Performance licences

A production may need a child performance licence if children are performing in:

  • theatre, pantomimes or amateur dramatics
  • films or TV
  • advertisements
  • a band or choir
  • internet or stills modelling

The producer should apply for a child performance licence from the local authority where the child lives.

Body of persons application

A body of persons application (BOPA) provides an exemption to an organisation that would normally be required to individually license children taking part in performances.