What Is Entertainment?


Entertainment is a broad category of activities that are engaging and enjoyable to an audience. It includes a wide range of products, from the individual choice of private entertainment (such as selecting television shows on demand) to banquets and parties of any size and theme, to performances for a large and varied audience. It also encompasses games and sports, and includes children’s play, which is important to their development. Stories are a common form of entertainment and can inspire the creation of other forms, such as music, film or video games. For example, the story of Scheherazade has inspired a number of orchestral works, films and games.