Setting the Living Room Stage


Setting up your living room for a magic show is easy but it may require a bit of planning to get the best use of your space. Look at the following illustration.


This is how most living rooms are laid out; the television/entertainment center is the main focus of the room with couches, loveseats and chairs arranged in a U around the coffee table and entertainment center.

This is good for TV viewing but if our magic show was placed directly in front of the television, about half the audience would be at the sides. The show space would extend too far into the living area and the performer would have his back to much of the audience no matter which way he turned. Consider this arrangement instead:


Notice how the coffee table has been removed and the sofas and chairs are moved slightly to focus the attention to the right corner of the room.  Now, more people are looking directly at the show from the front and there is more space for the children to sit on the floor. Since the only piece of furniture that is actually removed is the coffee table, it’s an easy matter to move things back into place once the show is over. Setting up a living area in this way you can have the sofas available for parents to sit comfortably and room for the boys and girls on the floor. Thanks for reading!

Steve Burton’s Magic for Parties