Hayden: Magician and Mentalist

You’ve never seen a magician like Hayden! 

Hayden is a modern magician and mentalist. He has been featured off broadway in New York City and performs his show across the country for corporate events, colleges, and theaters.

Don’t expect a flashy Vegas magic show – Hayden uses everyday objects instead of ornate magic props. His show combines magic, psychology, and audience participation into a fun, modern, and thought provoking experience that keeps the audience guessing!

You can see Hayden on the latest season of Penn & Teller: Fool Us!

Hayden also completed a TED talk on Interactive performance.

Learn more about Hayden’s new Zoom Magic Show for Corporate Events.

Watch Hayden on The Latest Season of Penn & Teller: Fool Us!

Zoom Magic Shows For Corporate Events

See why companies like Google, Microsoft, IBM, Starbucks, Viacom, Morgan Stanley, and Deloitte use Hayden's Virtual Magic Show for their online events.

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What Can You Expect From Hayden's Magic Show?


Hayden combines his several years of sleight of hand with his exuberant and outgoing personality into a show that will not only fool you but will keep you and your group on the edge of their seats.


Want to see a free mind-reading trick? Whatever you do, DON'T read this sentence. Amazing isn't it? You couldn't but help read but the sentence! Also, you probably didn't notice "read" and "but" were switched in the sentence above, did you? Magic! Using psychological techniques like the ones above, Hayden will blow you away with mentalism, or magic of the mind.​


The best part about Hayden's performances is you get a chance to participate in creating the magic! Hayden is also a cool and pretty down to Earth guy.

Thoughts from Hayden's Brain

Hayden Childress
Photo by Joshua Aaron Photography

About Hayden

*Switches to first person*

Hi there!

My name is Hayden Childress, and I am a magician and mentalist based in Charlotte, NC.

I have had a passion for performing magic for as long as I can remember. Magic is one of the most powerful art forms because it reminds us that there is so much more wonder and amazement in the world than what meets the eye.

I’ve been fortunate enough to have performed coast to coast for ticketed shows in theaters, corporate events, and colleges. I’ve also been active in my city of Charlotte performing monthly shows in venues like Blumenthal Performing Art’s Stage Door Theater, as well as privately for the CEOs of Charlotte’s largest companies.

Since 2020 began, I have been performing a Zoom Magic Show primarily for corporate groups.

In my free time, I love to explore the world and new cultures with my wife (and amazing videographer!) Andrea and our cat Felix.

Whether you are hiring me for an event or buying a ticket to a show in your city, I hope you enjoy the show!


Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers

Some of the most common private events Hayden performs for includes but is not limited to…

  • Trade Shows
  • Virtual Magic Shows

  • Corporate Events
  • Client Appreciation Night
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Homecoming
  • Siblings Weekend
  • End of the year Gala Celebrations
  • Weddings
  • Small Business Celebrations
  • Private Dinner Parties
  • Sporting Events
  • …and everything in between! Contact us if you have any questions!

Hayden travels nationwide for performances. Additional travel charges will apply for performances that are outside of the regular territory, but may be reduced if he is already performing a show in your area. If you are curious if Hayden is in your area, get in touch with the dates you are interested in and also periodically check facebook and the tickets page to stay up to date with performance schedules.

Hayden’s Show is catered to a PG-13 audience. 

For virtual magic shows you can schedule a demo with Hayden to preview the show in action over Zoom.


For in-person events, check the tickets page to see where Hayden is performing. 

Shows range anywhere from 15-75 minutes in length depending on your needs. Strolling magic is anywhere from 1-8 hours per event. 

Every event is unique and there is different pricing for close up and stage shows. For more information on pricing and availability fill out the contact form and you will receive a reply within 24 hours.