The British Ring is a society for amateur and professional magicians and is part of The International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM), which is the world's largest organization for magicians boasting nearly 15,000 members worldwide. With over 300 local groups, called Rings, in more than 73 countries, the IBM is considered to be the most respected organization for amateur and professional magicians, magical enthusiasts, and collectors of magical apparatus in the world!

Membership Details


OPEN SESAME! The time-honoured password renowned for revealing something magical.

Similarly joining the British Ring is like saying 'Open Sesame' to the world's greatest magical organization - the International Brotherhood of Magicians. With over 300 Rings globally, some small, some large, they unite together nearly 13,000 magicians all of whom benefit from the experience.

Why 'Rings'? The founders wanted a mystic sounding name that would link the individual groups into an international fellowship. What better than 'Rings'?

The British Ring is proud to be by far the largest of all the rings. With nearly 1000 members it is held in esteem by the whole of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.


There are many advantages by being a member of the British Ring.

  • Members and their partners enjoy a reduced registration fee to the annual British Ring Convention, the premier event in the magical calendar
  • Members are able to enter our Annual Competitions, held at our Convention, to win valuable cash prizes and trophies.
  • Special Junior workshops are held at our Convention to encourage youngsters to take up our art as a hobby, or as a profession.
  • A lively magazine, called The Key Ring keeps members in touch between conventions. It contains tricks, routines, articles, dealer adverts and even letters from members. The Key Ring is delivered to you every month, as part of your annual subscription. Take the PDF e-Key Ring and you'll be helping to save the planet. Plus... you'll be able to access online videos etc.
  • As a member of the British Ring you can enjoy all of these facilities as well as being a part of one of this country's largest magical organizations.
  • A unique facet of the British Ring is its vibrant and active Welfare Scheme and Benevolent Section liberally supported by the members. It is ever ready to assist those who are sick or in strained circumstances. A network of regional Welfare Officers throughout the country arrange visits to any member who is sick or hospitalised.

Candidates for membership in the British Ring must have had a sincere interest in the art of magic for at least two years prior to application (one year for Junior Membership). IBM members agree to abide by the Constitution and By-Laws of the International Brotherhood of Magicians and promise to never violate any part of "THE CODE OF ETHICS".

Annual Subscription is £45.00.

Click here for online application form

Alternatively e-mail our Hon Secretary for an application form