About Us

Magic Box is based in the Newcastle Upon Tyne, U.K. 

Our company is proud to say we have almost 40 years experience in the entertaining business.

Magic Box is dedicated to stock products from leading worldwide brands, for both professionals and amateur facepainters, our range includes, water and cream based make-up, brushes, sponges, split cakes, a large range of special effect products such as latex, wax and blood. 

All our paints are Compliant with all worldwide safety regulations, including FDA and EU standards and generally hypoallergenic, contain no parabens or lanolin to reduce the risk of allergic reactions. Fragrance, Palm Oil and Gluten Free, Vegan and not tested on animals.   

Clive Richardson started trading in 1982, on the Gateshead side of the Tyne Bridge, where he created the costume hire business, In Disguise. He was joined soon after by Carole, his long suffering girlfriend and eventual wife. 

Then business expanded, re-branded and re-located in 1994 with the opening of Magic Box on Percy Street, Newcastle upon Tyne. 

Clive and Carole were then joined by Gill Stephenson, Gavin Brown and Graeme Shaw, who became valued partners as the business expanded to Northumberland Street, Newcastle upon Tyne and Killingworth.

 Magic Box have a dedicated team who are more than staff members, we are one big Family.

We welcome all inquiries, by email, telephone or in person (the kettle is always on at Magic Box)

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