About Zappo the Magician
“Kindness makes magic happen”, that’s Zappo The Magician’s motto.
Zappo The Magician has enjoyed performing as a full time children’s entertainer for the last 25 years. In September 2019 Zappo was awarded the "Grand Master of Magic" award
Zappo won the "Top Children's Entertainer" award at The Variety Artists Club of New Zealand in October 2015. He also won the "Best Stage" act in 2012 at the 31st International Magicians convention, and was awarded the "Best Children's Entertainer" in 2010 at the 30th New Zealand International Magicians Convention.
Zappo performs regularly throughout the Wellington region, including the Kapiti Coast and Wairarapa. Each year he tours around the lower North Island taking his magic shows to Manawatu, Wanganui, New Plymouth and Hawke’s Bay. He has also taken his magic shows to Vanuatu where he has performed at kindergartens and schools.
Zappo's educational shows are a hit with early childhood centres.
Zappo can provide party entertainment for children, of all ages, that they will talk about in years to come. By incorporating original music, stories, puppets and messages of fun and positivity, his fun filled shows take you on a journey into a world of magical make believe and mystery. Every show has a little bit of something for everyone.
Zappo is available for birthday parties and private events (from early childhood centres and schools to retirement homes) and corporate and public events including galas and fundraisers, school fairs, school holiday programmes and shopping centres.
Personalised birthday shows are his speciality and Zappo offers a range of “Themed Magic” tricks to cater for your every requirement including:
- Christmas, Easter ,Halloween themes
- Conservation/green show
- Health and Well Being
- Magical Chef show
- Magical Musical
- Magical Ranger
- Outer Space
- Super Heroes
- Underwater / Sea/Beach summer theme
Zappo has also performed at the following locations:
- Johnsonville Shopping Centre, Wellington
- Regular performer at the Tauherenikau Races, Wairarapa
- Splash Planet, Hastings
- Te Papa, Wellington
- The Feilding Civic Centre
- The Gasworks Restaurant and Bar, Miramar
- The Interislander Ferry
- The Summer Reading programme, supported by The Eastern and Central Reading Encouragement and Development Network. This includes touring 23 Libraries with “Themed Library Magic Show” around the North Island from Wairarapa to Gisborne.
- The Teddy Bears Picnic – Wellington and Upper Hutt
- Vanuatu Children’s Hospital
- Wellington Cable Car
- Wellington Zoo
- Wellington’s Capital E!
Zappo has made several television appearances such as What Now, Pukana, the Good Morning show and has appeared on “Brunch” on Sky Channel’s Choice TV.
Zappo can also be the M.C. (Master of Ceremonies) at your event, as well as provide Balloon Sculpting.
Zappo is a proud member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (I.B.M.) since 1997, as well as being a member of the Wellington Magic Club.