show for the cabaret. They provided first class, professional entertainment and kept the children and adults in rapture throughout their act. I shall have no hesitation in booking them for future events or recommending them to other organisations"
Mike Jackson MBE
"Your act was extremely well received and your attitude and professional approach was greatly appreciated, I look forward to working with you again in the near future."
Martin Nazaruk Arena Entertainment
"A big thanks, it`s really refreshing to see quality that wows the crowd and ensures a memorable night."
Martin Abbott Entertainment
"Thanks for an excellent show, This is the Fifth time I have used you and the show gets better and better. Well done and thanks again."
Andrew Davies Knowle and Dorridge Round Table
"The British National day in Seville was a huge success, I am most grateful to you for all your hard work. I would like to pass on the thanks of the Prince and Princess of Wales, all at the British Pavilion and not least me."
Major M. J. Parker, CVO, MBE