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Kids’ birthday party planning can be stressful. We’ve spent years perfecting our kid-friendly shows to help take the pressure off parents by offering a lively, interactive performance designed especially for children ages 4-9. We make birthdays magical for thousands of kids across the greater Cleveland and Pittsburgh areas every year.
Our professionally trained entertainers make your kid the star of an engaging experience that includes jokes, magic, music, funny characters, and tons of surprises. This isn’t your typical hat and cape show. More than just a magic act, we’ve vetted our popular birthday performance at national amusement parks, on stages around the country, and at hundreds of kids’ parties and family events.
Choose from one of three show packages for a perfect fit, whether you’re looking for kids’ birthday party entertainment that takes place alongside other planned activities or for a show that is the activity. You provide the party, we’ll provide the entertainment, and we’ll make sure your child’s next birthday celebration is one they’ll never forget.
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How far will you travel for a birthday party show?
Great question! The simple answer is 30 miles from downtown Pittsburgh or downtown Cleveland, with expansions to other cities to come. That being said, we’re willing to travel farther depending on the location of your party, the location of our entertainers, and the day and time of your party. If you’re outside the city, just give us a call, and we’ll work with you to provide a great party experience.
Can your show be performed both indoors and outdoors?
Yes, however, we strongly recommend an indoor show. Years of experience across many party venues has proven that an indoor show has less distractions for party guests and makes for a more immersive, theatre-like experience. We also have a few fun props for our show that we aren’t able to use outside; for example, our Vegas-style backdrop is not wind resistant, so we aren’t able to use it for an outdoor performance.
Can your show be performed at a location outside of the home, like at a skating rink or bowling alley?
You betcha! Our shows are adaptable to almost any environment and work great as stand-alone entertainment (Gold or Platinum packages) or as bonus entertainment. For example, the kids can all skate for an hour at the rink and then sit for a shorter version of our show (Silver package).
My child is turning 10 and falls outside of your target age group. Can we still hire you?
Of course! While we designed our show to be performed at birthday parties for kids ages 4-9, we’re not above making the occasional exception. Just note this detail when booking your show, and we’ll take it from there! If we have any questions, we’ll reach out.
How do you select your entertainers? Does everyone go through a background check?
When we hire our entertainers, what we’re really looking for is personalities. Everyone we choose to bring on board has to have that special spark that makes them funny, personable, and entertaining to both kids and adults. In addition to a thorough audition and in-house training process, all of our entertainers are also required to pass a background check.
I’m having a hard time choosing between packages. Can you help me decide?
Our aim was to make all three of our party packages really great, so we understand your difficulty! Here are a few tips for making a choice that’s perfect for your upcoming birthday celebration:
My child has siblings younger than 4 who will be at the party too. Can they be present for the show?
We’ll have a lot of adults at our party. Are they going to be bored?
They’ll love it! We take great pride (and lots of time and collaboration) writing each of our shows. Our performances are crafted by a team of magicians and professional script and joke writers to create a show that’s 100% kid-friendly while also being entertaining for an audience of all ages. Think of it like watching a Pixar movie—it’s made for kids, but we’ll keep the adults laughing too.
We want one package but would like to add on a single service from another package. Can we do that?
Definitely. You’ll find a list of add ons in our online checkout portal. If you’re looking for something specific that you don’t see, get in touch.
Is there a limit to how many kids can be at our child’s party?
Most parties average about 12-15 guests, and our shows are based on a maximum of 20 kids. If you’re expecting more than 20, that’s no problem. Additional kids are priced at $5 each. Please let us know ahead of time how many children you expect at your party so that we can plan accordingly.
Are you a full-service birthday party solution? Do you provide cake and decorations?
We aren’t a full-service birthday party solution, but we hope that by handling the entertainment portion of your event, you’ll be able to focus on the rest of the details!
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If for any reason you aren’t satisfied with your show, give us a call and we’d be glad to offer a full refund.
139 E. Main Street • #46 • Pittsburgh, PA 15106
The entertainers at Magic on the Run specialize in funny, creative, magical birthday performances for children across the greater Cleveland and Pittsburgh areas. Through thousands of shows, we’ve perfected the art of birthday entertainment for kids using jokes, music, special characters, puppets, balloon animals, and attention-capturing illusions.
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