Smoke & Mirrors offers a one-of-a-kind Bristol experience. Enjoy an evening of comedy and magic at this atmospheric pub and 1920s-style performance venue, which hosts a cast of house magicians performing masterful feats and illusions. With seating for only 44 people, the theater offers a cozy, intimate atmosphere.The Basics
The immersive experience at Smoke & Mirrors begins as soon as you enter the venue: You’re greeted by a magician who is ready to bamboozle you with illusions. Staff take food and drink orders before you enter the theater, then the evening’s emcee kicks off the show. Afterward, you can either remain in the theater to meet the magicians or head into the main bar to enjoy live music.Things to Know Before You Go
- Smoke & Mirrors is a must-visit for couples and groups.
- The venue is wheelchair-accessible.
- There is an interval during the show.
- Guests can dine before the show or order to eat during intermission.
- With the exception of special family shows, the minimum age is 18.
How to Get There
Smoke & Mirrors is centrally located in Bristol, within walking distance of many major hotels, as well as attractions including Colston Hall and Watershed. From Temple Meads Railway Station, it’s a 20-minute walk, or you can take a bus to the Centre stop (served by route numbers 8, 9, 22, 72, 73, 462, and X39).When to Get There
Smoke & Mirrors is open seven days a week, with different acts and themes most nights. Check the website to find out who is performing on the night you wish to visit. Try to arrive at least 15 minutes early: If you’re not in your seat at by the show’s start, you’ll have to wait for the interval to be seated.Classes at Smoke & Mirrors
If you’d like to try your hand at magic, you can take a class at Smoke & Mirrors, designed not only to teach magic tricks, but also to provide an appreciation for the art. A range of classes are available for enthusiasts of all experience levels. Smoke & Mirrors also offers cocktail-making classes for budding mixologists.