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.
An opportunity for organizations to let their hair down and have some fun after all the 'work' stuff is done and dusted!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For appreciation events at venues with sufficient space, you might consider theming the whole evening with our Themed Parties team.
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!
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.
Capture the moment at an office based celebration with a photo booth such as Flash Bak
A Brazilian carnival band and dancers, such as the Latamba Show Band, will feel hugely celebratory at venues with sufficient space.
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.
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.
Get your colleagues interacting with each other in a way that would never happen in the office with Salsa dance classes.
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.
Make your guests feel the buzz around your new product with the Paparazzi Entertainers.
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.
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.