The University of Iowa
Scott Silven's The Journey
David Wilkinson, Empirical Photography
Online Event

The Journey

Scott Silven

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Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 8:00 pm
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Thursday, May 13, 2021, 6:30 pm
Thursday, May 13, 2021, 8:00 pm
Friday, May 14, 2021, 8:00 pm
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Saturday, May 15, 2021, 6:30 pm
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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.

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.

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.

The Journey awaits.

Scott Silven's The Journey
Scott Silven's The Journey
Scott Silven's The Journey








A Message from Paul Brohan, Hancher’s Programming Director

The description of The Journey you have just read is lovely and gives a sense of this wonderful, innovative performance. But I wanted to take a moment to tell you about my experience participating in the performance.

I can’t emphasize enough how theatrical and immersive The Journey is. The performance is absolutely live and the limited number of viewers for each performance—and Silven’s interaction with them in real time—creates a shared experience that is all too rare in the world of online performances. The Journey is an event created for this kind of performance rather than an adaptation of a traditional performance for online viewing.

To say that The Journey will “captivate and astonish you” is, based on my experience, accurate—but believe me when I tell you it is also a significant understatement of the power of Silven’s performance. The Journey is a new kind of performance for a new kind of performance space and a unique moment in time. I hope you will join us.


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Daily Iowan - Wednesday, May 5, 2021

In early 2020, illusionist Scott Silven was just beginning his worldwide tour when it was cut short by the spread of COVID-19.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Paris Young in advance at (319) 467-4849 or at