Brimming with professionals on the cutting edge of Chicago’s circus scene, we provide event entertainment like you’ve never seen. We’ve got jugglers, balloon artists, magicians, stilt-walkers, contortionists, fire eaters, and more. Whether you’re looking for a full-length (30-90 minute) show, a few strolling performers, or a full on parade, we have everything you ever wanted.
He was great with the crowd. On time and ready to in costume. Would definitely book again.
He claimed the performance will "[leave] people wondering what is and what is not physically possible." He brought pins and balls. He could hardly juggle, and my guests ended up taking over a couple times to juggle themselves. He could not even keep the attention of young neighborhood kids. I gave two stars instead of one because it was at least funny at how bad he was. It was absolutely not worth the $200+ I spent for the hour.
His remarks the next day; "I definitely dropped a few times as it's been a bit since I've had a live audience, but people seemed to have fun regardless."
Did okay. Wasn't super enthusiastic. Showed up on time, stayed the whole time. But didn't seem like his heart was in it.
The performer did not provide sufficient juggling at the event. He did arrive in time, leave in time and was professional.
We hired Raphael as a strolling mime during our daughter’s wedding cocktail hours. We couldn’t be happier with the results. Our guests were very surprised and thoroughly entertained. We would highly recommend Raphael Entertainment for your next event.
Beyond expectations!!! Loved Prof Pinkerton !!!
We booked Raphael Entertainment for our twins circus themed 1st birthday party. They were extremely responsive and professional. We hired a stilt walker, juggler, balloon twister, and face painter, and everyone was a huge hit! They arrived an hour early to set up and the stilt walker and juggler even performed outside of the restaurant to greet the guests as they arrived. Our guests were thrilled and couldn’t stop talking about it! We have wonderful memories for years to come and we would definitely use them again!
I hired a magician for my brothers 30th Birthday. He was absolutely amazing! He was really funny and he stunned all of us with his tricks. Everyone asked for his information for future event bc they enjoyed everything he did. Hands down worth every penny !
I had six entertainers come for a circus themed party and without any direction everyone jumped in and made our event the best! So happy with every single entertainer- highly recommend!
Brendan put on an awesome show. He did a stand up magic act and then went to each table and performed. He is extremely personable, really good-natured and highly intelligent. It was a pleasure having him perform at our company Christmas dinner. We would recommend him highly and have him back again! Thank you!
We hired Raphael Entertainment for a corporate engagement and couldn't be more thrilled with the service they provided. Between the stilt walker, acrobat and juggler they provided, our guests were more than entertained and left talking about what a time they had had.
There was a last minute change in the performer. It would have been nice to have some advance notice of that change. It would have created less confusion.
Not a lot to say He Is A Mime!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He stuck with the birthday person as requested the entire time. It was a good and very funny birthday surprise for a boss who thinks he is funny. Plus it was office appropriate.
I booked Raphael for my son's 4th birthday because he seemed charismatic and energetic and would be great with the kids. I followed up with him the day before event and he replied that it turned out he couldn't make it (without a reason - I assume he double booked himself) and was sending a replacement. I was very disappointed at first because I had no idea who this new person was, and he didn't have her phone number to give me to contact her. Luckily, it all worked out. Lori called me the morning of the party to confirm and even arrived early per my request. She was incredible! Super talented and wonderful with our small crowd of 2-8 year olds. I would give Lori a 5+ star review for her professionalism and talent, and although Raphael sent an amazing replacement, the last minute switch was very unprofessional and stressful.
Good advice for my mission.
Poor length of time spent juggling vs fee.
Thank you Raphael.
Professional. Arrived early. Friendly and good with kids.
My resort throws a big themed Halloween party every year and this year was vintage circus. Arik came on point with his costume and not only was he great for the guests as ambient entertainment, Arik offered little lessons that our party goers loved.
What to Expect
Are you looking for an enhancement to your event's atmosphere? A 45 minute solo show full of laughter and amazement? Kids lining up to see what can be balanced on a juggler's head? Well, then you've come to the right place.
Raphael is a graduate of the Actors Gymnasium's Professional Circus Training program in Evanston, as well as Circus Warehouse's Intensive program in New York City. His mission is to bring you the very best in circus entertainment the Midwest has to offer to any event you may have, whether it be corporate event, a holiday or birthday party. His special brand of theatrical circus has entertained audiences from coast to coast and is guaranteed to bring a smile to any of your guests.
Additional Booking Notes
Full length juggling shows require a sufficiently loud speaker for a phone/laptop to lug into.
Upcoming Booked Events
|August 30, 2020 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm||Children’s Birthday Party|
|October 31, 2020 • 8:00pm - 9:30pm||Halloween Party|
Past Booked Events
|July 17, 2020 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Surprise|
|July 10, 2020 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm||Birthday Party|
|July 04, 2020 • 10:30am - 11:30am||Parade|
|June 27, 2020 • 4:30pm - 4:45pm||Birthday Party|
|April 17, 2020 • 8:30pm - 9:00pm||Surprise|
|March 16, 2020 • 6:00pm - 6:15pm||Wedding Reception|
|February 08, 2020 • 1:00am - 2:00am||Birthday Party|
|December 21, 2019 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|December 07, 2019 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm||Christmas Party|
|November 30, 2019 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|October 18, 2019 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm||Halloween Party|
|September 28, 2019 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Birthday Party|
|September 24, 2019 • 1:00pm - 1:15pm||Fundraiser|
|July 28, 2019 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|June 01, 2019 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm||Fundraiser|
|May 25, 2019 • 7:00pm - 7:45pm||Birthday Party|
|May 18, 2019 • 8:00pm - 9:30pm||Birthday Party|
|May 11, 2019 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Bar/Bat Mitzvah Party|
|March 29, 2019 • 10:30pm - 11:00pm||Fundraiser|
|January 24, 2019 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Bar/Bat Mitzvah Party|
|December 13, 2018 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 12, 2018 • 5:00pm - 6:30pm||Dinner Party|
|December 02, 2018 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Christmas Party|
|November 19, 2018 • 9:00am - 10:30am||Birthday Party|
|November 09, 2018 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Birthday Party|
|October 06, 2018 • 1:30pm - 2:15pm||Festival|
|August 25, 2018 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|August 13, 2018 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Surprise|
|August 11, 2018 • 12:30pm - 4:30pm||Nonprofit Event|
|July 28, 2018 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||Quinceañera|
|July 14, 2018 • 4:00pm - 4:45pm||Birthday Party|
|June 30, 2018 • 3:30pm - 4:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|June 23, 2018 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm||Reunion|
|March 10, 2018 • 8:30pm - 9:15pm||Fundraiser|
|March 10, 2018 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Worship Service|
|December 30, 2017 • 1:30pm - 3:30pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|September 16, 2017 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm||Birthday (Child)|
|July 15, 2017 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm||Religious Celebration|
|June 17, 2017 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||Birthday (Teen)|
|June 10, 2017 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||Wedding Reception|
|December 06, 2016 • 7:00pm - 7:30pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 03, 2016 • 1:30pm - 2:15pm||Birthday (Child)|
|December 02, 2016 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Festival|
|October 22, 2016 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Holiday Party (Halloween)|