Frequently asked questions when you hire a stilt walker for an event

Q: What experience do you have as a stilt walker?

A: A professional stilt walking company is measured like any entity you would engage in business with. Apply the same standards, professional website, clear references, testimonials, and resume. Look at their past clientele to gauge the level of their expertise. 

Q: What do you need to be able to perform at the event?

A: It is important to find out what stilt walkers need on-site to be able to perform at your specific event. For example, how much space do you need to get ready?  What is the footprint of your costumes? Do you need a private dressing room? It is important to have a space to launch on stilts that is out of sight of the audience and close to the area you would like them to perform. 

Q: How long can you walk on stilts for?

A: Stilt walkers’ endurance can vary depending on their experience and physical fitness. It is best to discuss this with the stilt walker you are considering hiring. Standard practices are thirty minute sets with a minimum of a thirty minute break between sets. 

Q: Do you have liability insurance?

A: Liability insurance is important to have for any performer at an event, including stilt walkers. Most professional stilt walkers will have liability insurance with a hold harmless addendum covering the venue and guests.

Q: What kind of costumes or outfits do you have available?

A: A professional stilt walking company will have a website with images for you to view. Stilt walkers often have a range of costumes and outfits available to fit the theme of your event. 

Q: What is the cost of hiring a stilt walker for my event?

A: The cost of hiring a stilt walker can vary depending on their experience, location, and the length of time you require them. The quality of their characters and costumes often impact price. It is best to ask the stilt walker for a quote and discuss any additional costs, such as travel expenses and lodging for out of town events.

Q: How far in advance should I book a stilt walker for my event?

A: It is best to book a stilt walker as early as possible to ensure their availability. Many stilt walkers book up quickly, particularly during peak seasons or around holidays. It is best to contact the stilt walker at least several weeks or months in advance of your event.