Jamie Allan’s ILLUSIONARIUM opens December 21st, 2020
Tickets on sale November 14th at 10:00 am
TRANSPORTING AUDIENCES THROUGH CENTURIES OF MAGIC WITH LIFE-SIZE HOLOGRAMS, 3D PROJECTION, FLOOR TO CEILING PRODUCTION DESIGN, VANGUARD SPECIAL EFFECTS & EXQUISITE STAGE CRAFT ACROSS 300,000 SQ FT OF SPACE
From the innovators behind the World Premiere exhibit IMMERSIVE VAN GOGH, comes a ground-breaking World Premiere immersive magic experience just in time to light up the holiday season.
This December, Lighthouse Immersive and renowned illusionist Jamie Allan invite you into a world of intrigue, mystery, and wonder, with the World Premiere of Allan’s ILLUSIONARIUM. A labyrinth of magical rooms transporting audiences to different eras in time, ILLUSIONARIUM takes you on an immersive journey through the evolution of magic as the world’s most famous illusionists share their deepest secrets.
Using 3D projections, life-like holograms and live magicians, ILLUSIONARIUM offers the chance to experience some of the greatest, grand-scale illusions in the world within a physically distanced setting. The first-of-its-kind installation will occupy the third gallery space in the historic Toronto Star printing presses and run alongside IMMERSIVE VAN GOGH and GOGH BY CAR, filling the complex with awe-inspiring immersive experiences that appeal to all ages and tastes. Opening December 21st, 2020 for a limited engagement to February 15th, 2021, tickets for Jamie Allan’s ILLUSIONARIUM go on sale to the public on November 14th at 10:00 am at illusionarium.ca.
Conceived by British high-tech magician Jamie Allen (iMagician), this experiential exhibit blends Jamie’s encyclopedic knowledge of the history of magic with state-of-the-art technology, bringing the illusions of the past into the 21stcentury. Comprised of a series of four magical rooms, each representing a different era in starting with the 17th century, visitors are guided through ever-evolving styles of magic spanning hundreds of years.
“ILLUSIONARIUM is completely unique in seamlessly blending technology and practical magic – I have been combining magic and technology since I was a boy but this takes that passion to a whole new level.” says creator Jamie Allan. “I am so thrilled to debut this new experiential work in Toronto – it is a great launchpad for new productions and the community of talented performers is so impressive.”
Upon entering ILLUSIONARIUM, visitors are welcomed by renowned illusionists, starting with Harry Houdini and Robert Houdin. Giving audiences a peek behind the curtain, these famous magicians share the essence and fundamentals of magic. The sequence of rooms – PALAIS ROYALE, THE EGYTPTIAN HALL, ON-AIR STUDIOS, and EVO-LUSION HALL – connects via passageways displaying magic artwork and historical artifacts evocative of the time and place in history each room portrays – fully immersing you in the culture and soul of the era.
To maintain visitor safety, guests will be in physically distanced groupings, with a limit of four per Magic Circle, and a maximum of twelve Magic Circles in a room. As with IMMERSIVE VAN GOGH, masks will be required at all times.
Tickets for ILLUSIONARIUM will begin at $99 per couple, VIP options and add-ons are also available.