Costs

All prices listed below exclude VAT and are subject to formal quotation to brief.

We thank you for your valuable enquiry;

Based on our experience, we have found that in order to avoid disappointment,  make the correct suggestions and give clients an accurate quotation on our suggestions,  we require comprehensive detailed information such as; Date & time schedule of the event (incl. set up & strike times), venue, travel details, any corporate sponsorships, other speakers/entertainers performing at the event.

At the very least, the DATE + GEOGRAPHICAL AREA for the event.

We unfortunately cannot make any suggestions or supply biographical information without this information.

In order to assist you in budgeting we can give some cost parameter estimates for performance fees for some of the more popular categories of entertainers.

Please note these estimate fees excl. VAT, transport, Accommodation, Meals, Per Diems, Travel time, Technical Equipment, SAMRO fees, broadcast usage fees, scripting, special costumes, rehearsals & waiting time.

Bands

  • Big Name and Celebrity Bands from R 60 000 upwards for 60 - 90 minute show (uninterrupted, unless by prior arrangement)
  • Corporate Function Bands from R 12 500.00 upwards for 2 - 3 x 30-45 minute sets over a four hour period
  • Traditional Bands from R 6 250.00 upwards for 2- 3 x 45 minute sets over a four hour period

Comedians | Comedy Shows

  • Professional and Celebrity Comedians from R 15 000.00 - R 28 500.00 (20 - 40 min stand up comedy show )
  • Professional Comedy MC - up to 4 hours including a 20 minute comedy show R 18 800.00 – R 45 000.00

Cabaret

  • R 1 500.00 + per dancer – up to 2 routines
  • Solo Cabaret Celebrity from R 10 000.00 upwards
  • Group Cabaret Celebrity from R 10 000.00 upwards
  • Celebrity Cabaret Show from R 8 000.00 upwards
  • Cabaret Show from R 20 000.00 upwards

Circus/ Cirque

  • Professional Solo Act from R 4 500.00 upwards
  • Duo Acts from R 7 500.00 upwards
  • Mini Show from R 12 000.00 upwards
  • Circus Show from R 55 000.00 upwards
  • Cirque Show from R 81 500.00 upwards

Dancers

R 1 500.00 upwards per dancer – for 1st routine

  • Professional Dancers
  • Ballet
  • Ballroom Dancers
  • Bellydance
  • Break-dance
  • Capoeira
  • Crump
  • Extravaganza
  • Gangnum Style
  • Hip Hop Dancers
  • Latin Dancers
  • Line Dancers
  • Gumboot Dancers
  • Tango Dancers
  • Traditional Dancers
  • Xhosa
  • Zulu

DJ’s

  • High profile, Big Name, Well known & Celebrity DJs from R 12 000.00 upwards
  • Professional Party DJs (Corporate and Private Functions) from R 5 800.00 upwards
  • Professional Club DJs from R 12 500.00  upwards

Floor Acts/ Buskers

from R 1 500.00 upwards per Artiste per hour

  • Clowns
  • Mimes
  • Jugglers 
  • Stilts
  • Fire Dancers
  • Unicyclists
  • Fire Artists
  • Characters
  • Flash Mobs
  • Impersonators      
  • Professional Face Painters
  • Balloon Sculpture

Magicians | Illusionists/ Hypnotists

  • Professional Walkabout Magician from R 3 800.00 upwards
  • Professional Close Up Magic from R 5 000.00 upwards
  • Stage Magic from R 6 000.00 upwards
  • Illusion Show from R 25 000.00 upwards
  • Comedic Hypnotists from R 10 00.00 upwards
  • Stage Hypnotist from R 10 000.00 upwards

MC

  • High profile, Big Name, Well known & Celebrity MC from R 16 000.00 upwards
  • Up and coming or Character MC’s from R 5 000.00 upwards

Music | Musicians

  • Professional Solo Instrumentalists from R 3 800.00  upwards
  • One man bands from R 4 500.00 upwards
  • Duo from R 6 500.00 upwards
  • Trio from R 9 500.00 upwards
  • Quartet from R 12 500.00 upwards
  • Solo Vocalist – with backing tracks from R 10 000.00 upwards

