The School of Busking


Build Your Street Show, Build Your Focus

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

  • Develop your street show
  • Attract, keep and hat your audience
  • Gain greater confidence as a performer and in yourself
  • Discover your character
  • Gain new insights on how to build a show
  • Generate greater value in your show
  • Discover your character
  • Deliver your show
  • Become a stronger performer
  • Create more shows and leads
  • Generate more revenue

Build Your Street Show, Build Your Focus is a gateway into stepping into your aims and goals whilst living the life you want to live. Whether you are just starting out or have years of experience the School of Busking has helped magicians, entertainers, street, stage, children 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? The School of Busking training is transferable to all fields of entertainment and will give you an edge that will take you to the next level of you performing aims and goals.

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 our students have gone onto perform on cruise ships, stage and others who have become first rate street performers. Many have gone on to win 1st place awards and/or national titles More recently one of our students was the first ever to win the prestigious titles such as the Magic Circle close up Magician of the year (2 years in a row, 2017 – 2018). We have many of our students return to the School of Busking to brush up their show, share their story and inspire others. 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 show 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    Arrival and Registration

11.00    Orientation and opening circle

12.00    Mario intro, Finales and Hat Lines Presentation,

1.00     Lunch

2.00     Finales and Hat Lines Break Out Group 2

2.30     MM Presentation  – How to attract an audience and  Break out Group

4.00     Tea Break

4.15     Bonus Presentation

5.00     End of Day 1

7.00    Evening to yourself or get together with other students and share magic and stories!

Day 2 


Opening, feedback any question

11.00    MM Presentation – the middle of your show and keeping your audience and Break Out Group

12.30    Lunch

1.30     MM Presentation – Putting it together and Break out Group

3.00    Break and MM  presentation on Dress Rehearsal

3.30    Dress rehearsal and final practice

5.00    End of Day 2

7.00    Optional – Group dinner and share magic (if you have friends, family or partners with you they are welcome to join us in the evening)

Day 3 

10.30        Q&A, Hat Draw, get to pitch!

12.00       Show Time – shows to the public


Head back for feedback

4.45        Closing circle, photos,

5.00 Exchange

contacts and Farewell till next time.

 (subject to small changes) 

Build Your Street Show, Build Your Focus, 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.


There is an abundance of Hotels, Hostels, Airbnb and bed and breakfast as well as a camping option in central Cardiff.  Accommodation and food is the responsibility of the student during the course. We are on hand to help you find a suitable place. There are hotels and budget accommodation such as the YHA, the Premier Inn within walking distance of our HQ.


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

Contact or call Veronica – Mobile 07462 535533

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

School of Busking, HQ training centre, accommodation and contact

We have superb second to none training centre in the City of Cardiff, close to where we will be performing with break out rooms a large main hall stage and magic library with, kitchen and large Car park.


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

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


 “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