The world-famous Magic Castle will reopen for members on May 21. (photo by Ban Roman/courtesy of the Magic Castle)
The Academy of Magical Arts will reopen the Magic Castle on May 21, more than a year after it closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The private club will initially operate at reduced capacity on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening, welcoming its members and their invited guests for dining and entertainment while strictly observing COVID-19 compliant guidelines. To allow members adequate opportunity to access the Magic Castle, guest passes will not be accepted during the initial phase of this reopening.
Magic shows will initially be broadcast in showrooms via recorded videos, with plans to expand to live entertainment outdoors and an eventual return to live entertainment indoors when public health guidelines permit.
The Dine & Delight to-go dining program, which was launched during pandemic restrictions, will continue to operate on Wednesday and Thursday. To place on order, visit magiccastle.com.
“We are thrilled to take the initial step of reopening our doors and welcoming our members back to their magical clubhouse,” said Randy Sinnott Jr., president of the AMA’s board of directors. “As COVID restrictions decrease in the coming weeks and months, the club will continue to carefully and responsibly expand operations to the extent possible and begin to accept guest passes as we bring magic back to the lives of Angelenos.”For information, visit magiccastle. com.