50 Corporate Entertainment Ideas for 6 Types of Event

50 Corporate Entertainment Ideas for 6 Types of Event

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We took a look at the type of corporate events our clients most commonly hire corporate entertainment for and came up with a list of entertainment ideas to suit the 6 most popular event types. From intimate office parties to huge corporate conferences, you'll find some great corporate entertainment ideas in the lists below...

To create our list of 50 entertainment ideas for corporate events, we first took a look at the huge variety of different event types that our corporate clients are booking their entertainment for. We took the most popular event types from the list and asked our Artist Liaison Team to come up with ideas.

Post-conference parties

An opportunity for organizations to let their hair down and have some fun after all the 'work' stuff is done and dusted!

  • Brightlights Function Band Hampshire


    5 stars - Brightlights are Highly Recommended 25 Rock & Pop Function Bands Hampshire

    Brightlights are a cool and contemporary party band, combining classics with modern rock pop and indie from the likes of Bruno Mars, The Beatles, Swedish House Mafia, King Of Leon and The Lumineers. This band know how to throw a party!
    Price from £3,344

  • Hipster Function Band Cheshire


    5 stars - Hipster are Highly Recommended 531 Rock & Pop Function Bands Cheshire

    With more than 2000 bookings to date, and over 500 five-star reviews, Hipster are one of the most well established and best love party bands in the UK. Their repertoire contains classic Beatles, Fleetwood Mac & The Rolling Stones through to modern indie & pop from Kings of Leon, The Killers & Pharrell. Previous clients include NSPCC, Channel 5, HSBC, Wella, Savilles, Deloitte, KPMG, RBC, Lloyds, M&S, Unileaver, BAE Systems and many more.
    Price from £1,933

  • Party Starters Function Band East Sussex

    Party Starters

    5 stars - Party Starters are Highly Recommended 146 Rock & Pop Function Bands East Sussex

    Party Starters are a cool & contemporary pop & rock band that know what a great party is all about! Energetic & exciting, Party Starters live sets are guaranteed to fill your dance floor & include music from Bruno Mars, Rudimental, The Beatles, Arctic Monkeys, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder & much more!
    Price from £1,517

  • Get Funked Function Band London

    Get Funked

    5 stars - Get Funked are Highly Recommended 17 Rock & Pop Function Bands London

    Standing as one of the most in-demand and critically acclaimed bands in the luxury and corporate events industry, Get Funked boast a global reputation for sheer excellence. Available from an 8 piece to 30 piece band oozing soul, class, energy, unbelievable musical ability and stunning presentation, this bespoke showband have travelled the world wowing crowds at over 1000 events for clients such as Shell, Blackberry, BBC, BT and more!
    Price from £25,365

  • The Fanatics Function Band Staffordshire

    The Fanatics

    5 stars - The Fanatics are Highly Recommended 101 Rock & Pop Function Bands Staffordshire

    WINNERS at the UK Wedding Industry Awards! They've slayed at UK festivals, scooped awards - and even won praise from music legends, Radiohead! The Fanatics are a party powerhouse, known UK-wide for their roof-raising live performances. Expect up-to-date chart material, rock & indie anthems, plus retro classics... with killer male & female vocals.
    Price from £1,664

  • Dexter Function Band Cheshire


    5 stars - Dexter are Highly Recommended 172 Rock & Pop Function Bands Cheshire

    With an awesome reputation since establishing in 1997, Dexter are THE CHOICE for delivering incredible parties across the UK! Featuring both male & female vocals, this exciting band perform everything from rock & pop classics, modern day floor fillers & sing-along favourites! Acoustic sets, DJ sets & even a 6-piece line up also available!
    Price from £1,630

  • Beat Collective Function Band Somerset

    Beat Collective

    5 stars - Beat Collective are Highly Recommended 9 Rock & Pop Function Bands Somerset

    Beat Collective is a top live funk, soul & pop band playing the ultimate in upbeat party tunes. This female fronted 6 - 21 piece act provide the funkiest and most energetic show on the current live circuit performing hits from Beyoncé to Aretha Franklin.
    Price from £2,026

Intimate event
Smaller format bands are most suited to smaller spaces such as parties at head office.
Three piece rock and pop party bands such as Teenage Kicks can deliver a party much larger than their small format might suggest.

Mid-sized event
For parties in venues with adequate space for a stage or a larger performance area, 4 - 6 piece function bands such as Hipster or Brightlights are a great choice.

