How to get your Halloween Party Entertainment Right
Here at Electric Cabaret Company, based in between Brighton and London and the home of weird, wonderful and sometimes spooky performers, we are going to share some of our special Halloween party tricks and treats with you!
The nights are getting colder, the leaves are turning all the beautiful shades of orange and ochre and thoughts are turning to the longer nights, the witching hours and the full-on spook-fest that is Halloween!!
Over the years Halloween in the UK has become bigger than Valentine’s Day, with 55% more internet search traffic and massive online costume sales. Will Halloween ever overtake Christmas? Perhaps not but bearing this in mind it’s important to make a big splash with your Halloween entertainment. There is so much competition out there that a few carved out pumpkins with tea light candles just won’t get you noticed any more.
We just love taking a walk on the dark side at Electric Cabaret Company. We think that you need to go big, brash and brazen with such an important date – and remember if Halloween doesn’t fall on a Saturday you can celebrate from the weekend before, right up to the big date itself, with a whole host of fun, freak filled events.
Provide your guests with an unforgettable Halloween party
From Halloween corporate entertainment and ready-made shows to spooky circus acts, dancers or burlesque performers, Electric Cabaret Company can ensure an unforgettable experience for you and your guests this coming Halloween.
Some of our favourite Halloween Party & Performers Ideas
Here are just a few ideas based on just some of the Halloween performers available from Electric Cabaret Company:
Stilt Walking Zombies & Devilish Demon Firebreathers
You can certainly cause a stir outside your venue and draw guests inside with a devilish demon to spin and breathe a spot of ‘hellfire’, a stilt-walking zombie or two can stagger about both inside and out and provide a great selfie opportunity.
Branded Zombie Performers
Consider your zombie performers wearing ripped T-Shirts with your venue logo all spattered with blood, so as photos get shared around social media so does your Halloween-ed up logo too. Great for venue owners throwing a Halloween bash or corporate event who want to scare the living daylight out of their guests!
Showstopping Angle Grinders
A serious showstopper is an angle grinding, spark showering Hell’s Angel. As this is a much safer act than a fire show and the sparks are spent heat after a certain point, this can often be performed to stunning effect indoors. Great on those cold and frosty Halloween nights!
A Spooky Magician or a Creepy Fortune Teller
For more intimate, smaller venues a creepy fortune teller always, always pulls a crowd – well, in fact, a queue!… and if there’s a queue why not treat them to some mysterious close-up magic while they wait?
A Dark and Evil Burlesque Act, or even a Boylesque Act!
If you really want to take a walk on the wild side and get everyone talking we suggest dark and evil, sultry Burlesque, Boylesque or a Gorlesque act (google if you dare!). Our burlesque performers will be sure to tantalise your guests!
We can, of course, provide all of the above and if you have your own exciting idea that you’d like us to create or need bespoke choreography and help with concepts, we love nothing more! We are always ready to rock your world and make you look great!
Are you a restaurant, a hotel or entertainment venue with an older discerning crowd? You need to take a very different direction from the above.
Halloween Cabaret Shows
Cabaret doesn’t have to be all glitzy and Vegas you know! Halloween Cabaret is gaining popularity every year and customers are known to rush to buy their tickets in advance. We have some stunning ready-made shows for a duration of 1.5 to 2 hours (including an interval) that are perfect for a seated dinner show or a drinks-only show.
Our Haunted House Halloween Show has been performed in all types of venues including a Casino, which of course became the “Haunted Casino’ for the night where the staff greatly enjoying dressing up as ‘undead’ croupiers, restaurant and bar staff.
The Haunted House Halloween Show
The show begins with a bewitching belter of a song from our ‘mistress of the night’ performer, with a sultry hostess welcoming you to her remote and creepy mansion house for a spooky dinner party.
One by one her other dinner guests begin to arrive, each one stranger than the last. Vampire queens with creepy giant bat wings for an exotic bloodbath act, Broken doll fire dancer, ‘Day of the Dead’ dancers and Zombie dancers will treat you to our version of the iconic ‘Thriller’ video, lots of tricks or treat audience interaction and a whole lot more.
We hope that’s given you some ideas, and to end on a fun note, we are looking forward to a site-specific Halloween themed photo shoot with a group of portrait photographers on Sunday, October 28th, with what will be our version of a very alternative camera club!
Modelling on the day will be Leon Simonds our fave dark and twisted sideshow magic man, our stunning sorceress, burlesque and Isis wings dancer Sirona Thorneycroft and singing showman and master of the dark side of cabaret Jack Kristiansen.
Look out for our favourite shots appearing on our gallery page soon.
If you would like to chat through your ideas for your Halloween party, just get in touch and we will be happy to discuss your event and provide you with some of our spectacular performers and entertainers.