About Us

Magic Box is based in the North East of England, with 3 shops, 2 of which are based in Newcastle upon Tyne and the third at the Metrocentre in Gateshead.

You can purchase with confidence within all aspects of our  Face and body paint ,Fancy Dress and associated fun products company.

Our company is proud to say we have over 30 years experience in the entertaining business.

We sell over 10,000 separate items, many of which are sold on our various web sites,

 Which include:

Magicboxfacepaints.com Dedicated to a vast array of products including makeup, facepaint’s ,brushes, sponges, mastix, wax, spiritgum and many more items.

Magicbox.uk.com Which is dedicated to Magic, hence our trading name.

Magicboxfancydress.com Which includes costumes, wigs, hats, accessories and a dedicated make up section which has expanded to supply everyone from face painters to theatrical groups.

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 the business moved in 1994 with the opening of Magic Box on Percy Street, Newcastle upon Tyne. Clive and Carole were then joined by Michael Murray, Graeme Shaw, Gavin Brown and Gill Stephenson, who became partners as the business expanded to the Metrocentre and Northumberland St, Newcastle.

We welcome all inquiries, by email, telephone or in person.

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