Speakers

  • High profile, Big Name, Well known & Celebrity Speakers from R 15 000 upwards
  • Professional Speakers from R 12 000.00 upwards

Sports Celebrities

  • Olympic Athletes/ Medalists from R 32 000.00 upwards
  • Provincial Athletes from R 20 000.00 upwards
  • National sports celebrities, past and present from R 20 000.00 upwards
  • World Title winning athletes and sports personalities from R 75 000.00 upwards

Specialized Services

  • Specialized Aerial Rigging – quote on request
  • Lasers – quote on request

Equipment

Stage

Min 4 x pieces 1.2 x 2.4 x 0.3 m black wood top with skirts & 1 set of steps R 3 000.00
Cost per additional stage piece 1.2 x 2.4 x 0.3 m R    450.00

Additional costs for delivery, increased stage height, PVC Tops, late or early set up/strike time & venues with difficult access.

Sound

Basic sound system for a DJ with power sufficient for 200 pax indoors, incl. entry level CD players with pitch control, mixing desk, monitor, speech mic

from R 2 500.00

Basic sound system for a Jazz quartet sufficient for 200 pax indoors, incl. 12 ch mixing desk + 3 aux, 4 x monitors, mics, vocal effects from R 6 000.00

Additional costs for bigger desks, larger audience or band, set up & strike time & venues with difficult access.

Backline

Drum kit, Bass & guitar amplifiers, keyboards, percussion etc from R 5 - 25 000.00

Lighting

Basic fixed stage lighting (2 x 1.5m stands + T bars + 6x parcan56s gels ) R  2 500.00
Full concert Stage lighting DMX lighting desk, 36 x gelled parcan 64’s, 8 x intelligent lights, smoke, Trilite trussing etc incl ceiling rigging R 25 000.00

Additional costs for bigger screens, more powerful projectors, larger venues where lots of cabling required from source, late/early set up & strike times & venues with difficult access.

Audio Visual

Screens 6’ x 8’ on stand with draped surround (each) R 1 000.00
2 500 ansi lumen XGA projector (each) R 2 500.00

Additional costs for bigger screens, more powerful projectors, large venues where lots of cabling required from source, set up & strike times & venues with difficult access.

Crew

Directors, Stage managers, Sound/Lighting/AV Engineers & Technicians, Riggers & Labour
From R 1 500.00 to R 75 000.00+ per job
Highly dependent on job specifications

These prices are all subject to availability at time of confirmation, a site inspection, receipt of accurate dimensions of the venue, finalization of running order / entertainers / speakers requirements & acceptance of our industry standard terms & conditions

E&OE

ABOUT Entertainment Can Also Supply You With:

Accordionists, Aerial Acts, Balloon Sculptors, Belly Dancers, Boy Bands, Brass Bands, Cabaret, Can-Can Dancers, Celebrities, Choirs, Choreographers, Circus Acts, Classical Dancers, Clowns, Contemporary Dancers, Country Bands, Comedians, Compéres, Cover Bands, Cultural Dancers

DJs, Double-bass Players, Drag Artists, Drumming Workshops, Face Painters, Fiddlers, Fire-Eaters, Funky House Bands, Gospel Artists, Gumboot Dancers, Harpists, Illusionists, Industrial Theatre, Irish Bands, Jazz Bands, Jewish Bands, Jugglers

Karaoke, Kwaito Artists, Latin Bands, Line Dancers, Magicians, Marimba Bands, Mime Artists, Mobile Discos, One-man Bands, Oompah Bands, Opera Singers, Orchestras, Penny Whistlers, Photographers, Pianists, Poets

Rappers, Rock n' Roll Bands, Saxophinists, Script Writers, Speakers, Stilt Walkers, Story Tellers, Strength Acts, String Quartets, Swing Bands, Team Building, Themed Events, Traditional Bands, Tumblers, Unicyclists, Ventriloquists, Violinists

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