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Smoke & Mirrors the UK's only Boutique Pub & Magic Theatre would like to thank all it's guests for voting us Number 1 on Trip Advisor.  Now we know we can't please everyone, so why not come and judge us for yourselves.


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Frequently Asked Questions


Q. Where are you?

A. You’ll find Smoke & Mirrors on Denmark Street in the heart of the theatre district.  Click here for a map and parking ideas


Q. Do you serve food?

A. Yes and we do serve award winning bar snacks, from Handmade Scotch Eggs, Handmade Sausage Rolls, Bread and Olives and of course the crisps and nuts,

NEWS IN: And now serving from the Real Wrap Co:  Wraps to Panini's heated to order.

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Q. Do we have to book just to have a drink?

A. The bar is open 12pm - 12am Monday to Saturday and you can pop in and have a drink or snack at anytime, so no need to book.


Q. What times are your shows?

A. Friday and Saturday we ask that you arrive at 7pm as we seat at 7:30pm and show time is 8pm and this finishes at 10pm,  this includes a 15-20min interval

Monday: A Bunch of Japes Comedy night show time is 8pm and finishes around 10-10:30pm, this includes a 15-20min interval

Tuesday: The Bristol Acoustic Club with Open Stage: Artists wanting to perform should arrive at 7:30pm performances start at 8pm and finishes at 11pm


Q. How many can you seat in the theatre?

A. Our Magic Theatre is limited to 48 only.


Q. How old do you have to be?

A. We are a strict over 18 and we challenge 25 on IDs


Q. I want to buy 10 tickets how can I make sure my party sit together?

A. We always seat guests on arrival so you can always let us know if some of your party are running late, but rest assured your party will be seated together.


Q. Can I purchase on the day?

A. On rare occasions we do have availability on show nights but we always recommend buying in advance.


Q. Can I book the Magic Theatre for a private function.

A. Yes you can for full details please call Mark Bennett on 01179074110 and he will talk through your requirements.


Q. Once I purchase my tickets, can I get my money back or transfer to another date if I have to cancel?

A. We can on occasions transfer your ticket as long as we are given at least 7 days notice, to do this please use our contact page and we will endeavor to help you.



There are great magic acts every weekend and once a month you can be wowed by specially booked acts featuring some of the most talented magicians in the world – all from a privileged position just metres from the stage.

Every Weekend we host Comedy Magic Nights, Stand-up Comedy or even the risqué Burlesque Nights in our Boutique Magic Theatre, it's a night to remember and we can even organise group deals for that perfect birthday party or celebration. And in the main bar we have close-up Magic and Live Music all night long


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Every Monday

A Bunch of Japes (comedy)


Every Tuesday

Bristol Acoustic Club

& Open Stage (Live Music)



The Skeptics Society



Multiple dates available



Smoke & Mirrors opening hours:


Monday -       12pm - 12am

Tuesday -       12pm - 12am

Wednesday - 12pm - 12am

Thursday -    12pm - 12am

Friday -           12pm - 12am

Saturday -      12pm - 12am

Sunday -         Closed


Magic Theatre opening hours:


We ask patrons to arrive and check in at the Box Office at 7:00pm we allocate seating on arrival and seat you at 7:30pm the shows start at 8pm

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Mark Bennett’s ambition was to create a place that offers a slightly more structured evening of magic than its sister venue Illusions Magic Bar. Smoke & Mirrors has its own intimate pub theatre holding around 48 people sitting comfortably at their own pre-booked tables.