2023 is a great year to plan a memorable corporate event. With the right entertainment, you can create an unforgettable experience that will be discussed for years.

This article will explore the best corporate entertainment ideas for the upcoming year, from interactive activities to unique performances. We will discuss the different types of entertainment available and provide helpful tips for creating a successful event.

Gerard Kearney “Bringing magic to life” at a recent corporate event.


Key Takeaways

  • The corporate entertainment options for 2023 offer a wide range of interactive activities such as a magician, talent shows, mixology classes, escape rooms, virtual reality experiences, silent disco, laser tag, body and face painting, graffiti, murder mystery, blind tasting, and balloon popping games.
  • Various performances are available for corporate events, including live music, cartoon artists, magic shows, circus shows, caricature artists, comedy shows, celebrity impersonations, dueling pianos, aerial bartenders,
  • Trivia and games can also be incorporated into corporate entertainment,
  • Magicians are the ultimate choice for corporate entertainment in Cork.

Why your event needs entertainment

Consider incorporating some form of entertainment to make your event a memorable success.

From trivia showdowns to magicians, plenty of options are available to bring your event to life.

Why not add celebrity impersonation to the mix for a fun twist?


  1. Close up magic entertainment (Recommended)

Of course I’m going to say this, but hear me out. I have been providing corporate entertainment for over two decades. A magical performance can add a touch of enchantment to any corporate event, while also acting as a great ice-breaker. It’s a great way to get your guests talking and interacting. 

I (Gerard Kearney the magician) have been captivating audiences with my  unique style of close-up magic at Summer corporate events, Christmas parties, and even office parties. 

For more info about my close-up magic and corporate entertainment ideas, click here Thanks for stopping by and I hope this blog has helped you a little!

Regards Gerard Kearney the magician!- Now, here are some other ideas to consider. 


1. Escape Room Games

Attendees at your event will surely appreciate the challenge and excitement of Escape Room Games. Whether it be a team-building activity or a fun and engaging way to pass the time, these games offer a unique and interactive experience.

Players will need to work together to solve the puzzles and riddles given, making it a great way to build relationshixps and have a good time.

Escape Room Games can be a great addition to any corporate event and will keep your guests entertained.


2. Trivia Showdown

An Ultimate Trivia Showdown can bring a unique and entertaining element to any corporate event. It is an engaging, interactive game that can challenge teams to test their knowledge and think on their feet.

It can be tailored to a variety of topics, from sports to music to history, to suit any team’s interests.

It is a great way to break the ice and get the crowd energized, making it perfect for any corporate event.

Trivia Showdown can be an exciting and memorable addition to any party or gathering.


3. Pianist

Having a background pianist at your adult corporate entertainment event adds an unmistakable touch of sophistication and refinement to the ambiance. Their elegant and mellow melodies provide a subtle yet powerful backdrop that complements the corporate entertainment atmosphere, encouraging a relaxed and convivial environment for networking and socializing. The nuanced and diverse repertoire of a skilled corporate entertainment pianist enables them to adapt to the mood of the gathering, whether it’s fostering a tranquil setting for conversations or infusing a sense of elegance into the proceedings. The delicate yet resonant notes of the piano serve as a conversation starter and contribute to the overall enjoyment of the corporate entertainment occasion, leaving a lasting impression of class and cultural sophistication on the attendees.


6. Circus Show

Bringing in a circus show can not only provide entertainment, but also foster team-building and encourage creativity.

Circus shows are great for all types of events, from small gatherings to large corporate events. They can bring a unique and fun atmosphere to any occasion and add a touch of whimsy.

They are also a great way to get people engaged and interacting with each other in a fun and positive way. A circus show can be a great way to liven up an event and provide a memorable experience for all.


7. Live Music Performances

Adding to the variety of entertainment options, live music performances are essential to any corporate event. They provide an energy and atmosphere that any other form of entertainment can’t replicate. Live music helps create a memorable experience for guests and can be tailored to fit the event’s theme.


  • Enhances atmosphere
  • Creates a memorable experience


8. Casino Party

Organizing a casino party for your corporate event can be an excellent way to provide guests an entertaining and engaging experience. Combining the thrill of gaming with the camaraderie of a group setting can create an atmosphere of excitement and fun.

Casino parties can also greatly increase team-building, as guests work together to win big. With the right equipment, staff, and atmosphere, casino parties make a great addition to any corporate event.


9. Aerial/Juggling Bartenders

Including aerial bartenders at your corporate event can provide an exciting and unique experience for guests, while also increasing engagement and team-building.

Aerial bartenders create a visual spectacle that will leave an impression on all guests. They can deliver drinks with flair and style, making any event more memorable.


