Work With Us

Who are we?


Tommy Balaam and Ricky Fox, the influencers behind Ambitious Arts, are performers who didn’t want to take on casual work in between performing roles. The idea of working in a call centre or coffee shop made their skin crawl. Utilising their performance skills and fun personalities they made it their goal to earn a living using their passions to support their careers. 

Using their love of laughter and entertainment they created ‘Captain Fantastic’, which is now voted as the UK’s number one children’s entertainment company.

Now entertaining over 60,000 children a year and hosting more than 2,000 children’s events annually with a huge list of celebrity and corporate clients including Hugh Grant, Ronnie O’Sullivan, The BBC, Nickelodeon, Pokemon, JP Morgan and GOSH. 

The team is constantly growing and we’re always on the lookout for talented actors and performance professionals.

Interested in joining the Captain Fantastic team?

Become a kids party entertainer

Are you finding that you have to rely on soul destroying part-time work just to make ends meet?

Join Captain Fantastic entertaining at kid’s parties, summer camps, wellbeing and mindfulness after school clubs, theatre shows and corporate events.

Every weekend, we host around 50 events across the country and are always looking for professional performers to join our team. We cover London, Kent, Essex and the surrounding areas, including Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Surrey. So, if you drive and are interested in working for Captain Fantastic, earning great pay for weekend work, please contact us today.

Run mindfulness and wellbeing classes in schools

Did you know that approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK suffers from a mental health problem, and not only that, 75% of all mental illnesses start in childhood?

We strongly believe that by creating a programme to help children learn to manage their feelings and emotions, we will have healthy and well-balanced children who are better able to cope with the stresses of life.

We run local mindfulness, wellbeing and resilience group classes specially developed for KS1 and KS2 children, helping them to understand the concepts of resilience, tolerance, confidence and wellbeing. We are always looking for enthusiastic, energetic and passionate performers to join us and run local groups for our ‘Feeling Fantastic’ mindful magic and wellbeing classes.

You will be fully trained and all equipment is provided. For more information and to get involved, please get in contact.

Run your own kid’s entertainment franchise

Want to be your own boss?

Fancy earning £50,000 a year and having a laugh doing it? Thought so!

If you have a performance background and who is confident, bubbly and outgoing, then this franchise opportunity could be right up your street.

This is an exclusive opportunity for performers wanting more than just a job to supplement their income – a ready-made business that has the potential to earn high rewards and gives you the flexibility and security to focus on your performance career.

We’re looking for people to run Captain Fantastic franchises across the UK and benefit from a high earning potential. You will have your own dedicated territory as well as ongoing training and support from the team behind Captain Fantastic, who will give you access to their tried and tested resources to help you on your way to success.

For more information and to enquire about how to get started as a Captain Fantastic franchisee, please get in touch.