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37 Entertainment Ideas for Virtual and Hybrid Events

Keep attendees engaged with these virtual event entertainment ideas.

Two live on-screen DJs receive the participants’ song requests and spin tunes on behalf of the contestants during Dueling DJs.
Two live on-screen DJs receive the participants’ song requests and spin tunes on behalf of the contestants during Dueling DJs.
Photo: Tana Photography

From comedy acts to cooking classes, here are some virtual event entertainment ideas and services (sorted by category) that can create a fun, interactive and engaging experience for at-home attendees.


LIVE MUSIC AND DJS

Dueling DJs
Overview: Participants (or groups of participants) battle each other in tournament-style play to be crowned the best DJ. Players are given a set time limit to come up with the best possible song choice for a particular musical genre or category. Two live on-screen DJs receive the participants’ song requests and spin tunes on behalf of the contestants. The audience then votes in real-time to select each round’s winner.
Group Size: Up to 16 participants
Duration: 90 minutes
Pricing: $10,000

Event Rap
Overview: Customers and companies can commission original rap songs for virtual meetings and events. Event Rap offers three main services: a Rap Up is a lyrical summary of an event, written during the event and performed at the end; a Custom Rap is an original song and video that captures key themes, prerecorded or performed during the event; and a Freestyle Set is an improvised performance in response to prompts from the audience.
Pricing: Available upon request

DJ Will Gill
Overview: A virtual event set by DJ Will Gill features a request-friendly livestream plus emcee engagement. Staff is on hand to manage the technical aspects of the video call including camera operations, video and chat security, and one-on-one technical assistance before and during the event.
Pricing: Available upon request


GAMES & VIRTUAL TRAVEL EXPERIENCES

Interactive Entertainment Group's Virtual Olympics
Overview: Much like the live Olympics, players have to put their skills to the test and qualify in order to compete in the main events. Afterward, players take part in a variety of different interactive mini games (think a Wheel of Fortune-inspired activity, timed challenges, among many others) to make it to the finish line.
Group Size: Minimum of eight players, with the ability to host up to 100-plus if broken up into multiple sessions
Duration: 45-60 minutes
Pricing: Available upon request

Discover Live's Interactive Virtual Travel Experience
Overview:
On the date and time of your confirmed tour, you and any other guests join via HD video streaming through any device. The virtual travel-certified tour guide will interact with you and share their local expertise. Discover Live can drop you and your team directly into almost any city—think Paris, Rome, Egypt, Buenos Aires and beyond.
Group Size: The platform can accommodate groups of any size. Small groups are focused on interaction and team building, while larger events are focused on high entertainment and engagement. 
Duration: 60-120 minutes
Pricing: Available upon request 

The Escape Game's Remote Adventures are live and feature a host and a guide to help teams of up to eight escape in under 60 minutes.The Escape Game's Remote Adventures are live and feature a host and a guide to help teams of up to eight escape in under 60 minutes.Photo: Courtesy of The Escape Game

The Escape Game's Remote Adventures Virtual Escape Rooms
Overview:
 Remote Adventures are live and feature a host and a guide to help teams of up to eight escape in under 60 minutes. The host will give team members clues and instructions, while the guide will be physically present in an escape room with a live video feed acting as players' eyes, ears, hands and feet. Members can use their online dashboard to watch videos and keep track of the items and clues they find along the way.
Group Size: Small groups (24 or less) and large groups (25 or more) are welcome. Each individual game accommodates up to eight players (for example, a group of 24 should book three games).
Duration: 60 minutes per game
Pricing: $32-$35 per player, plus tax 

Watson Adventures’ Trivia Slam Game
Overview: Over the course of multiple rounds, teams tackle a variety of challenges including trivia questions, visual puzzles and a scavenger hunt. Using the Watson Adventures custom game app (which runs on any browser), participants can easily communicate with teammates. Plus, questions can be tailored to your company or group.
Pricing: Available upon request

