10 Unique Event Entertainment Ideas You Haven’t Heard before (2020 update)

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Written by Tim Grable

March 12, 2017

Planning events and parties that require Unique Event Entertainment can be hard work. There are always lots of details to coordinate and plan for, especially when it comes to finding the perfect entertainment that will make the event truly memorable. While entertainment can come in all shapes and sizes, and many guests can be easily entertained by whatever you choose. It takes going above and beyond with a truly special and talented entertainer to make your event especially unique.

Nowadays, entertainment ideas are more diversified than ever. There are many different acts and artists, and sometimes it becomes hard to make a choice. If you want to impress your guests, you need to think outside-the-box and surprise them!

The good news is you have plenty of options to choose from.

Here are 10 unique event entertainment ideas that are sure to inspire you.

1. A High-Tech Performance Act

Want to impress your guests with a unique, state-of-the-art live performance act? Sure you do.

In this case, we recommend tedfll•A•vision. Their effervescent shows are more than just dance and music. They offer a complex experience enhanced by the most striking visual effects.

Using patented wireless screen technology merged with a montage of tightly choreographed performance artists, this act is sure to capture the attention of guests.

Here’s a sample of what tell•A•vision can do on stage:

2. A Knife-Throwing Act

Any audience will be blown away by this exciting and rather dangerous act. If this is the kind of entertainment you want at your next event, we have an excellent suggestion for you: Deadly Games.

Alfredo and Anna Silva are a couple both on and off stage. She is a professional ballerina. He is a sixth-generation performer who has studied magic and juggling but ultimately fell in love with knife-throwing.

4 Unique Event Entertainment Ideas You Haven't Heard before

Together, they put on a show sure to keep guests on the edge of their seats.

The tension that arises from this enthralling act will turn your event into a memorable experience.

3. Looking for Unique Event Entertainment Ideas? How about a Robot?

Having a robot as the guest start of your evening is surely something out of the ordinary.

Before you decide to go for it, think about your audience. Do you think your employees and business partners would enjoy such a presence? If the answer is yes, go for it.

This particular act will make your party stand out and impress your guests. Here’s how this high-tech guest can put on a show at any event.

  • Dancing. A robot can be programmed to entertain guests with ridiculous dance moves that are sure to put a smile on their faces.
  • Taking selfies. This will be the ultimate rock-star of the evening, so line everyone up for a memorable selfie with your guest of honor. After all, who would not want to get their picture taken with a robot?

4. A Shadow-Dance Act

We could not leave this one out of our list of unique event entertainment ideas.

A professional shadow-dance company like Catapult Entertainment can provide a sophisticated experience at your event. 

What you get is the mysterious projection of a professional dance act, combined with excellent video and audio effects. The great choreography which is a significant part of the show is another reason to book this number for your next event.lights, stage, entertainment, concert

5. Live Event Painter

For one of the more unique party entertainment ideas, there is live painting! Heidi Schwartz is an incredibly talented event painter that will capture your live event like no other. Heidi Schwartz is a talented painter who uses her skills not only to produce beautiful artwork but also to entertain crowds at live events. Whether she is at Sydney Harbor or your next formal event, crowds will watch Heidi as she recreates the scene around her in a unique and captivating way.  Make your memories special. Have them captured in painting. She is an artist that creates beautiful “song paintings.” She spends roughly three hours on a live painting and has received high praises for her remarkable work.

6.  Talking Dogs

He is bringing back the art of ventriloquism and bringing his friends along, including his talking dogs. Your guests will be laughing their hearts out. Audiences have described his interactive act as “feel good” and “heartwarming.” You can count on audience participation!

7. Magic Dragon

Piff the Magic Dragon blends hilarious comedy with brilliant stage magic in one uniquely entertaining performance. While sporting his bright green dragon suit and keeping everyone laughing with witty one-liners, he performs baffling card tricks and other visual feats. Piff’s one-of-a-kind routine will keep everyone watching intently and thoroughly amazed.  Neil Patrick Harris was so impress with Piff he awarded him the Golden Buzzer on America’s Got Talent.

8. Sand Artist


Joe Castillo has developed a unique and original talent called sand art that he uses to entertain audiences all over. Joe uses sand, canvas and lighting to draw amazing illustrations that tell a profound story over time. Joe’s special ability captivates his audience and is certainly a pleasure to watch.

9. iPad Magician

Simon Pierro is a modernized magician who uses a combination of technology and sleight of hand to astound his audience with mind-boggling tricks. Using what looks like an ordinary iPad, he brings pictures and physical objects in and out of the screen with ease. Simon’s exciting act will surely entertain and keep his audience guessing.

10. Hand Shadow Puppets

Bob Stromberg, often known as a physical comedian, uses humor mixed with props, visuals, and music to keep his audience laughing. Here he performs a shadow puppet routine, using his hands and volunteers to create all kinds of animals and tell a story. Bob’s widely varied routine is full of special performances with something fun for everyone.

Unique Event Entertainment that will Blow You Away

Hope these event entertainment ideas will inspire you in 2020. Don’t forget that we are here to help you organize the most memorable events.

Whenever you need an entertainer, browse through our extensive portfolio of professional artists.

Contact us right away if you have any questions.

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