When It Comes To Entertainment, We Bring The Stage To You

Over 2,500 Costumed Characters – We Travel Worldwide

Corporate Events

Need costumed entertainment for your corporate event? Make it memorable with our wide selection of themed characters or custom ones.

Social Events

Having a party on Halloween, Christmas, Easter or maybe a Birthday, Wedding or some other holiday or social event? Our actors are professional and play their parts to the tee.

Movie & Exotic Cars

Want to step up your Character Experience? Have one of our movie or exotic cars at your next party or event.

Welcome to Characters For Hire, LLC

We are a premium entertainment company located in the heart of Times Square in New York City specializing in high quality costumed entertainment. Characters for Hire wants to make sure your event is spectacular. With a staff of over 600 professionally trained actors performing interactive theater in full costume doing combative stunts, interactive storytelling, acrobatic performances, dueling stunt shows, comedy and exceptional staged musical performances, we can provide your corporate or private event with an experience you will never forget!

Some Of Our Clients

Our Raving Reviews

Nick, first I would like to thank you and your actors for giving my son the best birthday ever! OMG I can not express my appreciation. When the kids saw the characters come out and perform, They were blown away! The actors were so professional and worked very well with the children. Mike was so helpful and really made sure that the event went well. Every parent at the event ( about 35 in all) asked me where I found my entertainment and it was my pleasure to provide them with your contact information. Again I want to thank you for your services and I look forward to working with you again in the future.
Xaveir S. – Brooklyn, NY
On very short notice Characters for hire provided awesome entertainment for my parents 50th wedding anniversary. People can’t stop talking about the great entertainment!!! Thanks NICK!!
Geoff G. – Miami, FL
These guys did a great job. Costumes were excellent, the actors stayed in character throughout and they were great with kids. Would hire again. Communication and confirmation prior to event were top notch as well.
Srihari N. – Manhattan, NY
The guys at Characters For Hire were amazing! We hired the characters for my sons 5th birthday party. The Jedi training was a huge hit! And all the guys were wonderful with taking photos with the children and making sure that no one was afraid lol. The costumes they use and the light sabers all top notch! Characters for hire are worth the money tenfold, for priceless memories the kids (and myself) will have for a lifetime!!!!!! Thanks guys!!!!! May the force be with you!!!!!!!
Genevieve W. – Clifton, NJ
Hired Tinkerbell for my daughters 5th Birthday and boy was she excited! Tink was great with the kids and all had a great time! Would recommend this company in a heartbeat!
Michael B. – Oakland Gardens, NY
Characters did a Luke/Darth experience for my son’s birthday. They were very personable and the costumes were excellent. Could be better versed in the Star Battles storyline but not everyone is a fanatic. The actors were professional and I would hire again for another event should the occasion arise.
Don J. – Southington, CT
We hired an acrobatic Spiderguy to entertain at my son’s 5th Birthday Party. We went with the second level package that includes an obstacle course, interaction with the kids, and a little performance by Spiderguy. There was a bit of a scheduling conflict and Spiderguy showed up late. I almost had a nightmare on my hands with 21 five year olds (or younger) in our house. HOWEVER, CFH completely made up for the problem. They delivered Spiderguy and the Goblin and put on a fight scene at no extra cost. The kids had a blast and continued to chat about it at school for the next week. I still get “hey, that is the lady who knows Spiderguy!!” when I pick my kids up from school. So, aside from a near-disaster scheduling problem, the show was fantastic!
Rebecca C. – Darien, CT
Hired the Dark Lord to come to my son’s 5th birthday party. The kids loved it and made it a memorable experience. He battled them with light sabers and then they all took turns taking photos with him. It wasn’t cheap by any means but in my opinion it was worth the cost. Definitely a great alternative to the magician/clown options out there for kids entertainment.
Chuckles W. – Brooklyn, NY
Dear Nick, I just wanted to thank you very much for all your help and support with Max’s Birthday party on Saturday. We greatly appreciate how accommodating and professional your entire staff was. We understand how difficult it must of been to keep everything going normally despite the situation we all faced during the week. I must say that everyone was very impressed with just how fabulous the Star Battles show was. You guys did an amazing job and Max was very happy! When you get a chance, can you please send us the photos and website instructions to send the pictures to the guests who were in attendance? We look forward to having another party with you guys in the future. Kindest regards, Marc, Frida, & Max
Frida W. – New York, NY
Hi Nick – just a quick “thank you” for helping arrange for Chewie to come to my Dad’s 60th surprise party this past weekend. It was a huge hit, and my Dad had a BLAST. The actor in costume was hilarious – speaking “wookie” with everyone, dancing, giving hugs, posing for pictures, picking up my Dad in a bear hug and bowing to my puppy, who was dressed as Princess Leia! If we ever need another character for any party or occasion, you’ll be the first we call! I’m happy to write a letter of recommendation or website testimonial, whatever you need! Thanks again so much – it was a huge hit and everyone loved it!!
Aly C. – Norwalk, CT
We just celebrated my son’s 5th birthday party October 8, 2012. Since my son is completely obsessed with Star Battles, I decided to hire 4 Star Battles characters from Characters for Hire. The Characters came ready to entertain 25 four, five and six year olds. The children were all fully engaged for the full hour of Jedi training as well as the combat scene at the end. My son was thrilled to battle the Dark Lord and since he was afraid to battle Maul, mom was able to step in and fight to save the day! All of the young Padawans were excited to receive Jedi training certificates and families were thrilled to take pictures with their favorite Star Battles characters for a once in a life time keepsake. I was extremely pleased with the level of professionalism from all of the actors and the authenticity of the costumes, mannerisms, and voice sound alike from every character. This was a party that the children and parents will be talking about for a very long time. It was worth every penny and more!!! Thank you Nick! You are doing an amazing job and I truly appreciate the time you always set aside for the many, many hours of phone calls and emails with me to make sure everything was the way I wanted it! You went above and beyond and I highly recommend this company and the professional actors that work for you!
Ranel C. – Sayville, NY
“The event would not have been a success without the participation of you and your team. I look forward to working with you again soon!”
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