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Need a local entertainer for your next event? An entertainer can take the pressure off when you’re organising or hosting an event. They’ll keep your guests occupied and entertained, leaving you free to mingle, catch up, and manage other aspects of your event. Whether it’s for a wedding, corporate event, party, or community gathering, hiring professional entertainers will help give your guests a good time and be remembered for all the right reasons.

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What does an entertainer do?

Entertainers are hired to perform for an audience. They may use costumes, make-up, and props to transform themselves into characters, or perform with music, dance, tricks, or acting to engage the audience and hold their attention.

What are some of the different types of entertainers?

Popular types of entertainment include children’s entertainers, party entertainers, clowns, musicians, actors, puppeteers, dancers, artists, and magicians.

What are the benefits of hiring an entertainer?

One key benefit to hiring an entertainer is that they can take an otherwise great event and make it amazing, adding an extra layer that guests won’t soon forget.Your entertainer will help create a festive atmosphere, encourage audience participation, and help your event stand out.

What equipment will I need to supply to my entertainer?

Your entertainer may need access to power cords and some space to set up. Depending on their entertainment type, they may request a chair and table, access to water, or shelter if the event is outdoors.

How long does event entertainment normally last for?

The length of entertainment will depend on your event. You might hire a singer or magician for one or two acts, which may take 10-15 minutes. Whereas, a party entertainer, DJ, or face painter might perform and interact with guests for 2-4 hours.

How much does it cost to hire an entertainer?

On average, you can an entertainer to cost between $75-$200 when you hire them through Airtasker. But this will depend on the type of entertainment, the event type, the location, and the length of their performance.

What does entertaining include?

Local entertainers can add a whole other element to your special party, corporate function, children’s party, or cultural event. They can add music, fun, magic, and activities to help create a fun, engaging atmosphere for your guests. Some popular entertainment options include:

Music & dancing

Every event needs music, so why not step things up a notch with live musicians and dancers? Stir emotions with a talented bagpiper, traditional drummers, or a folk guitarist and singer. Or get a DJ to mix some of the latest hits and get the dance floor going. Impress guests at your restaurant or party and hire belly dancers to mingle and dance amongst the tables. Your performers will engage the audience, encourage participation, and ensure your guests have an amazing time.

Balloons & face painting

 When you’re looking to hire a children’s entertainer, you can’t go past a balloon artist and face painter. They’ll bring their own equipment, tools, and supplies, and get set up before the children arrive at the party or event. They’ll do their own setup and clean up when they’re finished. Your children’s entertainer may work for the whole of your event, or for 30-60 minutes in between other activities.

Clowns & characters

 Create a special atmosphere at your next children’s party and make their dreams come true when their favourite characters turn up! A costume character entertainer or clown will do more than just get dressed up - they’ll spend the entire event acting in character to entertain and enchant guests. Characters are also a great way to add fun to your corporate event or even your business promotion!

Magic

No matter how big or small your party or event guests, they’ll love watching a magician perform tricks. Your magician will bring all their equipment and get set up ahead of time, staying in character any time a guest approaches. They’ll do a series of tricks as part of a magic show, which may include disappearing tricks, card tricks, illusions, and more. Many magicians will encourage audience involvement, moving about amongst tables, and requesting volunteers to participate. At the end of the show, they’ll pack everything up, taking care to minimise disruption to the rest of your event.

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Assistance with balloon arch

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Hainault, Greater London

18th Feb 2021

I need someone with an electric pump to assist setting up a balloon arch (decor)

Fashion Socks Photographed

$50

Leeds LS17, UK

22nd Mar 2020

Hey, I’m looking for someone to photograph my sock brand. We will do the shoot in the centre of Leeds. I am after a cool, urban feel while capturing the uniqueness and colour of my brand I have attached a few examples below to show the style of photos I am after. Also the shoot won’t need to be done for another few weeks at least. Cheers

Entertainer for 6yo kids birthday party

£100

Coldfall, Greater London

10th Dec 2019

Looking for entertainer for our daughters birthday party. Theme is superhero. Date is 19 th January 2020, 1-3pm.

Event dressing- photo backdrop and balloons

£50

Forest Hill, Greater London

13th Oct 2019

As above. Looking to Dress a church for an event- very simple decor needed and a photo backdrop

Childrens party entertainer

£40

Grays, Essex, RM17

8th Jun 2019

Children’s entertainer to dress up and do party games with babies and kids like pass the parcel. Someone who is high energy and will dance and entertain kids.

