Prohibited and Permissible Personal Items

We encourage you to leave valuables, large bags, and other personal belongings at home. For the safety of our visitors and the collection, all bags entering or leaving the exhibit, including purses, are subject to inspection.

Strollers are NOT permitted within Illusionarium. This includes children’s wagons and buggies. These can be stored at coat check for $2.75 per item.

Backpacks and duffle bags are not permitted in the exhibit. Patrons entering with such items will be required to check their bags at coat check for $2.75

Prohibited:

  • Backpacks and duffle bags
  • Paints and aerosols
  • Indelible markers
  • Weapons of any type
  • Outside food and beverages (including alcohol)
  • Food of any type is not permitted in the gallery
  • Any item deemed by exhibit security or venue management to be inappropriate
  • Bikes, helmets, skateboards, Heelys, rollerblades, and non-mobility aid scooters are not permitted
  • Camping chairs
  • Strollers
  • Cameras (still and video)
  • Tripods

Permissible:

  • Walkers, mobility scooters, and other mobility aids
  • Service animals

Illusionarium reserves the right to amend the above restrictions without notice. If you are unsure about an item you are bringing with you, please contact us at [email protected] for more information.


Masks

Masks:
Masks are mandatory for everyone except persons who are reasonably accommodated by not wearing one in accordance with TORONTO BY-LAW 541-2020 and arranged in advance via [email protected]

Arrangements MUST be made with [email protected] prior to attending Illusionarium!

Please email [email protected] if you require additional accommodations not mentioned on this list.


Accessibility Info

Accessibility access is via Yonge Street entrance. Illusionarium takes place in Gallery 3 located on floor 2 (use elevator to access).

For those who do not require elevator access, entrance is located on Queens Quay and accessible via stairs up to the 2nd floor.

ACCESS2:
Those with ACCESS2 cards can bring a support person or caregiver into Illusionarium without requiring them to have a ticket. As Magic Circle tickets include admission for 2, this would mean you could bring your carer as a 3rd person, free of charge. Simply show the card at entry. Please note that although a carer does not require a ticket, they must still be counted within the maximum of 4 attendees in each Magic Circle.

Parking:
There is no on-site parking but paid lots are quite close. For those who struggle with mobility, there is a shoulder for drop-offs out front with ramp access to the sidewalk and ramp access to the building is nearby.

Washrooms:
Accessible washrooms are located in the main foyer of 1 Yonge Street – please ask at the security desk for access.

Sensory advisory: 
Illusionarium may contain at some points loud sound effects and the use of some strobe lighting that may cause discomfort for people with photosensitive epilepsy and discomfort for people with sensitive hearing. Viewer discretion is advised.

Earplugs are available upon request.

Mobility aids and Service Animals:
Wheelchairs, walkers, and scooters are all permitted subject to space availability.

Please contact [email protected] prior to your visit so we can accommodate where possible.

Service animals are permitted in the venue.


Ticket Prices, Ticket Types, & How to Purchase

(prices include all taxes and service charges)

TICKETS (See ticketing site for times)

  • VIP MAGIC CICLE - $199.99
  • PREMIUM MAGIC CIRCLE - $189.99
  • BASIC MAGIC CIRCLE - $99.99

Each Magic Circle includes admission for 2 people

Up to 2 additional attendees may be purchased to attend within each Magic Circle for $49.99 each.

 

VIP MAGIC CIRCLE

  • INCLUDES ADMISSION FOR 2 (of which you can purchase up to 2 additional persons to attend in your circle).
  • EXCLUSIVE BACKSTAGE ACCESS WITH A VIP MAGIC TRICK DEMONSTRATION
  • VIP VIEWING AREA
  • SOUVENIR LAMINATE & A LIMITED EDITION POSTER.

 

PREMIUM MAGIC CIRCLE

  • INCLUDES ADMISSION FOR 2 (of which you can purchase up to 2 additional persons to attend in your circle).
  • PREMIUM VIEWING AREA
  • SOUVENIR LAMINATE & A LIMITED EDITION POSTER.

