Special Event
OCT 20 - NOV 1, 2020

Scott Silven's The Journey

West Coast Premiere
Co-commissioned by The Broad Stage

“Silven’s use of storytelling and setting creates something genuinely magical” — The Guardian

Date Time (PT)
TUE, OCT 20 8:30 PM Buy Tickets
WED, OCT 21 7:00 PM Buy Tickets
WED, OCT 21 8:30 PM Buy Tickets
THU, OCT 22 7:00 PM Buy Tickets
THU, OCT 22 8:30 PM Buy Tickets


Extraordinary illusionist, mentalist and performance artist Scott Silven invites you on a mesmerizing journey from your home to his in rural Scotland. Following a sold-out world tour of his smash hit “At The Illusionist’s Table,” Silven brings an all-new, immersive and intimate experience, live and online, that will captivate and astonish you.

Limited to only 30 participants per show, this remarkable interactive experience explores your sense of home and the transformative power of place. Join others in this virtual event like no other, and discover the path that connects you to Silven’s past, your own present and a collective future.

Hear a long-forgotten story, reveal the mysteries of your own mind and unlock the secrets of Silven’s glorious Scottish homeland through incredible illusions and feats of imagination.

Created and performed by Scott Silven, The Journey is directed by Allie Winton Butler (two-time Critics Award nominee for Theatre in Scotland), designed by Jeff Sugg (TINA: The Tina Turner Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), text by Rob Drummond (the multi-award winning Bullet Catch) with sound design by Tony and Olivier Award winner Gareth Fry (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Encounter) and compositions by Jherek Bischoff (Kronos Quartet, David Byrne, Robert Wilson).

The Journey awaits.

An Immersive Audience Experience

The Journey will be streamed through a custom web interface. The high-definition audio and visuals are best enjoyed on an individual basis. Your household may watch together, however, we recommend a single viewer per screen.

Technology recommendations:

  • Desktop, laptop computer or iPad with minimum 10" screen and Safari browser. Mobile devices are not recommended.
  • Stereo headphones
  • Webcam
  • Microphone

Showtimes listed are Pacific Time. Runtime is 50 minutes. Recommended for ages 14 and up. No late arrivals. The Broad Stage is not responsible for participant technical difficulties.

Learn more with our Frequently Asked Questions for The Journey



Scott Silven is a modern-day marvel like no other. As an acclaimed illusionist, mentalist and performance artist, Silven pushes the boundaries of his craft by creating stylish, smart and uniquely immersive performances, on both stage and screen, which mesmerize audiences across the globe.

Hailed by Vogue as a “world-renowned mentalist,” his work has been described as “a marvel” (The New York Times), “mesmerizing” (Town and Country), “truly astonishing” (The Daily Beast), “unforgettable” (Entertainment Weekly) and theatre that “wows everyone” (The New Yorker) through a combination of “elegance, sheer mind power and profound philosophical insight” (Manhattan Digest).

Following two major sell-out runs in New York and an extensive tour on the international stage, including headline engagements with leading arts organizations such as Melbourne International Arts Festival, Sydney Festival, Stanford Live, Luminato Festival, Seattle Theater Group and Krannert Center For The Performing Arts, Silven now introduces his latest experience—The Journey. The Journey continues Silven’s theatrical objectives—not only in orchestrating an awe-inspiring experience, but a production that leads his audiences to a place that suggests untold possibilities, a place that challenges perceptions: a place that allows them to look at the world, and themselves, in an extraordinary way.


The Guardian Hails “Shared Sense of Discovery” At Scott Silven’s Previous Show

“Silven’s use of storytelling and setting creates something genuinely magical, and it’s a joy to willingly suspend disbelief and slide into a sense of wonder not experienced since childhood.” Read the full review.

Wonders Abound in New York Times Review of “At the Illusionist’s Table”

In this New York Times review, critic and features writer Alexis Soloski describes how Scott Silven’s elegant delivery of illusions will “leave your mouth agape.”


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