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Dave Upfold Show


Dave Upfold is a World renowned Comedy Stage Hypnotist, He is one of the busiest Hypnotists, one of the most copied and one of the biggest crowd pulling Hypnotists in the world today, with a vast range of experience, from corporate, conference or club, to school and other fund raisers, to agricultural, City and town shows, to private events. He has entertained in resorts, casinos and theatres, around the world.

Dave Upfold’s show, appeals to audiences of all ages, and can be tailor-made to suit the specific requirements of the client.

Dave Upfold on stage, together with his subjects (all volunteers from the audience), will keep the audience in fits of laughter for hours, and have them talking about the event for years to come.

Dave Upfold’s hypnosis shows have been used extensively for fund-raising, having raised over a million dollars for schools and other fund raising organisations.

Dave Upfold and his team, allow Cameras and Videos at his Shows, so the people watching can record the event and show the “Subject“ what STARS they have become.

Laughter is the best Medicine


Magician / Illusionist


Dave Upfold has been an entertainer for more than 30 years. He is a member of the Magic Lodge of South Africa and an Inner Circle Member of Brotherhood of Auckland Magicians. A childhood interest and hobby lead him to become the entertainer he is today.

As an Illusionist, his shows lend an air of mystery and excitement to any audience.
He is able to produce anything from the size of a coin to the size of a motor vehicle, from an empty box, making him invaluable for corporate product launches. Making the Chairperson or MC appear out of an empty box provides a sensational start to any event or conference.

His shows also include a touch of comedy and some audience participation, and he is a fun and exciting close-up (walkabout) magician.
Dave Upfold is the founder of the shows, Not one but two Hypnotists (two Hypnotists on stage at the same time) four Magicians and a Hypnotist. Two and a half Hypnotists (Dave, Wesley and the Worlds youngest Hypnotist, Nathan)

MC / Compere / Motivational Speaker

As a highly experienced entertainer and ex politician, Mayor of Queensburgh, South Africa 1992 / 1995. Dave Upfold is a natural MC / Compere for any event, and has over the years provided his services to a great number of companies and events, including product launches, conferences, gala evenings, fashion shows, and talent shows.
Dave Upfold is also a Licensed Auctioneer. As a Motivational Speaker, Dave Upfold
takes common held beliefs and attitudes and molds them in an entertaining and totally interactive manner. Dave should know, he is a successful business person in his own right.



Dave Upfold was trained by well-known Hypnotherapist Verna Hindmarch in the art of Hypnosis and is a member of The South African Association of Hypnotherapists.

This is the art of Hypnosis to help people overcome their Fears, Phobias and Habits.

  • Stop Smoking * Weight Control * Motivation
  • Stress Management * Nail Biting * Drinking and more…

Dave Upfold also produces and markets personalised CD’s to help people all over the world.
To find out if Dave Upfold can help you, contact him directly.

How It Works


  1. If you charge $ 20.00 pp and there are 300 people you bring in $ 6000.00
  2. If you charge the same Price but there were 400 people you bring in $ 8000.00
  3. However if you charge $ 25.00pp and you have 350 people you bring in $ 8,750.00
  4. Some people are charging $ 35.00 pp. and include a Light Meal or Cheese and Wine. 400 Tickets at the above Price that is $ 14,000
  5. Major Theatres normally charge $ 39.00 to $ 59.00 per person

The Show Fee depends on where the Show is been held.

Once you deduct the Show Fee from what you have made from Tickets Sales, the rest is….

Total Profit For Your Organisation

It is advisable to run over two or three nights as previous experience shows, that word of mouth advertising brings in bigger numbers after the first nights show e.g. Waiuku College in 2003 we had 400 people on the first night, 600 people the second night. (The town only has 7000 people.) The money you make is total Profit as all the expenses are paid by the Show.
(If a VENUE is to be hired and there is a cost, these costs are to be paid by the
persons or organisations that hire the show)

The Show Pays For The Posters, Leaflets And The Tickets

Plus: while the Show is on you have the added advantage of selling Raffle Tickets, Food, Drinks etc…

The amount of MONEY that you can make is unlimited, for example if you did two shows or charged more for the tickets or you had more people.
Work it out and see WHY others like you are booking this Fun Filled Family Show to make MONEY for their Organisation.

Want to know more?
Contact: Nicki Turnbull
Or P/F: 03 547 6678
M: 027 548 4666