Hypnotist show cost is always the number one question by corporate event party planners.
Since event planning is expensive, the cost of a hypnotist show or any form of entertainment for that matter will be a major consideration.
Budget For Your Hypnotist Show
The first thing to remember when hiring entertainment is that you must budget for it when planning your event. Do not leave it until the last minute as an afterthought.
This is where many event planners fall short. They book all the other amenities like food, decorations, and extras. Then realize they don’t have much money left over to cover the cost of professional entertainment like a stage hypnotist show.
Choosing A Hypnotist Show
The second thing to consider is that there are now hundreds of people, both men, and women, performing comedy hypnotist shows across North America.
This explosion of stage hypnotists began in the mid-2000s and has resulted in some very good comedy hypnotists and many not so good.
This is a key reason why hypnotist show costs vary. Professional full-time stage hypnotist entertainers generally charge much more than weekend hobby hypnotists.
Think of this as the difference between hiring a Bon Jovi tribute band or hiring the local weekend bar band. You’ll definitely get the WOW FACTOR with the professional act.
Different Hypnotist Show Fees
Another reason for the wildly different show costs is because the top comedy hypnosis shows are performed by seasoned entertainers.
Generally, low priced hypnotist shows are performed by hypnotherapists who perform hypnosis in clinical settings.
Or the low priced hypnotist is a beginner willing to perform for cheap at your expense to get more experience.
As mentioned before, show fees range from a couple of hundred dollars for a beginner hypnotist to several thousand dollars for a seasoned veteran comedy stage hypnotist who specializes in high end corporate events.
So what should you expect a hypnotist show to cost?
The big question you should really ask yourself is not “how much does a hypnotist show cost”. The better question is “how important is the success of your event?”
Consider this… Corporate or charity events can cost thousands of dollars to produce. Do you really want to place the success of your company Christmas party or conference on the cheapest hypnotist show you can find?
Professional event planners can expect to pay at least $1500 to $5000 or more for a quality, highly entertaining comedy hypnosis show experience.
Many factors like the type of event, location, travel and extra services ( keynote presentations, workshops, educational/motivational guest gift items like books, cds, etc) will dictate your hypnotist show entertainment cost.
Below is a breakdown of top notch professional hypnotist show costs.
PLEASE NOTE: THESE ARE “AVERAGE/FLEXIBLE/NEGOTIABLE FEES” OF PROFESSIONAL FULL TIME ENTERTAINERS WHICH MAY BE OR MAY NOT BE SUBJECT TO EXTRA TRAVEL COSTS OR OTHER EXPENSES
- Corporate Events – Up to $2500 – $5000 or more
- Charity Events – Up to $1500 – $2500 or more
- Fairs & Festivals – Up to $1000 – $2500 or more
- College Events – Up to $1250 – $2500 or more
- High School Post Prom, Grad Parties, Assemblies – $1000-$1750 or more
- Home Parties – Up to $850-$1500 or more
These hypnotist show costs are generally for shows in the entertainer’s local area only. An accurate assessment of cost can only be determined with a personal, no obligation event consultation with your entertainer.
Keep in mind that most professional entertainers are willing to negotiate and work within your budget.
Additional Hypnotist Show Expenses
Additional show expenses may include travel costs, accommodations, and incidentals depending on the hypnotist you talk to.
Also, provincial or state taxes are typically added on top of the show fee.
Regardless of who you hire, at the end of the day, always remember… you get what you pay for. 🙂