Performance by Michael Vincent

  • In-Gallery Performance
  • British Sign Language
Photograph of a standing and seated audience watching a performer in the gallery space of the Smoke and Mirrors exhibition at Wellcome Collection.
Live performance event at Wellcome Collection, Steven Pocock. Source: Wellcome Collection. CC BY-NC.

What you'll do

Watch exquisite sleight-of-hand conjuring with Michael Vincent, who will also explain his personal journey of reinvention as a deaf magician. The sessions will be BSL interpreted by Sula Gleeson.

About your performer

Photograph of Michael Vincent

Michael Vincent

Michael Vincent’s website

Michael Vincent has won the Magic Circle Close-Up Magician of the Year three times and was named Close-Up Magician of the Year by the International Association of Black Magicians in 2016. Five years ago he woke up in a world of silence, having completely lost his hearing.


Just turn up

Need to know


We’ll be in Gallery 1. When you enter Wellcome Collection, it’s on the left on level 0.

Queuing likely

Spaces are limited and we recommend arriving early as these events are particularly likely to be busy. If we’re full, we will ask you to queue outside the gallery to avoid overcrowding in the exhibition space. Only people in the exhibition space will be able to attend the event. If queuing is not accessible for you, please speak to a member of staff. If you have any access requests or requirements, email us at or call 020 7611 2222.

British Sign Language

This event will have British Sign Language interpretation. If you would like to come along, email us at or call 020 7611 2222.