DJ Agent/Manager needed

£100

Brook Green, Greater London, W6

14th May 2019

Hi I'm a female dj and in need of someone to Find me DJ Gig and get a % of payment. I am an open format dj so I can play according to the clients need. And can play for any event, from private party to clubs. You can Google DJ Frizzie and you will know more about me.

DJ Agent needed

£40

Brook Green, Greater London, W6

29th Apr 2019

Hi I'm a female dj and in need of someone to Find me DJ Gig and get a % of payment. CHECKOUT MY DEMO MIXES AND Online profiles - @DjFrizzie

Birthday song

$10

Oakington Drive, Sunbury-on-Thames TW16 5NR, UK

11th Oct 2020

I need someone to sing happy birthday to my sister whilst wearing a hilarious / fun (but not creepy) costume!

Videographer for corporate videos

$150

Leicester, UK

22nd Jan 2020

We are in search of a skilled videographer who can help us shoot some raw footage for our corporate videos (3-5 short videos). We are estimating it will take half a day and we will need you to have own equipment (two cameras or one camera and a smartphone with good quality camera). We will hire a video recording studio for this job. We will have a full script and also do some Q&A. PS: If you are an ace at editing videos, please include a breakdown of costs for editing time for up to 5 videos (60 sec to 3 min each). We are flexible with dates so let us know what works for you. The deadline for shooting is mid Feb 2020. Thank you!

Head shots for 9 dancers

£120

Lampton, Greater London

5th Nov 2019

I need head shots for 9 dancers taken, edited and provided promptly after the shoot. Photographers will need to being their own flash and backdrop (as the location doesn't have particularly nice walls!)

Balloon decoration

£50

Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17

7th Sep 2019

Need help to blow balloons, and decorations for a birthday party

Balloon Display Mixture of Branded and Plain

£30

Charing Cross, Greater London

5th Jun 2019

Hi, I'm in need of a balloon company to help orchastrate the decor - Decorate Backdrop with Balloons - for an event on the 9th and 16th.

Face painter & balloon modeller

£80

King's Cross, Greater London, N1

12th May 2019

Hi there :) Im hoping someone is available on Sat 18th May for face painting and balloon modelling. If so could you please quote me for a session at my daughters Holy Communion in N1 0SR This would be a 2 hour slot between 5-7pm. Many thanks Lorraine

Hen Party DJ

£150

Blackrock, Somerset

11th May 2021

I am hosting a hen party and require a DJ in the Bristol area. Able to travel to BS14 0QZ with their own equipment.

Entertainment required

£100

Slough, Berkshire, SL1

12th Jun 2020

I am seeking a entertainer for a wedding, please come forward with different types of entertainment for the evening as we are unsure what to decide on at the moment. Ideally, it will be a performance for 20 minutes and appropriate for both adults and children. Date will be end of August at some time hopefully the 28th, to be confirmed.

Guitarist Singer

£50

Canary Wharf, Greater London

12th Dec 2019

Looking for a guitarist who can sing for an engagement proposal in London.

Blow Up balloons with helium

£50

Hammersmith, Greater London, W6

1st Nov 2019

Hi I am going to be out with my bf and I need someone who can come over and blow up the balloons I’ve bought with helium which I also have and make a nice arrangement of the balloons. Urgent has to be today.

Facepainter

£80

Upper Holloway, Greater London

8th Aug 2019

Need a face painter for my sons 1st birthday party for the 15th Aug 2019 for around 10 to 15 kids for 2 hours

Dress up as an inflatable dinosaur for a few hours

£50

Belgravia, Greater London

23rd May 2019

We are a small business looking to test a marketing strategy and will pay someone to dress up in a dinosaur costume for half a day and basically walk around parts of London. It's really easy, just slightly embarrassing. Our website is www.mymuse.uk if you want some business info. The whole thing will be in Central London. It will be Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at any point for the next few weeks? For 2.5hrs AM and 2.5hrs PM. £10 per hour, and we will pay your travel between locations on the day. But won't pay your travel to get to the first meeting point. Which will be Victoria next week. We have a total of 5 COSTUMES which means there are 5 spots up for grabs. You won't have to say much, if anything, but you will have a non-offensive sign to carry. But you will be required to potentially do some ironic roaring and say a catch phrase or two. Were easy going people so will play it as we go! I will divulge further info on the actual campaign in private messages.

Children party entertainer/s

£200

Marylebone, Greater London

2nd May 2019

I need a kids entertainer, best option is 2 people for 1,5h, or it could be 1 person for 2h (payment is specified for 2 people for 1.5h)- to include games, dancing, face painting, balloon modelling etc. The kids would be around 18. Would need it for Sunday 12th May at 11am. Russian language would be beneficial.