What Ages Is Illusionarium Recommended For?

We recommend Illusionarium for ages 5 and up. That being said, we do not believe the experience is suitable for children under the age of 3. As such, children under this age will not be admitted.

Please contact us if you have any questions.


Ticket Prices, Ticket Types, & How to Purchase

Tickets 

Starting September 1st we are no longer selling Magic Circle tickets. All ticket prices listed reflect the price of individual tickets.

Prices include all taxes and service charges.

  • VIP - $99.99
  • Basic (Peak) - $49.99
  • Basic (Off-Peak) - $39.99

VIP Individual Ticket

  • Includes admission for one
  • VIP viewing area
  • Exclusive magic trick performance after the show
  • Souvenir laminate and a limited edition poster

Basic Individual Ticket

  • Includes admission for one
  • Basic viewing area

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

We recommend Illusionarium for ages 5 and up. That being said, we do not believe the experience is suitable for children under the age of 3. As such, children under this age will not be admitted.

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 if you would like to upgrade your ticket.

Tickets are available online 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.


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.


Accessibility Info

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

For those who do not require elevator access, the 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.

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.


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

September 6th - September 26th
Monday | Closed
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday | 5:45 PM - 9:15 PM
Thursday | 5:45 PM - 9:15 PM
Friday | 5:45 PM - 9:15 PM
Saturday | 10:15 AM - 9:15 PM
Sunday | 10:15 AM - 7:15 PM

September 27th - October 3rd
Monday | Closed
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday | 5:45 PM - 8:45 PM
Thursday | 5:45 PM - 8:45 PM
Friday | 5:45 PM - 9:15 PM
Saturday | 10:15 AM - 9:15 PM
Sunday | 10:15 AM - 7:15 PM

October 4th - October 31st
Monday | Closed
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday | Closed
Thursday | 5:45 PM - 9:15 PM
Friday | 5:45 PM - 9:15 PM
Saturday | 10:15 AM - 9:15 PM
Sunday | 10:15 AM - 7:15 PM

Please ensure you arrive between ten minutes to ten minutes after your event start time. 

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