10. Sax players

Saxophone players, with their melodic prowess and vibrant performances, have become sought-after attractions at various events, including adult corporate parties. Their smooth, soulful tunes create an ambiance that is both sophisticated and relaxed, offering a seamless blend of entertainment and sophistication. The rich, mellow tones of the saxophone not only infuse the atmosphere with elegance but also facilitate a conducive environment for networking and conversation, elevating the overall experience for attendees. Furthermore, the versatility of saxophone music allows for seamless integration into the party’s ambiance, providing a dynamic yet unobtrusive backdrop that complements the event’s mood and theme. Saxophone players, with their ability to captivate audiences and set the tone for a refined and enjoyable evening, contribute significantly to the success of adult corporate gatherings, leaving a lasting impression on all who attend.


11. Talent Shows

Hosting a talent show can effectively provide entertainment for corporate events and create a memorable experience for guests. It allows attendees to showcase their talents and skills engagingly and entertainingly, while providing a unique atmosphere that can’t be found anywhere else.


  • Promotes team building
  • Offers a creative way to show off skills


12. Paint Balling

Adding paint balling to your corporate event can provide guests a captivating and exhilarating experience. It can be tailored to any level of difficulty and encourages team-building and communication among players.

It’s also a great way to break the ice and get your guests interacting with each other. Paint balling can be a fun and exciting way to engage your guests and create lasting memories.



1. Escape Room Games

Attendees at your event will surely appreciate the challenge and excitement of Escape Room Games. Whether it be a team-building activity or a fun and engaging way to pass the time, these games offer a unique and interactive experience.

Players will need to work together to solve the puzzles and riddles given, making it a great way to build relationshixps and have a good time.

Escape Room Games can be a great addition to any corporate event and will keep your guests entertained.


15. Photo Booths

Photo booths are an integral part of any corporate event, providing a fun and engaging way for guests to capture memories and celebrate the occasion.

Guests can pose for pictures with friends, family, and colleagues, and receive prints or digital images as keepsakes.

Photo booths can also be used to create unique branded experiences, such as custom backdrops or props, to boost corporate branding.

They’re a great way to add a touch of fun to any event!

16. Murder Mystery Evening

An evening of murder mystery can provide an exciting and engaging way for guests to interact, captivating attendees with an immersive experience that will leave a lasting impression. It can bring out the best in your guests, making for an unforgettable night of fun and entertainment.


17. Living Statues

Adding to the list of corporate entertainment ideas for 2023, living statues offer a unique and memorable way to entertain guests. These silent performers bring a touch of artistry and elegance to any event. Guests will be captivated by their creative poses and intricate costumes.

With their stunning visual presence, living statues will give your event a touch of class and sophistication. They will be sure to make your event one that will be talked about for years to come.

18. Cartoon Artists

Incorporating cartoon artists into your event can bring a unique and fun element, allowing guests to interact and enjoy the entertainment. Cartoon artists can create anything from caricatures and live drawings to full-scale cartoons. They can also provide:


19. Balloon Modeling artist

Balloon modeling, often seen as a children’s entertainment activity, has emerged as a surprising hit at adult corporate parties, offering a range of unexpected benefits. Beyond its nostalgic charm, balloon modeling serves as an engaging icebreaker, fostering a lively atmosphere that encourages networking and camaraderie among professionals. This creative and interactive form of entertainment not only adds a whimsical touch to the event but also promotes stress relief and relaxation, enabling attendees to unwind and bond in a light-hearted setting. Moreover, the intricate designs and customized creations produced by skilled balloon artists can be used as unique souvenirs, serving as tangible reminders of the event and reinforcing positive brand association among the attendees. Balloon modeling’s ability to inject a sense of fun and creativity into a formal corporate environment makes it a valuable addition to any adult gathering, leaving participants with lasting memories and a renewed sense of connection.

21. Karaoke Night

Karaoke nights provide an essential form of entertainment for corporate events. Not only do they get everyone in the room singing, but they also help to create a sense of unity and togetherness.

Karaoke nights allow everyone to let loose and have some fun, while still maintaining an atmosphere of professionalism and respect. By having karaoke, guests can show off their singing talents, create lasting memories, and bond with one another.

With the right music selection, any corporate event can be an unforgettable karaoke night!


22. Food and Drink Festival

Hosting a food and drink festival for your corporate event can be made even more memorable with the addition of entertainment.

Interactive activities such as The Great Guac Off™️, talent shows, and mixology classes can give guests an exciting and unique experience.

Performance-wise, consider live music, cartoon artists, and magic shows to keep the atmosphere lively.


