It's Magic!

Hello! My name is Steve Burton and I am a Houston area entertainer and magician. I offer magic shows that I guarantee you will enjoy. If you’re looking for a magician for your child’s party, congratulations! You’ve just found yourself Houston’s favorite magician. Kids love my highly energetic and fun magic shows and leave them with a lasting feeling of amazement and wonder. A magic show for kids is some of the best entertainment you can have at your kids birthday party or other family event. If you need an entertainer for your next company function, I have won several awards for my engaging and personable close-up and stand-up comedy performances. As a versatile entertainer I can customize my show to your specifications. See my videos near the bottom of the page.


Here are the answers to my most frequently asked questions, please click below for more information.


We offer different styles of magic depending on the type of event you're having.


houston kids magician

A party is not a party without some entertainment! We offer a great magic show for kids or even the kids at heart because everyone, young or old, loves to be amazed. If you want your guests to be mesmerized and laughing at the same time you can trust my years of experience to provide you with a service guaranteed to please.


houston closeup magician

To truly experience great magic, it should be up close and personal so this type of sleight of hand is a particular specialty of mine. I walk-around at your event performing lots of little shows thus offering a variety of interest for your guests. I've won a national award for this style of magic and I'm known in the magic community as "The Quicker than the Eye Guy". Close-up magic adds a personal touch to your party or company gathering and can be tailored to suit any budget.


houston magic shows

I'm proud to offer one of the longest running magic shows in Houston, Texas and you can benefit from my experience at your company or club event. I engage the audience members in the magic which is what makes stand-up comedy so fun. I also use musical sequences to add another level of interest to the performance. Shows run approximately 45 minutes and can be combined with close-up for bigger events.

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Credits and Organizations

  • Past President International Brotherhood of Magicians Ring 39
  • Listed in Who's Who in Magic
  • Past president Texas Assoc. of Magicians
  • Certificate Support Group Kuwait for Asia Tour
  • Member Order of Merlin


Whether it's magic up close or a stand-up style comedy performance nobody amazes like Steve Burton-"The Quicker than the Eye Guy!" Steve is an award-winning professional and has performed his unique style of sleight of hand throughout the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Japan.

Steve began his career at the age of thirteen when he learned his first card trick from a book in his school library. After that he began giving shows to local church and scout organizations and went on to win first place in the youth category at a statewide magician's convention. This landed him his first magic job at the age of sixteen working at Opryland USA-an amusement park in Nashville, Tennessee where he worked for three years.

After studying drama at the University of Tennessee, he was an original member of legendary director Kent Cathcart's Theater of the Mind and followed this by working as an assistant to the renowned illusionist Harry Blackstone Junior. He moved to Texas in the '80s and was hired as the first emcee at a multi-million dollar nightclub devoted to magicians called, MAGIC ISLAND. While there he co-founded (with expert magical inventor Martin Lewis) the world's first computer network for magicians.

He did three tours for the U.S. Military at bases in northern and southern Iraq, Kuwait and Bahrain as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He is also a writer of magic books and is the editor of Volume 8 of the world famous Tarbell Course in Magic. Other publications include a restoration of the first edition of Hocus Pocus Junior, one of the rarest conjuring texts in the world. He's been featured in People Magazine, Variety Magazine, Online Today and has trained officers in the Houston Sheriff's Department on sleight of hand techniques used by criminals. He is listed in the Who's Who in Magic and Magicians.

  • Past President, Texas Association of Magicians
  • Past Territorial Vice President, International Brotherhood of Magicians
  • Winner, Houston Association of Magicians Campagna Award for Excellence in Magic
  • Winner, International Brotherhood of Magicians Strolling Olympics
  • Winner, Library Special Award from the Society of American Magicians
  • Editor, Volume Eight of the Tarbell Course in Magic, the most widely read magic course in the world.
magician for houston schools day cares
Video for Schools
The above video link is for my shows for educational institutions such as day cares, schools, and churches. A magician show can add tremendously to their curriculum. During the summer months it's a great way to beat the heat by having an indoor activity good for all ages. I have performed hundreds of these types of shows in the Houston area.
magic shows for birthday parties
Video for Birthday Parties
Click above for video of my birthday party shows and some comments from people who hired me. My experience at these events is extensive and I strive to make every party a super special event. I'm often the first magician children ever see and I want it to be something they will remember for the rest of their lives. Also check the video for schools as the magic sequence shown is also part of my birthday show.
houston magician for companies
Video for Organizations
A video link for companies and organizations is above. I have worked for many companies in the Texas Gulf Coast area including Texaco, Rohm and Haas, Shell Oil, Whirlpool Corporation, Xerox, Honeywell and more. I strive to offer a level of professionalism that these companies expect from their own employees.


Two examples of my thoughts, tips and ideas on the best ways to have a magic party.

You'll find my full blog at HOUSTONMAGICIAN.WORDPRESS.COM


houston magician magic blog post2

One of your first considerations when you plan your party is where to have it. In this post I’ll tell you my thoughts on the best venues for children’s events. If you're planning on having your event somewhere other than your home, these are my suggestions. Some are low cost and some are more expensive depending on the venue.

Read more at my magic party blog!


Get in touch and you can have an exciting professional entertainer at your door ready to show your guests a great time! Click on the email link, call me or just fill out the form below.

STEVE@HOUSTONMAGICIAN.COM (281) 433-8352 P.O. Box 238, Cypress TX 77410