Application for a child performance licence

Please refer to updated government guidelines on COVID 19 before proceeding with any child performance/activity. Safety of the children and prevention of the spread of the virus is paramount. If in any doubt, the performance/activity should be postponed.

The Children and Young Person Acts 1933 and 1963
The Children (Performances and Activities) (England) Regulations 2014
Standard Child Performance and Activities Licence Application form (England)

All forms must be submitted at least 7 full working days prior to the start of the performance, with all required documentation, as failure to do so will result in your application not being processed.

The following proof is required for each child and has to be uploaded at the end of the application:

• Part 2 of the performance licence application form (ATTACH PART 2 ONLY, if Part 1 is also attached, your application will be rejected). Click here to download Part 2 of the performance licence application form.
• Proof of date of child’s date of birth
• A copy of the birth certificate or passport
• A digital photograph - Head and shoulders only, taken within the last 6 months
• A letter from the school authorising the absence (if required)
All school letters must include the following:
- Childs name
- Childs DOB
- Childs home address
- School name
- School address
- School headed letter or school stamp (school stamp not needed if the school emails consent via a school email address)

Please see information relating to the Government’s guidance on issuing performance licences

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