BFBS Live Events

With a little black book full of performers and the expertise to produce events anywhere around the world, BFBS Live Events (formerly CSE) creates award-winning entertainment for our armed forces.

We gift free entertainment via the BFBS Live Events Beneficiary Fund, if you don’t qualify for this welfare support we also deliver cost effective alternatives to suit your budget.


Morale for the whole forces community

Our BFBS Live Events team have produced events around the world.

Live events, anywhere in the world

We have been supporting the wellbeing of our forces by delivering live entertainment to the military since 1946 – from taking celebrity acts to perform in warzones, to putting on events for troops and families on home turf.

Our Live Events team is made up of professionals with a track record in producing outstanding entertainment. Our events are tailor-made to match the audience’s unique needs, and in addition to operational areas include: Mess functions, family days, medal parades, seasonal balls/ parties, kids’ entertainment, and festivals with famous headline acts. Celebrities such as David Beckham, Al Murray, Peter Andre and Olympic athletes have delighted our armed forces by appearing at our events.

BFBS Live Events Beneficiary Fund

We re-invest any surplus income from our BFBS live events back into our charitable work.

Free shows and live entertainment

As with all our services, we re-invest any surplus income from our events back into our charitable work.

The BFBS Live Events Beneficiary Fund (formerly CSE Beneficiary Fund) provides free entertainment to British armed forces and their families in need of a morale boost. Previous recipients include wounded, injured and sick service personnel, veterans, families and children with deployed parents. We deliver a varied range of entertainment every year, from creating and producing ambitious, high-profile events from scratch to providing a single entertainer for an existing set-up.


Our work

Our BFBS Live Events can deliver a wide scope of bespoke events.

Our multi-award-winning team at BFBS Live Events (formerly CSE) delivers a wide scope of bespoke events to diverse audiences in challenging environments.

Outside of the beneficiary fund, BFBS Live Events also deliver to scalable budgets and advise on the best possible solutions.

Read the case studies below for some examples of our work.

What makes us different?

  • Charitable: As a charity, any surplus we make in any entertainment project will go directly into a fund for the welfare of the British armed forces and the wider military community, with a priority given to those most in need of a morale boost.
  • Respected: You may have enjoyed one of our belly-laugh inducing comedy shows, one of our head banging bands, our awe-inspiring dancers or our fantastic forces festivals. You know our brand and trust it.
  • Trusted: Our award-winning team are security cleared and CONDO trained. We are experts in military entertainment and work closely with personnel at all levels, in high pressure environments across the world.
  • Experienced: We've earned our stripes in this business and have a 70+ year history to prove it. We are event professionals and understand what it takes to deliver to the military and can adapt our processes to suit yours.
  • Innovative: We are adept at providing clever solutions for unusual locations and keep abreast of current trends by attending all the relevant industry exhibitions/showcases, constantly evolving our talent pool.
  • Added value: As part of the wider BFBS organisation, the Live Events team work closely with the other areas of the business in order to offer unique added extras such as radio promo campaigns and interviews.
Our BFBS Events team has experience putting on live events around the world, so get in touch if you would like our help.

Our amazing events team

Our highly experienced and friendly team has a combined 50 years of professional live event experience between them and we understand the time and effort that is required to create success. Your event is all about you and we will give 100% dedication to your requirements.

Your event, your way!

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