You’ll work in places like theatres, holiday centres, hotels, cruise ships, community centres and clubs. You may also work at festivals, or in private homes (especially if you’re a children's entertainer).
You’ll need a skill or talent audiences will appreciate.
You don't need formal qualifications, but you may find it useful to have trained in music, dance or acting.
You could get paid or unpaid experience in various ways, like:
- taking part in open-mic spots or talent competitions
- working at a holiday centre or theme park
- performing in local clubs
- taking part in street performance or fringe festivals
You’ll often have to pass auditions to get work.
It may help to find an agent who can market your talents.
You’ll need clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
Career Path and Progression
You could move into related roles like entertainment agent, talent spotter, venue management, or TV or radio presenting.
Related careers you may be interested in:
- Circus performer
- Classical musician
- A friendly
- outgoing personality
- determined to succeed
- able to adapt what you do to suit the age of the children you are entertaining
- self motivated