Large event
For large conferences in an arena sized venue where you want an artist who can fill a large space and deliver a larger than life stage show, an artist such as Get Funked fits the bill perfectly.

Trade shows and exhibitions

Often a lead generation activity and an opportunity to reinforce an organisation's image among customers, prospects and suppliers.

  • Living Statues and Tables Living Statue Leicestershire

    Living Statues and Tables

    5 stars - Living Statues and Tables are Highly Recommended 10 Leicestershire

    Our Still Living Statues and Tables add a touch of class and the unexpected to any event! Perfect for livening up a large room or providing an air of excitement to your events entrance!
    Price from £392

  • Marilyn Monroe  (Suzie Kennedy) Lookalike London

    Suzie Kennedy as Marilyn Monroe

    5 stars - Marilyn Monroe (Suzie Kennedy) are Highly Recommended 20 Look-a-likes & Impersonators London

    London based Suzie is one of the UK’s top Marilyn Monroe look alikes, travelling all over the world impersonating the Hollywood sex symbol. She never fails to turn heads and attract media attention wherever she goes, making her the perfect choice for PR events, product launches, meet and greet as well as awards presentations and walk about entertainment.
    Price from £657

  • Roaming Free Acoustic Band London

    Roaming Free

    5 stars - Roaming Free are Highly Recommended 14 London

    Roaming Free are a superb wandering acoustic band, available as a trio, four piece or six piece line up. The trio features three-part vocal harmonies, saxophone & 2 acoustic guitars. Their incredible interactive performances are always a big hit with guests, and include hits from the 50's to the present charts.
    Price from £1,947

  • Yummy Carts Food & Drink Supplier London

    Yummy Carts

    5 stars - Yummy Carts are Highly Recommended 2 London

    Yummy Carts is a dynamic fun food company providing unique ice cream, popcorn, candyfloss, pucker powder and more! Served in exciting carts, kiosks and freezers, these unique treats are great for parties, weddings and corporate events!
    Price from £325

  • Martin Reed Magician London

    Martin Reed

    5 stars - Martin Reed are Highly Recommended 63 Magicians London

    *London Magician of the Year Award 2023* – As seen on BBC 1, LIVE on Channel 4 and at over two thousand events worldwide! 20 Years Professional - Martin Reed will make your event truly unforgettable with incredible Close-up Magic and/or a Stage Show.
    Price from £568

  • Comedy Juggler Street Performer Bristol

    Comedy Juggler

    5 stars - Comedy Juggler are Highly Recommended 1 Street Entertainers Bristol

    Charming, funny, engaging, and frank, The Comedy Juggler's own unique fusion of juggling and stand up comedy will have you on the edge of your seats and rolling into the aisles. The winning combination won him the award for “British Young Juggler of the Year”, and has led to appearances on radio and television, as well as appearing all over the world to international acclaim.
    Price from £523

Intimate event
Want to liven up your exhibition stand and give guests a reason to hang around? Consider hiring an awesome close-up magician such as Martin Reed to captivate guests and cause a buzz around your stand. 

Mid-sized event
If you're one of the larger exhibitors, you can afford more space for an artist such as Roaming Free to perform on you stand. They can also mix and mingle throughout the exhibition space promoting their show times at your stand.

Large event
For large shows and exhibitions where you really want to make a big splash with your entertainment, consider hiring multiple performers to entertain stand visitors as well as drive guests to you from all corners of the show.
An example selection might include: aerial artists, jugglers, walkabout characters, living statues and tables, lookalikes and fun food carts.

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Appreciation events

Common programs such as a day at the races, suites at sporting events, day and evening cruises, etc can be enhanced with live entertainment to further promote employee and client appreciation.