ConnectRship’s A Virtual Game Experience
Overview:
ConnectRship lets you customize its virtual game experience based on your goals, such as teambuilding, and group size, as well as tailor it to your company, industry, geographic location and more. There are 20-plus game offerings including charades and scavenger hunts. Plus, you can add on swag.
Group Size: Up to 250 people
Duration: 30, 60 and 90 minutes
Pricing: Available upon request

Wildgoose’s Virtual Murder Mystery Team Building Activity
Overview: After receiving a briefing about the crime, teams view a series of witness cards and a floor plan. Using their smartphone devices, players work their way through clues by tapping on the different rooms and witness cards throughout the game. Players examine evidence and liaise with key witnesses in order to piece together the sequence of events in order to catch the killer and solve the crime before time runs out.
Group Size: Up to 250 people per session; divided into smaller teams of 4-6 participants
Duration: 90 minutes
Pricing: $15 per person plus a $300 remote facilitation fee per every 50 participants

Screaming Queens Entertainment’s Virtual Drag Bingo
Overview:
During this rowdy version of virtual bingo, the M.C., including Mrs Myles, Qui Qui and Joy S., performs a musical number, chats up guests, hosts multiple rounds of bingo and closes with a final performance. Participants are sent virtual interactive bingo cards in order to play.
Pricing: Available upon request

Atlas Obscura Trivia Night
Overview:
During this online trivia experience, teams compete in a contest of wits, knowledge and general guessing. Questions and clues can come in audio, visual or verbal formats. Atlas Obscura’s Online Experiences are available to book for private events.
Duration: 2 hours
Pricing: Available upon request

'True vs False' Funny Historical Game includes facts, bizarre stories and kinky stuff from ancient Greece, along with some made-up stuff.'True vs False' Funny Historical Game includes facts, bizarre stories and kinky stuff from ancient Greece, along with some made-up stuff.Photo: Courtesy of Airbnb Online Experiences“True vs False” Funny Historical Game
Overview: Part of Airbnb Online Experiences, this interactive game includes facts, bizarre stories and kinky stuff from ancient Greece, along with some made-up items. Attendees need to try to spot the fact from the fiction. Private groups can choose one of the following versions: corporate/clean or family; mild; or the regular version.
Group Size: Up to 100 guests
Duration: 60 minutes
Pricing: From $231

Bar None Trivia
Overview: Thanks to a trivia bank filled with 200-plus themes, this trivia game can be tailored to your group based on the answers to a pre-event questionnaire. Game questions cover a range of interests, including geography, movies, TV, sports and history. Every game includes a music clip-inspired virtual dance party and a round of image identification.
Group Size: Minimum of 4 people
Duration: 60 minutes or 75 minutes for an additional $100
Pricing: From $15 per screen


HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS

Zoom & Bloom
Overview: Clients work with Zoom & Bloom, created by R. Merritt Production, to select the flowers and vessel (vase) for the virtual workshop. Before the event, participants receive easy-to-follow instructions on how to properly prep the flowers for the live, virtual workshop. Participants are sent enough flowers for one large arrangement and a few bud vases, plus tools.
Group Size: 20-person minimum
Duration: 45 to 60 minutes including a Q&A session
Pricing: $265 per person; free overnight shipping in the contiguous U.S.

Clients work with Zoom & Bloom to select the flowers and vessel (vase) for the virtual workshop.Clients work with Zoom & Bloom to select the flowers and vessel (vase) for the virtual workshop.Photo: Courtesy of R. Merritt ProductionCheers In A Box’s Virtual Farmhouse Crafting
Overview: A pro crafter teaches attendees how to make a rustic sign with an inspirational quote of their choice. Each box includes a wooden sign frame, stencils, paint and all the supplies needed to complete at home.
Duration: 60 minutes
Pricing: $1,250 plus $55 per box

