The Secret Room @ Lauriston Castle

Event Details

Date  10, 11, 13, 14, 22 August

Time  5.30pm and 7.30pm

Venue  Lauriston Castle

Price  £20 / £18 conc / £15 child / £50 family

Duration  75 mins

Age  8+

Booking fee – included in price

Explore untold mysteries in the Secret Room, where performances are intricately linked to a magician’s interpretation of the colourful history of some of Edinburgh’s hidden historical buildings. Magicians dig deep into their exciting, intriguing and often dark histories, and unearth the little mysteries and unknown secrets. These are then illustrated with magic, illusion and of course sleight of hand.

On the outskirts of Edinburgh, hidden away at the end of a winding driveway, lies one of Edinburgh’s secret treasures – Lauriston Castle. Imagine timeless tapestries, ornate silverware, but also a world of clandestine laboratories, hidden passages and secret rooms…

Three expert magicians animate the castle’s intriguing past with stories, performances and illusions related to the history of Lauriston and her owners. A High Court judge-cum-surreptitious alchemist, a gambler who nearly lost everything, what other mysteries does this wonderful castle conceal?

Featuring Drew McAdam, Lewis Barlow and Adam Black.


If you think your thoughts are yours, and your alone… think again. Scotland’s foremost mind reader (BBC, STV and Channel 5) Drew McAdam calculates exactly what a person is thinking.
He will put ideas into your mind. He will pick up on your unspoken thoughts. He will bend solid steel cutlery using only the lightest touch, and he will work out what you’re going to do and say, before you even know yourself.


Witness the product of advanced sleight of hand and world-class close-up magic in this startling insight into the world of cheating.  With little regard to his safety, Lewis Barlow will expose the closely-held secrets of the professional hustler.  See it before Lewis gets silenced!


Adam was recently awarded a title of the Magic Circle’s Young Magician of the Year – one of the most prestigious prizes in magic. He is skilled at sleight-of-hand magic, and has recently been incorporating his obsession with the Rubik’s Cube into his magic, currently solve time is now less than 15 seconds!

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