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Carol Priest Entertainment

Carol Priest Entertainment has been turning ordinary into EXTRAORDINARY with great entertainment. Our personal attention to the smallest details guarantees you a first class production.

With one of the largest and most diverse talent networks in North America, we’ve explored the emerging, checked-in on the tried and true, and discovered the undiscovered, so that you don’t have to worry about your entertainment choices.


Carol Priest Founder

Carol Priest is an Entertainment Specialist with a flare for putting the wow into corporate and special events. As Founder and Creative Director of Carol Priest Entertainment (CPE), she has produced hundreds of bold and imaginative entertainments for companies across North America.

Most recently, Carol Priest was inducted into the Meetings & Incentive Travel Hall of Fame in 2017. Her company, CPE, in 2016, was honoured to be chosen as The Canadian Special Events Favourite Entertainment Company.

In 2011, her entertainment savvy was recognized in the book ‘Reflections of a Successful Wall Flower‘ by North America’s pre-eminent event producer Andrea Michaels. And in 2003, her special event work for Goldcorp Inc. was featured in Maclean’s Magazine.

She has been the recipient of an Ontario Arts Council grant where she studied theatre production with Brian Sewell, who is now Executive Producer for Mirvish Productions. After this wonderful opportunity, she expanded her skill set and went on to manage the Specialty Entertainment Division of Noble Talent: working on Film, TV & Commercial projects.

In 1987, Carol joined Showmakers Inc., where she was mentored by Producer, Taras Shipowick.  She worked on prestigious events such as ‘The Brazilian Ball‘, The Canadian premiere of ‘The Phantom of the Opera‘, and ‘The 100the anniversary of Maclean Hunter‘.

Andrea Pestana Talent Coordinator and Social Media Manager

Andrea has a passion for choosing the right kind of talent to meet our clients’ event objectives. And that’s one of the many things that makes her a perfect fit at CPE. As a graduate from the Ryerson School of Performance, her background in theatre arts has taught her to wear many different hats: stage manager, director, producer, negotiator, scheduler and budget-chief. Andrea is always looking for creative new ways to present entertainment and solve any problems. Currently, she is the recipient of an arts grant to produce a virtual reality dance performance for the Toronto Fringe Festival.


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What We Do

Creating OMG moments when you want them; eliminating them when you don’t.

Whether you need to celebrate a goal, thank a client, impress the partners, gather the troops, share the good news, unveil a new plan, launch a product or honour a winner, our entertainment strategies include:

  • Personalized creative proposals for entertainment and interactive activities

  • Accurate pricing and detailed technical rider requirements

  • Coordination of entertainment needs with your event team (venue, AV supplier, decor supplier)

  • Entertainment and production scheduling

  • Recommend event layout/floorplan

  • Provide on-site talent supervision

  • Negotiate terms and conditions in written contracts with artists

  • Flexible and appropriate corporate invoicing


With over 30 years experience & thousands of successful events behind us, we have the most extensive and diverse selection of performers at our fingertips. We’re ready to put together your event portfolio!

Here’s just a sample of some of our most popular entertainers. With over 1500 different live performers, we specialize in custom tailoring your event’s entertainment for any occasion.   

Our portfolio of performers is coming soon!

Our Reputation Is Our Legacy

It’s no coincidence that our clients have been returning to us for 3 decades


Years In Business


Successful Events


Entertainers Hired


Hours of Mastery

Ready For Great Entertainment?

Get in touch with us today for a FREE consultation!

Phone : (416) 778-1102
Email : [email protected]