Fire Pixie

Variety Show Performers - Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some answers to common questions, and some more specifics about what we do.

How long does the show usually last?

Variety performers, stilt walkers, swimming mermaids and walk-around characters are usually booked by the hour.  Most characters have a one hour minimum for booking.  We've done variety performance at a lot of events so if you're not sure how long to book, we can help.

What are your rates?

Rates for strolling characters start at $125/hour (for Cigarette girls and other simple characters, in-town) and go up from there.  More elaborate variety costumes like Victorian characters may be $150 - $175/hr.  For skilled variety performers like stilt walkers, light dancers and swimming mermaids you can expect rates from $200 - $300/hr.  

We have a small travel charge for shows that are outside the immediate San Francisco Bay Area - further north than Marin County, further south than Los Gatos, or further east than Livermore.

To get a customized rate-quote, fill out our rate request form and we'll get back to you right away.

How far in advance do I need to book?

We start booking 3 months in advance, but we can often handle requests for just a few days away. To get your first choice of times and shows, it's best to give 3-4 weeks lead-time.

Our busiest times are Friday and Saturday evenings. Daytimes and weeknights tend to be a bit more open.

Call us at (510) 367-4517 or fill out the rate request form to find out our availability.

Do you have insurance?

Yes. Fire Pixie is insured for up to $2MM per dancer through Specialty Insurance Agency.  We can provide a certificate of insurance listing your venue as additional insured for no extra charge.

I don't see the theme I want on your website. Do you have any that aren't listed?

We have a wide array of costumes and love adding new shows.  Please ask if you don't see what you're looking for.

What's the best way to contact you with my questions?

We are in the office during business hours most days. The best way to reach us is by phone at (510) 367-4517 or via email at We try to respond as soon as we can, but we're generally a little quicker at returning phone calls than emails. If you don't hear from us in a day or two, please feel free to call again - we're probably swamped!