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Arts and Entertainment

Arts and Entertainment
By Jon Zajac

As someone who loves arts and entertainment, I always look for ways to incorporate related icebreaker questions into my events. One fun way to do this is by using “This or That” questions that are themed around movies, TV shows, music, books, and other forms of art and entertainment. By asking engaging and thought-provoking questions, you can encourage your guests to share their opinions, experiences, and preferences, thereby creating a more interactive and enjoyable atmosphere.

How to incorporate Arts and Entertainment themed This or That questions

To incorporate arts and entertainment-themed “This or That” questions into your event, follow these steps:

  1. Prepare a list of questions beforehand that are related to various forms of art and entertainment. You can choose from movies, TV shows, music, books, theater, visual arts, and more. Make sure the questions are relevant, diverse, and appealing to a wide range of interests and tastes.

  2. Print out the questions on cards or display them on a screen or a poster board. Encourage your guests to form small groups of 3-5 people and take turns asking each other the questions. You can also create a rotation system where each group moves on to the next question after a set amount of time (e.g., 2-3 minutes).

  3. Make sure everyone has a chance to answer each question and listen actively to their responses. Encourage follow-up questions, comments, and discussions that build on the initial answers. You can also share your own insights and opinions about art and entertainment to keep the conversation flowing.

  4. After everyone has had a chance to answer all the questions, gather your guests in a larger group and ask them to share their favorite or most surprising answers. You can also use this opportunity to highlight any commonalities or connections that emerged during the activity.

  5. Consider using some of the insights or stories that came up during the “This or That” icebreaker as a springboard for further conversations and activities throughout the day. For example, you could organize a trivia game based on movie or TV show trivia, or create a photo booth with props inspired by famous works of art or literature.

Ideas on different themes of questions

To keep your arts and entertainment-themed icebreaker questions fresh and engaging, you can explore different themes and categories that are relevant to the topic. Here are some ideas:

  • Movies: Ask questions related to movie genres, directors, actors, soundtracks, quotes, and iconic moments (e.g., “Action or comedy movies?” or “Scarlett Johansson or Margot Robbie?”).

  • TV shows: Ask questions about TV shows past and present, including their characters, plotlines, themes, and cultural impact (e.g., “Friends or Seinfeld?” or “Breaking Bad or The Sopranos?”).

  • Music: Ask questions about music genres, artists, albums, concerts, and personal preferences (e.g., “Rock or pop music?” or “Taylor Swift or Ariana Grande?”).

  • Books: Ask questions about books, authors, genres, reading habits, and literary devices (e.g., “Fiction or non-fiction books?” or “J.K. Rowling or Stephen King?”).

  • Theater: Ask questions about plays, musicals, actors, directors, and stagecraft (e.g., “Shakespearean or modern theater?” or “Hamilton or Wicked?”).

  • Visual arts: Ask questions about paintings, sculptures, installations, graphic design, photography, and art history (e.g., “Abstract or realistic art?” or “Banksy or Warhol?”).

By incorporating these different themes of questions into your arts and entertainment-themed icebreaker activity, you can keep your guests engaged and entertained while also fostering a sense of community and shared interest. So why not give it a try and see how it can enhance your next event!

My favorite Arts and Entertainment themed This or That questions

  1. Comedy or Drama movies?
  2. Jazz or Rock music?
  3. Video games or Board games?
  4. Popcorn or candy at the movies?
  5. Marvel or DC comics?
  6. Romantic comedies or Action films?
  7. Audible or Physical books?
  8. Documentaries or Reality TV?
  9. Taylor Swift or Ariana Grande?
  10. Animated films or Live-action films?
  11. Indie music or Top 40 hits?
  12. Online streaming or Movie theater?
  13. Country or Hip-hop music?
  14. Musical theater or Plays?
  15. Reading or Writing?
  16. Guitar or Piano?
  17. Broadway or West End shows?
  18. Horror movies or Sci-fi movies?
  19. Listening to music or Watching TV?
  20. Art museum or Science museum?
  21. TV series or Movies?
  22. Opera or Ballet?
  23. Headphones or Speakers?
  24. Sketching or Painting?
  25. Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings?
  26. Outdoor concerts or Indoor concerts?
  27. Singing or Dancing?
  28. Studio recording or Live performance?
  29. Pop music or Classical music?
  30. Summer blockbusters or Winter Oscar contenders?
  31. Acoustic or Electric instruments?
  32. Rock concerts or EDM festivals?
  33. Romantic novels or Thriller novels?
  34. Reality TV or Talent shows?
  35. Multitasking while watching a show or Focusing solely on the show?
  36. Action-packed films or Thought-provoking films?
  37. Spotify or Apple Music?
  38. Musical films or Dramatic films?
  39. Heavy metal or Punk rock?
  40. Sitcoms or Dramedies?
  41. Musicals or Concerts?
  42. Streaming music or Radio?
  43. Marvel Cinematic Universe or Star Wars?
  44. Classical art or Modern art?
  45. Video game soundtracks or Movie soundtracks?
  46. The Great Gatsby or The Catcher in the Rye?
  47. Documentary films or News reports?

About the author

Jon Zajac

Jon Zajac

Founder & Chief Icebreaker

I started Icebreaker Spot because I truly believe that strong connections are the foundation of successful teams. I wanted to create a platform that would make it easy for people to find and share icebreakers and team building activities, empowering them to build trust, foster collaboration, and ultimately, achieve greatness together.