Thanks paddy, i always wondered about that but wasn't sure. Also do you need a special license or something to perform magic in front of a public audience like on a stage or something because I went for a talent fair once when i was younger and I had some pyro tricks and I was going to do some scaling but they said I couldn't do any of those tricks unless I had a performers license or something because it was a safety hazard. Is there such thing and if there is, is there a similar license needed for performing in a restaurant?
A performers license
or performers insurance
? I think they were referring to performers insurance. This is not required in any restaurant I have worked in, however, to be without it is incredibly
stupid!!! I have $3 million worth of performers liability insurance that I pay $180 a year for. IBM has a $2 million policy that is based on your income from magic. Their rates start at $111 a yr if your gross receipts are less than $25,000 a year but at my income level the cost is higher than $180.
Also the IBM policy excludes "pyrotechnics (flashpots covered up to $5000 max.) flashpaper is acceptable."
Insurance in this litigous society is required or you, or your parents, can lose your home, car, everything you own.