  • Stilt Walkers Stilt Walker Leicestershire

    Stilt Walkers

    5 stars - Stilt Walkers are Highly Recommended 7 Leicestershire

    Highly visible entertainment in a wide range of characters and costumes, our stilt walkers are creative and adaptable. Perfect for photos and meet and greet, they will add fun and a touch of the bizarre to any event!
    Price from £395

  • Happy Hour Function Band Kent

    Happy Hour

    5 stars - Happy Hour are Highly Recommended 465 Rock & Pop Function Bands Kent

    Let you & your guests be blown away by one of the most in-demand bands in the UK! With 300+ reviews, a setlist full of the best music around & a wealth of industry experience, Happy Hour have entertained some of the world's biggest names (Pinewood Studios, Microsoft, ITV & more) & are no strangers to jam-packed dance floor’s & demands for encores!
    Price from £2,016

  • Casino Nights Casino Kent

    Casino Nights

    5 stars - Casino Nights are Highly Recommended 3 Kent

    Fun Casino gaming tables to hire with professional croupiers who are happy to assist at any event! Whether you are a beginner or an experienced player, Casino Nights will guarantee a great night for all!
    Price from £784

  • Fire and Glow Performers Circus Performer Leicestershire

    Fire and Glow Performers

    5 stars - Fire and Glow Performers are Highly Recommended 38 Circus Performers Leicestershire

    A nationwide performance group specialising in fire & glow entertainment. From freestyle performances to wow-factor shows, whatever the size of your event, these skilled performers will be happy to add that little extra spark!
    Price from £440

  • Miss Balloonist Childrens Entertainer Hertfordshire

    Miss Balloonist

    5 stars - Miss Balloonist are Highly Recommended 20 Childrens Entertainment Hertfordshire

    Miss Balloonist is an incredible balloon artist who keep everyone entertained and give you something to take home. She can craft anything from monkeys to pirates and jetpacks to jewellery. The limits are endless when Miss Balloonist gets to work!
    Price from £229

  • Live Wires Function Band Staffordshire

    Live Wires

    5 stars - Live Wires are Highly Recommended 282 Rock & Pop Function Bands Staffordshire

    Rocking events across the UK for the last 10 years, Live Wires are experienced, professional & ready to fill your dance floor! With over 160+ positive customer reviews, previous clients including Pepsi Co, Argos & Santander & a killer repertoire packed full of dance floor classics plus some of today’s biggest hits, Live Wires will go down a storm!
    Price from £1,559

  • Themed Parties Event Decor Lincolnshire

    Themed Parties

    5 stars - Themed Parties are Highly Recommended 2 Lincolnshire

    Themed parties offer a bespoke service to help bring your vision for your event to life. With years of experience and excellence in their field they've had numerous happy clients. Let them, help you make your dream event a reality and deliver to you a one off bespoke event that your guests will speak of for years to come.
    Price from £1,852

  • Mime Artists Inc Street Performer Oxfordshire

    Mime Artists Inc

    5 stars - Mime Artists Inc are Highly Recommended 6 Street Entertainers Oxfordshire

    Animate your event & delight your guests with our hand-picked, company trained, extremely experienced & highly entertaining Mime Artists.
    Price from £474

Intimate event
You could create a whole evening's entertainment at your office with a bought in casino such as Casino Nights plus a mobile bar with flair bar tenders.

Mid-sized event
For appreciation events at venues with sufficient space, you might consider theming the whole evening with our Themed Parties team.

Large event
Make your guests really feel your appreciation at larger events by utilising a team of entertainers to enhance the experience throughout.
An example selection might include: a vintage jazz band performing modern pop music such as Megan and The Bourbon Boys, balloon modelling if kids are in attendance, mime artists and stilt walkers, and a finale of fireworks and fire and glow performers to go out with a bang!

Company milestones

Often celebratory in nature and can be small, intimate events limited to select employees, up to huge festivals which sometimes include the local community depending on the size of the business.

  • Perfect Photo Booths Photo Booth Essex

    Perfect Photo Booths

    5 stars - Perfect Photo Booths are Highly Recommended 2 Essex

    What better way to make lasting memories of your special day, than instant prints of you and your friends! With a manned top quality photo booth, stylish and silly dressing up props, guest book, unlimited prints & much more; Perfect Photo Booths are a must for your event!
    Price from £458

  • Latamba Show Band Latin, Salsa or Cuban Band London

    Latamba Show Band

    5 stars - Latamba Show Band are Highly Recommended 50 Latin, Salsa & World Music London

    Latamba are a London based, Multi-Award winning Brazilian Show Band available in different format and line-ups. A visually eye-catching show presentation!
    Price from £2,614

  • Mathew Knight Magician Nottinghamshire

    Mathew Knight

    5 stars - Mathew Knight are Highly Recommended 212 Magicians Nottinghamshire

    With a warm approach & the talent to amaze & astound, it's no wonder Mathew is such a popular magician! His prowess comes from years as a full time pro, performing at numerous events from small parties to big celebrity weddings. Mathew's unique style of modern magic builds moments of wonder that are talked about & remembered.
    Price from £429

