Stage hypnotism licence

Before you apply for any licence, please make sure you read all the licensing information below.

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Apply for consent to conduct an exhibition, demonstration or performance of hypnotism

Licence summary

If you wish to show, demonstrate or perform a hypnotism act in public, you must have authorisation from the local authority in England or Wales.

If you are performing in Scotland, you must have permission, or the premises must hold a premises or other entertainment licence. Permission in Scotland is obtained from the authority issuing the premises licences.

You must comply with any conditions attached to an authorisation.

Eligibility criteria

There are no fees for applications to perform a hypnotism act in North Kesteven. Fees may be payable if you apply to a London Borough Council.

Regulation summary

Hypnotism Act 1952

Application evaluation process

No provisions in legislation

No. It is in the public interest that the authority must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from us within a reasonable period, please contact us. You can do this online if you applied through the UK Welcomes service or use the contact details below. The target for dealing with these applications is 21 working days from the date an application is received by the Council.

Failed application redress

Contact us in the first instance.

Licence holder redress

Contact us in the first instance.    

Consumer complaint

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form of a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Citizen Advice Consumer Helpline will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the  UK European Consumer Centre.