Led by professional calligrapher Kimberly Shrack of Hoopla! Letters, these virtual workshops teach attendees the foundations of calligraphy including the mechanics of the brush pen and how to create modern script and script a lowercase alphabet.Led by professional calligrapher Kimberly Shrack of Hoopla! Letters, these virtual workshops teach attendees the foundations of calligraphy including the mechanics of the brush pen and how to create modern script and script a lowercase alphabet.Photo: Courtesy of Hoopla! LettersHoopla! Letters’ Virtual Calligraphy Classes
Overview: Led by professional calligrapher Kimberly Shrack of Hoopla! Letters, these virtual workshops are hosted via Zoom and include a live chat option to allow participants to ask questions and receive feedback in real time. During the class, attendees will learn the foundations of calligraphy including the mechanics of the brush pen and how to create modern script and script a lowercase alphabet. All participants receive a practice workbook that they can print at home. Individual supply kits are available for an additional fee.
Duration: 90 minutes
Group Size: Minimum of 10 students
Pricing: $20 per person; $200 minimum

The Paint Place
Overview: Instructors guide attendees through a painting of their choice including self-portraits and landscapes via Zoom. All of the necessary materials can be shipped to attendees for an additional cost.
Group Size: Minimum of 7 guests, up to 100
Pricing: Available upon request


FOOD & DRINK EXPERIENCES

Mini Melanie’s Cookie Decorating Classes
Overview:
Pastry chef Melanie Moss guides participants on how to decorate vanilla sugar cookies using special techniques. Attendees are shipped DIY kits filled with baked cookies, icing bags in corresponding colors, sprinkles and decorating tools, and are available in seasonal themes or can be customized based on the event.
Group Size: Up to 1,000 people
Duration: 45 minutes
Pricing: From $60

Mixology Mixer’s Paint & Sip
Overview: Team members design their own personalized wine glasses while learning about two different wines from an expert. Participants receive a kit with two bottles of wine, two plastic wine tumbler glasses and a variety of paints, glitter, rhinestones and glue to create their masterpieces.
Group Size: $350 host fee is applied to groups of less than 12
Pricing: $150 per person plus tax

A Virtual Toast
Overview: These guided tastings are tailored to the preferences of the group and are hosted by a member of the staff, which is comprised of sommeliers, spirits and beer specialists and chefs. A range of easy-to-heat food items, from light hors d’oeuvres to multicourse meals, as well as small production wines are delivered to attendees. Plus, customizable, personalized merch can be added on.
Duration: 90 minutes
Pricing: Packages from $99 per participant

Mixology Mixer’s But First, Coffee
Overview:
Hosted by local Dr. Smood experts, this virtual class teaches attendees about two different varieties of coffee and comes with a kit that includes a pour-over coffee maker, a coffee grinder, two types of coffee beans and a biscotti.
Group Size: $350 host fee is applied to groups of less than 12
Duration: 60 minutes
Pricing: $150 per person plus tax

ICE offers virtual cooking classes with the school’s professional chefs via Zoom.ICE offers virtual cooking classes with the school’s professional chefs via Zoom.Photo: Courtesy of Institute of Culinary EducationInstitute of Culinary Education’s Virtual Cooking Classes
Overview: ICE offers virtual cooking classes with the school’s professional chefs via Zoom. Guests are able to interact with each other and the chef virtually while creating themed menus like homemade pasta, paella, Thai food and more. The classes can also be customized with add-ons like chef hats and aprons, kitchen tools and accessories and party favors.
Duration: 1 to 2 hours
Pricing: Available upon request

The Magic Of Wine
Overview:
Wine connoisseur and magician Thierry Sighel combines magic with wine to make learning about vino more approachable and fun. Attendees learn about the wine-making process, varietals and how to taste, select and serve wine. Sighel also offers a range of add-on services.
Duration: 10, 20, 30, 45 or 60 minutes
Pricing: Available upon request

Cheers In A Box’s Virtual Grazing Board Styling
Overview: This virtual event illustrates how to design and build a grazing board display. For an additional cost, boxes filled with hand-selected meats and cheeses or chocolates and other yummy treats can be shipped to attendees. Customization including branded or monogrammed boards, cocktail napkins and more is available.
Duration: 60 minutes
Pricing: $1,250 plus $75 per box



COMEDY

Laugh.Events
Overview:
After a short consultation and pre-event survey, Laugh.Events creates a customized comedy show for your event and pairs you with a New York-based stand-up comedian.
Duration: 30, 45 or 60 minutes
Pricing: Available upon request

