The School of Busking


Build Your Show, Build your focus

Turn your dream show into real life venture

7, 8 and 9 Sept 2018 Cardiff



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I can honestly say I would not be anywhere near the performer I am today if I hadn’t attended Mario’s School…”

Matthew Le Motte

The first Magic Circle Close up Magician to win two years consecutively, 2018 & 2017

“I found the material and the style of delivery to be both entertaining and probably the most useful educational experience I have ever had”

Alexander Wells

Magician, artist and compére

“The highlight of the Focus Training with Mario is the way that I now feel more focused, have more clarity and totally motivated  to get to the next stage in my life.”
Gavin De Mersseman

Magician and sideshow performer.

Build Your Show, Build your Focus – is designed to hand over skills that will empower you to become a stronger and more confident performer.

    Gain greater confidence as a performer

    Gain greater confidence in yourself

    Generate greater value in yourself and what you offer

    Discover your niche

    Gain new insights on how to build a show

    Become a stronger performer

    Create more shows and leads

    Generate more revenue

Build Your Show, Build your Focus is a gateway into stepping into your aims and goals whilst living the life you want to live. The School of Busking has helped magicians, entertainers, street or stage performers all over the world to step into the fullness of their dreams whilst doing what they love.

Do you have a dream to perform or wish you could develop the skills and confidence to take you to the next level, or do you already have the skills and now are ready to receive mentoring and feedback to develop your show further? Then, this focus is for you.

We have performers all over the world who have trained with the School of Busking that have transformed their lives. We have seen reserved and anxious individuals become confident performers. Some of whom have gone onto perform on cruise ships, stage and others who have become first rate street performers. We have seen performers who felt intimidated by small or large groups, who are now out there as entertainers and motivational speakers. Many of our students have gone on to win 1st place awards, national titles and more recently prestigious titles such as the Magic Circle close up Magician of the year (2 years in a row). We have even had some of our students after years of living the dream, performing their art return to the School of Busking to share their story and inspire others and some have become excellent teachers themselves. You see, the School of Busking is dedicated not just to the weekend focus but your whole journey, your focus and your dream goal.

Build your confidence into your dream show goal whilst living the life you want to live. Use The School of Busking to get focused.

What Do We Do:

We provide a safe learning fun environment for variety performers from Street Theatre to Cabaret and Stage Acts. A place were you can grow and cultivate your own show and grow your confidence.

Who Is If For:

Beginners, Intermediate or Advanced students of Performing art, Magicians, Comedians, Circus Performers, Street entertainers, Storytellers –  the list is up to you – contact us if your not sure.

How do we do it:

We draw from a wealth of experience of performing from Street Theatre, Cabaret and Stage performances providing tips and first class insights, through theory, interactive workshops, breakout groups and practical opportunities to perform that you will receive feedback on. 

3 day program - open here

Day 1

10.30   Registration

Orientation and opening circle

Know yourself, know your show

12.30  Lunch

1.30  Your show

3.30 Putting it out there

5.00    End of Day 1

6,30 Optional – meal and magic jam

Day 2       

10.30   Opening, feedback any questions              

11.00  The path of pain exercises

12.30    Lunch

1.30     Stand & Deliver rehearsal

 3.30    Get ready for the show

 5.00    End of Day 2

Meal on your own or friends

 6.30 Greenroom

 7.00 door open

 7.15 Showtime

Day 3

10.30    Opening circle

11.00    Show feedback

12.30  Lunch

 1.30 Practice, tips, magic ideas, skill share

 3.30 Certificate, photos, networking

  4.00   Closing Circle

 4.30   Goodbyes and see you again!

 (subject to small changes) 

Build Your Show, Build your Focus, Course, UK, Cardiff.    The founder of the School of Busking, trainer and coach Mario Morris  together with his team, will lead you through a captivating experience consisting of lectures, workshops and performing.  The course is limited to 8 students.

If you have any questions about the course – please contact Veronica on 07462535533 or email her at

Mario Morris Magician, storyteller, world-renowned outdoor, stage and theatre performer and comedy magician – in 2006 he founded the School of Busking in 2006 in the UK. He specialises in coaching, mentoring and empowering performers to perform. He Is a certified practitioner by Oxford Brookes Universty. He is a guest performer, teacher and coach of the McBride in Magic & Mystery School in Las Vegas. He is an expert coach and motivational speaker. He has performed at events across the world with his magic show. He has performed from the street to the stage and has taught many the world over.

“Working with Mario was a great pleasure.  He has years of experience, and, more importantly, knows how to communicate this experience to students of the art.  Patience and professionalism combine to create an excellent learning environment.  We look forward to continuing our classes and including Mario in our programs.”    

Jeff McBride

International Magician, Performer and Teacher , Magic & Mystery School, Las Vegas

Venue address

School of Busking HQ, Ocean Arts Cardiff, Unit 2 East Moors Business Estate, East Moors Road, Cardiff, CF24

Accommodation and Food:

There is an abundance of Hotels, Hostels and bed and breakfast in Cardiff.  Accommodation and food is the responsibility of the student during the course. We are more than happy to help you find a suitable place, the Ideal area is in Cathays, or Roath of Cardiff. Contact us for recommendations!


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Mario and Veronica really helped me with some new ideas and things that I can change around and really improve it and bring my show to another level.”

Dave Richards


Here is what some  students have to say about previous School of Busking Courses

 “An incredible experience.  As a teacher with more then 20 years in the classroom, I know the amount time and effort it took to pull this off and they did it in every way!  Nothing was held back – all questions answered and all subjects covered! 


Douglas Kennedy


“The school opened up a lot of new opportunities for me. So much so that I’m back again this year, and looking forward to it. If it’s half as good as last year, it’ll be GREAT!  Entertaining in the street for cash requires a different set of skills from other areas of magic, and these skills really help all other areas of performing magic, or even pitching.  Can’t believe there are so many people out there passing up the chance to attend – can’t think where else you’d get so much GREAT info in such a short time. Intensive – sure – but – GREAT! 

Del Boy

Magician and Children's Entertainer

“After the first night of ‘theory’ my head was overflowing with all the information and ideas presented to us. On the Saturday we began to put the ideas of building a crowd, entertaining a crowd and passing the hat together into shows, under Mario’s guidance. On the Saturday I went from having no show at all to having a complete show (though it still needs ALOT of work).

On the Sunday, after a run through of the performances, we headed out onto the streets to perform. It was such a buzz! And it is thanks to Mario that I got out there and did it, not sure that I ever would without his help (thanks Mario).

Aiden Whyte

Hobbyist Performer

“I would recommend the school to anyone looking to further their knowledge of street performance. Once we had soaked up all the knowledge we were giving the chance to workshop our own routines and material and get feedback from the tutors. This process was invaluable because you got the input from three top street performers each of whom have their own style and thoughts” 


Darren Campbell


“…..Mario and Veronica who organised the course, have done so well – they have put so much work and passion into the weekend and I have enjoyed it immensely” 

Nick Stein

Magician and Street Perfomer