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The Sin Bin Comedy Club returns to cinch Stadium at Franklin's Gardens in 2022.
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How To Decide On Entertainment For Your Event?

Choosing the perfect event entertainment can take a standard event and turn it into an unforgettable experience for all your guests. However, it may be difficult to know where to start. Once you’ve booked your event venue and decided on the goals of your event, you must pick out party entertainment that’s the right fit.

Should you book a live band? How will you help break the ice between attendees? Finding event entertainment that delivers a wow factor depends on the type of your event. Whether it’s a team-building day or your Christmas party, entertainment transforms a good event into an incredible one.

Avoid settling for the first entertainment idea that pops up, read our tips for choosing the perfect entertainment for your event. Whatever type of event you’re organising, you’re sure to find the perfect way to create an amazing experience for your attendees.

How to Decide on Entertainment For You Event?

Tips For Choosing the Right Entertainment For Your Event

The Type of Event

For different types of events, the best choices for your party entertainment varies. So, when choosing entertainment make sure you tailor it to your audience. Think about everyone attending your event venue - how old are they, what expectations will they have, and, most importantly, what entertainment will they want to see?

Sometimes entertainment suits a wide range of events, like a live band or DJ. While performers like magicians or dancers are slightly more niche and may be suited to a specific type of event. For example, at a product launch, a big statement could be circus performers who create an unforgettable atmosphere. However, a circus act won’t be suited to a small Christmas party.

Make sure you also match your entertainment to your event venue. Look at the function rooms available, think about your number of guests, and make a decision that complements your event. For a corporate event, in a meeting room where attendees are mingling and networking, booking a DJ is a fantastic option to improve the atmosphere of your event.

How to Keep Within Your Budget

Once you’ve established your budget, it can be tricky to stick within it once you’ve begun booking everything you need. When you start looking at your event entertainment, it’s easy to go over budget if you don’t have a clear plan. To help you remain under your budget, follow our guide below, so you can host an unforgettable event without breaking the bank:

  • Book Early – The later you leave booking your entertainment, the more expensive it may be. In the build-up to busy times such as Christmas and the summer more and more people are booking up party entertainment. Don’t leave it late, book before the increase in demand to secure the best price.
  • Go Local – When performers have further to travel, this increases their expenses, which may mean increased hire costs. Choosing local performers not only supports the local community but helps you stick within your budget.
  • Choose The Right Option – Don’t choose the biggest, most expensive option for the sake of it. Pick entertainment performers that are right for your event. Once you’ve decided on your budget, use this to filter through your options until you discover the perfect entertainment for your event.

Delight Your Guests

Always think about what your guests will enjoy. While you may have an amazing idea for the night, it may not be the right fit for your event venue, attendees, or theme. If live music is a perfect choice, make sure the band complements your event and helps you achieve your event’s goals. If a DJ is the best option, don’t try to do it yourself. No matter how good your playlist is, a professional knows how to create a great atmosphere and play the tunes that ensure every guest has a fantastic experience.

What Entertainment Should You Have At Your Event?

Live Band or DJ

Live music is the most versatile choice of party entertainment. From different genres and performance styles, there are a variety of musical performers to choose from. Live bands and DJs each have unique benefits, so decide on the option that complements your event.  

For example, a DJ is a great choice for a Christmas party as you want music on throughout the night and live bands will need to take regular breaks. Whereas live bands are the perfect entertainment to create an unforgettable atmosphere at a large event with lots of guests.

Entertainment Experience

While it may be niche, entertainment experiences like murder mystery nights and immersive theatre are sure to create a memorable event for your guests. Depending on the type of your event, these experiences may be a perfect choice. In many ways, this kind of party entertainment is an event in and of itself, so is a great idea for team building days but may not fit all events. However, it’s guaranteed to create a wow factor.


Different types of corporate events need different types of entertainment. For small business events with a few attendees, a magician creates a vibrant atmosphere and is a great ice breaker for guests. When everyone is mingling and networking, a magician offers a break in conversation that also sparks new talking points.


If you’re looking to make a statement with your entertainment, incredible dance performances ensure your guests don’t stop talking about your event. Dancers catch the eye with beautiful costumes, vibrant lighting, and mesmerising moves. For product launches, where you want to spread the word, dancers make an impact that will get all your guests talking.

Circus Performers

For a large event, nothing creates a bigger wow factor than circus performers. Fire breathers, acrobats, and even jugglers capture the imagination of all your guests, no matter how many people are invited. As well as a big circus performance as a centerpiece for your event, performers could wander your event venue to create an unforgettable atmosphere.

cinch Stadium at Franklin's Gardens’ Event Venue & Entertainment

Before you can pick your entertainment, you need to choose an event venue that matches all your requirements. At cinch Stadium at Franklin’s Gardens, we offer a variety of spaces to help you host an unforgettable event. Whether it’s a weddingChristmas party, or corporate event, our event team is here to help. 

Find out more today, call us on 01604 751543 or visit our contact page to fill in an enquiry form.

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