About Us

Pickpocket Lee Thompson Old time music hall Pickpocket

Cirque du soleil Alumnus 

Lee Thompson

Member of the Inner Magic Circle (MIMC) with Gold star the highest award possible, only 300 magicians world wide awarded MIMC by the president of The Magic Circle himself. A professional Theatrical Pickpocket for over 32 years.

The UK’s ‘ONLY’ pickpocket that was head hunted and hired to be the headline act by world renowned company Cirque Du Soleil. 

In brief, Lee has been booked to create and perform comedy pickpocket characters for the fine dinning theatre show Muggler Follies Paris and Impossible World Tour 2016.

Most recent was hired as part of the golden Kan award winning immersive entertainment for Bombay Sapphire Gin, an Multi award winning show ‘The Grand Journey’ toured for 3 Months, 5 Countries, 6 Cities, 96 shows.

He has a very strong representation in the corporate entertainment world. With an impressive CV under my belt and the ability to “Deliver” makes me the World’s greatest pickpocket, you can be assured I will really impress and entertain your guests.

Creating new shows on a regular basis and changing the act accordingly to the event or venue.

I can also theme to any era with custom made movie quality costumes. The stage pick pocket act is available in English, French, Spanish, German and Japanese. The show can also be tailored to any theme.

Our Mission

Pickpocket for hire’s mission is to present an audience with access to entertainment with such focus and desire, delivering innovative, entertaining and mesmerising content. We believe in strong relationships, taking care of our clients and lasting trust. Our mission is to be the best entertainment partner and cultivate your event.

Our Vision

Is to be; the world’s premier source for unique elite hand picked entertainment, Provision of high quality, innovative, spectacular and entertaining performances for every major event in the world.



“I had no idea you had done that!”

Piers Morgan

ITV Good Morning Britain

“You’ve got ME watch!”

Matt Baker

live on The One Show

“Ha! Ha! Very good, I genuinely didn’t feel that!” 

Joe Crowley

Police 5 (On channel 5)

What we do

We are available for any event that you have in mind whether it be a Corporate Event, Wedding, Private Party, a Birthday, Special Occasion or even a Family Fun Day. 

Click LETS START and we can tailor make an Elite Entertainment Package to suit your event and your budget.