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Carnival of Illusion

306 N Alvernon Way, Scottish Rite Grand Parlour, Tucson, AZ 85701
+1 520-615-5299
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STEP RIGHT UP and get ready to laugh, have fun, and celebrate a magical night out with Carnival of Illusion! This top-rated program is "Revitalizing Magic" by blending an international travel theme with all the charms of a Vaudeville-inspired roadshow. Travel up-close with the national recipients for "Excellence in Magic" and catch a lively slice of magical history! Carnival of Illusion is Magic, Mystery, and OOOH la la! This Must-See event is great for date-nights, anniversaries, celebrations and special nights out. Purchase tickets in advance. Due to the popularity and intimate seating, shows sell out. For audiences 10 years and older. Step right up, join the fun, and experience an Evening of Old-World Magic!
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  • Very good8%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 22:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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306 N Alvernon Way, Scottish Rite Grand Parlour, Tucson, AZ 85701
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Reviewed 9 May 2017

We seek out intimate magic and illusion shows and thought Carnival of Illusions would be one we needed to see. We booked eight months in advance and planned the entire vacation around seeing it, it was worth it! Sarlot and Eyed are amazing team together....More

Thank dagmara56
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Loved this show! We went to the 5:00pm show Mar 18 in Tucson & loved every minute of it! I even got to participate on stage - so much fun! Still don't know how I ended up with the page from that book in my...More

Thank Nancy K
Reviewed 24 January 2017

I have seen this twice and I can't believe how fun it was and continues to be. It is cheap at that price for a very nice performance and astounding magic. I thought it was going to be corny, but I was mesmerized the entire...More

Thank Donna S
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Fun night out. extra services for me (handicapped) to get in and out of the Scottish Rite (awesome history of this 100 year old Building of the Masons). Opportunity to dine out via the Carnival of Illusion for a great price - all inclusive soup...More

1  Thank patazona
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Intimate setting at the Scottish Rite Lodge for this fun Magic show with a delightful couple. Fun magic and I don't want to know how, because it would spoil the illusion. They engage the audience and proceeds from sales of items out front go strictly...More

Thank Tricia F
Reviewed 1 November 2016

My fiance' and another couple attended the Oct 15th show for the first time at the Scottish Rite venue, and it was awesome! Tired of comic book movies and ear busting concerts? Well this is for you! Entertaining, comedic, and of coarse magic. Eighty minutes...More

3  Thank tazmoman
Carnival_of_Illusion, Guest Relations Manager at Carnival of Illusion, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2016

Yep, no wind machines, special effects, tyrannosaurus rexs, or explosions in our vaudeville-inspired theater show. Thanks for sharing your magic "tazmorman" and congratulations on your engagement, too!

Reviewed 29 October 2016

This show was amazing. This was my second visit to the Carnival of Illusion and I liked the change of venue. The Scottish Rite Building is in the heart of the historical area of downtown Tucson and, in my opinion, the best venue that Susan...More

3  Thank cjl4yahweh
Carnival_of_Illusion, Guest Relations Manager at Carnival of Illusion, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2016

Okay everyone, let's give "cjl4yahweh" a STANDING OVATION for that great review!!!! Thanks and safe travels until we meet again.

Reviewed 19 October 2016

My girlfriend and I caught the Carnival of Illusion at the Scottish Rite Grand Parlour and it was nothing short of magnificent. More of an experience than a show really, the audience is up close and involved in much of the magic - you could...More

3  Thank GoT4TheWin
Carnival_of_Illusion, Director of Great Date Nights! at Carnival of Illusion, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2016

Thank you GoT4TheWin, YOU have the magic spirit! We appreciate you and your date for having fun and TRULY experiencing Carnival of Illusion. You're 100% correct, it's NOT just about the show. It's about enjoying the journey with fellow audience members and getting swept away...More

Reviewed 18 October 2016

we were at the opening night show for this season. we have seen this show every year for 6+ years and this one was the best they have done. there was some minor voice volume that could have been louder. great new decor at a...More

2  Thank Hikaru M
Carnival_of_Illusion, Director of Good Fortune at Carnival of Illusion, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2016

Well, it just wouldn't be opening weekend without Hikaru M in the front row! Great to see everyone once again! Thank you for addressing the wheelchair access which can be a bit of a maze in a 100 year old building. Yes, with a heads-up,...More

Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I don't know what to say. The venue was gorgeous. The staff was top notch. Did I mention the venue was spectacular? (Which fyi the top notch staff couldn't stop mentioning how thrilled they were about it... one actually cried when describing it)... other than...More

Thank Grant2180
Carnival_of_Illusion, Operations Manager at Carnival of Illusion, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2016

With the hundreds of favorable TripAdvisor reviews Carnival of Illusion has received over the last 7 seasons, the tremendously positive reviews, feedback and emails from other guests who also attended our opening night shows in Tucson this weekend, the highly experienced and dedicated staff working...More

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ZetteMo
Is there an early show on Saturday, March 12th? Are any of your shows appropriate for 11 year old children?
9 March 2016|
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Response from Hikaru M | Reviewed this property |
it is sold out for march 12. and the age is 12 at 11 they do not understand as much of the show.. do contact Carnivalofillusion for more show information, i have heard that they sometimes have a waiting list to call for any... More
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fruitrancher
will it be playing June 22 to June 25? any matinees?
31 May 2015|
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Response from Carnival_of_Illusion | Property representative |
Hello, unfortunately our season ends this weekend and we reopen the next season in September. Hopefully you can make it then! Thank you for your interest!
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