Close Up Magician & Strolling Magic

“Peter was an absolute pleasure to work with and he put on a magnificent performance. He filled the venue with laughter and amazement and kept the event lively throughout the night.”

David Gutbezahl, The PCT Network

Want entertainment for an event where people are mingling and drinking?  Peter’s strolling sleight of hand magic happens without stage lights, smoke machines or camera tricks. It’s magic close up enough that you can reach out and touch it. 

Close Up Magic happens in the hands of the magician or in YOUR hands! Objects appear, disappear or ‘morph’ from only inches away.

Whether it’s called ‘strolling magic’, ‘hand magic’, ‘illusions’ or ‘sleight of hand’, its effect is lasting and undeniable.


Close Up Magician Peter Gross makes cocktail parties pop.


Formal Close Up Magician Show

What are people saying about Close Up Magician Peter Gross?

“Peter’s close up magic was truly a thrill… to see a real master of sleight of hand perform his ‘miracles’ just inches is truly spectacular. After he left we just kept saying, ‘How did he do it?”

‘What Peter presents isn’t just a bunch of tricks, it’s truly a magical experience.”
Nora Reilly Palmer, The Coyle Company

Imagine the sense of prestige and exclusivity when you invite your group to a close up magical performance just for them. Every seat is the front row when Peter presents his tabletop mysteries for your elite and intimate group.

Boston Close Up Magician
Close Up Magician Boston Show
Close Up Magician

Book Magician Peter for:

  • cocktail parties

  • adult birthday parties

  • hospitality suites

  • receptions

  • ship christenings

  • presidential inaugurations

  • royal coronations

About Close Up and Strolling Magician Peter Gross

Peter On Film

Although Peter travels internationally, he’s always excited to perform in his own backyard.  His award-winning magic show, MAGIC AND OTHER SUSPECT ACTIVITIES, has been seen all around over the North East including Portland, Nashua, Manchester, Hartford, New Haven, New York City and at every venue around Boston.  While many comedians prefer clubs and bars, Peter has always craved audiences that are smart and discerning and his humor is always clean.  

He’s been invited to the White House, performed at the Kennedy Center, Canada’s National Theater and has made numerous TV appearances. He has been invited to perform in Germany, Spain, Scotland, and Japan. He also won two silver medals at the Oranjeboom International Variety Performer’s Competition in Rotterdam, Holland.

Vancouver International Comedy Festival called Peter “Hip sophisticated and very, very funny. A first class performer,” and the Actor’s Theatre of Nantucket raved “You were spectacular! Our audiences raved. Our staff raved. And I was raving mad that I missed it. “

Peter’s extensive cruise ship contracts for companies including Royal Caribbean, Princess, Carnival, and Celebrity Cruise lines have taken him to far flung ports including Tierra Del Fuego, Tahiti and Vladivostok, on the far east coast of the former Soviet Union.

Peter has performed at universities including Harvard, Brown and Yale and for Fortune 500 companies including McDonald’s, Microsoft, Intel, Bain Financial, AstraZenica, Ecco Footware, Prudential Bache and General Dynamics.