experience the unbelievable is to enter the world of imagination. To be the
one doing the impossible, however, is to experience true magic.
For the past 29 years, the College of Magic based in Cape Town, South Africa
has been sharing this experience with thousands of students - providing
magical arts training to aspirant magicians and entertainers the world over.
As the only institution of its kind in the world, the College of Magic now
invites you to enter our world of mystery and illusion - and discover for
yourself the true wonder of MAGIC !
The College of Magic, the brainchild of current director, David Gore, opened
its doors on February 23, 1980 providing desperately needed performance arts
training for aspirant entertainers from all sections of the community.
Starting with a group of just 34 young entertainers, the College has over 26
years mushroomed into the only magical arts training organisation of its kind
in the world.
Formally constituted as an Association Not For Gain in January 1985, the
College's own Magical Arts Centre was officially opened by the Department of
Arts, Culture, Science and Technology in 1995.
This vibrant extra-mural performing arts training centre now serves as a home
for more than 150 students, a meeting place for various cultural groups, a
destination for school tours, a research and resource centre and as
headquarters for our global distance learning initiative.