Child entertainment and performance licence

Application form

Paper applications are no longer accepted.

What you need before completing the online form

Before you apply for a licence you will need the following documents completed and in an electronic format to upload into the online form:

You will also need the following:

  • a copy of the contract, draft contract or other documents (where they exist) containing details of the agreement regulating the child’s participation in the performance or activity to which this application relates.
  • a copy of child's passport or birth certificate
  • a passport style photograph of the child, taken within the last 6 months
  • risk assessment or assessments – fully  comprehensive and location specific including Covid-19 procedures
  • production company's child protection and safeguarding policy.

Online form

Processing and timescales

Current legislation for child performance licence applications requires 21 days notice. However, we do attempt to process applications within 10 working days (not including weekends or bank holidays).

Validity of licence

A separate licence is needed for each production, set of performances or modelling assignment.