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.

Please make sure you send your completed application form to us no less than 21 days before the first performance or activity for which the licence is requested. Otherwise the licence may not be granted.

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.