Formed in 1905 in London, the Magic Circle has an international membership of around 1500 dedicated to promoting and advancing the art of magic.
In 1998 they opened their new Headquarters in Euston, close to London's West End. It contains a fully equipped theater, libraries and a museum displaying a vast collection of posters and memorabilia relating to the history of mystery.
The Cecil Lyle Award is for the best trick or illusion to be printed in The Magic Circular during the current year.
The Silver Wand Award is presented to members who have made an outstanding contribution to The Magic Circle.
The John Nevil Maskelyne Award is a monetary prize for noteworthy contributions by members or non-members of The Magic Circle to the art of literature of Magic.
The Maskelyne Award is for "Services to British Magic".
The Devant Award, an international award for magic, named after the first President of The Magic Circle.