Saturday, May 20, 2023

Official Houdini Séance will be held in Charleston, SC

The 97th Official Houdini Séance will be held this year at Holy City Magic in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, on October 31, 2023. I realize this is extremely early notice. But a limited number of tickets are being made available to the public and I want to make sure Houdini fans get a shot at them. Tickets can be purchased via the Holy City Magic website. Below are event details.

Harry Houdini died on Oct. 31, 1926. The first official Houdini Seance was arranged by Bess Houdini on the first anniversary of the death of her husband on Halloween, Oct. 31, 1927. Since then, every Halloween the official Houdini Seance has been hosted in a different city around the globe. This year, Holy City Magic is pleased to host the 97th Annual Official Houdini Seance. Holy City Magic is an intimate magic themed theater and bar located in downtown Charleston, SC. Our intimate 46-seat theater and speakeasy style bar is situated in the heart of the upper King Street district at 49 1/2 John Street (corner of King/John). Cocktail hour starts at 7:00 pm, followed by a short Houdini presentation, a show featuring Harry Houdini followed by the Official Houdini Seance starting at 8:00 pm. 

As far as I know, Houdini never appeared in Charleston. The closest he came was Greenville, South Carolina, where he gave his spiritualism lecture at Textile Hall on March 6, 1924. So maybe he'll make his Charleston debut this Halloween!


  1. Isn't the seance always held in a location where Houdini performed?

    1. Typically, but not always. Las Vegas for example.