23. Themed Costume Party

Having a themed costume party for your corporate event can add extra excitement, and entertainment can help make it a truly unforgettable experience.

From live music and comedy shows to interactive games and artistic performances, there are plenty of entertainment options to choose from.

Choose engaging activities such as the Great Guac Off or Ultimate Trivia Showdown, or hire unique performers such as LED drummers or living statues.

Your next themed costume party will be a hit with the right entertainment!


24. Comedy Show

Hiring a professional comedian can be an effective way to liven up any corporate event, and can help create a fun and engaging atmosphere. Comedy shows offer a unique blend of entertainment, from stand-up comedy to celebrity impersonations.

These shows can provide a much-needed break from the everyday routines of corporate life and give employees something to look forward to.


25. Virtual Reality Experience

Incorporating virtual reality experiences into corporate events can provide attendees with an immersive and engaging experience. Guests can explore different worlds, participate in interactive activities, and explore their creativity.

With a variety of games and simulations to be had, virtual reality experiences can be tailored to fit any corporate event. This can help to create an event that is both entertaining and memorable, and is sure to be a hit amongst both employees and customers.



27. Game Night

Hosting a game night at your company’s corporate event can offer attendees an exciting and engaging atmosphere. With plenty of options to choose from, you can create a unique and memorable event.


29. Treasure Hunt

Attendees of corporate events can benefit greatly from including a treasure hunt as part of their entertainment, as it encourages team-building, connection, and fun. It is a fun and engaging activity that promotes interaction, collaboration, and creativity.



31. Fire eater /  Dancer Performance

A Fire Dancer Performance can provide your guests a mesmerizing and captivating experience. It can be a great addition to any corporate event in 2023. Fire dancers can create a unique atmosphere and captivate audiences with their skill and artistry. They can also provide a great conversation starter.

The performance is also great for larger events, as it can be adapted to fit any size or type of venue. Fire dancers can be hired to provide a high-energy, memorable experience that will leave your guests in awe.


32. Wine and Paint Night

Hosting a Wine and Paint Night can be an ideal way to inject some fun and entertainment into a corporate event in 2023. It’s an engaging activity where guests can create art pieces, while enjoying the company of their colleagues and sipping on fine wines.



33. Speed Networking Session

Organizing a speed networking session at corporate events in 2023 provides an entertaining way to facilitate connections. It allows attendees to introduce themselves quickly, make connections, and share ideas in a fun and relaxed environment.


5 steps to enhance your Corporate Party

  • Step one might seem like a no brainer, but start big with the “must have’s” and work around this. For example, if you want to specific date or venue, then nail that down and have everything else fall in around it, likewise if you want a certain entertainer or band, then check in with the them first and see their availability.


  • So let’s say you have the date and the venue down, what next? You need to know what is required on the night. So if the CEO want’s to make a speech along with anyone else, then this needs to be incorporated into the evening. (Top tip, for a corporate or Christmas parties, keep speeches short and to a minimum, and always before the meal, trying to get guests attention after a meal and a few drinks is much more difficult)


  • Arrivals reception. This is a very important step to setting the tone for the night. As guests or colleagues arrive, you might want to get them relaxed and forget about work right away. To avoid “shop talk”, have a drinks table with ready poured drinks ( wine/prosecco/juice/tea and coffee). This will create an assembly point for guests to go and avoid that awkward ” where do I go once I enter the room” feeling.  Use music to break the silence, this can be live or even just over the speakers.


  • Be punctual, Be there to meet and greet your guests, this is your duty as the party organiser.


  • And the finishing touches set your event MILES ABOVE ALL THE OTHERS-

The best corporate entertainment idea….. An interactive performer!


An interactive performer is a great way to break the ice. My close up magic can act as a welcome ice-breaker! My mix’n mingle style is very discrete, performing close-up magic and mind reading for up to 10 minutes per group. The effect of this can change the setting from business to social, making your office party a huge success.


Frequently Asked Questions


What Is the Best Way to Make Sure My Event Is Memorable?

A magician is the recommended choice for an unforgettable night.


What Are the Advantages of Having a Variety of Entertainment at My Event?

Having a variety of entertainment at an event provides an exciting and engaging experience for attendees. It allows guests to explore new activities, enjoy performances, and interact with each other in a fun and creative way.


How Do I Make Sure the Entertainment Fits Within My Budget?

When planning corporate entertainment, it is important to consider budget. Research potential activities and compare fees to create a budget that suits your needs. Negotiate with vendors and providers to get the best value.

Final Words

So what’s the best entertainment idea? The feedback from my customers is a magician. Check out my corporate entertainment services here.