  • David Penn Magician London

    David Penn

    5 stars - David Penn are Highly Recommended 29 Magicians London

    David Penn is a Britian's Got Talent Live Finalist & 7 times National award wining magician & Illusionist! Providing the ultimate experience in close up magic, cabaret & illusion stage shows, David will entertain, astound & enhance your event!
    Price from £719

  • Charles Burns (silhouette artist) Caricaturist Devon

    Silhouette Artist Charles Burns

    5 stars - Charles Burns (silhouette artist) are Highly Recommended 8 Caricaturists Devon

    Charles is widely regarded as the finest silhouette cutter practicing in the country today - a unique and highly personalised touch to your day!
    Price from £1,579

  • Living Human Statues Street Performer Oxfordshire

    Living Human Statues

    5 stars - Living Human Statues are Highly Recommended 4 Street Entertainers Oxfordshire

    Living Human Statues provide mesmerising stillness which melts into surreal comedy moments and high drama. Perfect for providing entertainment in small areas and adding artistic kudos to your event!
    Price from £392

  • Fire and Sparks Show Circus Performer Leicestershire

    Fire and Sparks Show

    5 stars - Fire and Sparks Show are Highly Recommended 20 Circus Performers Leicestershire

    Large and impressive, choreographed fire shows are the perfect addition to any event. Expect fireballs, fast routines and a show to remember!
    Price from £473

  • Fire and Glow Performers Circus Performer Leicestershire

    Fire and Glow Performers

    5 stars - Fire and Glow Performers are Highly Recommended 38 Circus Performers Leicestershire

    A nationwide performance group specialising in fire & glow entertainment. From freestyle performances to wow-factor shows, whatever the size of your event, these skilled performers will be happy to add that little extra spark!
    Price from £440

  • The Norvinis Magician London

    The Norvinis

    5 stars - Fire and Glow Performers are Highly Recommended 38 Magicians London

    A comedy magic show with a twist! It's full of surprises and has an assistant who knows how to say it like it is! Levitation, comical contortion and jaw dropping escapes. Adult and family audiences love this theatrical escapism at its best.
    Price from £POA

  • The Hot Shots Function Band Essex

    The Hot Shots

    5 stars - The Hot Shots are Highly Recommended 380 Rock & Pop Function Bands Essex

    Four time winners of The Wedding Industry Awards! The Hot Shots, are an multi award winning modern rock & pop party band. Their repertoire covers Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran & Maroon 5 through to rock & indie classics by Foo Fighters, Killers & Kings Of Leon. Members have played at V Festival, BugJam, London Astoria & the O2 arena. Over 350+ positive reviews.
    Price from £2,106

Intimate event
Capture the moment at an office based celebration with a photo booth such as Flash Bak

Mid-sized event
A Brazilian carnival band and dancers, such as the Latamba Show Band, will feel hugely celebratory at venues with sufficient space.

Large event
A festival theme is perfect for larger celebrations. Give your guests a slice of Glastonbury with multiple entertainment stages, walkabout entertainers, aerial artists, live bands and stage shows. The possibilities are endless and are only limited by imagination!

Team building events

Providing an opportunity for employees to spend time together in a non-work environment while building confidence, goodwill and morale.

  • Sam The Caricaturist Caricaturist Leicestershire

    Sam The Caricaturist

    5 stars - Sam The Caricaturist are Highly Recommended 118 Caricaturists Leicestershire

    Sam The Caricaturist will mix and mingle with your guests bringing everyone together laughing and smiling over his fantastic caricatures. Sam's drawings are produced at a high speed to a high quality. Your guests will take home many great memories!
    Price from £242

  • Laser Clay Pigeon and Shooting Games Giant and Outdoor Games Lincolnshire

    Laser Clay Pigeon and Shooting Games

    5 stars - Laser Clay Pigeon and Shooting Games are Highly Recommended 3 Lincolnshire

    A full range of laser shooting activities available for hire. Designed to test the skill of both novice and experienced shooters, each activity is professionally run and monitored our trained staff offering expert tuition and supervision.
    Price from £839

  • Nintendo Wii Console Giant and Outdoor Games Lincolnshire

    Nintendo Wii Console

    5 stars - Nintendo Wii Console are Highly Recommended 2 Lincolnshire

    This is the game of the moment! Nintendo have revolutionised computer game play and we have them available for hire.
    Price from £618

