Characters for Hire

Over 2500 Characters for Hire, Themed Corporate Entertainment Ideas, Great Kids Party Entertainment

Characters for Hire, LLC is a premium entertainment company located in the entertainment capital of the world, New York City; specializing in high quality costumed entertainment. With over 2,500 characters, our 1500 professionally trained actors perform interactive theater in full costume doing combative stunts, interactive storytelling, acrobatic performances, dueling stunt shows and Broadway style musical performances.

No matter what the theme, if its entertainment related, we can do it all for you. From small to large theatrical productions including Hollywood props, special effects, lighting and sound systems. When it comes to entertainment, we bring the stage to you.


Alisa W.

"A very VERY special thank-you to our "Actor" and Andi. Both were exceptionally professional and Andi, especially, went above/beyond -- I didn't realize how much I'd need her assistance and she jumped in so willingly. Both of them really represented you guys so well. We'll certainly be calling you again if/when we ever need more character help. Y'all run a great show and we're thrilled to have you as a resource!"


Nicole G.

“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!”




Xavier S.

“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.”



Geoff G.

"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!!"



Srihari H.

"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."



Frida W.

"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. I must say that everyone was very impressed with just how fabulous the show was. You guys did an amazing job and Max was very happy!"


Pamela S.

"Hi, guys! (I'll be collective to the team [grin]) -- I just wanted to thank everyone for helping us rock our event -- hate to be all cheesy but there's no better way to explain it -- Your character was the HIT of the party (hah. party.) and my husband and his team made so many new contacts because of him -- WELL worth all the planning!!!"


Genevieve W.

"The guys at Characters For Hire were amazing! We hired the characters for my sons 5th birthday party. The 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 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!!!!!"

Michael B.

"Hired Characters for Hire for my daughters 5th Birthday and boy was she excited! Character was great with the kids and all had a great time! Would recommend this company in a heartbeat!"



Don J.

"Characters for Hire did an amazing experience for my son's birthday. They were very personable and the costumes were excellent. Could be better versed in the storyline but not everyone is a fanatic. The actors were professional and I would hire again for another event should the occasion arise."


Chuckles W.

"Hired characters to come to my son's 5th birthday party. The kids loved it and made it a memorable experience. He battled them 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."

Aly C.

"Just a quick "thank you" for helping arrange a character 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 "funny" 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 a Princess! 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!!"

Ranel C.

"I decided to hire 4 characters from Characters for Hire for my son's 5th birthday. The children were all fully engaged for the full hour of training as well as the combat scene at the end. 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!"

The Best in Corporate Entertainment Ideas, High Quality Characters for Hire, Unique Kids Party Entertainment

Over 2500 Characters and Premium Acts

Acrobats Bartenders Celebrity Impersonators Christmas Reindeers Western Characters
Angels Biblical Characters Celebrity Look-alikes Circus Acts Combat Characters
Animals Blue Grass Banjo Celebrity Speakers Civil War Interactive Theater
Panel Moderators Break Dancers Cheerleaders Christmas Reindeers Cool Jazz Artist
Auctioneers Burlesque Dancers Children Performers Circus Acts Cover Bands
Bagpipes Caricature Artists Children's Entertainers Civil War Characters Craftsmen
Barbershop Quartets Casino Gamblers Chinese Lyon Dancers Classical Orchestras Corporate Themes
Dancers European Klexmer Bands Folk Guitarist Gun Fighters Holiday Characters
Decade Themes Fairy & Elf Characters Folklorico Ballet Gypsies Palm Readers Hot Salsa Bands
Dixieland Fairy-tale Characters Fortune Tellers Hawaiian Dancers Human Mermaids
Doll Characters Fantasy Characters Fruit Characters Hero Characters Indian Crafts
Elvis Impersonators Fictional Characters Game Contests Instant Photographers Irish Pub Band
Ethnic Dancers Fire Eaters Gospel Singers Children's Choirs Historical Characters
Irish Step Dancers Ethnic Musicians Flamenco Guitarist Jesters Unicyclists
Jugglers Magicians Mexican Dancers  National Comedy Acts Original Rock Bands 
Knights in Armor Marching Bands Mimes Native American Piano Solo
Las Vegas Revues Mariachi Bands Monsters New Age Music Pirate's
Literary Characters Marionette Show Motivational Speaker Ninja's Plate Spinners
Live Statues Martial Arts Characters Movie/TV Stars Olde-Tyme Country Pre-Historic
Longhorn Steers Mascot Services Murder Mystery Theatre One Man Band Princesses
Look-A-Likes Medieval Characters National C&W Origami Artist Professions
Puppet Shows Saxophone Santa Spokesmodel Strolling Jazz Texas Swing Music
Rap Singers Sexy Santa Sports Personalities Stunt Coordinators Easter Rabbit
Reggae Bad Santa Standup Comedians Swing Dance Theme Party Decorators
Renaissance Scary/Horror Characters Stilt Walkers Symphony Musicians Theme Party Shows
Rock Stars Science Fiction Story Tellers Synchronised Swimmers Top 40's Pop Bands
Rockabilly Music Sea Creatures Storybook Characters Talent Shows TV Host & Hostess
Santa Claus and Elves Soloists String and Brass Quartets Talking Robots Variety Cover Bands
Wrestlers Ventriloquist Villains Wall Mural Artist Wedding Harpist
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Rate Information

Rates start at $675.00+ per character
Special Hourly Pricing
Certain Characters are at a higher rate
Last Minute Bookings Have a Higher Rate
Special Rates for Non-Profit Organizations
Travel Charges May Apply in Certain US Cities
Premium & Ultimate Options are at a Higher Rate

DISCLAIMER: ALL COSTUMED CHARACTERS ARE GENERIC/INSPIRED AND ARE NOT AFFILIATED, LICENSED OR ASSOCIATED WITH ANY CORPORATION OR TRADEMARK. It is not our intention to violate any copyright laws. The characters that we offer are NOT name brand copyrighted characters, and Characters for Hire, LLC. costumed characters are named of our own creation. Any resemblance to nationally known copyrighted characters is strictly coincidental. Should you have the need for a licensed, copyrighted mascot or character at your event, we encourage you to contact the company/copyright holders for your specific targeted character. If you have any questions regarding this issue, we encourage you to contact us. We DO NOT offer nor do we present any licensed and/or copyrighted characters.