About Us

Magic Box is based in the North East of England.(Newcastle Upon Tyne)

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,

Magicboxfacepaints.com Dedicated to stock products for professionals and amature facepainters, our range, includes, water and cream based makeup, brushes, sponges, split cakes, a large range of special effect products such as latex, wax and blood. 

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 Graeme Shaw, Gavin Brown and Gill Stephenson, who became partners as the business expanded to Northumberland Street and Killingworth.

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

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