Living Room Laughs
Overview: This live interactive stand-up comedy show by NYC comedians can be tailored to your group.
Group Size: Supports up to 995 participants
Pricing: Varies depending on the date, length of show, amount of comedians and custom requirements

Jeff Civillico
Overview:
Las Vegas performer and experienced corporate entertainer Jeff Civillico now offers virtual versions of his popular comedy shows, which are streamed live from a Vegas studio. Professionally produced, the virtual show features a 20-foot video wall with company branding, plus a full production team is available to assist and support with audio, lighting and transitions.
Pricing: Available upon request


MAGIC SHOWS

Illusionist Luc Langevin
Overview: Montréal-based master magician and illusionist Luc Langevin’s virtual show, titled Interconnected, takes place from inside the artist's “warehouse of illusions.” Throughout the performance, at-home spectators participate in innovative acts including card tricks and optical illusions.
Duration: 75 minutes
Pricing: $7,000 for a private show, with up to 100 connections

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Reconnected with Jason Suran
Overview: New York-based performer Jason Suran’s virtual experience, Reconnected, has become an instant hit thanks to the mind-blowing psychological illusions.
Duration: 60 minutes
Pricing: Available upon request

A Night of Magic and Mind-Reading
Overview: Part of Airbnb’s Broadway Online Experiences, this interactive event includes magic and mind-reading demonstrations that are done with everyday objects.
Group Size: Up to 30 guests
Duration: 60 minutes
Pricing: From $100

Mentalist and Illusionist Hart Keene
Overview: Keene’s interactive virtual show, Remote Control, features mind-reading and mentalism, illusions and clean comedy. He can also act as an emcee for a virtual event or create prerecorded content for virtual meetings, happy hours, holiday parties and more.
Duration: 15 to 50 minutes, or length can be customized for the event
Pricing: Available upon request

Sweet Farm’s Goat-2-Meeting includes a virtual tour of the farm that's home to rescued animals like goats, chickens and cows.Sweet Farm’s Goat-2-Meeting includes a virtual tour of the farm that's home to rescued animals like goats, chickens and cows.Photo: Courtesy of Sweet Farm



WELLNESS ACTIVITIES

Sweet Farm’s Goat-2-Meeting
Overview: Invite a new face to your online meetings by booking a Sweet Farm Animal Ambassador. During the experience, the tour guide introduces attendees to the animals on the farm including goats, chickens, cows and more during a virtual tour. Plus, the cost of the virtual tours helps support the rescued animals.
Duration: 10, 20 or 30 minutes
Pricing: From $100

Mixology Mixer’s Stress/Anxiety Relief Hypnotherapy
Overview: Hosted by Dan Candell, who’s known as "The Anxiety Relief Guy," this session includes a daily gratitude journal, eye mask and a mini bottle of bubbles, as well as a 20-minute guided hypnosis and one-hour virtual hypnotherapy class with explanations on stress and anxiety.
Group Size: Minimum of 30 people
Pricing: $150 per participant plus tax

Office Meet Yoga
Overview: Office Meet Yoga’s instructors teach via video streaming, or clients can view prerecorded videos on demand. Offerings include mat yoga, the popular “desk stretch” (aka chair yoga) with gentle breathing and stretching exercises and guided meditation.
Pricing: Available upon request

BellaVita’s Virtual Wellness Classes
Overview: From yoga and pilates to Zumba and HIIT, this wellness brand hosts (via Zoom or a video platform of your choice) a range of virtual options for corporate events, product launches and more.
Pricing: Available upon request

Mixology Mixer’s Beach Body Workout
Overview: This virtual workout session is paired with a custom smoothie shopping list, a post-workout smoothie-making class and Q&A.
Duration: 40 minutes
Pricing: $125 per person plus tax

New Zealand Nature Highlights from Airbnb
Overview: This experience offers attendees a virtual feel for the nature in New Zealand. The host takes the at-home audience on a walking tour of his farm. Along the way, he shares facts about sustainable living and shows off the animals including sheep, dairy cows and chickens.
Group Size: Up to 100 people
Duration: 60 minutes
Pricing: From $468