  • The Comedy Illusionists Magician Staffordshire

    The Comedy Illusionists

    5 stars - The Comedy Illusionists are Highly Recommended 38 Magicians Staffordshire

    The Comedy Illusionists bring you a show you'll remember forever! Original and exciting, this unique act will leave your guests in astonishment with amazing illusions and laugh out loud comedy!
    Price from £1,046

  • Giant Scalextric Giant and Outdoor Games Lincolnshire

    Giant Scalextric

    5 stars - Giant Scalextric are Highly Recommended 2 Lincolnshire

    Our Giant Scalextric circuits can accommodate any number of people and provide a highly visual, interactive and enjoyable activity.
    Price from £1,324

  • Salsardor Dancer London


    5 stars - Salsardor are Highly Recommended 3 Dancers London

    Salsardor is a very entertaining and unique dance act, which showcases various elements of Cuban Salsa; including Casino, Rumba, Afro and Son to name but a few. Tastefully fused with the dancer's own style and flavour, they are the current Swiss Champions in Cuban Salsa and Latino Show!
    Price from £527

Intimate event
For a token takeaway and reminder of the event, have a caricaturist document teams and put the winners up on the wall for all the office to see.

Mid-sized event
Get your colleagues interacting with each other in a way that would never happen in the office with Salsa dance classes.

Large event
For a programme of entertainment based team building at a larger event, consider hiring multiple artists to create a variety of opportunities for interaction such as the interactive comedy illusion show, laser clay pigeon shooting, Nintendo Wii console, giant scalextric and giant games.

Product launch events

From small internal events to full-blown media buzz creating launch parties, entertainment can be put to great use here to enhance guests' experiences.

  • Comedy Paparazzi Street Performer East Sussex

    Comedy Paparazzi

    5 stars - Comedy Paparazzi are Highly Recommended 17 Street Entertainers East Sussex

    Feel like a pukka celeb with our cheeky paparazzi snappers! Loitering outside your venue with stand-up quality humour & pro-quality photography skills, our paps will make sure your event hit the headlines with their fun, VIP treatment!
    Price from £653

  • Paparazzi Entertainers Street Performer London

    Paparazzi Entertainers

    5 stars - Paparazzi Entertainers are Highly Recommended 11 Street Entertainers London

    Paparazzi Entertainers will give you the perfect entrance, making your guests feel like A-list celebrities arriving at the event of the year! Give your event a touch of that Hollywood glitz and glamour and book Paparazzi Entertainers today.
    Price from £647

  • Yummy Carts Food & Drink Supplier London

    Yummy Carts

    5 stars - Yummy Carts are Highly Recommended 2 London

    Yummy Carts is a dynamic fun food company providing unique ice cream, popcorn, candyfloss, pucker powder and more! Served in exciting carts, kiosks and freezers, these unique treats are great for parties, weddings and corporate events!
    Price from £325

  • Dancing Waiters Dancer Surrey

    Dancing Waiters

    5 stars - Dancing Waiters are Highly Recommended 2 Dancers Surrey

    4 x Dancers plus 1 x Vocalist. This surprise act combines inspired choreography & great storytelling, to bring a taste of the West End to your event! Whether it's a sit down dinner, award ceremony, corporate event or cocktail party, Dancing Waiters will guarantee to bring a unique high energy, passionate performance!
    Price from £1,960

  • LED Glow Show Circus Performer Leicestershire

    LED Glow Show

    5 stars - LED Glow Show are Highly Recommended 15 Circus Performers Leicestershire

    Stunning choreographed glow shows for any occasion. We invite you to join LED Glow Show down electric avenue, as they bend light and colour for your entertainment!
    Price from £920

Intimate event
Make your guests feel the buzz around your new product with the Paparazzi Entertainers.

Mid-sized event
Logo reveal or brand reveal entertainment such as the LED Glow Show can be a great way to add excitement to your product launch and leave a lasting impression on guests.

Large event
If you really want to get the media types onside and take your product launch to the next level, consider a package of entertainment to build the buzz and excitement.
With Dancing Waiters keeping glasses full, Mixology Bartenders juggling cocktails, Yummy Carts providing unique and fun food and branded ice sculptures or a vodka luge, your guests will remember your product launch long after the buzz has died down.

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