 

BASIC MAGIC CIRCLE

  • INCLUDES ADMISSION FOR 2 (of which you can purchase up to 2 additional persons to attend in your circle).
  • BASIC VIEWING AREA

There are no Student/Senior/Child discounts for this experience.

Illusionarium is recommended for ages 5 and up.

There are no refunds or exchanges of tickets for this experience. Upgrades can be done in advance or at the onsite box office. Please contact us at [email protected]  if you would like to upgrade your ticket.

Tickets are available online at www.illusionarium.ca and directly at the box office on the day of the exhibit. Inventory is available at the door for each time slot (subject to availability) and is sold on a first come first serve basis.


Location

Illusionarium is located at

1 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON, M5E 1W7
CANADA

Access in via QUEENS QUAY ENTRANCE.

Accessibility access is via Yonge Street entrance located next to Starbucks.

By car: 
The venue does not have dedicated onsite parking but there are a number of public parking lots nearby.

The closest lots are across the street on Queens Quay and just North of 1 Yonge on Yonge St (pricing may vary). There is a shoulder outside the front entrance for drop-offs close to ramp access.

By public transit:
The closest subway station to 1 Yonge Street is Union Station (10 min walk)
The closest streetcar stops to 1 Yonge Street are:

  • Queens Quay East at Yonge St
  • Yonge St At Queens Quay East North Side
  • Queens Quay West at Bay St East Side
  • Queens Quay East at Freeland St

About Illusionarium

About Illusionarium

Take a step into intrigue, mystery, and wonder with the world-premiere of Illusionarium. A labyrinth of magical rooms transporting audiences to different decades 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. Conceived by British high-tech magician, Jamie Allan (iMagician), this is the first time audiences can marvel at the greatest illusions up close - all in a socially-distanced setting.

Upon entry to the Illusionarium experience, each socially distanced group journeys through time and place with truly unique encounters over their one hour passage. Each of the four galleries integrated into the exhibition feature a presentation that moves each group through the various ages and mysteries of magic spanning hundreds of years.  While keeping a sense of mystery and adventure, Illusionarium aims to allow the general public a peek behind the curtain to learn about the art of magic through spectacular effects and illusions in an up close and personal experience.

 

All guests will be required to visit all rooms under the careful orchestration of our Magic Guides. Magic Guides will be assigned to each group upon their arrival at Illusionarium. 

 

Palais Royale – Hosted by Harry Houdini in an incredible hologram experience, this will be a worldwide first using dual-layer 3D volumetric hologram technologies and methodologies to create incredible magic. You will be amazed at how Houdini can control your thoughts during this stunning interactive mind reading experience!

 

The Egyptian Hall – you will travel back in time to the Golden Age of Magic to visit the Great Egyptian Hall in London. You will be amazed at this turn of the century performance with incredible illusions and immersive room effects all themed around the rules of Magic, Levitation, Vanishings, Appearances and much more!

 

On-Air Studios – Starring superstars of magic Penn & Teller. Celebrate the coming of age of the past five decades of magic on TV with an array of monitors in our On Air Studios. You will even participate in a stunning illusion in your own hands and fool yourselves! 

 

Evo-lusion Theatre – this ultra-modern venue takes you into a whole new world presenting a glimpse into the future of the evolution of magic and technology. This finale is the last stop in the Illusionarium featuring high energy illusions surrounded by high res LED video technology and an immersive rousing soundscape of music. See amazing largescale illusions closer than ever before!


Hours of Operation

Illusionarium hours vary from day to day. All times are subject to change. Please check the ticketing page for exact times & dates.

 

PLEASE ENSURE YOU ARRIVE BETWEEN 10 MINS PRIOR TO YOUR EVENT START TIME AND UP TO 10 MINS AFTER YOUR EVENT START TIME.

  • Latecomers will only be admitted at the discretion of management and subject to availability.
  • Please note there are 2 viewing sessions per timeslot - you may be required to wait up to 20mins after your start time to enter Illusionarium (a waiting area will be available in the lobby).